Monday, December 31, 2012

Pantheon Mondays: Divinius and Dracos


Virgin Goddess of the Hunt

Greater Goddess of The Moon(s)            
 Neutral Good
Portfolio: Magic, Hunting, the moon, Luck
Major Spheres: Astral, Charm, Combat, Divination, Healing, Numbers, Sun, Travelers.
Minor Spheres: Animal, Protection, Necromancy, War, Weather
Requirements for Specialty Priests:WIS:17  INT:15
Specialty Priest Weapons: Any Silver, Bows
Armor Allowed: Any Silver, leather
Races Allowed: Human, Elves, Half-elves
Proficiencies: (Bonus) Astronomy, Hunting
Granted Powers:
·         Turn Undead
·         Detect Undead 1/day 
·         +2 to hit with any bow
·         At 3rd Level: Detect magic 3/day, Identify once a month as per the mage spell.
·         5th Level: Detect Evil/Good 3/day., Detect Invisibility 3/day
·         12th Level: Detect scrying 1/week
·         18th level: Foresight 1/month
Signature Spells: Moonbeam (2X duration and Range), Moonbow, Moonshield (No material component requirement), Moonfire (unlimited max damage), All arrow spells do +1 damage per die of damage or +3 damage, whichever is higher.
Specialty Priests of Divinus call themselves Divininans, they wear light hunting armor, often polished to a high sheen for festivals but camouflaged otherwise. The holy symbol of Divinus is a silver-white or blue-white crescent moon, and the longbow. The Elves also call her "The Grey lady." She is the Goddess of The Grey Elves and Patron of Women.
Relationship with Other Priesthoods: Divinus’ clerics get along with most other good clerics.


Non-Dragon Followers of Dracos are normal clerics, but rare. The First thing a follower needs to acknowledge is the superiority of the Dragon race.                Dracos has no holy symbol, although non-dragon followers usually carry a dragon scale or claw.
Relationships with Other Priesthoods: Clerics of Dracos are rare, and fall beneath the notice of most other temples.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Pantheon Mondays: Denit


 The Grinning Skull

Lesser God of Death, Decay and Undead                                  
 Chaotic Evil
Portfolio: Death, Undead, Chaos
Major Spheres: Chaos, Combat, Healing, Necromancy, Plant, Summoning, War
Minor Spheres: Charm, Divination, Guardian
Requirements for Specialty Priests:WIS:13  CON:12; Evil alignment
Specialty Priest Weapons: Skull headed maces, Ceremonial Adzes, kris.
Armor Allowed: Any
Races Allowed: Human, Elves, Half-elves, Dwarves
Proficiencies: (Bonus) Necrology, Tanning/Furrier
Granted Powers:
·         Turn undead as 3 levels higher.
·         Level 3: Create Skeletons from skeletal remains of bodies, 1 per day, can maintain 2/level up to 20.
·         Level 6: Create Zombies from fresh remains of bodies, 1 per day, can maintain 1/level up to 20.
·         Level 9: Create Ghoul from fresh remains of bodies, 1 per day, can maintain 1 for every 2 levels up to 10 total.
·         Level 11: Create Ghast from fresh remains of bodies, 1 per day, can maintain 1 for every 2 levels up to 10 total.
·         Level 15: Create Vampire from live person, 1 per day, can maintain 1 for every 2 levels up to 10 total.
·         Level 20: Create Ghost from ambient spirits (thin air), 1 per day, can maintain 1 for every 3 levels up to 10 total.
Signature Spells: Slay living (-2 to save), Unholy Water (double amount produced,) Rising Rot (-1 to save), Screaming Skull (Double hit points, -2 to hit, Skull laughs maniacally), Creeping Doom (Twice as Effective), Death Chariot (double length of time of existence), Create Undead Minion (Create 3 per casting of spell, requires 3 bodies.)
Specialty Priests of Denit call themselves The Skull. Their holy symbol is a grinning skull.
Relationship with Other Priesthoods: Denit will answer prayers to Bane, Moander and any evil god he decides he might also be this moment. Since the clerics of Denit believe there is nothing more sacred that creating a rotting undead from sacrificed individuals, most sane and good people oppose The Skull.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pantheon Mondays: Denarus


Greater God of Commerce                                                                                                                      Chaotic Neutral
Portfolio: Money, Trade
Major Spheres: Chaos, Charm, Divination, Numbers, Travelers, Weather
Minor Spheres: Creation, Healing, Guardian, Protection.
Requirements for Specialty Priests: CHR:17,  CMS: 16,  WIS:15, Chaotic and/or Neutral Alignment
Specialty Priest Weapons: Any Blunt
Armor Allowed: Any
Races Allowed: Human
Proficiencies: (Bonus) Accountancy, Appraisal, Gaming, Cryptography, Maths
Granted Powers:
·         Turn Undead
·         While not magical, the fact that no merchant dares cheat a follower of Denarus is quite a power.
·         At 3rd Level: Know the true weight of any object
·         5th Level: Know the truth of any statement
·         12th Level: Influence reaction like a bard of equal level
·         18th level: Speak with Animals 3/day, Speak with dead 1/ day, Speak with monsters 1/week.
·         21st level: Exaction once a month.
Signature Spells: Although not allowed by their sphere, specialty priests of Denarus can use Resurrect, Regenerate, Raise Dead  and cure spells in their temples, provided they are paid in advance.
Specialty Priests of Denarus call themselves The Brotherhood of Purse and Tongue, they wear bright, expensive clothing and are held in very, very, high regard by all people who are even slightly decent. The holy symbol of Denarus is a star.  It is a religion of truth and beauty, a really nice bunch of people.
Relationships with Other Priesthoods: The Brotherhood of the purse and tongue and Leolians loathe each other, but both will tend to resort to manipulation of a legal system to fight each other over physical combat. Leolians are one of the only groups of clerics that don’t kiss up to Denarus, as they see money as an unimportant distraction from reality.