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Forsaken Librarians


Round 2 - Top 32: Create a new organization

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter 2013, Champion Voter 2014

Forsaken Librarians
Alignment: N
Headquarters: Azir, Rahadoum
Leaders: Ahnyta Nuat'li
Structure: Multiple Clans
Scope: Regional
Resources: Extensive libraries, widespread antique shops, and a web of informants.

During the Oath Wars, Norgorber's cultists looted and burnt the Library of Azir to the ground, murdering all within by sword or flame. An expedition to Jistkan ruins on Nuat were the only surviving members of the Library. Blaming their patron Andoletta with abandonment, the survivors renamed themselves the Forsaken Librarians.
On the 2,000th anniversary of the Library's destruction, a veiled woman appeared and led the warrior Krithra Clan to a temple in Lirgen. They procured a tablet from ancient Ghol-Gan detailing the creation of the Blightstone, an artifact that could strip power from mortal beings and possibly the gods. The Librarians have been seeking the Blightstone and serving Sivanah ever since.
Structure and Leadership
Ahnyta Nuat'li, Rector of the Forsaken Librarians, leads the seven clans. Each clan holds different responsibilities and conducts their operations semi-independently. The Rector commands the Veiled Clan, consisting of clergy dedicated to Sivanah. Veiled Clan members are nominally part of other clans to mask their presence from outsiders.
Goals
The Forsaken Librarian's mission is to weaken the gods' influence over man. Additionally, they seek to destroy all evidence of fallen and lost deities. The Zuri Clan assists Rahadoum's council of elders by capturing or informing on the gods' servants. When needed, the ia'Oir Clan preforms covert assignments to steal items that can not be retrieved via trade or strength of arms.
The Veiled Clan operates the Mocking Press. This artifact printing press makes authentic, but inaccurate, copies of manuscripts. The copies can replace holy text's with replicas that serve to create schisms and heresy by being indistinguishable from the original. Powerful illusions copy the lore of the original text and create a false trail to prevent divination from discovering the copies origin.
Public Perception
The public is not directly aware of the Forsaken Librarians. Only a few clans operate openly or interact with outsiders. The Yemal Clan runs the organization's antiquity trade to legally acquire items of interest through front companies and intermediaries. The Jawati Clan collects information from many sources connected to archaeological expeditions, such as pilots, guides, porters, and cartographers. Members of the Aetava Clan are master forgers that offer their services to translate texts, creating replacement manuscripts, and destroying or keeping the original.

Founder, Legendary Games & Publisher, Necromancer Games, RPG Superstar Judge

Thomas, welcome to Round 2!

What you are getting from me in this critique: This round is all about conflict and story. I think the best organizations create interesting and compelling groups that will come into conflict with the PCs. My comments, and my recommendation, will focus on how well you do that. My comments will also focus on writing and use of your allotted content in achieving your goals. What you won't get from me: I don't have the total Golarion-fu that Neil and Sean do, so I will leave to them whether you got the nitty gritty details of some of the setting stuff to them (though apparently I did have enough Golarion-fu to know its Pharasmin not Pharasmian, you know who you are).

So here we go!

Initial Impression: Oooh, a group that grows out of the hideous despoiling of a library, and subsequent disillusionment with their deity. That could be cool. Let’s see where it goes.

Concept (name, title, is it an organization?, overall design choices, is the organization and antagonist and does it create direct conflict for the PCs?, playability): B-
The Good: Great intro paragraph. Man, things were looking good for you at the end of that paragraph. Too bad it all dropped off after that for me.
The Not So Good: I don’t have a ton of Golarion-fu, but even I know it’s bad design to suggest within your organization entry the existence of an item that is a sort of reverse Starstone. That is a core part of Golarion history and I’m not sure an organization entry is where we learn about its counter. I’m looking forward to hearing what Neil and Sean have to say about this, but it worries me quite a bit. Though you present other generic clans that have rather generic goals, the only one of interest you detail with any specifics does something strange—the Mocking Press. I just don’t see that really creating conflict with the PCs. Hey someone slipped a gag book into our church! I like the idea of trying to spread heresies. But this seems more Doctor Doofenshmirtz (bonus if you get that) than subversive magical reformation.

