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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Talk the Talk

Devotees of Eritrice

Debate, truth, opinion, these are the purview of the Empyreal Lord Eritrice. This powerful agathion has little written about him. He holds the lion as his sacred animal and as a part of his holy symbol, which leads me to believe this animalist celestial takes some kind of leonine form. Even less is known about his followers, so this week we look into possible sects of Eritrice, the Heart-Speaker.

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

Lion Hearts

Many of the Andoran Eagle Knights see years of conflict against the forces of Cheliax. These warriors have seen the horrors of slavery and the worship of the infernal. After retirement they find it hard to hang up their sword belts and seek to provide more aid to the people they see trapped by the powers of the diabolic court of the House of Thrune. The Lion Hearts leave their homes in Andoran to become dissidents in Cheliax, where they help spread the seeds of rebellion.

All of the Lion Hearts are ex-members of the Eagle Knights. Although they have many allies and contacts, the Lion Hearts themselves are all connected, not just by their service to Andoran, but by the worship of the Empyreal Lord Eritrice. To them, fighting for the freedom of the people of Cheliax isn’t just a calling, it is a divine imperative.

The Questioning Brothers

When politicians, scholars, and philosophers wish to test their theories, they go to the monastery of The Questioning Brothers. The monastery is really just a small two story stone structure in Magnimar but the mystery cult known as the Questioning Brothers make it seem like much more. Filled with books on all topics from the esoteric to the mundane, their sanctuary rivals many large libraries just in depth of content.

These worshipers of Eritrice are well known for their ability to talk on many subjects. They are sometimes also referred to as the great debaters. Although some do come to the monastery to peruse the knowledge hoarded by these monks, the real reason most come is to see if they can debate their chosen topic past one of the brothers. It is believed that if one can win a debate against one of the Questioning Brothers, then the idea being discussed is worthy of being pursued.


Much like the Divine Travelers of Winlas, the Truthbringers are a sect of Eritrice worshipers that travel the land, bringing a service to outlying farms and villages. Whereas Winlas’ worshipers act as traveling priests, the Truthbringers are travelling lawmen. They bring justice to many smaller areas which cannot afford to give permanent residence to a judge, or in many cases even a jail.

Becoming one of the Truthbringers has a number of requirements. First, of course, one must be a worshiper of Eritrice. Clerics make up a majority of the sect, but paladins, investigators, bards, and rogues have some numbers. Secondarily you must be licensed to practice law in where ever they are located. Truthbringers can be found most frequently in Varisia, usually in the areas controlled by Magnimar, Andoran, Taldor, Brevory, and Druma.

Speaking not just from the mind but from the heart is the hallmark of the followers this week’s deity. Who is your follower of Eritrice? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the Heart-Speaker? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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