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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Erupting to Life

 Fervent of Mhar

Before Golarion, before the gods of man, maybe even before time itself, there was the darkness. And in that darkness, now known as the Dark Tapestry, there were beings of alien intellect; The Outer Gods and their heralds, the Great Old Ones. Today we’re going to look Mhar, the Great Old One of caverns, mountains, and volcanoes. Here are three possible sects of this eldritch creature.

As always, let us imagine we are sitting at our theoretical gaming table. Our imaginary GM sets out the rules for the game that we will play. In this game, we are to make a follower of Mhar. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The The World Thunder. What character do you make?

For more information on Mhar

Smoke Seer’s

Although many dwarves consider the eruption of Droskar’s Crag during the rending to have been a sign of displeasure from their god. This is not the truth of the matter. The active volcanic peaks have always been a hotbed of activity for followers of the Great Old One, Mhar. The volcanic eruptions have been caused by his minions, who had been making attempts to raised the beast. To this day the location remains sacred to the sects of The World Thunderer.

The Smoke Seers roam the tunnels and caverns of within the peaks known as the Hammer and the Anvil. They seek out pockets of lava flow so that they might take in the poisonous fumes they vent. This sect believes that by inhaling this sacred smoke they will have visions that foretell when Mhar will arise and how they may help hasten events. Quite mad, anyone who has “visions” may join the sect, but only a handful are true oracles.

Beast Hunters

Probably one of sanest group of Mhar worshipers, this sect actively seeks the destruction of agents of the Rough Beast, Rovagug.  This act may seem like a good deed to those looking in but their need to stymie the destroyer god’s plans is more because they believe their deity should be the one to wreak destruction upon the world. This group is active anywhere rumor of the children of Rovagug exists, and in particular their hunters patrol the Pit of Gormuz.

The sect consists of a few groups of hunters, each is led by a cleric of Mhar. Rangers, particularly those who hunt aberrations or magical beasts, are common among the units but any type of martial fighter is welcome. Arcane and divine casters often back up these groups of warriors and a handful of twisted scholars are said to reside in a secluded location where they research the location of the Rough Beast’s most powerful minions

The Leng Pirates

Not so much a sect as it spans all the members of a race in a particular location, the Leng Pirates can be found in the vaults of Orv. They range from the Sightless Sea to Irikusk River, plying both waters in their black galleys made of black bone. These alien beings worship various Outer Gods and Great Old Ones on their home plane, but here in the caverns below Golarion they revere the master of caves, Mhar.

Although wholly evil they are not as destructive as some of the other followers of the World Thunderer. They see themselves more as guardians of the eldritch horror’s realms while he slumbers. They actually war with a number of other creatures of the deep realms, including servitors of the aboleth and the dark elves. Because they sail the dark underground waters all the Pirates of Leng have some skill at seafaring.

As the Great Old One sleeps his followers seek to awaken him. Who is your disciple of Mhar? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The World Thunder? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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