Bane is the god of and and conquest. The Black Lord of Banehold is the embodiment of tyranny. Bane also seeks lordship over other deities, and he has killed and absorbed the essence and followers of numerous divine beings.
He has drawn others into his command, including the goblin deities Maglubiyet and Hruggek and his consort, the twisted goddess Loviatar.
Banite priests are expected to strive constantly for dominance over those around them. No holy days are observed in Bane’s name, and the god scorns invocations that are not accompanied by proof of temporal power over others.
When a mortal swears fealty to Bane, that service is absolute.