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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Things That Shouldn't Be

Cults of Yamasoth

Worship of the Demon Lords of the abyss is by no means rare on Golarion, especially since the creation of The Worldwound. But the abyss is home to more than just demons; there are creatures that predate the existence of the demonic upon that plane. These qlippoth have powerful beings among their number that have gained a spark of divinity, much like the Demon Lords, and today we are going to look at one of those. I present to you three sects of Yamasoth, the Qlippoth Lord of cursed kingdoms, and vile experiments.

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 Yamasoth. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of the Polymorph Plague. What character do you make?

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

The Scar Wolf Tribe

When Sarkoris fell and the portal to the abyss opened, not everything that issued forth was demonic. With the fall of the Kellid tribes and their calls to curse those who would take their homeland, the Qlippoth Lord Yamasoth’s minions were summoned forth to the newly fallen kingdom. He was accepted into the hearts of some of the tribes who began to work against their brothers and sisters, slowly bringing even further dishonor onto their tribe.

The Scar Wolf Tribe was once mighty but now they are nearly forgotten. Their worship of Yamasoth takes the form of aspiring to resurrect their cursed kingdom in its name. They raid the other Kellid tribes – both the fallen ones in The Worldwound and those in the land of the Mammoth Lords – in hope of finding a scion to bring about their dark desires.

The Final Solution

This is a sect made of those who practice alchemy and perform their twisted experiments on themselves. Their motto is better living through chemistry, and it shows.  Many of the members are deformed by their experiments having grown extra appendages or tumors. Some deformities are more psychological than physical and insanity runs rampant among the chemists.

Anyone who experiments upon themselves with chemicals is welcome. Alchemists, investigators, and even warriors who use drugs to enhance their abilities are accepted among the ranks of The Final Solution. Willingness to use one’s own body as a canvas for experimentation is all that is required to gain acceptance into the cult’s ranks.

The Aberrant

Whereas the Final Solution experiments on itself, The Abberant experiments on other beings. Some scholars surmise that this sect of the Polymorph Plague has been around for millennia. It is theorized that many of the creatures known as aberrations were spawned through their vile experiments. The labs of these mad scientists are filled with vats and cages containing their next ‘breakthrough’.

Although alchemists of all stripes can be found among the ranks of this group, it also boasts a large number of arcane spellcasters. Some of these arcanists also include those who have been infused with the bloodline of the aberrant creatures they create. Admission into the sect is by invite only, and only the most vile beings are sought out.

Twisted of mind and body the followers of the Qlippoth Lord seek power of all kinds. Who is your disciple of Yamasoth? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Polymorph Plague? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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