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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tempered Souls

Devotees of Jaidz

Jaidz, the Fearless Claw, Empyreal Lord of Cowards, the Untested, and Youth. There are no gods specifically of the kasatha so when I did Monday’s random rolls I also rolled for which god he followed. In that way I have attempt to attach Jaidz in some manner to these alien creatures, as can be seen in the background I wrote.

As always let us imagine we are sitting at our theoretical gaming table. Our imaginary GM sets out the rules for the game we will play. In this game, we are to make a follower of Jadiz. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of the Empyreal Lord. What character do you make?

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

Tempered of Ji’d

Not so much a sect as a way of life for an entire people. On the kasatha homeworld, the Empyreal Lord Jaidz is known as Ji’d, the Challenger. When a youth believes he is ready to become an adult, he must first travel the sands to test himself, before returning to the clan. This rite of passage is called the tempering and every kasatha child must undergo it.

To prepare the child for his time away from the clan, there is a day long ritual which includes mediation, a gifting ceremony, and ends in a great feast. During the meditation portion of the ceremony the child and the spirit speaker of the clan commune with Ji’d and ask for him to guide the soon-to-be-tempered kasatha through the trials that await him. At the feast itself a place is set for Ji’d and food and drink are left there for him to take at his leisure. Those who never return from their tempering are said to have failed Ji’d in some way.

Order of the Black Claw

In Varundi it is well known that pinnacle of perfection is seen in the teachings of Irori. Not all people are ready to delve directly into the mysteries of the mysteries of the Master of Masters. The Order of the Black Claw prides itself on testing those that wish to eventually make their way into one of the famous schools of martial training.

Each of the masters of the Order of the Black Claw has come from one of the major schools of martial arts in Varundi or Jalmeray. They have reached the pinnacle of their art and have even taught at the school where they were trained. Although Irori represents true perfection, it is well known that some must forgo their ultimate potential to make sure others might even find the path to try. It is considered a great honor to be asked to join the Order, and usher in the next generation of potential ascended.

The Deserter’s Union

Many see those who run away from services as worthless, but followers of Jaidz know that the horrors of war can make even the strongest of hearts find fear. Where many will tell you that a coward once born is always a coward, Jaidz’s faithful believe even a deserter can redeem himself.

The group was started by three knights who ran from battle during the shining crusade. They redeemed themselves through the direct guidance of Jaidz himself and returned to the field just in time to be instrumental in Tar-Baphon’s defeat. In return for their courage they swore to aid others who have fallen prey to their own inner demons.

The Deserters Union is unknown outside of the church of Jadiz. They seek not to draw attention to themselves as they work to rehabilitate those in their charge, every member of the Union was once a deserter themselves. To help new members find their courage, they are paired with a ranking member to find it. One of the major ways the sponsor helps their charge is by taking them adventuring. Unbeknownst to many adventurers, they have a deserter and their chaperone among them.

Paladin Code of Jaidz

Bravery is action in the face of fear. Without fear there is no bravery. Without action, there is nothing but failure.

My action will be an example to those who witness it. In me they will see what they can be, but in my action they will see the claw of Jaidz.

Fear, indecision, inexperience, these will all pass. With the grace of Jaidz, when they do I will look upon the path they took through my heart and know that I am their master.

Like a tiger cub, the young must be tempered to survive in a dangerous world. It is my duty to see these cubs trained if others cannot.

Perhaps these sects and the paladin code may inspire you in your creation of a worshiper of Jaidz. Who is your devotee? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the Empyreal Lord? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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