Cults of the Dragon Below
Since the dawn of civilization—human or otherwise—there have been those who revered the Dragon Below, seeking to placate the forces of darkness through sacrifice and devotion. As some worship the light, these embrace the dark. Their goals are many and varied. Some seek to release the daelkyr or to call up other dark forces from Khyber. Others hope to buy passage to a promised land beneath the surface of Khorvaire through blood sacrifice. Regardless of their beliefs, the Cults of the Dragon Below are often insane and always dangerous.
The Cults of the Dragon Below are strongest in the Shadow Marches. The war against the daelkyr left deep scars on the psyche of the inhabitants of this region. Today, many of the prominent clans are devoted to the shapers of flesh, and secretly work with powerful aberrations. As befits the servants of madness, the cults have no ties to one another and often work at cross-purposes; all they have in common are their dreams of a world consumed by darkness and evil.