Trouble in the Homeland
Symbol: Five-headed dragon
Home Plane: Baator
Alignment: Lawful evil
Portfolio: Evil dragons, conquest
Worshipers: Evil dragons, conquerors
Cleric Alignments: NE, LE
Domains: Destruction, Evil, Law,
Favored Weapon: Claw
Tiamat (tee-ah-mat), like her archrival, Bahamut, is revered as a
deity in many locales. All evil dragons pay homage to Tiamat; green
and blue dragons acknowledge her sovereignty the most readily.
Good dragons have a healthy respect for Tiamat, though they usually
avoid mentioning her or even thinking about her.
In her natural form, Tiamat is a thick-bodied dragon with five
heads and a wyvern’s tail. Each head is a different color: white, black,
green, blue, and red. Her massive body is striped in those colors.
Tiamat has many consorts, include great wyrm dragons of the
white, black, green, blue, and red types.
Tiamat concerns herself with spreading evil, defeating good, and
propagating evil dragons. She enjoys razing the occasional village,
city, or country, but only as a diversion from her subtle, worldspanning
plots. She is the villain who lurks in the shadows. Her
presence is felt but seldom seen.
Tiamat constantly seeks to extend the power and dominion of
evil dragons over the land, particularly when her subjects find
themselves embroiled in territorial disputes with good dragons.
Tiamat also unfailingly demands reverence, homage, and tribute
from her subjects.
Clergy and Temples
Like Bahamut, Tiamat has few clerics and even fewer temples. She
accepts only evil clerics. Tiamat’s clerics, like Tiamat herself, seek
to place the world under the domination of evil dragons.
Though most evil dragons honor Tiamat, few keep shrines
dedicated to her in their lairs because they don’t want Tiamat’s
greedy eyes gazing at their treasure hoards. Instead, they dedicate
vast, gloomy caverns to their deity and keep them stocked with
treasure and sacrifices.
Tiamat is very active in the world. She usually travels in the guise
of a bewitching human or elven female. Several evil dragons of
various types either accompany her in disguise or lurk out of