Execution (quality of writing, hook, theme, organization, use of proper format, quality of mandatory content, did you milk your idea for all it was worth? did you use your allotted space well?): C
I like the idea of undermining religion with heresies but you didn’t really do much with it other than the obvious (buy antiquities, etc.) and the previously mentioned cartoonish books. You failed to find good conflict and story here. Except for the most unique corner case of a PC, GMs would really have to work hard to get players to care that this group even exists, and that is bad. Plus, no real NPCs detailed, no cool locations. Nothing to get GMs to say “hey I want to use that!”

Tilt (did it grab me?, is it unique and cool?, do I like it?, flavor, are you showing Superstar mojo?): C+
You have some interesting seeds there, they just never grew into a tree.

Overall: C
Irrelevant heresy-creators fail to get on the PCs’ or the GM’s—and thus, my—radar.

Recommendation: I DO NOT recommend this organization submission for advancement.

Though the saddle showed some promise, it didn’t blow me away and I really needed to see you step it up this round. I didn’t see that from you with this, from my standpoint anyway. It’s up to the voters, they may disagree with me. I wish you the best of luck!

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

Welcome to RPG Superstar, Thomas. Things are about to get a lot more topsy-turvy at this level. The judges are here to comment on your work, both in the hopes of guiding you in honing your game design skills, and also to help the voting public assess how you measure up. With that in mind, I'm going to address some things I think you did well and then touch on stuff I think you could improve. So, let's get started...

First, I'm not all that thrilled with your organization's name. The Forsaken Librarians just doesn't sound all that sexy. I think you should have gone for a term like Lorekeepers or something that draws the reader more tightly into a medieval fantasy mindset. Yeah, they had plenty of libraries all throughout history, but the Forsaken Librarians just doesn't evoke "antagonistic organizaton in Golarion" to me.

Setting that aside, I like the Rahadoum connection. I can see what you're going for here. With their anti-religion stance in that country, replacing holy books with misleading heretical texts could be seen as an antagonistic goal. But is it one that PCs are going to come into conflict with all that often? Sure, the party cleric's home temple might be vexed a bit by them, but is this situation something the PCs are going to be drawn into for more than one adventure (maybe)? I don't know.

Additionally, there's a lot of irony in what you've written. I don't know if that was intentional or not. But, for a powergroup operating out of Rahadoum that's antagonistic towards all the religions of the world, it's somewhat humorous that there's such an obvious connection to Sivanah, the goddess of illusions and secrets. I get the references to the Veiled clans and her seven veils. But that kind of seems at cross-purposes to me. The members of this organization are predominantly clergy of Sivanah. So, aren't the Forsaken Librarians aware that they're essentially undermining their own faith by weakening the gods' influence over mankind? You did a great job building in all the connections involving the veiled goddess and her potential for deceiving others with illusions. But, to me, it's just built on a premise that falls apart in the overall tone of the write-up.

Then, we come to the Blightstone...which, appears to be something akin to a reverse Starstone, in that the latter helps mortals ascend to godhood, while you're intimating the Blightstone can make a god mortal again. Interesting idea, but I think you may have overreached with this one. The Starstone alone is kind of like the crown jewel of Golarion canon. Messing around with it or making strong references to it and how it works is almost always a huge no-no. As a current freelancer for Paizo, even I wouldn't risk touching it all that strongly in anything I write unless they specifically asked me to. But, to go beyond that and craft something like a Blightstone? I don't know. It's a huge risk. It's certainly creative. But it's got the potential to challenge or upset the world of Golarion by introducing it. As a freelancer (and a Superstar competitor), you need to be aware of these possibilities and recognize when you're flying too close to the creative flame. I think this idea falls along those lines.

