|From the waves, Q'Yoth watches us all...always & forever...|
-Rambling Statement of a Q'Yoth Cultist
The Watcher in the Waves
Symbol: An open eye surrounded by eight tentacles.
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Portfolio: Cataclysm, Madness, Water
Domains: Chaos, Destruction, Evil, Madness, Water
Favored Weapon: Trident
Sacred Animal: Octopus
Sacred Colors: Blue, gold, and green.
Q'Yoth is a mysterious deity of unknown origin. Malevolent and completely alien, Q'Yoth contacts those who dare worship him through strange, enigmatic dreams that tend the shatter the sanity of the weak-willed. These dreams usually depict Q'Yoth as a withering mass of tentacles, possessing numerous eyes and drooling mouths. No one knows what his true motives are, but those few who do know of his existence notice he possesses a strange need for destruction. Because he possesses dominion over the oceans and the monstrous creatures that inhabit them, the Watcher in the Waves is usually worshiped by desperate or insane coastal dwellers, hoping to win his favor so that he will spare them from his wrath.
Those that turn to worshiping Q'Yoth usually do so in secret, maintaining a facade of worshiping another deity. While most of Q'Yoth's worshipers are individuals and loners, the few cults of his that do exist are usually the result of small coastal villages that have turned to worshiping him, dealing with monstrosities that lurk within the watery depths of the world, even occasionally interbreeding with them to create aberrant hybrids in Q'Yoth's name. These villages are usually isolated, very rarely dealing with outsiders. The few who do find the village tend to meet their fate their, usually at the end of a sacrificial knife.