Hierarach Bilgore[2] was the High Priest of Gorgo at the time of the Skyrr-Metalondrian War. He was Loogan's Great-great-great-great-great-grandfather. He hid the elder archives of Tai-tastigon in the crypts of the temple, initially for safe-keeping during the war, but kept them a secret afterward as well. He also made extensive doctrinal changes, partly in an attempt to hide the archives even better by re-defining his religion's precepts, and partly to get things more in accordance with his liking.[1]

Among his changes were to rename his God, who had previously been called Gorgiryl, to remake him into a man rather than a giant frog, and to re-purpose him as a god of lamentations instead of a rain god.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 11: The Storm Breaks" — " 'Back during the Skyrr-Metalondrian War, Great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Bilgore, who was high priest then, seems to have made some fairly extensive doctrinal changes. Then, to make sure there would be no turning back, he destroyed the early records and forbade the acolytes and celebrants ever to pass on the old ways again.' "
  2. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 10: The Feast of Dead Gods" — "how long was it since this ritual had last been performed? Not since Hierarach Bilgore's day at least."
  3. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 11: The Storm Breaks" — " 'he was one of the few deities to make the jump from the Old Pantheon to the New essentially unaltered. Then along came your multiple great grandfather Bilgore. It wasn't just Gorgo's name that he changed, either… […] Instead of the tears of life—rain, that is—you have sterile salt water; instead of the world's salvation, endless sorrow. It's the whole myth frozen in the wrong place, with everything distorted to make its lowest point look like its proper end.' "

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