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Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Slip of the Tongue

Followers of Crocell

In the depths of hell on the layer of Stygia lives a collector of things that never were. How does one speak in languages that never existed? Only the scale-winged devil of the Palace of Delusions knows. This week we take a look at Crocell, the Infernal Duke of hidden waters, illusions, and language.

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 Crocell. The character does not need to be a divine caster, just a devotee of The Soothing Sin. What character do you make?

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

The Lost Word

Although books that get made in languages that don’t exist only seem to exist on the outer planes, the sect of Crocell known as The Lost Word takes after its patron by ferreting out books in lost or dead languages. The sect maintains a library hidden within the one of the many swamps in Ustalav. Some say they roost in the Graidmere Swamp, while others believe they secrete their books in the Dippelmere Swamp. The brothers of The Lost Word keep its location a secret, even going so far as having a failsafe to wipe their memories if they are questioned about it.

The brothers themselves are all seekers of knowledge. Wizards, investigators, and rogues make up a large portion of their membership. Clerics and Oracles use their connection to the Infernal Duke to aid them in locating the general area a lost tome might be.

The Broken Image

Crocell’s purpose for collecting tomes in non-existent tongues is to find a pattern in what is obvious insanity. The Broken Image looks to aid its master in the search for meaning within chaos by driving other people mad and studying the effects. Members of this sect use their power of illusion to accomplish this task. Some they leave in their natural environment see how they interact with their old lives. Other victims are taken off to secret locations to be studied in a controlled environment.

Members of this sect are all illusionists of some kind. Arcanists, bards, sorcerers, and wizards make up the bulk of these followers of The Soothing Sin. They will also add mind altering charms into the mix if they have them available, and whatever else it takes to break their victims. The Broken Image is if nothing if not thorough and each subject’s study is carefully cataloged later for further review.

The River of Recollection

In the lands of Northern Garund water can sometimes be hard to come by. Thuvia with its arid scrublands and the deserts of Katapesh and Osirian can be especially hazardous. The members of the sect known as The River of Recollection lend their aid in locating water to those in need, for a price. They seek to expand their patron’s knowledge of the world and their charge for locating water is a memory, freely given.

This sect is made up of two distinct groups. There are those who find water, usually rangers and the occasional druid, and those who extract the memories; clerics and oracles usually fill this role as they have the connection to their patron to transfer the payment.

The water winds and is full of life just like this deity's followers. Who is your disciple of Crocell? Why have they chosen to dedicate themselves to The Soothing Sin? Where does their devotion to this Infernal Duke come from? Let me know in the comments.

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