The Dark Gods are the pantheon of evil divine beings residing in their own dimensional realm. The gods vary in their specialization and are constantly at war with each other. This can lead to the death of a Dark God with the unpleasant implications for its worshipers. For example, not very long before Mercury arrived in the world, Azzathra finally slew and consumed Murdrul the Devourer. Keeper Malleus was an ardent worshiper of the slain deity, and the loss of his god significantly weakened him.