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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Home For The Holidays

Revelers of Thisamet

Illustration by Luis Perez
With Thanksgiving just ending here in the US, and a slew of religious and secular holidays coming up around the world this week, we are going to look at the Empyreal Lord of celebrations, feasts, and holidays. Thisamet, also known as the Blithe Spirit, is the Chaotic Good angelic being who personifies the joy that can be during celebratory gatherings. There is practically nothing written about this powerful Azata, so today we’ll come up with three sects of her worshipers you might want to use in your games.

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 Thisamet. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of the Blithe Spirit. What character do you make?

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

Order of The Overflowing Pantry

There are many Holidays on Golarion but not everyone gets to celebrate them as thoroughly as others. The Order of the Overflowing Pantry is a group of do-gooders who endeavor to make sure that the least among us have food enough to celebrate the major holidays (usually with enough left over for a few weeks). The order is small and works out of Magnimar where they set up in random locations to help feed the homeless and destitute. Some of their number also travel door-to-door in the poorer neighborhoods like Underbridge to deliver food to the struggling families that live there.

Almost all of the members of the Order were at one point in their lives down on their luck. Aid from someone, in many cases a member of the order itself, helped them through a tough time, and as a means of recompense they now work with the Order to help others. Although there is some assistance from Thismet herself, the order relies on donations and volunteering to help keep their overflowing pantry full. They spend much of the non-holiday time traveling to the more well off to ask for donations; setting themselves as supplicants so those they aid don’t feel reduced by having to do sp.

The Second Home

Most don’t think of worshipers of Thisamet as combatants but many of their number have traveled to the Worldwound to fight the battle against the forces of chaos. Although there can be little to celebrate on this bloodied battle front, a small sect known as the Second Home does its best to help keep people’s spirits up. Some of the warriors against the abyss haven’t been home in years, but these Thisamet followers seek to bring a little bit of home to them.

The Second Home contains almost three dozen members from all around Golarion. They are well versed in almost every local holiday and endeavor to make sure there is a way to celebrate whatever feast days and celebrations that any member of whatever unit they are attached to might have at home. The members go so far as to contact friends and family back home, usually through magical means, to make sure there are objects of personal significance to those who are celebrating. The sect moves around from unit to unit and every holy warrior awaits their attachment to their group. Their arrival is one of the few things to look forward to on the bleak battlefield of the Worldwound.

Brighton’s Berth

Brighton was a sailor who spent many years at sea and never really had a family of his own, except for whatever ship he was serving on. In that time he met many others like him, and even worsethose who had family but couldn’t be home because they were at sea. When Brighton retired he bought a small place and opened a tavern called Brighton’s Berth on the docks of Absalom. He wanted to make a place that sailors far from home could come and celebrate with a small family all their own.

One of the things Brighton truly loved was celebrating. Whereas many revelers choose Cayden Cailean as their patron, Brighton was less into the drinking and more into the feeling of family. Being from Magnimar originally, the sailor was quite familiar with a number of the Empyreal Lords and took Thisamet as his patron deity. Brighton’s Berth is dedicated to Thisamet and doubles as a shrine to the Empyreal Lord. The cook is even a cleric of the powerful Azata and all the servers are followers as well.

Cheer and goodwill are brought forth by the followers of this Empyreal Lord. Who is your reveler of Thisamet? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the Blithe Spirit? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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The opening illustration was created by a fine artist Luis Perez. You can find him on TwitterTumblr, and on Instagram at luisperezart.

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