The Pit of Gormuz is a 20-mile-wide chasm located in the Windswept Wastes of eastern Casmaron. Over thousands of years, a dozen Spawn of Rovagug have emerged from the Pit to threaten Golarion, and legends tell that the god Rovagug himself was bound at the bottom of the Pit in time immemorial.
The land around the Pit consists of cracked mud and sickly plants, swept by strange gales. The Pit itself is a great chasm which stretches twenty miles from side to side. The Pit appears impossibly deep, but those brave enough to peer over the edge claim to have seen a vague dull glow at the bottom that haunts their dreams afterwards. In truth, the Pit is deeper than any have dared explore. It descends miles through two layers of the Darklands, cutting all the way to forbidding Orv.
History and Legend
Legend has it that the Pit was once the location of Gormuz, a city of Ninshabur that allied with the monstrous Rovagug. The goddess Sarenrae cast the city into the earth and the gods managed to bind Rovagug at the bottom of the newly formed pit.
The Keleshite sultans claim that Gormuz was a holy man who guarded the pit for 1,111 years, only finding rest once the Age of Darkness had passed. Orc followers of Rovagug maintain that Gormuz is in fact the name of the first of the spawn, and that the arrival of a dark comet will signify its return to life.
The following are some of the Spawn believed to have emerged from the pit.
Cults of Rovagug
The Pit is naturally sacred to worshipers of the Rough Beast. It is an annual pilgrimage site for many of his local cults, who travel there to toss goods, slaves, or other valuables into the Pit as a sacrifice, hoping to gain Rovagug's attention and favor.
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