Rise of the Savage Runelords
Droskar (Pronounced DROH-skar)
Titles: The Dark Smith, Master of the Dark Furnace
Portfolio: Duergar God of Toil, Slavery and Cheating
Domains: Artifice, Charm, Darkness, Evil, Trickery
Favored Weapon: Hammer, natch.
Droskar is a dwarven deity with a very limited following among the surface-dwelling races. He believes that sufficient toil leads to eventual success, and that those who fail simply weren't trying hard enough. In the pursuit of this goal, Droskar believes that one should be free to do whatever is necessary to accomplish one's goal, even if that includes lying, cheating, the exploitation of others, or even worse crimes. His symbol is a stone arch with a fire burning beneath it.
Originally one of the greatest student smiths of Torag, it was discovered that he had been copying his work from others whom he had enslaved. For this he was cursed by the Father of Creation to never be able to create an original work and cast from the pantheon. Rejected, he searched for followers of his own, promising them salvation in return for ceaseless work or simply enslaving them. None of these helped him, however, or inspired any originality within the god.
The god's followers have declined on the surface of Golarion over the millennia,but it is below its surface that his teachings have spread. Droskar is the dominant religion of the Darklands-dwelling race of dwarves known as the duergar. The rise of this new religion also saw the first appearance of a new undead monster associated with such endless toil: the forge spurned
Equally skilled in both deception and combat, duergar are a repulsive offshoot of the dwarven race. Most at home in the lightless depths, they despise virtually every other race in existence. They hate dwarves above all others, though, and will ally with other creatures temporarily if it means a chance to spill the blood of their worse foe. Duergar are sometimes called gray dwarves
The Ashen Forge is the name of the Abyssal realm of the god Droskar. It is a distorted confusion of mineshafts and forges constantly destroyed by the Abyss and then rebuilt by Droskar's minions in an endless cycle of misery.