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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Nightmare Herd

Fearful of Geon

This week we talked about bringing fear to your games. There are many beings who are worshiped for their ability to bring terror, this one does so by getting into your dreams and turning your own psyche against you. Today we take a look at Geon, the Daemon Harbinger of nightmare, quartering, and trampling. Here are three possible sects of this profane being for use in your game.

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 Geon. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of Dancing Fiend. What character do you make?

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

The Night Terrors

Much of Geon’s power is derived from terror. He has found a way from Abbadon to tap into the darker areas of the dream realm, those ruled by nightmares. The Night Terror act as his mortal agents by reaching into their victim’s dreams to force them to become nightmares.

All of the sect’s members are spellcasters of one kind or another. Illusion and necromancy-focused wizards and sorcerers, clerics with the fear or nightmare subdomains, and witches of the dark sisterhood are common. Every member must have the ability to enter a target’s dreams and warp them to the point of almost killing them.

The Bloody Hooves

The Bloody Hooves are a group of Geon worshipers who have latched on to their patron’s connection to horses and his love of death by his chosen creature. They delight in pulling enemies of the Dancing Fiend apart by quartering them or using their mounts to run them down. This sect acts as hunters for the Daemon Harbinger.

Members of the cavalier order of the beast, sacred huntsmen inquisitors, and various rangers make up a bulk of this sect. Every member is bonded to a steed, which they see as a gift from their patron. Each horse is black and is painted with red patterns by its rider, which represents their designation within the sect.

The Redfields

The Redfields are not just a sect, but one large extended family in the north of Taldor. They control a huge plot of land where they have been raising cattle for generation upon generation. Although not nobility, they are mostly left to their own devices because of how far away they are and how difficult they prove to govern. Their cattle is traded in Yanmass and is considered some of the best in the nation. Many of the aristocracy sends agents to fill their larders with the exquisite meat.

The Redfields hold a dark secret though. The entire family are devotees to the Daemon Harbinger Geon. The clan is led by the patriarch, Otis, but uncle Zeke is the conduit through which Geon shows his power. The reason for their success with cattle is that they abduct unsuspecting travelers and sacrifice them through stampede. The blood of these victims is smeared across the Tandak plains on hooves of their herd.

In the night they come to your dreams to bring fear. Who is your disciple of Geon? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Dancing Fiend? Where does their devotion to this Daemon Harbingers come from? Let me know in the comments.

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