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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Catch a Tiger By The Toe

Devotees of Ose

On the second level of hell, outside the grand city of Dis, resides the master of the infernal forges. A creator of great weapons for the forces of hell, this being seeks to harness chaos to bring about order. Devils are creatures of pure order yet today’s divine being has the domain madness and the subdomain insanity, both of which can be consider chaotic. Today we look at how to reconcile that in three possible sects for Ose, the Infernal Duke of betrayal, doom, and obsession.

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 Ose. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The Duke of Claws What character do you make?

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

The Chaos Tempered

In the lands of Ustalav the horrors that roam the land drive many to the brink of insanity. DrHershawKlempt believes that the souls that have seen the worst and broken can be the best defenders of order on Golarion. Working in one of the handful of asylums in the bleak country of terror he finds those with broken minds and attempts to put them back together again -- just enough to be of use to his master, the Infernal Duke, Ose.

The Chaos Tempered is Dr. Klempt’s secret army of nut jobs and wackos that work toward stemming the tide of chaos in Ustalav. Just as his master seeks to use a protean device of pure chaos as an ultimate weapon, Dr. Klempt sees the chaotic minds of this patients as a method to  fight the horrors from the planes of chaos on the face of Golarion. The sect members come from all walks of life, their only connecting factor is Dr. Klempt. Many do not even understand whose will they truly serve.

The Locked Gauntlet

When work becomes obsession that is when Ose makes his way into the hearts of those who toil. As the master of the forges on the second level of hell, the Duke of Claws has a special place in his twisted soul for those who use the forge to create on Golarion, especially those who forge weapons. The Locked Gauntlet is a small sect of smiths who obsess over creating the greatest weapons known to man.

This group is active within the land of Cheliax and only has about a dozen or so members. Not just any smith is chosen to become one of Ose’s creators of devastation; only those whose hearts are closed to all but the single-minded act of creating increasingly more powerful weaponry are asked to join. Many Cheliaxian smiths venerate the Duke of Claws but few get his attention.

The Hidden Tigers

Many think of Ose only as the master of the forge and the creator of doom, but betrayal is also included among his areas of concern. The Duke of Claws is if nothing else a patient being. Like his sacred animal the tiger, he knows how to lie in wait for the right moment to strike. The Hidden Tigers take this to heart as a sect of secret agents hidden among foreign  governments awaiting the moment that their betrayal will cause the most strife.

The sect works out of Cheliax as agents of her Royal Majestrix Queen Abrogail II. Although the Queen knows nothing of their activities as to allow for plausible deniability, it is believed that members of this sect have infiltrated many of the major governments around Avistan. They pose as senators in Andoran, major domos in Taldor, and supposedly even members of the Gray Gardeners in Galt. They all await their moment to pounce and once again help expand the reach of the Chelish Empire.

Forged in betrayal and tempered with obsessions are those who follow Ose’s path. Who is your disciple of Ose? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Duke of Claws? Where does their devotion to this Infernal Duke come from? Let me know in the comments.

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