CRB is a repository of all the creative things that float through my mind about the RPG Pathfinder. Two major features are random character generation and building characters based on the god they worship. Anything that seems like it adds to the creative aspects of the game will pop up from time to time, including location descriptions, adventure ideas and even short stories. CRB won't just be my own creativity, it will open the floor to anyone who has an idea sparked by what I present to you.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

One Door Opens...

Pathfinder, Elven Door bracketed by trees
Here is another thought exercise I really enjoy. In worlds like Golarion that are pantheistic, the gods play a very important role. And although there are some write ups in books like the Inner Sea Gods book, a lot is left up to the imagination of the player with that in mind;

Imagine if you will you're making a character for a group. Your only instruction is that you must be a worshiper of a specific god. You do not need to be a divine casting class although you can be, but the groups purpose is going to be working toward the goals of this specific divine being. And I'd like not just a race class combo, but a little bit about why the character would choose to dedicate him or herself to this god. Feel free to make up secret or not so secret orders within the church. Or even sects outside of the church think might be interesting. With only this one piece of information that must be true let your imagination go wild with the rest.

Today's god:

Alseta LN goddess of Doors, transitions, years.
Alseta’s Pathfinder Wiki page 
This post was originally put to the pathfinder group a while ago so below will be a summary of some stuff we came up with. But let’s hear what you guys would do if you had to make your follower of Alseta.

Pathfinder, Godess Alseta Holy Symbol, circle with two faces of woman

Here are the 7 Sects, Orders and/or secret societies of Alseta the Goddess of Doors, Transitions and Years.

Alsetan Orders

Knights of the Door

This sacred order of Alsetan Paladins actually protect the holy sites of other gods. As Alseta looks over their realms when they are away so to do the Knights of the Door keep vigil over other god’s temples. With many of the Paladins of Sarenrea and Iomeda away fighting in the worldwound it has fallen upon the Knights of the Door to protect their assets in the lands further from that hellish place.


Some clerics of Alseta are brought into the ranks of the Hosts, a group of mediators who welcome in representatives of other gods when negotiations between the deities chosen needs to happen. Alseta's clerics provide safe passage to and from such meetings often with the aid of Knights of the Door and Those Who Walk. Meetings conducted under the roof of an Alsetan Host are known to be some of the safest around.

Those Who Walk

A shortened name for Those Who Walk Through Walls these devout Alsetan are travelers who specialize in getting around obstacles such as locked doors. Teleportation specialist, rogue lock pickers, stealthy ranger guides and anyone who finds joy in getting from place to place even though bared doors joins Those Who Walk. Those Who Walk are well skilled at getting themselves in but also learn the secrets of keeping others out. It is a well-known coopetition amount the sect that individuals well attempt to create a sealed room that others must try and find a way into, high honors are given to those who can confound even the masters of opening the way.

The Portal Hunters

Some doors on this world were not meant to be passed through. Unspeakable things prey upon this world through these unsealed gate ways. The Portal Hunters divine the locations of these unattended passage from other worlds and shut them down if they can or the church of Alseta will build a temple around the portal and assign a cadre of Knights of the Door to make sure nothing that shouldn't be on this world comes through.

Alsetan Sects

The Openers

Abject poverty, slavery and rigid social structure can keep those who would become great from having the ability to do so, especially in this time of lost prophecy when the old way of the orphaned child becoming king because pf destiny are no more. Not so much literal but metaphysical and figurative doors are swung wide by the openers as they transition those who would great into positions that would allow them this greatness. Oracles, diviners and anyone who can sense greatness on someone as well as those who can help with the transition are drawn to The Openers in a hopes that they can bring about some good on a world that can be very harsh at times.

The Order of the Barred Door

The order is a very small sect of dwarven trapsmiths, Engineer and former thieves who strive to perfect the art of security. Some believe they are an offshoot of Those Who Walk Through Walls who spend their lives continually trying to win the competition of the impenetrable room.

Alsetan Secret Societies

Keepers of the Queue

The keepers are a sect of Galtan worshippers who take Alseta's teachings to the extreme. Those who stagnate, who are happy to stay still, who do not progress, who clog the line. They must be purged and transitioned to their final form, that of a corpse. Occasionally they will spur into action those whose destiny should be great by removing obstacles that keep them content, such as loved ones. More than a few heroes have begun their path because The Keepers transitioned their husband, wife or child into the next world. Unlike many evil clerics the Tenders abhor the undead, they see them as the ultimate form of stagnation, never being able to move on to the next world. Never the chance for the soul to become something more than it was or reincarnate into a greater destiny.

Now that you've seen the end product I have compiled from what other people have come up with, what would you do with a worshiper of Alseta?


  1. Love everything about this! Great work!

  2. Thanks my friend. A labor of love. As long as it inspires creativity in others I'm doing my job.