In general, I think you wrote really well. Your language flows good as I'm reading along. You joined a lot Golarion lore that fits the theme you were pursuing. And, I can absolutely see what you were trying to give us. Unfortunately, I don't think I can champion the final outcome of that work. There are pieces here that I really like...i.e., Sivanah followers somehow influencing Rahadoum through deception. But there are several other remaining elements I don't like.

So, unfortunately, I DO NOT RECOMMEND this organization to advance you to the next round.

It's possible, however, the other judges and voters may feel otherwise. Your metamorphosis saddle got some traction and positive feedback from those commenting on it. So, best of luck in the exit polls.

Also, I just can't resist...

Spoiler:

Clark Peterson wrote:
But this seems more Doctor Doofenshmirtz (bonus if you get that) than subversive magical reformation.

"Perry the Platypus! How'd you get in here?! Nevermind. Let me tell you about my latest plot to replace church hymnals all across Golarion with copies of my newest book: 'Doofenschmirtz on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Evil'..."

Designer, RPG Superstar Judge

Their goal is to "weaken the gods' influence over man" and they "seek to destroy all evidence of fallen and lost deities." Wouldn't knowledge of the existence of fallen and lost deities actually SUPPORT their primary goal? As in, "all these gods have died or fallen into obscurity, therefore the gods are not as mighty as they want us to think they are, and therefore all gods are unworthy of worship."

Considering that they operate out of Rahadoum, their antagonism against religion is understandable, but considering that the government is against religion and may imprison, exile, or even kill priests, the idea of this group stealing stuff and altering religious texts (presumably in other countries) is kind of trivial. It's as if our world had a secret society that graffitis the homes and cars of known druglords (whereas the government arrests and imprisons said druglords).

And it's certainly weird that they're a cult of Sivanah that hates gods (it doesn't say they're trying to eliminate all religion or gods other than her).

Basically, I don't see these guys as antagonists unless you're a religious character who's already in or near Rahadoum, and if that's the case you're already on alert that everyone in Rahadoum is against you anyway.

I do not recommend this to advance.

CEO, Goblinworks

Forsaken Librarians. Cool name. Immediately thought of all sorts of ways this could play out.

Pranksters taking Bart Simpsonesque shots at churches using funny books? Not on that list.

You've got this tremendous backstory - libraries being burned, people put to the sword, a small cadre saved by happenstance, thousands of years of tending that grudge; then a deus ex machina appears and leads them to knowledge of an artifact and suddenly they're on a mission to break the bond of humans & gods?

In the real world that's a crusade many think is worthwhile. But in Pathfinder, the Gods aren't abstract, myths or hidden. They're actual divine beings who meddle incessantly with the mortal world. You're no more likely to break any bonds than you are to convince children their parents should be ignored - maybe doable for a small number of kids but universally useless as a pursuit.

I wish your idea had lived up to the potential in its name.

I do not recommend that you vote for this designer.

EDIT FROM SEAN: Competitors, remember this item from the Round 2 FAQ, which reminds competitors about the rule against commenting about their own submissions. We're pasting this reminder into the last judge comment for every organization just to make sure all competitors see it and remember.

Dedicated Voter 2014

Forsaken librarians in general are a great idea. I am not really into the details of the forsaken librarians that you described, however. But I would rather vote for a poorly developed great idea, than a decently developed mediocre idea. So I am on the fence with them.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Back to back religious cults? Interesting.

GM side: What on earth does your name mean? If your mission is to strip the gods of their power and do away with all gods, then your name doesn't fit you! I don't care if you come from a ruined library, your name doesn't fit your mission. Rename your organization--go!

