Gazetteer - Sa-Nah-Gig
Sa-Nah-Gig, most feared of all deities, is whispered in only the quietest of voices and never at night. They say she still walks among mortals as a ghostly woman with a shroud that holds no face and escorted by souls she has enslaved. They appear as savage demonic pigs at her side.
For six thousand years this dreadful creature has isolated Lir from the realms of the dead. Sa-Nah-Gig is the vengeful spirit of an entire race personified into a single entity. She has over the centuries grown only more powerful and prevents all souls from passing to the bright and dark realms beyond the living planes. The world of Lir is isolated by a thin metaphysical plane called The Gloom. All who die will pass through this place on their way to other places. And it is here where she captures those departing souls.
She has shown in the past the power to completely dominate those who are marked by Chaos. In old times she turned those fixed with Chaos metal of the Ro-Rex followers into intelligent red pigs that did her bidding. Sometimes she takes particular interest in the living or recently deceased and marking them with a strange mark on their backs. The mark appears as a handprint. And grows on the skin like a birthmark, this mark is cold to the touch, and when she gives the mark she usually gives the mortal a cryptic command.
Most souls passing into The Gloom are absorbed into her growing essence where they exist only as a whisper in a storm of voices. She can return the dead to life and will hide souls of those she has sent back into the mortal world of Lir.
She can appear in the mortal world in places sacred to her nearly extinct race The Ancients. But these visits are limited to the briefest moments of true dawn and dusk.