Old Version Of Bahamut

The Platinum Dragon, King of the Good Dragons, Lord of the North Wind

Symbol: Star above a milky nebula
Home Plane: Celestia
Alignment: Lawful good
Portfolio: Good dragons, just rulership, wind, wisdom
Worshipers: Good dragons, anyone seeking protection from evil dragons, good royalty, paladins
Cleric Alignments: LG, NG
Domains: Law, Good, Dragon, Nobility, Protection, Community
Favored Weapon: Lance

Bahamut is revered in many locales. Though all good-aligned dragons pay homage to Bahamut, gold, silver, and brass dragons hold him in particularly high regard. Other dragons, even evil ones (except perhaps his archrival Tiamat), respect Bahamut for his wisdom and power. In his natural form, Bahamut is a long, sinuous dragon covered in silver-white scales that sparkle and gleam even in the dimmest light. Bahamut’s catlike eyes are deep blue, as azure as a midsummer sky, some say. Others insist that Bahamut’s eyes are a frosty indigo, like the heart of a glacier. Perhaps the colors merely reflect the Platinum Dragon’s shifting mood.

Bahamut is stern and very disapproving of evil. He brooks no excuses for evil acts. In spite of this stance, he is among the most compassionate beings in the multiverse. He has limitless empathy for the downtrodden, the dispossessed, and the helpless. He urges his followers to promote the cause of good, but prefers to let beings fight their own battles when they can. To Bahamut, it is better to offer information, healing, or a (temporary) safe refuge rather than to take others’ burdens upon oneself.

An equally important aspect to Bahamut is his constant conflict with Tiamat. He continually stands in opposition to her world-dominating schemes. Most recently, she has begun a campaign to heavily populate the world with her spawn. Bahamut has answered this outbreak of evil by recruiting stalwart heroes to his side. In addition, Bahamut is served by seven great gold wyrms that often accompany him when he visits the Material Plane.

Bahamut accepts only good clerics. Clerics of Bahamut, whether they are dragonkind or other beings attracted to Bahamut’s philosophy, strive to take constant but subtle action on behalf of good, intervening wherever they are needed, but striving to do as little harm in the process as possible.