PC Side: *pulls out flaming scimitar HERETICS! I will destroy all those who dare pervert the holy text of Sarenrae. Let me show you the real power of the almighty Sarenrae! *charges creator of organization*

Status: Going on the reserve list--To try and do away with deities is a real bad idea for GM's, but great if you want to invoke the RP anger of your players.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter 2013, Champion Voter 2014

Put hand in fire. It burns. Lesson learned.

Thanks to Neil, Clark, Sean, and Ryan for their hard work! I am learning alot from your comments. Amazing feedback given for free and I hope the tradition continues for years and years and years to come.

Everyone please leave feedback for me. If there are questions, they will get answered when the round is over.

Now get to reading the rest of the entries, let them stew in your noggin, and VOTE!

Andoran

Hey man, gotta tell you something, and I hope you take it in the same spirit as the judges' comments on your design.

I would have voted for you among the other Pennsylvania entries - I'm a Pittsburgh fellow myself, and I have to root for my area, after all - but I can't now. Gary's comment in that slightly insane thread you posted seems to indicate that the judges are at least considering DQ'ing you for it, and I totally agree that they should. Telling the public "Please vote for me!" and telling them "Here's the way I think you should vote in general / man the other entries are all craaazy rich and really similar, right?" are two wildly different things. Couple that with what just seems to be a frenetic race across the board to comment on every single other competitor's entry (and not being afraid to say some negative stuff there too), and...yeah, can't do it. It's just lacking in class. Normally that comment would get my post deleted, but it's a valid criticism of public behavior in a public contest. This time I think Ross and Gary might spare me.

It's very similar to Survivor in some ways, you can't expect to win if you don't play the game well, and you have made some missteps in the past 12 hours. Even if the judges don't DQ you, there's no way I can vote for you now, and I doubt I'm alone in that regard. It's a shame, because you clearly are enjoying the contest a lot, and seem to exhibit most of the right attitude. It's just, where you're missing, you're missing big.

If you do advance, some honestly well-intentioned advice: lay low during the voting period. It's traditionally been the way it's done, for very, VERY good reason. I sincerely wish you the best of luck in the voting. It's very likely others may not make as much of your posts as I have.


I love the ideas concept but I agree with the judges that it takes certain turns and drives it into directions it never needed to go.

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32, 2011 Top 4 , Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka DankeSean

Jeremiziah wrote:
It's very similar to Survivor in some ways, you can't expect to win if you don't play the game well, and you have made some missteps in the past 12 hours.

My God, are you comparing Thomas to Russell Hantz? That's cold, man.

Kidding aside, I think you're reading more malice into Thomas' postings that is really warranted. It's really, really hard to separate yourself from the contest at this stage and objectively say 'Talking and kibitzing about the other entries would help distract me from stressing over my own, but it might be perceived badly, so I should just stay silent.' I've been there; there's a really strong urge to just pretend you're not a contestant during a voting week, and just talk about your co-competitor's entries like you're any other voter. Because, hey, they can do the same with you, if they want...

As for the other post, well, what happens there's up to the judges. Again, though, I didn't see it the way you did, more an genuine interest to discuss the theory behind the entries this round, rather than the entries themselves. Again, I know what that's like, and while giving in to that urge is probably a poor idea, I don't think it was done with any manipulative intent in mind.

If all that turns you off, well, I'm not going to try and argue you out of that; your gut feelings are your own. But the implication you give is that his comments are in order to make his own entry seem better, and I really don't think that's the case. It might be slightly impolitic, it might be unwise, but... well, I can say from two years of this, being wise is tough. (I mean, it is a dump stat for a lot of characters, after all...)

Just my general thoughts on this one topic; I'm still reading through the rest of the entries and not commenting on any entry specifics till I'm done.

ETA- For the record, your core advice of 'stay silent' is spot on and I don't want anyone to think otherwise; I just wanted to speak up against any potential impugning of Thomas' motives.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Clark Peterson wrote:

But this seems more Doctor Doofenshmirtz (bonus if you get that) than subversive magical reformation.

