A figure of grim countenance and sinister reputation, the Reaper is a deity of death, the end of the cycle of life, and the decay of all things. This deity is typically a creature of doom and evil and often a patron of necromancers and the undead, but in some pantheons the Reaper merely represents the natural end of life and is an enemy of the undead.
The Reaper is analogous to Hel of the Asgardian pantheon, Hades of the Olympian pantheon, Anubis or Osiris of the Pharaonic pantheon, Myrkul or Kelemvor of the FORGOTTEN REALMS, Nerull or Wee Jas of GREYHAWK, or Morgion of DRAGONLANCE.
As a follower of the Reaper, you spread the power of death through the land. If you are good or neutral, you tend to the dead and dying, ensuring that their souls pass to their rightful rewards. If you are evil, you raise the undead to do your bidding, and you spread fear and death wherever you go.
Clerics of the Reaper can spread death with a touch, claiming the souls of the weak in their deity’s name. The undead cow before their might, and they face either a swift destruction or a compulsion to obey the cleric’s dictates.
The Reaper is most often neutral, lawful neutral, or neutral evil.