Severis, the Nighstalker Mar 31, 2014 6:49:49 GMT
Post by Sean on Mar 31, 2014 6:49:49 GMT
Severis, the Nighstalker
Portfolio: Death, Night, Snakes, Lies
Symbol: a scimitar shaped crescent moon
Icon: An attractive woman with smooth black hair kept behind a silver circlet. Her eyes are deep green and she dresses in tight green and red clothes. A vyper is twisted around her left wrist.
Favored Weapon: Scimitar
Monks: yes (Order of the Crescent Moon)
Worship: New hidden shrine rumored to be somewhere in Dol-Terias. Common among thieves, thugs, mercenaries and the assassins of the Corporation.
Domains: Death, Evil, Trickery, Night*
Enemies: Kor, Suriel
Ability: Clerics of Severis gain 4 Skill Points/Level instead of 2 and Hide and Move Silently as class skills. They do not gain turn attempts.
Severis the Nighstalker is a vengeful and malicious goddess called upon by those that seek revenge and power. In the tradition of the Known Myth it was Severis that did kill Galathas the Just, the lawful good god of Honor and Valor, brother of Suriel the Merciful. The legacy of the assassination still echoes among the pantheon of the gods and affect the way Severis is perceived. Severis church has a loose structure, its members are stealthy and skilled assassins that do not hesitate to betray and kill. It is through murder that the church members acquire status and increase their rank. However the rules of the church forbid to murder another faithful in a not ritual way. When a Severis follower wants to eliminate another one he has to publicly challenge him. Then, for the following hours, days or even weeks, the two opponents stalk each other in a strenuous hunt that always ends with a death. Doltanbran alleys have often seen this deadly game. In Terias a hidden shrine of Severis has been burned down by the Eyes of Anvarol right after the High Lord Lernan banned the faith of the Nightstalker. Lord Lernan has come to believe that Tabor the Slayer, the man that killed his brother and ignited the conflict that lead to the Night of the Blooded Swords, was in fact a follower of Severis. The Corporation of the Red Tear, also known as the assassin guild of Doltanbran, has several skilled follower of Severis among his members. The Corporation clearly resents the High Lord Lernan and is well aware that if the asturian noble would ever conquer Dol he would immediately destroy the organization. From the BlackHouse the assassins plot and scheme, accepting contracts for minor dispute but also to solve major noble feuds. It is rumoured that during the last 14 years there have been at least seven plots aimed to eliminate the High Lord. Today the church rivalry with the faith of Anvarol and Kor has made difficult for Severis to bloom. However the Nighstalker is hard to banish and there are rumors about a new hidden shine somewhere in Doltanbran...
NIGHT: Granted Powers: low light vision/if already got low light vision the range is doubled. +2 to saves vs sleep and dream effects. Spells: 1) Sleep 2) Silence 3) Deeper Darkness 4) Phantasmal Killer 5) Dream 6) Nightmare 7) Shadow Walk 8) Symbol (Fear or Sleep) 9) Weird