CRB is a repository of all the creative things that float through my mind about the RPG Pathfinder. Two major features are random character generation and building characters based on the god they worship. Anything that seems like it adds to the creative aspects of the game will pop up from time to time, including location descriptions, adventure ideas and even short stories. CRB won't just be my own creativity, it will open the floor to anyone who has an idea sparked by what I present to you.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

He Who Laughs Last

Tricksters of The Lantern King

Among the fey there are quite a few powerful beings who can grant their followers a small piece of their near-divinity. The inscrutable beings are often misunderstood by mortals and thought of as gods, something they do not often tend to correct. The week we will look at one of those beings. The Lantern King is the fey Eldest of laughter, mischief, and transformation. Today we look at three possible sects of this powerful fey creature

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 The Lantern King. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of Laughing Lie What character do you make?

For more information on The Lantern King
The Lantern King’s Pathfinder Wiki Page
The Lantern King’s Archives of Nethys Page 

Sacred Lodge of the Trickster

Among the orang-pendak, a reclusive race of small simian-like sasquatch kin, the fey Eldest are worshiped as aspects of the spirit world. To them the Lantern King is known as the Wisp Lord and he is the patron of those whose sacred duty it is to teach. The Sacred Lodge of the Trickster is a small group of these divine teachers who meet mostly in the spirit world to make sure they are guiding their individual tribes to the best of their ability.

Members of the Sacred Lodge of the Trickster can come from different aspects of orang-pendak society. Occasionally one of the storysingers (bards), medicine people (druids or shamans), or even witch doctors (witches) will be chosen by The Wisp Lord to teach through mischief. Being a trickster is a sacred duty and those who go against that duty are brought before the Lodge and tried for their crimes.

The Last Laugh

Although many people think of fey as being the closest to the fey realm on the mortal plane, the modern gnomes are actually the descendants of creatures that came from the first world. Because of this ancient link to the fey realms many gnomes take to paying homage to one of the Eldest. The Last Laugh is a sect of followers of the Lantern King who specialize in jokes.

Many of the members of the Last Laugh are bards, although any jokester could potentially join their ranks. Entry into the sect requires making one of the elder members laugh, specifically with a joke they have never heard before. For these gnomes laughter seems to help stave off the bleaching, as long as new jokes are always found.

The Molted

The Molted are a small sect of Lantern King worshipers who revel in seeing the world through different eyes, often. They say before you judge a man, walk a mile in his boots, and many of the Molted have done this dozens of times over. Each new skin is a new life for them and they go through appearances like most people go through clothes.

To become one of The Molted you have to catch one of The Molted. Proving that one of the members of this sect was once someone else is the first step to joining. Most of the members of this group have a magical or supernatural means to change their shape. On rare occasion someone who is a master of mundane disguise may be allowed to join. Whatever means you use to become one of The Molted, being a member of the sect is all about experiencing as many lives as possible.

He who laughs last laughs best, or so this being’s followers think. Who is your disciple of The Lantern King? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Laughing Lie? Where does their devotion to this fey Eldest come from? Let me know in the comments.

If the CRB has helped you take a closer look at those inspired by the divine, please consider showing support and become one of my patrons by donating to my Patreon or making a donation to my Paypal. Looking for more out of the CRB? Then you’re in luck! FacebookGoogle +Tumblr, and Twitter all have a CRB presence. And if you’re as impatient as I am, have the CRB pushed directly to your Kindle with every new post by signing up for Kindle Subscriptions.

No comments:

Post a Comment