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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rulers of the Open Sky

Followers of Horus

Much like the Lovecraftian Outer Gods and Great Old Ones, the Osirian pantheon is representative of real world deities. The gods of the desert kingdom are the same gods as our ancient Egyptian pantheon. The question becomes how to we translate these real world divine entities into fantasy gods. Today we are going to look at Horus, the Osirian Deity of rulership, the sky and the sun.

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 Horus. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The Distant Falcon. What character do you make?

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

The Kingmakers

Altough the Ruby Prince and his line will always be the leaders of the Osirian Empire, there are many other nobles and leaders within the borders of the great nation. The Kingmakers are a sect of Horus worshipers who seek to guide their country back to the days of greatness, before the Keleshite occupation. This group seeks to raise the fortunes of those who could aid Osirian and eradicate those who cannot.

The core of the sect is made up for clerics and oracles of Horus. There are a number of sub members including a small group of Paladins who see the insidious evil that tries to influence the Ruby Prince and defend him from it. Although none of the noble houses truly know of this sect’s existence many work for them indirectly.

Order of the Sun

The Order of the Sun are a small group of Horus worshipers – mostly paladins – who gained prominence during the rise of Khemet I. This sect worked closely with the Cult of the Dawnflower to over throw the independent Keleshite sultan who ruled the country of their birthright. To this day they claim to protect the royal line, even if not officially.

Members of the sect are chosen from the church of Horus. They are tested with the baptism of the sun, a grueling journey through the desert during the midday. Since their goal is protection of the Pharaoh and growth of the empire, traitors are dealt with harshly. Much like their Dawnflower allies this cult is quite militant.

Wings of Horus

Not every sect of Horus is bend on defending or manipulating the rulership of Osirian. Some of his followers love the freedom of the desert and the open sky above it. The Wings of Horus are a group who seeks to protect the natural wonders of Osirian. They have become very concerned in recent years of the Ruby Prince’s edict to open historical sites to outside interlopers.

This sect is made up mostly of those with connection to the sky. Falconers of all types are common as are anyone who can shapeshift into a bird to really feel the wind in their feathers. This sect acts as guides leading caravans across the sands. Although they generally make attempts to deter treasure hunters, especially foreign ones.

The king of rulers has many followers, who is your disciple of Horus? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Distant Falcon Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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