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Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Terrors of Technology

Deevotees of Cixyron

The DaemonHarbingers and their followers tend to be nihilists. So what makes a Deamon look to the future? What makes it want to foster invention and advancement? Usually destruction. Little is known about Cixyron and his followers, so today we are going to look at the Daemon Harbinger of electricity, gunpowder, and poisonous metals. You can see one such follower of the Furious Thunder in this week’s background write up, Brogurrt Thunderstomp.

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

For more information on Cixyron
Cixyron’s Pathfinder Wiki Page
Cixyron’s Archives of Nethys Page 

The Mercury Brotherhood

The name of this sect is a bit misleading. The Mercury Brotherhood uses poisonous metals to open their minds to visions granted by Cixyron. Although alchemical mixtures of mercury are the most common method by which the Brothers poison themselves, they also use arsenic, lead, and even manganese. Some of the oracles in this sect go so far as to snort silver dust. These can be recognized by their blue-tinted skin.

The Mercury Brotherhood has no centralized organization. Members of the sect can be found living alone, in small groups, or dispersed among other cults of The Furious Thunder. When seeking or looking to interpret the will of Cixyron members of this sect are often sought out. Unlike oracles of many other Deamon Harbingers, Cixyron is more than willing to give away his secrets as he needs people invested in his domains to further his goals.

The Warmongers

The Deamon Harbingers of Abbadon, for the most part, each pay allegiance to one of the Horsemen. Cixyron for his part backs Szuriel, the Horseman of War. Cixyron sees technology as the next great step in waging better war. The sect known as the Warmongers seeks to push this agenda on Golarion.

The Warmongers include many inventors, craftsmen, and alchemists. However, the real power behind the sect are those who sell the machines of war to different factions. Whether it is governments, freedom fighters, or even monstrous hordes, the Warmongers want their weapons where they can do the most damage. Although they don’t have the means to mass produce them, outside of Alkenstar the Warmongers create the highest quantity of firearms.

The Lightning Harvesters

This very small sect, three people actually, seeks to harness the power of lightning and turn it into a weapon of war without the need of magic. These former members of the Technic League have seen what the fantastical items found among the ruins of the Numerian plains can do; how Automatons and even firearms like objects can fire lightning like energy. Corrupted by the teachings of Cixyron these three technomancers hope to uncover the means to recreate these weapons, and not just refurbish already existing armaments.

Those who invent, not to further knowledge but to further destruction, devotees of the Deamon Harbinger. Who is your follower of Cixyron? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the Maiden of Haze and Whimsy? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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