The Reign of Dregoth
Sorcerer-King of Draj
The visage of Tectuktitlay, the Father of Life, adorns walls and buildings. His symbol ripples on banners. No one would suggest it, but in fact, the sorcerer-king’s features have little majesty. Tectuktitlay has narrow eyes, a wide nose, heavy jowls, and round, pouty lips.
According to the story told by the moon priests, the moons Ral and Guthay pitied the world and gave to it their son, a god in mortal flesh named Tectuktitlay. The god led his chosen people out of suffering and to a new home. With a word, he repaired the lands, turning sand to soil and bringing forth lush growth. With a sweep of his hand, he raised a city to give shelter to his followers. His work complete, Tectuktitlay made ready to depart, but the mortals beseeched him to stay and protect them from jealous enemies who would claim his gift for themselves. The Father of Life consented, and the people built for him a palace in which he would dwell forever.
Tectuktitlay’s influence is so insidious that most Draji dare not question his divinity, doubt the deeds attributed to him, or disobey the commands given by his moon priests. All citizens know that dissent invites the sorcerer-king’s ire, and his anger can be quelled only by blood sacrifice.