Takhisis (5e)

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Dragonlance
Setting

a.k.a. The Dragon Queen


Deific Summary[1] [2]
Takhisis
The Dragon Queen

Type: Deity
Portfolio: Night, Hatred, Evil Dragons, Chromatic Dragons
Gender: Female
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Domains: Death, Trickery
Symbol: Black crescent
Worshipers: Chromatic Dragons
Pantheon: Dragon, Dragonlance

Unofficial Description: Takhisis is the Dragonlance manifestation of Tiamat. She survived the Cataclysm and now projects her power through the Dragon Armies.

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Takhisis is the main goddess of evil and head of the Dark Pantheon in the Dragonlance campaign setting on the world of Krynn.

She is also called: Dragonqueen (among elves), Nilat the Corrupter (among the barbarians of the plains), Tamex the False Metal (among dwarves); Mai-tat (in Tarsis, She of Many Faces (among the people of Ergoth) Queen of Many, Colors and None (among the Knights of Solamnia), the Dark Queen, Erestem (in Taladas),[3] Tii'Mhut (in Istar), Lady Chaos (in Mithas), Mwarg (hobgoblin), the One God, the Dark Warrior, and Shadow Sorcerer. Some believe, such as original Dragonlance team member Jeff Grubb, that she's also Tiamat,[4] Goddess (or Queen) of evil dragons in many other Dungeons and Dragons campaign settings, but the two are separate entities according to Dragonlance creator Tracy Hickman[5] and others.[6]

Takhisis most often takes the form of a five-headed dragon, each head being the colour of one of the evil dragons (red, blue, green, black, and white).[5][7] She also often uses the form of a beautiful temptress, said to be so lovely that no man could resist her. She also has another form known as the Dark Warrior.

Sargonnas is Takhisis' consort, and together they have two children, Nuitari and Zeboim.[8]

Stats as Monster[edit]

see Tiamat


Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (19 August 2014). Player's Handbook. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786965606. p. 275. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  2. domain (Trickery) — F. Wesley Schneider, et. al. (6 December 2022). Dragonlance Shadow of the Dragon Queen. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-6828-2. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  3. David "Zeb" Cook (1989). Time of the Dragon. (2e) TSR. ISBN 0-88038-773-4.
  4. Dragonlance Nexus (2001-04-29). [http:/ /web.archive.org/web/20060813182108 "Interview with author and designer Jeff Grubb"] (Interview). Dragonlance Nexus. Archived from [http:/ /www.dl3e.com/features/interviews/11253.aspx the original] on 2006-08-13. http:/ /web.archive.org/web/20060813182108. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Weis, Margaret; Hickman, Tracy (1999), The Annotated Chronicles, Wizards of the Coast, p. 1237, ISBN 0-7869-1526-9 
  6. Moore, Roger E. (June 1985), "The Dragons of Krynn", Dragon (magazine) (TSR, Inc.) (98): 15–16 
  7.  (2006). Dragonlore: From the Archives of the Grey School of Wizardry. (New Page Books), p. 224.
  8. Harold Johnson, John Terra, J. Robert King, Wolfgang Baur, Colin McComb, Jean Rabe, Norm Ritchie, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Jeff Grubb, Doug Niles, Michael Williams (1992). Tales of the Lance. (2e) TSR. ISBN 1-56076-338-8. p. 117.

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Facts about "Takhisis (5e)"
AlignmentLawful Evil +
AuthorVaried +
Canontrue +
Deific TypeDeity +
DomainDeath + and Trickery +
GenderFemale +
Individualtrue +
IndividualsTrue +
LineageDeity +
PantheonDragon + and Dragonlance +
PortfolioNight +, Hatred +, Evil Dragons + and Chromatic Dragons +
PublicationVaried +
SettingDragonlance +
SymbolBlack crescent +
WorshipersChromatic Dragons +