CRB is a repository of all the creative things that float through my mind about the RPG Pathfinder. Two major features are random character generation and building characters based on the god they worship. Anything that seems like it adds to the creative aspects of the game will pop up from time to time, including location descriptions, adventure ideas and even short stories. CRB won't just be my own creativity, it will open the floor to anyone who has an idea sparked by what I present to you.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Best of Both Worlds

The Arcane-Divine of Qi Zhong

Although many of the Tian gods are based on deities of the real world Japanese and Chinese pantheons, they are massively underserved on Golarion. Very little has been written about the Master of Medicine or his followers. This week we take a look at those who devote themselves to this god of the Tian Xia pantheon.

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 Qi Zhong. 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 Qi Zhong
Qi Zhong’s Pathfinder Wiki Page 
Qi Zhong’s Archives of Nethys Page 

The Spinning Spokes

This group of Qi Zong worshipers take the symbolism of his holy symbol quite literally. The members of this group are traveling healers who go from town to town peddling their wares. They only charge what they think others can afford. Their prices go up in the bigger cities and can drop to nothing in small rural towns.

Twice a year, on the winter and summer solstice, The Spinning Spokes gather to trade tales of the road. This includes the towns they visit, the people they heal, and the methods they use. Although the travelers included alchemists, clerics, oracles, and more mundane healers, all knowledge is shared in the name of Qi Zhong.

Those Who Remember

Qi Zhong is known to be beloved by Tian scholars of all kinds. He is also a god who deals with resurrection and memory. A group of Samsarans in Tian have taken to devoting themselves to the Master of Medicine. These scholars run a library that also includes the vast knowledge from their previous lives.

Members of Those Who Remember come from all walks of life; Clerics, Wizards, Oracles, Investigators, and of course, those who combine both arcane and divine magic, mystic theurges. The monastery that Those Who Remember use as their library is one of the few places on Golarion where a large group of Samsarans gather.

The Five Elements

To the followers of Qi Ghong healing magic is represented by the combination of all five elements. The Five Elements is a small group who each represent one of the five elements. Each one is a theurge; except instead of combining wizardry with clerical ability, they combine alchemy with oracular ability.

The group consists of five members. A kitsune oracle of Flame, a ratfolk oracle of Wood, an undine oracle of waves, a winged angelic aasimar oracle of air, and an oread oracle of metal. These five alchemical theurges claim to be the divine conduits of their god.

Those who remember the past and heal the future. Who is your follower of Qi Zhong? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to the Master of Medicine? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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