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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bringing The Walls Down Around Their Ears

Spite Bringers of Ahriman

The destruction of everything that mortals have built means that mortal cultists have to not only hate everything around them, but also themselves to follow this week’s divine being. Oddly for a creature so hell – or this case abbadon – bent on destruction our subject has created a great many terrible things. Today we look at Ahriman, the Daemon Harbinger of oblivion. Here are some sects that might have spawned from this foul being for use in your Golarion based games.

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 Ahriman. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The Lord of all Divs. What character do you make?

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

Hate Whsiperers

The followers of Ahriman especially love to foment discontent in areas where civilization is hanging on by a thread. The Hate Whisperers go out of their way to spread foul rumors in these areas so that peace and cohesion is never possible. They are currently very active in Nirmathas and Molthune, working to keep both sides at war with each other. They also have agents in Galt, The River Kingdoms, and Mendev.

Anyone can destroy with a sword, destroying with a word is a fine art all its own. Members of the Hate Whisperers are usually well spoken and convincing. Bards, rogues, investigators and others who can change the tone of region with a few utterances make up the bulk of the small sect. Like most cultists of Ahriman one does not seek out entrance into the Hate Whisperers, they find you if they think you are ready.

The Div-erence Makers

It is said that the servants of Ahriman were created by corrupting Jinn. This corruption transformed them from their elemental nature to far more evil and dangerous outsiders. Some of the Daemon Harbingers mortal followers take it upon themselves to ‘recruit’ more of these disgraced jinn to the cause.

All members of the sect are casters of some sort. Summoning and abjurations specialist in particular are sought after. Theses arcanists trap jinn on the mortal plane and force them to do the most terrible, horrific things they can imagine. The hope is that forcing the jinn to commit great evils will bring them closer to the fall and joining the ranks of Ahriman’s div.

Poisoned Faith

One of Ahriman’s follower’s favorite pastimes is making people lose their faith. Watching those touched by divine power fall from the graces of their deity is the sweetest of all conquests. The Daemon Harbinger doesn’t even care if these former faithful follow him instead, he actually prefers to instigate a form of atheism. Long ago there was a citadel dedicated to Ahriman in Thuvia around this location is where the masters of the divine fall – The Poisoned Faith – are situated.

This sect often pretends to be from Thuvia’s neighbor Rahadoum. The enlighten atheists are the perfect cover for this sect, hiding their nefarious deeds under the guise of the protection of humanity. Any can join this sect if the current membership can find a use for them, although they almost never recruit those they help fall from grace, as they enjoy watching their torment after losing their patron.

Let the hate flow through you, harness it, serve it. Who is your disciple of Ahriman? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Lord of all Divs? Where does their devotion to this Daemon Harbinger come from? Let me know in the comments.

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