Bolongo

[boe-LONG-goe]

the false god, the trickster

This empty being haunts Pamaltela, pretending to teach and pretending to mask secret wisdom behind his fooleries and mad actions. But there is nothing behind his mask. Those who are enthralled by him expend their lives in meaningless waste.

Whenever anything goes catastrophically wrong, people know that Bolongo had something to do with it. The Arbennan have a saying, “wearing Bolongo’s mask,” which is applied to anyone acting in an unusually stupid manner, to anyone who is possessed, and to that person chosen as the annual scapegoat.

Bolongo is always portrayed in art, myth, and legend as a mask.

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