Saturday, March 30, 2013

Celestial Sects of Sarpedon, part 1


Eventually this will be a big ol' chart (maybe d20) that newly minted clerics roll on.

Celestial Sects

1.
SECT NAME:
The Crimson Arbitrators
GOD:
Arishem the Judge, He Who Judges
SYMBOL:
see below
GARB:
red robes, white belt/girdle/sash, ridiculous cylindrical hat
SPECIAL RULES:
no holy symbol required, instead each 1st level cleric receives a small runic tattoo with special white ink on their right thumb which serves as their holy symbol.  Upon advancing a level the cleric must get the new tatoo expanded.  By third level the thumb and part of the palm are covered, by ninth the hand and forearm.
OTHER STUFF:
Often called upon to settle disputes.

2.
SECT NAME:
Order of the Seventh Eye
GOD:
Eson the Search, Lord of the Seventh Eye
SYMBOL:
hand with eye in palm
GARB:
robes of green and one other color, typical dark red, brown or purple; clerics of this order paint their faces with 2 additional sets of eyes, kinda like this:
SPECIAL RULES:
can use tridents (d6 stabbing 1 handed, d8 2 handed, throw range as hand axe), use 2 MU spells Water Breathing (as Cleric spell level 3) and Wizard Eye (as Cleric spell level 4)
OTHER STUFF:
temples tend to be by or under water


3.
SECT NAME:
Servants of the Gatherer
GOD:
Gammenon the Gatherer, the Golden Cyclops
SYMBOL:
winged eye
GARB:
varies from temple to temple, but lots of golden jewelry whenever possible
SPECIAL RULES:
can cast Web as a second level cleric spell, webs are shimmering red
OTHER STUFF:
clerics of this god tend to use knobby maces painted red, additionally they have access to some high tech weaponry (pistols, rifles, grenades, etc.) they totally swiped from some time-travelling Nazis

4.
SECT NAME:
The Measurers
GOD:
Hargen the Measurer, Lord of the Mountains
SYMBOL:
eye in a triangle or eye on a mountain
GARB:
green and orange robes, split cape
SPECIAL RULES:
none
OTHER STUFF:
temples on or at the foot of mountains

5.
SECT NAME:
The Rune Lords of Jemiah
GOD:
Jemiah the Analyzer
SYMBOL:
a series of special runes worn on a headband/tiara/crown, sometimes a blue heart
GARB:
greens, greys and blues, covered with nonsense runes
SPECIAL RULES:
gains Read Magic as a 1st level Cleric spell, usable for unlocking MU scrolls
OTHER STUFF:
because the Rune Lords can use but not transpose MU scrolls they are widely reviled by magic-users for their ongoing depletion of ancient magics

6.
SECT NAME:
Children of the Smiling Shadow
GOD:
Nezzar the Calculator, the Smiling Shadow
SYMBOL:
a handheld cube, pyramid, octahedron or dodecahedron of transparent glass, crystal, etc.
GARB:
black and blue robes, hooded cloaks
SPECIAL RULES:
may use Phantasmal Forces as cleric level 2 spell, +2 saves versus cold (becomes +4 at level 5)
OTHER STUFF:
According to rumor, the greatest temples of this sect are at Sarpedon’s poles