Phineus and Pherb is one of the most genius cartoons to come out ever!

Chorus: Now bring us some figgy pudding...
and bring some right here
we won't go until we've got some
repeat

Dr.:
No body comes to my house and demands DESSERTS!

With that said I liked the name, but I was disappointed. However, I have been following Tom and I want to see what he can do later, so I'll probably go for it.


I love the concept. The name caught my attention right away and I was really excited to read the details.

I'm a big fan of an organization that tries to spread heretical works that are difficult to distinguish between the originals. I like the idea of someone trying to work against Gods by so insidiously messing with the minds and beliefs of their faithful. I think that's pretty brilliant, actually.

The execution, however, just doesn't work for me. I also had a hard time with the language. Some of your word choices just seem awkward. And a Mocking Press turns something I was taking really seriously into something more like a joke. I'm also far more interested in undermining gods then physically stripping them of their power. Whereas the Mocking Press sounds like a joke, the Blightstone strikes me as a side-tracking McGuffin.

For the record, I only post to submissions that I am particularly inspired by. If you see a post from me, it's because I'm a fan of your work and only want to see it improve. As it is, the concept is tremendous but the organization as a whole just didn't live up to it for me.

Founder, Legendary Games & Publisher, Necromancer Games, RPG Superstar Judge

Jeremiziah wrote:

Telling the public "Please vote for me!" and telling them "Here's the way I think you should vote in general / man the other entries are all craaazy rich and really similar, right?" are two wildly different things. Couple that with what just seems to be a frenetic race across the board to comment on every single other competitor's entry (and not being afraid to say some negative stuff there too), and...yeah, can't do it. It's just lacking in class.

...

Even if the judges don't DQ you, there's no way I can vote for you now, and I doubt I'm alone in that regard. It's a shame, because you clearly are enjoying the contest a lot, and seem to exhibit most of the right attitude. It's just, where you're missing, you're missing big.

If you do advance, some honestly well-intentioned advice: lay low during the voting period. It's traditionally been the way it's done, for very, VERY good reason. I sincerely wish you the best of luck in the voting. It's very likely others may not make as much of your posts as I have.

Thomas, as a bit of friendly advice I would encourage you to take these comments very seriously. Candidly, I agree with what he said. And there is no way I am alone on this.

I'm sure it was difficult for Jeremiziah to tell you this, but it was nice of him (for your sake) to tell you because most people would likely simply feel this way, vote accordingly, and never tell you.

Every year we have growing pains on this issue. As judges, we appreciate the excitement that this contest generates, and it generates excitement in the contestants. And it should. It is awesome to be selected to be in Superstar. But you have to learn to moderate yourself. Ask yourself, did Neil ever do that? No, he didn't. I'm not trying to start another set of yellow wristbands that say WWND but the analysis is a good one. Professional freelancers just dont conduct themselves this way and the voting public will judge you for it. Heck, we judges have two open threads deciding about possible DQs. We dont want to have to DQ people for essentially misguided enthusiasm, but at the same time there are rules. So please take all of this to heart.


I struggle with how people who had their books destroyed would go around and pretty much destroy others. I get that's not the point of your organization, but it's the one thing that jumped out at me 0_o.

Good luck with the voting :).

Andoran

Not very useful as a foil for testosterone-laden hack-n-slashers eager to sink their weapons into something solid, but I can see utility in a casters-n-clues type of adventure. Needs a total rewrite with zany NPCs (thinking CN gnome trickster, some of whom are so old that pulling the beards of the very gods themselves is about the only thing left to them with enough fancy-tickling chutzpah to stave off Bleaching for another century or three). ....offbeat originality worth a bye slot to the Top 16 just to see what else the creator can come up with.

(And I really want that saddle, dammit.)

