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Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Mother of Invention

Faithful of Brigh

Many of the deities I touch upon have very little written about them, which is why I feel the need to expand on the lore. Although this week’s divine being is a minor deity there has been much said about her. Her popularity has grown since the Iron Gods AP, so people have some of their own ideas on who or what she is. Regardless today we look and Brigh, the minor deity of clockwork, invention, and time. Below are three possible sects which you might consider adding to your campaign.

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 Brigh. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The Whisper in Bronze. What character do you make?

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

The Testing Mound

Brigh is very popular among gnomes. Although she is considered part of the general Golarion pantheon as a minor deity, the gnomes have adopted her into their own pantheon. The Testing Mound is a group of gnomes dedicated to The Whisper in Bronze who take the testing part of the triangle of Brigh’s teachings very seriously. They seek out new inventions and put them to the test, whether the inventor asks them to or not.

The Testing Mound devises their “tests” after complete study of a given invention. They leave no stone unturned and no gear unspun. All of the gnomes in this sect have some background in engineering. Rogues, alchemists, clerics, and wizards are the most common members of the group. Each would-be member is given an object to put through its paces before being accepted into the sects ranks. How they go about testing the device will determine their acceptance.

The Clockwork Reapers

Although Brigh would like nothing more for every piece of clockwork to operate efficiently and fall into the hand of a user who will appreciate it, this cannot always be the case. In the land of Numeria new and interesting machinery is found or comes to life every day. These machines sometimes operate poorly, or fall into the sinister hands of the Technic League. The Clockwork Reapers work in Numeria to deal with these delicate problems.

Clerics, inquisitors, rangers, slayers, and rogues make up a majority of the Clockwork Reapers. It is their solemn duty to put rampaging mechanical monstrosities down or destroy those that fall into the hands of the Technic League. No follower of Brigh relishes these acts of destruction, but the Reapers swear an oath to keep Numeria safe no matter the cost.

The Mainspring Barrel

Often remembered for her inventions and clockworks it is often forgotten that Brigh keeps the movement of time within her portfolio. Members of the Mainspring Barrel are the recorders of the history of inventions who tell the passing of time by advances in technology. They are first and foremost researchers who can trace back the linage of a particular invention to see how it became what it is today.

A relatively new sect, they take their name from the spring that stores power in one of the more recent inventions, the pocket watch.  The members of this sect each carry their own pocket watch and work tirelessly to maintain its accuracy. The watches are all linked to one another so that should a member of the sect fall while searching for the predecessor to a current device, their research can be found and not go to waste.

Facing the world with this deity’s logic and determination, who is your disciple of Brigh? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Whisper in the Bronze? Where does their devotion come from? Let me know in the comments.

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