Monday, October 15, 2012

Pantheon Mondays: Ardentia, Azclepios and Basth


Ardentia

Lady of Arden Vale (demigod)                                  
 Lawful Good
Priests of Ardentia Clerics of Ardentia are regular Clerics, she also has Paladins. Both call themselves The Ardent, they wear green robes (or a tabard over armor) with their city's coat of arms, a green heraldric acer (maple) on a blue field.
Relationships with Other Priesthoods: The Ardent are a civic faith, the official state religion of the monoarchy of Arden Vale. This means that the priesthood gets many benefits that others lack, such as large state-sponsored temples and holy days as civic holidays. While the Ardent get along with other LG faiths, their special position as a civic religion creates rivalries and jealousy within Arden Vale.

 

 

Azclepios

Greater God of Medicine                                    
 Lawful Neutral
Portfolio: Non-Magical Healing.
Followers of Azclepios call themselves Doctors and wear white overcoats. Azclepios preaches medical healing and his followers cast no spells, but are otherwise clerics, with a full working knowledge of medicine and a 90% chance of curing anything by investigation. The Symbol of Azclepios is a snake.
Relationships with Other Priesthoods: The Doctors do not get along well with any priesthoods.




Basth           

Bastet, Bast, Basteth

Lesser Goddess of Animals                                
 Neutral
Portfolio: Felines, Wisdom
Major Spheres: Animal, Charm, Divination, Healing, Necromantic, Summoning, Wards, Weather.
Minor Spheres: Combat, Elemental, Plant, Protection, Travelers
Requirements for Specialty Priests: DEX:17  WIS:13, Neutral Alignment
Specialty Priest Weapons: Any Slashing
Armor Allowed: None
Races Allowed: Elves, Half-Elves, Halflings, Human, Were-felines except Were-Lynxes, Zandar
Proficiencies: (Bonus) Animal Handling: Felines (all)
Granted Powers:
·         Turn Undead, Can cast Know Alignment once/day. 
·         Low light vision, as a Zandar
·         At 3rd Level, the character can shapeshift into a cat at Will (not lions, etc., just cats.)
·         8th Level: Pride of Nobanion 1/day
·         18th level: Automatically return from dead, fully healed, once per level, a maximum of nine times
Signature Spells:  Lionheart (affects 2X number of targets, for twice as long.), Protomê (when using great cat, only, no risk of negative side effects.),  Animal Transfer (cats have no saving throw),  Beast Claw (Spell instead provides retractable claws, same bonus to damage, however.) Doomhound (creature is a giant cat.), Feline Form  (2X duration.)
Specialty Priests of Basth call themselves Basheti, they wear gold collar-like jewelry, it is a loosely structured religion, with an elected priestess at the head of each temple. The holy symbol of Basth is a cat.
Relationships with Other Priesthoods: Basheti are usually neutral about other gods.


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