Bahamut is known as the “Platinum Dragon God”. He is the patron deity of justice, protection, nobility, and honor. He is one of the oldest gods, and before the land was united under Everhall’s banner, regional monarchs were crowned in his name. Today, the order of paladins know as the Argent Shield revere him as their patron deity. He is traditionally the patron deity of metallic dragons, though in truth even metallics can be evil and chromatics good; thus it would be more appropriate to call him the patron deity of good dragons.
According to a myth in Races of the Dragon, an ancient tract about the noble creatures by scholar Artimus Vericus, “Io’s first child was a small, simple-minded dragon called Vorel. Vorel’s name means ‘beautiful’ in Draconic, for beautiful she was, perfect of scale and form. Next Io created a pair of children, male and female he created them: Bahamut and Tiamat were their names. Io intended them to grow up and mate, producing children that combined the best traits of each. Instead, the two were immediate rivals, yet Io would not choose a favorite between them. After many failed schemes to make herself look better and Bahamut worse, Tiamat hatched a diabolical plan: she slew her sister Vorel and framed Bahamut for the awful deed. Io, however, carefully sought out the truth, and sorrowfully banished his daughter Tiamat from his presence. Tiamat turned utterly to hatred and Evil, while her brother Bahamut, ever her rival, turned to Good in order to oppose her. So it was that Io lost three of his children: the first to death, the second to Evil, and the last to Good.”Bahamut commands his followers thus:
- Uphold the highest ideals of honor and justice.
- Be constantly vigilant against evil and oppose it on all fronts.
- Protect the weak, liberate the oppressed, and defend just order.