Under Feet of Clay
Chaotic Neutral God
Other Names: Festival, The Joyous Dance, Endless Cup, Vine of Revelry
Domains: Chaos, Luck, Nobility, Plant, Repose
Subdomains: Aristocracy, Growth, Imagination, Revelry, Souls
Favored Weapon: Battleaxe
Youngest of the gods, Zagrius is the first son of Xiphios and Aedai, born at the advent of the Cosmomachy. Shown with long, curling hair and chalice of wine in hand, Zagrius cares little for the politics of the gods and would spend more of his time among the mortals if allowed. Jolly and carefree, Zagrius’s clergy host the grandest festivals, where wine flows like water and societal expectations are forgotten. With song and dance and merriment, whole cities lose themselves in the chaos. Patron of wineries and grape farmers, Zagrius’s temples are filled with growing vines snaking their way up pillars. The favored son of his mother, Zagrius enjoys a measure of protection from the contempt of the other gods. His concern for mortals and their experience has also made him intimately connected to the state of their souls. It is believed that Zagrius was struck dead in the Cosmomachy, his soul shattered over the shambling bodies that would become men, dwarves, elves, gnomes, and halflings. By the will of the gods, his soul was collected back up and his body restored, but it was Zagrius’s presence that uplifted mortalkind. True or not, Zagrius is embraced in most cities, and Halflings and gnomes proudly proclaim it was their folk who were squished by the falling body of the god, which is why they are so much smaller. Zagrius has taken countless mortal lovers, and lineages of heroes can be found dating back to these unions. Unlike other gods, Zagrius’s children are not Aasimar, but the race of their mother, meaning any mortal could be a Festival Child. When forced to battle, Zagrius prefers his battleaxe, as do his clerics, though they would rather laugh off the confrontation with a glass of wine.