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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Parting the Veil of Dream

Seers of Churaco

That thing you see out of the corner of your eye. The message hidden in a work of art. The omen you see in your dreams. These are all the hallmarks of the Empyreal Lord Chucaro. But who are the dreamers who follow the Maiden of Haze and Whimsy? Perhaps they are like this week’s randomly rolled character, who’s visions come in the form of her paintings. Perhaps these followers are something else entirely.

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 Chucaro. 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 Chucaro
Chucaro’s Pathfinder Wiki Page 
Chucaro’s Archives of Nethys Page 

The Six Suits

The Six Suits is a small group of Chucaro worshippers who defend holy places to the Empyreal Lord. The group uses the Harrow as a theme, with each member representing the chaotic good card of a suit. The Six Suits. The group has a penchant for showing up just where they need to be, usually thanks to the oracular ability of the Unicorn.

A large Shoanti warpriest takes on the aspect of the Big Sky. A gnome bard from Andoran—a master illusionist and pickpocket—is called the Juggler. An outcast gnoll dervish (swashbuckler) from Katapesh takes on the mantle of the Desert. The joke is an inquisitive and jolly halfling investigator from the river kingdoms. Hailing from the Land of the Linorm Kings, the Publican is a cleric of Chucaro. The blind elven oracle from Kyonin takes the moniker of Unicorn.

The Wyrd Workers

The gifts of Churaco are not without their price. Piercing the veil of dreams can fracture even the strongest mind. The Wyrd Workers are all quite insane, living forever in a state of lucid dreaming. For the most part they cannot tell reality from dream, but their prophecies are as accurate as can be in the age of lost omens.

No one is sure how Chucaro chooses who he grants his gift of divinations to, or why they often cause insanity, but the church does not leave its chosen to deal with their own infirmity. An asylum of sorts, but nothing as barbaric as can be found in many countries, resides in the wilds of Varisia. Here both lay and divinely chosen priests oversee the Wyrd Workers’ well-being and record their prophecies in great tomes.

The Mistdwellers

Even though some see the Lake of Mists and Veils as a place of dread, the followers of Churaco see it as a holy body of water. The Mistdwellers constructed a monastery in the mountains between Brevoy and Iobaria, near the shores of Winterbreak Bay. The brothers of the monastery say that the mists coming off the lake help with their divinations.

Although there are many other groups of diviners among the church of Chucaro few find as much success in their search for answers as the Mistdwellers; the Wyrd Workers being one of the more notable exceptions. Somehow the Mistdwellers manage their parting of the veil without going completely insane. Founded by a native to Brevoy who claimed to have seen the disappearance of the noble house Rogarvia, but not in time to stop their sudden vanishing. His founding of the monastery was a search for answers as to where the Rogarvia have gone off to.

Dreamers, seers, and those who part the veil, all disciples of the Empyreal Lord.. Who is your follower of Chucaro? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the Maiden of Haze and Whimsy? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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