Devils and Dilettantes
CE male demon lord of locusts and infestation
Realm: The Rasping Rifts (Vermin-Infested Maze of Chasms)
Unholy Symbol: Crossed locust wings dripping with blood
Domains: Chaos, Destruction, Evil, War
Favored Weapon: scythe
Thought to be the greatest son of Pazuzu, many scholars believe Deskari to be the Usher of the Apocalypse. He and his cult have long plagued the northern nation of Sarkoris, where his cultists were eventually driven into the Lake of Mists and Veils by Aroden. Yet upon Aroden’s death, Deskari’s influence on Golarion ripened and burst in a dramatic way, transforming Sarkoris into the demonhaunted Worldwound. The blighted land is barely held in check today through the diligence of crusaders from Mendev and the south, but fears that the Worldwound could eventually spread to engulf all of Avistan remain.
Elsewhere, cults of Deskari remain a problem in Mendev, northeastern Numeria, and Brevoy, yet it is in the Worldwound itself that his presence can most strongly be felt. His realm in the Abyss, a horrific maze of chasms known as the Rasping Rifts, is an analogy to the growing rift of the Worldwound. Deskari appears as an insectoid creature, vaguely humanoid above the waist and locust-like below, with wings made of swarming insects and a terrible scythe known as the Riftcarver clutched in his hands. His favored minions are the venomous locust demons