The Night Dragon

Symbol: Draconic skull
Home Plane: Hades
Alignment: Neutral evil
Portfolio: Decay, immortality, undeath, exhaustion
Worshipers: Evil dragons, necromancers, undead
Cleric Alignments: N, LE, NE, CE
Domains: Balance, Evil, Dragon, Death, Undeath, Deathbound
Favored Weapon: Sickle

The terrifying Night Dragon, Falazure, is the lord of energy draining, undeath, decay, and exhaustion. Some claim he has a decaying skeletal form; others believe that he looks like a superannuated black dragon whose flesh is pulled tight over his bones.

Falazure teaches that even a dragon’s long life span need not be the limit to a dragon’s existence. Beyond the world of the living is another realm, one of undeath eternal. It is generally accepted that Falazure created (or had a hand in creating) the first undead dragons, such as dracoliches, vampiric dragons, and ghostly dragons, and his followers helped to spread knowledge of such things to the mortal races. Undeath is considered the ultimate ideal, though any method that allows one to transcend the boundaries of mortality is acceptable as a form of worship.

Necromancers of all races revere the Night Dragon, and even those that are not of evil alignment at least pay him lip service, as do intelligent undead of all sorts. Temples to Falazure are always deep beneath the earth, cloaked in darkness and far from the sun and fresh air of the surface world.