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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Reading Between the Lines

Supplicants of Braismois

As we reach the end of the month of October and our Halloween theme we have on last truly evil god. Whereas monsters, witches, and cults might be scary, nothing is quite as frightening as those humans who seek to take advantage of others. Today we take a look at Braismois, the Daemon Harbinger of broken deals, fine print, and unfair bargains.

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 Braismois. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of the Toxic Quill. What character do you make?

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

The Black Weasels

Although they are considered a sect of Braismois worshipers, the Black Weasels are also a gang in the Ustalavic city of Leidstadt. This group of thugs specializes in protection rackets. They start with what seems like fair dealings and slowly but surely change the parameters of their contracts with local business. Eventually, the businesses are protecting themselves from the Black Weasels and not from imagined outside sources.

Membership in the Weasels is fairly easy to come by, it is staying alive afterward that is the hard part. Since few outside the gang know that they are actually a cult to the Daemon Harbinger of Broken Deals, those who join must either convert or perish. The leadership of the gang is made of three senior clerics of Braismois, although competition for these posts is fierce and only truly devious devotees keep their position – and their heads – for long.

The Brokerage

In Taldor when one wishes to make a formal contract the red tape is almost impossible to navigate. Even nobles keep an army of scribes and lawyers on hand to make sure that the ‘I’s are dotted and the ‘T’s are crossed. But not everyone likes to play fair in their deal making. When you absolutely need the best possible outcome for your contract you contact the Brokerage.

The Brokerage is a group of Braismois worshipers who are masters of legal jargon. They have insinuated themselves in the bloated bureaucracy of Taldan empire for decades. Although few know that they are devotees of a Daemon Harbinger, no one questions the masters of fine print as long as the job gets done.

The Coin Tenders

When you need money right away but cannot obtain it through legal means you can always borrow from the Coin Tenders. These usurers have taken up shop in the city of Magnimar although they will lend money almost anywhere on Avistan. These calculating merchants may seem cold and emotionless, but they are brutal and vicious when it comes to collecting their returns.

Membership into the Coin Tenders is by invitation only. The group has a way of knowing who has already been corrupted by the toxic touch of Braismois. Once a fellow worshiper is found, his business acumen and fortune is weighted carefully by other members of the sect. If he is deemed rich enough and cunning enough, he is offered a place among the money lenders.

When the letter of the law does not match the spirit, there you will find followers of The Toxic Quill. Who is your follower of Braismois? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the Daemon Harbinger? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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