An Introduction to Mahid
Sometimes called the Sky Serpent or the Earthshaker, legend says that Aborus came from the heavens to steal the works of the heretical Dul-Rothak. The great Canals are the result of his initial slitherings, until he could find passage to Dul-Rothak’s underground keep, where the two have been locked in mortal combat for untold eons. Whenever the earth shakes, particularly in the Ashen Sea, the followers of Aborus are quick to attribute it to the wracking of his mighty coils.
The central theme of Aboran faith is that no cost is too great in the pursuit for power, which the great serpent himself freely offers to those who worship him, though the form the power comes and its magnitude are both often unexpected. Still, since his worship implies that the supplicant desires mastery over his fellow men at any cost, in most places it is considered socially anathema. in secret, however, his followers are many and have constructed a massive, powerful hierarchical secret society solely out for its own benefit, sometimes appropriately referred to as “Those Who Help Themselves.”
4e players may treat Aborus as having the domains Storm, Trickery, and Tyrrany.