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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Heartbreak and Sorrow

Followers of Naderi

Loss can pull a person in all directions. Whether its loss of life or loss of love, these things can be devastating and people often seek answers in the divine. This week we look at the minor goddess of drowning, romantic tragedies, and suicide. I present to you three possible sects of this temperamental goddess.

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 Naderi. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The Lost Maiden. What character do you make?

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


The sect of Naderi follower simply known as Loss is a small group of the goddesses worshipers in Absalom. The so-called City at the Center of the World can be quite overwhelming to those who come to live there. Of all places in the world, Absalom may have one of the highest suicide rates due to the stresses it can cause.

Loss is led by a priestess of Naderi and its membership is made up of those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The sect is as much a support group as it is dedicated to Naderi. They not only remember those they lost, but they seek to make lives of those who are feeling overwhelmed easier. Many members of the sect give of themselves to their communities in memory of what who have passed.

Saffron Saris

Named after their defining choice of clothing, the Saffron Saris are followers of Naderi in the Impossible Kingdoms of Vudra. The Kingdom’s strict caste system separates many young lovers because of the wishes of their families. The Saffron Saris give these lovers an out, as they smuggle them away from their families to places castes don’t matter.

The Saffron Saris are mostly themselves survivors of being unable to be with the one they loved because of social status. Although the sect welcomes any who will help young lovers, many of them are inquisitors of The Lost Maiden. The sect distinguishes itself to those it seeks to help by its signature saffron colored saris.

The Last Gasp

In the shackles many people worship Besmara for fear of the monsters of the deep and other pirates. But one of the truly worst ways to die is losing breath after breath as you drown below the waves. The pirates call this Naderi's Caress and the sect known as The Last Gasp works to help those who ply the waves appease their goddess, lest they or their loved ones find their doom under the waves.

Each of the members of the Last Gasp have converted to Naderi worship after surviving almost drowning. The services they provide are three fold: they provide protection from the sea, they keep drowned loved ones from returning from their watery grave, and they allow those who have lost someone to drowning one last good bye. The price you pay is some of your own breath. The sect holds you under water until you nearly drown and then revive you, offering some of your life to their goddess in return for their services.

Facing loss can steel these followers against fear. Who is your disciple of Naderi? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Lost Maiden? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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