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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Point of the Matter

Followers of Psomeira

Most gods are inscrutable, existing before man was even a twinkle in their eyes. Some creatures with divine power are spawned of the very essence of an idea. The ascended deities found godhood and left the mortal plane. But in the city of Aelyosos in the archipelago of Iblydos live the Hero-Gods; mortals who have ascended to divinity without leaving the mortal plane. These gods rule over their worshipers from physical thrones. Today we look at one of these beings, Psomeira, the Hero-God of Seasons and Spears.

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 Psomeira. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of the Divine General. What character do you make?

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

The Order of the Enlightened Spear

Because the city of Aelyosos is a major trading post on the Obari Crossing, many of the regions other cultures end up within its confines. Since the Crossing connects Vudra to Katapesh, traders from the Impossible Kingdoms brought back some of the archipelago’s culture. Some Vudrani see shades of Irori in the ascension of the Hero-Gods and have brought their worship home.

The Order of the Enlightened Spear is a small sect of monks who master the use of the spear as a weapon. They train to make the spear an extension of their own selves. The monastery begins training at the age of five, teaching the Hero-God’s philosophy of combat. The training depends on the aptitudes of each student, and the monastery produces many monks, warpriests, and paladins.

The Ilcrithin Academy

The Academy is a school in Aelyosos that teaches tactics. Psomeira received the moniker of the divine general, not just for her skill with the spear but for her tactical mind. The Ilcrithin Academy has codified the Hero-God’s teachings and pass them along to the next generation of military officers.

Competition for acceptance into the Academy is fierce; the school only takes a handful of applicants a year. Many come thinking that proficiency with the Hero-God’s sacred weapon will be enough. Those applicants are ill-prepared for the games played by the masters of the Academy. Fighters and Cavaliers are the most common graduates of the Ilcrithin Academy, but a few are touched by the divinity of Psomeira and become Paladins, Warpriests, or Clerics.

The Turn

Although most people think of Psomeira in her role as the Divine General, many forget that she is also a deity of seasons. The Turn are a small group of druids, clerics, and oracles who seek to keep the weather patterns and the turning of the seasons flowing in the correct manner. It is through their efforts that famine is almost non-existence in the archipelago of Iblydan.

Acceptance into the sect requires some form of divine spellcasting. Weather control of an arcane nature is seen as unnatural and weather wizards are not permitted in the group. One’s ability need be little more than the ability to move about small amounts of water, The Turn trains their members in a very strict manner to follow patterns approved by Psomeira.

Seeking to emulate the Hero-God, her followers act as the point of her spear. Who is your disciple of Psomeira? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Divine General? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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