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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Time Waits For No Man

Devotees of Yhidothrus

Today we fall much lower than the Empyreal Lords. We’ve seen as deities for the last few weeks, and brought you one of the lords of chaos, the Demon Lord Yhidothrus. This week’s randomly rolled character the gnome, Jertzal is a follower of the lord of age, time, and worms. We know that many of his follower flock to him out of fear of growing old and dying, many even becoming undead. But who truly are his devotees?

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 Yhidothrus. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of the Demon Lord. What character do you make?

For more information on Yhidothrus
Yhidothrus’ Pathfinder Wiki Page 
Yhidothrus’ Archives of Nethys Page 

The Weathered Skull

Although many think of sects as those who work together for a common goal, groups of demon worshipers are rarely that cohesive. The search for lichdom especially tends to see many lone casters in their ranks. The Weathered Skull is more a group of organized competitors who happen to be like-minded thinkers rather than an order of colleagues. The Weathered Skulls will often steal ideas from other members or even outright sabotage their endeavors.

The group always has exactly seven members. The only way a new member can become a skull is by removing an older member and taking his place, or having an older member actually become a lich. Only two members of the Weathered Skulls have actually become liches and one of those has since been killed by undead hunters of Pharasma.

The Spiral Path

Even the circling spiral path for which this sect is named has a beginning and an end. Members of the organization The Spiral Path are nihilists that seek to bring about the end of everything. They take on Yhidothrus’ aspects of murder and entropy—seeking to end not just the lives of people, but of civilizations, objects, and existence itself. Many members of this sect are outright insane.

It is said the Spiral Path is led by a particularly twisted worm that walks. The soul of the spellcaster it devoured was already dedicated to the Demon Lord and the newly formed creature continues to work toward its master’s goals. The other members of the sect are all spiteful folks, bent on the destruction of everything around them. The group’s base is rumored to be in an old insane asylum.

Time Scryers

With his mastery over time and its flow, many of Yhidothrus’ followers have a propensity toward seeing the future. Some from practices and some just because the demon lord has the whim of bestowing upon them this power. Although they worship a vile being like Yhidothrus, these seers, diviners, and oracles have a penchant for accuracy that makes them much sought after. The Time Scryers are particularly adept at their craft and have banded together to further their own goals.

The goal of these oracles is no different than the goal of many followers of Yhidorthrus, to cheat death. The Scryers, however, don’t wish to turn into undead liches like some do. They have mastered a form of magic which allows them to take years off of another person’s life and grant it to themselves. When a petitioner comes to see their future they actually lose some of their time on Golarion in the process. The thing about this magic is that the participant must be willing, so each person who seeks their future willing gives up this time.

Those who fear the turning of the hourglass, the followers of the Demon Lord of age, time, and worms. Who is your follower of Yhidothrus? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the Ravager Worm? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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