The Articulate Plane
The Dragon Queen.
Tiamat is a queen and mother of evil dragons. Her symbol is a five-headed dragon. She has one head for each customary color of chromatic dragon (black, blue, green, red, white), and each head has the powers of a member of the respective race of dragonkind. Her body is a blending of various chromatic dragon forms with an appropriately multicolored hide. Her body also has traits in common with a wyvern, including a long tail tipped with a poisonous stinger. Tiamat has also been known to manifest as a dark-haired human sorceress. Tiamat has avatars, which may appear as powerful versions of her chromatic children or as versions of her own five-headed form.
Tiamat is the eternal rival of her brother Bahamut, the ruler of the good metallic dragons.
Tiamat was among the most popular goddesses before the Flash, if we can infer anything from the vast number of her temples all over the Articulate Plane. Now, most of them are abandoned or play host to horrors of the night.
Tiamat is revered primarily by chromatic dragons and kobolds, but she has a few worshippers in other areas.
- Spread evil and defeat good.
- Aid and worship chromatic dragons wherever they are found.
- Never forgive. Instead, exact revenge.
- Crush any who get between you and great wealth.
Tiamat is a greedy, vain, and arrogant goddess who embodies all the strengths of evil dragonkind, and few of their weaknesses. Although she is not averse to razing the occasional village, her true schemes are subtle and hard to detect. She has been compared to a puppeteer manipulating her creations from within shadows. The Queen of Evil Dragons demands reverence, homage, supplication, and tribute from her subjects. She is sometimes called “Her Dark Majesty” or simply “Dark Queen”.