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, September 19, 2015

It's a Mystery to Me

a halo with runes inscribed on it-Erecura's Holy Symbol Pathfinder
It’s Saturday and it's time to talk about a god. For those of you who haven’t been a part of my explorations into the religions of Golarion here’s how it works.

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 you 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
Erecura LN goddess of Deduction, mind reading, subtlety
Erecura’s Pathfinder Wiki page 
Erecura’s Archives of Nethys Entry 

So it dawned on me the other day that most of the stuff I write is pretty serious. Even when I write about good guys there's all this prophesy and darkness. But pathfinder can be a fun game to play, if you allow the comedy in.

I took some time to ask around about Erecura on a few facebook pages and subreddits and someone made a comment and then I joked about it sounding like something from my childhood. It made me laugh and I said to myself that's what I'm gonna write about, something that amuses me.

So here goes the party of Erecura worshipers I came up with based on a passing phrase.

A group of characters, a male paladin with an orange ascot, a female investigator with short brown hair and glasses, a great dane, a male hunter in a green shirt and a female red haired oracle in a purple gown

Afriedo, Paladin of Erecura

Born in Ustalav a land filled with darkness and mystery this noble knight has dedicated himself to shining light on the hidden things. Young, he still leads a group of three others who have dedicated themselves to the lady of deductions. Known for his shock of blonde hair and orange neck covering he has thwarted many a plot, especially those hatched by followers of Norborger who plague the lands of Ustalav.

Velamara, Empiricists Investigator

Exceedingly bright for a girl her age Velamara seeks out the truth in all things. She joined with the group during a mysterious plague in a small town in Ustalav. It turned out a local farmer was actually a follower of Urgathoa who was trying to slowly infect every person in the area. And he would have gotten away with it too.

Ephane, Oracle of Lore

Born into a minor noble family Ephane had her life laid out before her. Servants, balls and an arranged marriage all lay in her future, until the day the visions came. Visions that let her see more than she was supposed to. A cult of Norborger dead set on hiding an ancient artifact came calling to remove the seer, but she was rescued by a dashing paladin. Trying to keep one step ahead of Norborger's minions she joined with Afriedo and his friends on their mission of exposing the hidden things in the world.

Zashugio aka "Shug," Hunter

Zashugio is the childhood best friend of Afriedo although he took a slightly different path. Shug's dedication to Erecura is more dedication to his friend but he still espouses the mission of a light to all darkness. A bit nervous and sometimes outright cowardly he takes solace in the companionship of his canine friend. And with Afriedo the three have begun to figure out the intricate web of mystery that shroud the land of Ustalav.

I'm sure it's not hidden too hard. Can you figure what struck me for the idea of this group? And who would your worshiper of Erecura be? Let us know.