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Bane (deity)

Alias(es): The Black Lord, the Black Hand, the Lord of Darkness
Power: Greater deity
Pantheon: Faerûnian pantheon
Symbol: Green rays squeezed forth from a black fist
Alignment: Lawful evil
Cleric alignment: LE, LN, NE
Portfolio: Strife, hatred, tyranny, fear
Worshippers: Conquerors, evil fighters and monks, tyrants, wizards
Canon NWN2 domains: Destruction  Evil  Law  
Other canon domains: Hatred and Tyranny
Favoured weapon (NWN2): Morningstar
Allies: Loviatar, Malar, Mask, and Talona
Enemies: The Triad, Helm, Lathander, Mystra, Oghma, Cyric


Bane is the evil and malicious greater deity of fear, hatred and tyranny. Preffering to plot and scheme, Bane rarely appears to act in a direct manner. His ultimate goal is to eventually control all of Faerûn.

Bane, as a part of the Dead Three, had originally received his portfolio from Jergal like Myrkul and Bhaal. Though he was killed by Torm during the Time of Troubles, he was able to revive himself through his son Iyachtu Xvim, who briefly held his tenure. Thus, Bane is the only of the Dead Three to return to power as a deity.