The Mad God Moriarty is the god of chaos and deception. Moriarty seeks only his own entertainment, which he prefers to secure through sowing chaos and bad luck. His clerics are a disruptive force in the world, delighting themselves in their own amusement by stirring up drama, subverting alliances, dividing loyalties and inciting conflict. They are living jinxes who live for the high that chaos gives them.
In appearance, Moriarty is an undead dragon skeleton, more commonly known as a dracolich.Sometimes, he only appears as a dragon’s skull.
Moriarty came to Farrago recently from somewhere else in the Otherverse, shortly after the first star fell. Hero came with him. Which is to say that they’re relatively new gods from outside the Seven Worlds. When Hero founded an adventure guild called Hero Inc. to train would-be heroes with the ultimate goal of stopping the destruction associated with the Prophecy of the Starkiller, Moriarty offered to aid him.
Hero partnered with Moriarty for, even thought he knew the mad god’s nature, they were both working toward the same thing. Moriarty brokered a deal with Everly and B.O.B. to supply husks and transfer souls into them. The details of that deal are a secret but Moriarty only got Hero to agree to the deal on the condition that they use the process exclusively on volunteers as a safeguard against death during their mission to reopen the Portals. Moriarty, of course, began “volunteering” people without Hero’s knowledge.
Shortly after the Upheavel on Caeruleum, while trying to open the Water Portal, Hero was betrayed from within by one of his chief lieutenants who staged a coupe and stole the guild from him. He was forced to start over as Adventure Inc. Moriarty was behind that particular incident.
Followers of Moriarty
Moriarty’s followers are agents of pure chaos. His clerics are a disruptive force in the world, delighting themselves in their own amusement by stirring up drama, subverting alliances, dividing loyalties and inciting conflict. They are living jinxes who live for the high that chaos gives them. Their mantra is an enthusiastically shouted, “All hail Moriarty!”
Moriarty’s symbols are a draconian eye or ”X”es representing jinxes. Sometimes the pupil of the eye is replaced with the number one which symbol is specifically named the Eye of Moriarty. Zealous followers of Moriarty will mark their faces with an X with war paint as an open sign of fealty.