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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Burn Baby Burn

Adherents of the Elemental Goddess Feronia

Fire can destroy a town but is necessary to revitalize a forest. The goddess Feronia represents both wildfires and fertility, as well as the sacred flames like those of Torag’s forge. A nature deity; she cares little for good and evil, law or chaos. At one point she was even married to the Archdevil Dispater and they bore a son, the Empyreal Lord Ragathiel. Little more than this is known about her, and even less about her worshipers.

As always let us imagine we are sitting at our theoretical gaming table. Our imaginary GM sets out the rules for the game we will play. In this game we are to make a follower of Feronia. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of the elemental deity. What character do you make?

For what little information there is on Feronia search here
Archives of Nethys Page 
Pathfinder Wiki Page

Tenders of the Sacred Flame

All across the face of Golarion, from Varisia to the River Kingdoms, from Tian to the heart of the Mwangi Jungle you can find mysterious men and women sitting in the middle of nowhere in front of a the soft glow of a fire. These fire tenders are of all different races, ages, and genders. Many seem to have some prophetic powers but that isn’t true for all. The flames themselves also vary from small ones the size of a cook fire to conflagrations the size of bonfires. When asked, the people watching the fire all say the same thing, they are the Tenders of the Sacred Flame

This group that isn’t actually very connected to each other as each sacred flame is spread out across Golarion. They do communicate with each other and with their goddess through these sacred flames, however. It is unclear, even to them, why the flames are located where they are but they do what they must to appease their goddess. Some of the more tribal cultures build their villages around these flames and their flame tenders pass the honor of watching the fire to another tribesman when the elder tender can no longer keep vigil.

Wildfire Wardens

The name is a tad misleading as they aren’t actually wardens against wildfires. The Wildfire Wardens actually take after the fires they’re named after. They destroy without care, some say so something else may be created in the place of that which is gone. This group Feronia worshipers is full of thrill seekers, murderers, and assassins.

Some of the more serene followers of Feronia question why Feronia would back such a group. The Wildfire Wardens know, however, that fire is indiscriminate. They know it destroys without care and they consider themselves a force of nature and a necessary evil. No one knows quite how they choose their victims, or if they are as random as they lead people to believe. But when the Wildfire Wardens want someone dead it's usually the way they end up.

Hare Matrons

At one point the name Hare Matrons was far more applicable, but nowadays the sect doesn’t just consist of women. This group seeks to bring life into the world, a stark contrast to the wanton destruction of the Wildfire Warden. Midwives as well as those proficient in animal husbandry make up most of this sect.

Beyond just making sure life finds its way into the world, the Hare Matrons also help make life possible. Witches, Clerics, and Druids of the goddess are sought after by those having trouble conceiving. Even those who force the goddess’ will through divine magic use herbs and other natural ingredients to help bring further life into the world.

You’ve seen my sects and maybe they’ve inspired you in your creation of a worshiper of Feronia. Who is your devotee? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the goddess? Where did they learn of Feronia? Let me know in the comments.

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