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, October 1, 2016

From the Shadows Light Comes

Skulkers of Kelinahat

When people think Lawful Good they think of the light, honesty, and truth. Sometimes, however, the truth can only be uncovered from the shadows with guile. This week we look at the Empyreal Lord Kelinahat. Known as She of the Ebon Wings, this shadowy Archon has intelligence, spies, and stealth in her portfolio. We know little about her and even less about her followers, but I aim to remedy that.

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 Kelinahat. 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 Kelinahat
Kelinahat’s Pathfinder Wiki Page 
Kelinahat’s Archives of Nethys Page 

The Night’s Watch

Although most undead are thoroughly evil a rare few do not succumb to the needs of their new forms and a handful are known to resist. Among these are a group of vampires from Ustalav who have turned their backs on their traditional role as subjugators of mortals and blood cannibals. What keeps this handful of vampires from turning fully to the darkness? The worship of the Empyreal Lord Kelinahat.

Of the Empyreal Lords, Kelinahat does not fear the night or the darkness and she knows the shadows have their purpose. Although this sect numbers less than a dozen, its members are intensely loyal to their patron and her other followers. When seeking information from the bastions of evil undead in Ustalav, who better to send than another vampire?

The Shadow Brands

The Shadow Brands are a group of spies who specialize in shadow magic. They operate out of Andoran, but close to the borders of Cheliax and Nidal. This group works closely with other freedom fighters in the area. They use their talents to infiltrate both nations to do everything from reconnaissance to rescuing slaves.

The sect is made up mostly of rogues, inquisitors, and sorcerers and has the single highest congregations of Shadow Dancers in all of Golarion. The Shadow Brands also have a very high concentration of fetchling members. Entry into the sect requires a test of one’s skill, which usually includes entering and exiting a room with only one door without being seen.

The Ciphers

Many pieces of information retrieved by a spy aren’t immediately decipherable. Everyone from thieves’ guilds to governments will use code to keep messages meant for specific eyes secret. When a secret code needs to be cracked with alacrity, it is always best to call on the followers of Kelinahat known as the Ciphers. If the Ciphers can’t crack the code, no one can.

The Ciphers use every magical and mundane tool at their disposal to do their job. Diviner wizards, investigators, bards, and rogues make up a majority of the sect’s membership. Every member of the organization is a polyglot. If you don’t speak at least four languages fluently there is almost no chance of gaining acceptance in the organization.

Kelinahat shows us that good can come even from the shadows. Who is your follower of Kelinahat? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the She of Ebon Wings? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

If the CRB has inspired your next character please consider showing support and become one of my patrons by donating to my Patreon. Looking for more out of the CRB? Then you’re in luck! Google +, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook all have a CRB presence. And if you’re as impatient as I am, have the CRB pushed directly to your Kindle with every new post by signing up for Kindle Subscriptions.

No comments:

Post a Comment