The Cult of the Ancients Mar 31, 2014 6:14:20 GMT
Post by Sean on Mar 31, 2014 6:14:20 GMT
The Cult of the Ancients
Portfolio: Afterlife, Necromancy, Undead
Symbol: Two Crossed Bone Swords
Icon: None. At times is portrayed Belzemoth the albino, the fallen knight founder of the cult.
Favored Weapon: Long Sword
Worship: Scarcely in Dol-Terias.
Domains: Law, Undeath*, Evil, Fear*.
Enemies: Spirits of the Nature, Suriel
The cult of the Ancients origins goes back to Belzemoth the Fallen Knight, a paladin of Suriel that rejected his faith in the year 84 After the Fall of the Asturian Empire. Belzemoth did die burned at the stake after he abandoned the Faith of the Merciful but was brought back to undead status and raised as a death knight. It is known that Belzemoth was finally destroyed in the year 213 AF when the Patriarch of the church of Suriel in Asturia did launch a crusade for his destruction. Belzemoth was finally put to rest after a titanic struggle against several members of the Order of the Griffon but this did not put the word end to his story. In fact the dogma of the cult rapidly grew deep roots and spread across the continent: undeath is seen as a normal development for a human being, afterlife is essentially fundamental to the achievement of an individual true purpose. The cult firmly supports any form of necromancy and asserts that undead status is superior to living one. Undead are in fact oblivious to the pleasure of the flesh and are not impaired in their decisions by emotions and personal feelings. Or at least this is what they believe. Recently a small shrine of the Cult has been built in Doltanbran outside Nekra Cemetery…
FEAR: Granted Powers: immunity to fear effects. Spells: 1) Cause Fear 2) Scare 3) Suggestion 4) Fear 5) Nightmare 6) Symbol of Fear 7) Repulsion 8) Unholy Aura 9) Wail of the Banshee
UNDEATH: Granted Powers: +4 to saves vs cold and energy drain. Deathwatch always active. Spells: 1) Chill Touch 2) False life 3) Animate Dead 4) Death Ward 5) Circle of Doom 6) Create Undead 7) Control Undead 8) Create Greater Undead 9) Energy Drain