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Klazath (The Crimson Banner)
Klazath (klah-zuth), the Crimson Banner, the Rain of Death, is the god of glory through violence, conflict, and war for its own sake. He is the patron of conquerors, tyrants, and
martial governments, as well as individual soldiers who believe that the honor of battle itself outweighs all consequences. Followers of Klazath consider peace an enervating state, a
stagnation that weakens all parties. The dogma of the Crimson Banner demands the necessity of war, citing nature—the design of Ildavir herself—as a model for unending violence. The weak, Klazath teaches, must be slain so they do not consume the resources needed for the strong. Barring that, they must be subjugated to serve the interests of the conquerors. Klazath is not a popular god in many lands, but generals and kings often rally in the name of the Crimson Banner to justify their means. Be it true piety or lip service, the clerics of Klazath welcome all bloodshed in his name.
A god of needless war, Klazath is the current consort of Yvyn, the Righteous Slaughter. He is also a prime enemy of Justicia and Gorhan, whom he enjoys luring onto the battlefield. Klazath is depicted as a warrior in black plate armor, half spattered with blood, wearing an elaborate plumed or horned helm. In his mailed fists, he carries a great war axe. The war priests of the Crimson Banner smear their own blood on their armor before a battle, signifying their willingness to bleed for their faith.