Lord of the Minotaurs
CE male demon lord of beasts, labyrinths, and minotaurs
Unholy Symbol: a brass minotaur’s head with ruby eyes
Domains: Chaos, Evil, Animal, War
Favored Weapon: Glaive
Temple: Basements, catacombs, labyrinths
Worshipers: Conspirators, minotaurs, secret societies
Minions: Chimeras, fiendish carnivorous animals (particularly carnivorous aurochs or bison), gorgons
Obedience: Remain motionless for 55 minutes, and then spend the last 5 minutes speaking 50 observations regarding your surroundings into a hollowed-out bull’s horn. Gain immunity to maze and a +4 profane bonus on saving throws against confusion and insanity effects. May cast summon monster I 3/day, misdirection 2/day, or beast shape I 1/day as a caster of your current character level.
Although he is traditionally the god of the minotaur race, Baphomet’s cult is on the rise among humanity. His human worshipers hold sermons in his name in secret and hand down his teachings along family lines across generations, forming secretive societies that tend to have much political power in Zaldara’s larger cities. They remain silent about their allegiance to Baphomet, however, patiently awaiting a time when he might call upon them to rise up against their enemies and return the world to the dominion of the beast. These secret societies use complex signs, hand gestures, passwords, and sigils to identify themselves to each other and pass messages—in these communications, they use their “true names” and refer to themselves as the Templars of the Ivory Labyrinth in honor of Baphomet’s labyrinthine Abyssal realm.
Baphomet ascended to the status of demon lord from the soul of the first and greatest minotaur, a beast created by Lamashtu to serve as a leader for her latest creations. He remains one of Lamashtu’s favored consorts to this day, and she often visits the demon lord in his Ivory Labyrinth. Baphomet appears as a muscular humanoid with a bull’s head; he is only rarely depicted without his cruel glaive of red adamantine in hand (a weapon said to be able to cause particularly horrid and painful wounds to good targets). He is served by glabrezu demons, who often act as advisors to his Templars and even seed new cults in cities not yet tainted by his word.