God of Walls and Ditches, The Gold Fisted, Judge of the Gods, Master of the First Vault
Abadar, Lawful-Neutral god of cities, law, merchants, and wealth, is known to be a patient diety. Maintaining a strong neutral stance in his actions, he sets forth to expand civilization and order among the peoples of Golarion. Abadar is primarily worshiped by judges, merchants, lawyers, and aristocrats, though many others turn to the worship of the Master of the First Vault in the hope of attaining wealth and happiness.
During the Age of Creation, Abadar was among the original gods who battled the Rough Beast who sought to destroy Golarion, and were eventually able to contain him in the Dead Vault. Abadar has long served as the guardian and protector of the First Vault in the city of Axis, a repository said to be crafted by the deity’s own hand that contains perfect versions of everything ever created or seen by civilized peoples. He is also credited with guiding the advancement of humanoid races towards the point where they could establish civilized societies of their own.
The temples of Abadar are designed to function independently of one another, usually serving a single community or region. The individual clergy are usually aligned with the local government, but are forbidden to fight amongst themselves and often stand as a neutral faction during legitimate conflicts.