All will be Dust

The Sinkers are a funny bunch, and no screed. And by that I mean funny in the brain-box, not funny haha, cutter. They claim that the Multiverse is in a constant state of decay; things are wearing down and breaking; life grinds itself to a halt. Maybe they’ve got a point…just count the number of civilisations that’ve brought destruction to themselves after growing too large…the Blood War to name but one (though a cutter who called the fiends “civilised” would need his brain-box looking at).

The Doomguard, then, revel in the falling down, and rather than try to prevent things collapsing they cherish it in all its forms; decay, rust, corruption. You’d think that they’d also support the Anarchists’ incessant demands for the dismantling of the factions (after all, that’s entropy ain’t it), but, curiously, the Sinkers ain’t keen on the idea. Maybe they ain’t the selfless philosophers I’ve painted them to be…

“..rotten fiend..”

— Planar merchant

“Why, thank you!”

— Sinker tiefling

Faction Headquarters

  • The Armourythe Doomguard forge, store and distribute the weapons in Sigil

Philosophy by Numbers

  • Flavours of Entropy A Precis of the Three Main Fractions of Thought within the Doomguard; Regulators, Sinkers and Destroyers
  • The Road to Ruin Being an Examination of what it Really Means to Increase Entropy

Coteries of the Doomguard

Despite the seemingly ordered structure of the Doomguard as an organization (three schools of thought, seven distinct ranks), the faction wouldn’t be living up to its own philosophy if that’s all there was to it’s political structure. Within the overall umbrella of the Doomguard, there are numerous power groups that exist. Some are attempting to redefine the beliefs and goals of the faction; others are merely content to act upon their own version of the Doomguard’s goals without a care for whether or not they affect the faction as a whole. Some of these power groups are composed entirely of members of one fraction or another; others cut across such philosophical differences in the interest of a common goal. 

  • The Etchers — Who are Artistic Sculptors of Decay
  • The Speakers of All — Who seek to Cause the End Times by Speaking All the Names of the Powers
  • The Society of Capricious LawWho Say that Laws Stem from Chaos, and Seek to Predict Planar Calamities using Chaos-Born Formulae
  • The Sifters — Who Seek to Find that which was Burnt to Ashes before its Time
  • The HarbingersWho Seek to Propagate Doomsday Cults across the Unsuspecting Prime
  • The DiachronicsWho Create Entropy in Language One Word at a Time
  • The RazersWho Seek to Burn it All to the Ground!

“One hundred kips all lined in a row,
one hundred kips in a line,
take an axe, some oil and a match,
ninety nine kips lined in a row”

—Doomguard Drinking Song  

The Doomguard Organisation

Movers and Shakers

  • Factol Pentarin which is described a Brief History of Factol Pentar of the Doomguard
  • Bendon Mawlthe Mysterious Doomlord High-Up whose Goals are as Hidden as his Face
  • Doomlord Pereidthe Masked High-Up of the Dusty Doomguard Citadel Alluvius

The Nernstroms

  • Jazvid — the Lower Planar diplomat of the Doomguard
  • Jarandathe tyrant of Gallowsgate
  • Ely Cromlichthe Master of the Forges
  • Saskiathe toilmisteress of an Abyssal mining town
  • Karnacki the Quickan Agent of Graz’zt or is that a Double Agent of the Doomguard
  • The Sign of Zerowho Imagines Things Away

The Entropic Champions

Source: Jon Winter-Holt and Ken Lipka

See Also:, a Doomguard D&D 3rd edition conversion here

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