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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Terror Between Space and Time

Adherents of Yog-Sothoth

Illustration by Luis Perez
The lore of H.P. Lovecraft has insinuated itself into all sorts of media. It’s gone from being a cult thing to being mainstream seemingly overnight. Yog-Sothoth is one of Lovecraft’s outer gods and has been adopted into the pantheon of Golarion’s powerful beings. Today we look at the Lurker at the Threshold, Outer God of gates, space, and time.

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 Yog-Sothoth. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The The Lurker at the Threshold. What character do you make?

For more information on Yog-Sothoth
Yog-Sothoth’s Pathfinder Wiki Page 
Yog-Sothoth’s Archives of Nethys Page 

Enlightened Path of Time

This sect operates in the Vudrani enclave of Jalmeray. They are ostensibly a sect of yogi who seek to help their students expand their minds to think outside of the here and now. In reality they are a sect of Yog-Sothoth worshipers who seek to tap into the past and future lives of their followers as a connection to all the time in which the outer god exists so that they may draw it forth onto the face of Golarion.

Occultists, psychics, summoners, and alchemists make up much of the true membership of the sect. Many of the lesser members don’t know to whom they have truly dedicated themselves. Many martial types find themselves pawns to the inner circle and are used to remove physical threats to their master’s plan.

Keepers at the Gate

This sect of devotees to the Lurker at the Threshold seeks to open as many portals as they can. They hope that their master will be behind one of these many doors. This sect often hides themselves among the worshipers of Alseta goddess of doors. They especially find Those Who Walk Through Walls receptive to their goals and often corrupt members of that sect to join them.

This sect specializes in those who can find and open doors by both magical and mundane means. Arcanists, wizards, rogue, and investigators are all very common classes taken up by devotees. But like most sects of Yog-Sothoth there are many support members who follow along with a true understanding of the group’s purpose.

Travelers of the Dark Span

Whereas many sects seek to find a way to bring the outer god onto the plane of Golarion by working it from their end on the material plane, the Travelers seek to find Yog-Sothoth somewhere in the dark tapestry. Travel into the lightless and endless span can be dangerous, not only physically but to one’s psyche. Many of the members of this sect are completely insane after their travels to the tapestry.

By necessity the travelers are almost all casters of some kind. It takes some form of magical existence to even get to, let alone travel within the dark tapestry. The sect is incredibly interested in the fallen craft in Numeria as a technological means to traverse the dark span, but they have had a hard time making an end run around the Technic League. Some discussion has come about infiltrating the technomancers but nothing has come of it yet.

Between space and time lurk the twisted minds of this Outer God’s followers. Who is your disciple of Yog-Sothoth? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Lurker at the Threshold? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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

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