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Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Devotees of Bolka

When people think of dwarves they often picture gruff, dour, and humorless bearded folk, but that is not every dwarf. Bolka, the dwarven deity of beauty, desire, and love is the only daughter of Torag the head of the dwarven pantheon. So what kind of dwarf follows a deity of things that the typical dwarf is not generally known for? Let’s find out with these three sects.

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 Bolka. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The Golden Gift. What character do you make?

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

Chords of Bolka

This sect is a small group of dwarven musicians who are in love with the idea of love. This group, which is not only bards, offer their services to suitors who find difficulty in talking to their beloved. How they know which suitors are at a loss for words is anyone’s guess, but they always seem to find their man or woman.

The group consists of six members, the leader of whom is a dwarven singer named Argar Clanghammer. Also included are a drummer, a bagpipe player, a horn player, and accordion player.  The sixth member doesn’t play an instrument or perform with the band but she is always on hand wherever they go.

The Stone Maidens

To many stone is hard, unforgiving, and bland. To the stone maidens there is a deep beauty hidden within a piece of stone. This sect has members in almost every large community of dwarves. They are all master sculptors who seem to bring the beauty of the stone out for the rest of the world to see. Many of the more “practical” dwarves see this art as frivolous but the Stone Maidens see their art bring a smile to even the most straight faced dwarf.

There is an application process to joining the Stone Maidens. A piece of sculpture must be created specifically as a test piece. The Stone Maidens are very particular about the sculpture they approve, but no one is quite sure what their process for deciding acceptance is. Contrary to the name, there a few male members of the Stone Maidens, although this is a recent development in the last two-hundred years or so.

The Joiners

Like a well-made building the architect needs to make sure the joints are strong, so too do The Joiners of Bolka. This sect is a group of match makers who work exclusively with prearranged marriages. When two families seek to join their fortunes together they come to The Joiners to seek approval of their endeavors.

The Joiners are worshipers of Bolka who specialize in divination. They are usually clerics or oracles, although they accept the occasional devout diviner wizard. They look into the future of both families and see if the union will be harmonious. The services of The Joiners isn’t done there, as they often help the pre-matched couple in the difficult process of getting to know and fall in love with each other.

From the stone comes the beauty of this dwarven deity and her followers. Who is your disciple of Bolka? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Golden Gift? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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