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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Goodnight Moon

Sacred of Tsukiyo

The deities of Tian have an intricate weaving of relationships. This week’s deity was killed by his own brother out of jealousy and resurrected by another of the gods by the request of his wife, Shizuru. So today we take a look at the Prince of the Moon, Tsukiyo. He is the Tian deity of jade, spirits, and the moon. Here are three sects that may work well in your version of Golarion.

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 Tsukiyo. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The Prince of the Moon. What character do you make?

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

Children of the Moon

With Tsukiyo’s title as Prince of the Moon and the satellite of Golarion being within his portfolio, it is no wonder that a number of his followers are lychanthropes and their kin, the skinwalkers. Long ago, a priest of Tsukiyo was bitten by a weretiger but could not cure his affliction. The monk felt that he would disrespect his patron’s symbol – the moon – if he could not find a way to control the beast he could not contain. With perseverance, and some amount of divine guidance, he came up with a ritual that would allow a lycanthrope a way to keep his own mind through the transformation, instead of allowing the beast to bring him low, to the side of evil.

Most members of the Children of the Moon are those who have fought their bestial urges and won. Others are the children and grandchildren of lycanthropes who have some of the shapechanger blood in them but not enough to cause full transformations. Victims of lycanthrope attacks are often sought out by members of this sect to either cure them, or help them through their transformation.

The Veil Splitters

Between this world and the next rests the home of the spirits. Some are the restless dead who have yet to pass to their final reward, others are the spirits of natural and unnatural world. The Veil Splitters are a sect of Tsukiyo worshipers who commune with these spirits to aid those in need, and combat those who would do harm. They seek to bring balance between the physical world and the world of spirit.

Members of the sect all have a way to commune with spirits. Oracles, mediums, shaman, witches, and spiritualists make up the core membership of the Veil Splitters. Some rangers and others who excel at bringing a physical battle to the spiritual world align with the group but do not actually have official membership within the sect.

The August Warriors In Jade

When Shizuru had Tsukiyo resurrected and his brother Fumeiyoshi punished, the Lord of Envy made it his mission to once again destroy his brother and Shizuru. The August Warriors in Jade are a sect dedicated to defending Tian Xia from the predations of Fumeiyoshi’s undead children. Warriors trained from childhood in a secluded monastery in the art of combating all types of undead, these followers the the Prince of the Moon have a single-minded dedication to this purpose.

Monk, paladins, clerics, warpriests, and rangers make up the bulk of this sect’s membership. Although they fear that they may one day turn to evil and are closely watched, the monastery trains a number of arcane spellcasters in the art of necromancy to combat the undead. One cannot apply to join the necromancers, one is chosen after years of observation.

Through the cycles of the moon, the faithful commune with the spirits of the world. Who is your disciple of Tsukiyo? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Prince of the Moon? Where does their devotion to this Tian Deity come from? Let me know in the comments.

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