Dedicated Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

Hey Tom, the comments above regarding the contest are important, but that's been said and I think you'll grow with the competition, so on to the merits of your organization; you did a good job in finding a void in the listed factions of Golarion by placing it in Azir and I like the concept of a jilted group working against the gods. The link to Sivanah needs to be dropped for the obvious contradiction. Their influence should reach well outside of Rahadoum, then that location for their headquarters becomes the perfect setting. This really feels like an organization that could be antagonistic to the PCs at any party level. I dig the Mocking Press, it made me think of the movie The Ninth Gate and the misleading images of the rites in the various books. All in all, I liked this organization on first read and liked it more when I thought of it in an adventure setting, the idea of a enemy librarian is just fun! Good job and you got a vote from me.

Cheliax

Thomas, as a (fiendish dwarven) librarian it was nice to see a Superstar entry related to my profession.

However, as I understand it, "rector" is mostly used as a term to refer to academic and political administrators (such as heads of universities or colleges). Since you probably used the Library of Alexandria as an inspiration for the Library of Azir, a proper term for this organization's leader would have been Chief (or Master/First) Librarian. This is nitpicking, but I couldn't help myself. ;)

Secondly, as a librarian I find it hard to swallow that a group of librarians would ever use forgery as a method. They operate their own printing press to manufacture inaccurate copies of manuscripts? In our profession, even today, this would be considered appalling, because it impacts bibliographic research and identification of books. If you consider that these copies are magical and so perfect that even experts can't tell them apart from the original ones, it's almost unforgivable. Religious zealots or cultists of certain gods would be another thing, but I don't think a serious bibliophile -- no matter how much he wanted revenge or to cast down the gods -- would ever do it. Especially in an age where books are rare, valuable and much harder to identify (in the bibliographic sense).

Sorry for that, but I just don't think this is a believable organization. In a sense librarianship is almost like a way of life or philosophy; you usually become a librarian because you *want* to become one, and because you *LOVE* books. You don't forge (anymore that you would willingly burn) them because you're angry at the gods.

Dedicated Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

I find the artifact printing press a little far-fetched. The gods have lots of means of communicating with mortals in Golarion, so I fail to see the point. If a major, relevant bit of scripture becomes corrupted, wouldn't it be easy enough for the relevant deity to simply pass along instructions to correct the error? More likely, such alterations simply wouldn't matter. Given active deities, one would think that scripture would take a backseat in theological importance.

A personal note: All of those proper nouns just about killed the first paragraph for me. I'm not totally ignorant of Golarion lore, but I tend to read through it as I need it rather than committing lots of people and places to memory out of sheer fandom. As such, I puzzled over a lot of your blurb. Keep in mind that your reader may not be familiar with every corner of Golarion. I suggest leading with the killer idea (in plain language) and following up with the proper nouns once the casual reader has been sufficiently intrigued to go look them up in the ISWG or wherever.

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32, 2011 Top 4 , Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka DankeSean

Thomas, this got one of my votes. I had some reservations, just because this entry wound up having a lot of hits and misses for me. I liked the concept but felt their motivations were kind of weak; I like their M.O. but dislike their ultimate goal (and the existence of) of finding the Blightstone; I like the Mocking Press but hate the name 'Mocking Press'.
Ultimately, though, it was that last point that won me over, and I'm honestly kind of surprised to so many people see the magic printing press as being a tool worthy of pranksters, at best. (Though again, I think the name doesn't help in the perception of such.) I look at something like that and think how many real life religions have been split into factions (with appropriate amounts of bloodshed) by seemingly minor things like translation and interpretation of scripture. I think that's a devastatingly insidious notion, and by itself that manages to win this entry back into my good books. Best of luck.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter 2013, Champion Voter 2014

Sean McGowan wrote:

Thomas, this got one of my votes. I had some reservations, just because this entry wound up having a lot of hits and misses for me. I liked the concept but felt their motivations were kind of weak; I like their M.O. but dislike their ultimate goal (and the existence of) of finding the Blightstone; I like the Mocking Press but hate the name 'Mocking Press'.

Ultimately, though, it was that last point that won me over, and I'm honestly kind of surprised to so many people see the magic printing press as being a tool worthy of pranksters, at best. (Though again, I think the name doesn't help in the perception of such.) I look at something like that and think how many real life religions have been split into factions (with appropriate amounts of bloodshed) by seemingly minor things like translation and interpretation of scripture. I think that's a devastatingly insidious notion, and by itself that manages to win this entry back into my good books. Best of luck.

The Mocking Press was the heart of my original org I was working on. I enjoy comparative literature and evolution of religion. With the addition of the Heretic archetype, clerics not having to worship a god, and clergy not having to be a cleric, I thought it would be appropriate. Look at the worship of Lissalla and how it has been perverted over time. That is one of the major gods that have changed and I seem to remember a few more.

Wasn't sure about adding the Blightstone. It was a late addition and to tell the truth it is a home game artifact that evolves a little every campaign I run. What it actually does is a secret Sivanah knows and tells her flock what is needed to motivate them...

EDIT: The name Mocking Press really sucks. I had to hurry and submit before I took the wife out. I couldn't think of anything better at the time.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter 2013, Champion Voter 2014

My prequel/other ideas:
1) gnomes living on a floating pile of debris in the Steaming Sea that sink ships to get more debris to grow the pile
2) Azlanti Preservation Society - steal Azlanti items and sell to wealthy nobles that claim Azlanti heratige
3) group of enforcers that keep the worshipers of gods out of Rahaduom, especially Norgorber, Cayden, Iomedae and any god ascended due to the Starstone
4) Sarkori Marauders - live in the Worldwound and raid into the surrounding countries
5) Fleshreapers - workers of fleshforges that have fled Nex to advance their skills without moral constraints


Thomas LeBlanc wrote:

Forsaken Librarians

Alignment: N
Headquarters: Azir, Rahadoum
Leaders: Ahnyta Nuat'li
Structure: Multiple Clans
Scope: Regional

Disclaimer:

You should know the drill by now, but in case you missed it the first time round, Ask A RPGSupersuccubus is posting from the point of view of a CE aligned succubus:
Spoiler:
Fairness is an adjective applicable to hair coloration, balance is what a couple of mortals rapidly losing it on opposite ends of a plank pivoted on a rocky spire a couple of hundred feet above a slowly rising pool of molten basalt try to do, and logic is one of those things which you could swear is there when you rattle the piggybank but if anyone other than a demon opens it the contents turn out to be a couple of dead wasps and a six week old ‘to do (in)’ list.
;)

Important Note:
There’s a difference between late and fashionably late. The former is what most other beings manage. The latter is what sophisticated, (very advanced) succubi manage.

First impressions always being important, do members of this organization wear nifty robes or uniforms when out on formal business?
No indication is given of uniforms. Well not apart from one veiled woman at the inception, but other than that none is mentioned.

Does membership of this organisation seem likely to involve regular tea or dinner parties or other appropriate social occasions?
Most librarians tend not to be good for get-togethers. All the talk about index cards and classification & filing systems tends to drive one insane, if one isn't already (either a librarian or insane, that is)...

Is the cost of being a member of this organisation likely to be acceptable to a succubus?
Whilst making things awkward for deities is always fund, doing so in the name of a deity is just asking to get dragged into an ecclesiastical conflict.

Other comments?
Are you sure these people work for Sivanah, not Calistria? Vengeance is much more her sort of thing...

Rating:
Organizations are not being rated except under special circumstances.

Congratulations:
Congratulations on making the top cut in Round 1. Obviously at this point it’s now apparent that you won’t be progressing any further this time around, but that means you can at least now relax, sit back, pick up a voodoo doll of your least favourite arch-devil, and start sticking silver pins in…

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