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Question about Norgorber


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Norgorber is the god who holds the greatest hold on secrets, and is revered as one of four separate entities; Blackfingers, Father Skinsaw, The Reaper of Reputation, or The Gray Master. So what had recently occurred to me is... would the casual man or woman even know the name Norgorber?

Outside the game we realize the fact that these are all aspects of one god, but would a character know this? I am sure that his priests would know, a personal bit of flavor I would inject in my own campaigns is that uncovering the secret that these four gods are actually one is the final step in becoming a priest of that god...

Still my question remains... do regular people know who Norgorber is? Or simply his aspects?


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I cant tell you. its a secret. ;-)

Sczarni

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Gallifrey wrote:

Norgorber is the god who holds the greatest hold on secrets, and is revered as one of four separate entities; Blackfingers, Father Skinsaw, The Reaper of Reputation, or The Gray Master. So what had recently occurred to me is... would the casual man or woman even know the name Norgorber?

Outside the game we realize the fact that these are all aspects of one god, but would a character know this? I am sure that his priests would know, a personal bit of flavor I would inject in my own campaigns is that uncovering the secret that these four gods are actually one is the final step in becoming a priest of that god...

Still my question remains... do regular people know who Norgorber is? Or simply his aspects?

The way it's written in the campaign setting books, it seems to be common knowledge that there's one god named Norgorber. His worshipers just seem to always only worship one of his four "personas".

However, I really like your idea that only a very few know the truth. I think it would be very cool to run the game that way.

I was actually planning on doing something similar in my own game...

Spoiler:
...or the opposite, in fact. I'm going to have "Norgorber" actually be a party of four adventurers who all reached the Starstone together and collectively became gods. But due to their circumstances, they all depend on one another for their powers. So they've created the lie that they're actually only one god with four aspects. "Norgorber" isn't real; only his four personas are.

Nobody knows this except the four gods themselves. Actually, Aroden knew it too...


There was talk of a "Way of the Wicked" game (folks were checking for interest) and while it is meant for LE types, I can't help but think Norgorber somehow surviving but his name forgotten would be a cool angle for those preferring a NE deity. Heck, a PC could start out believing there is only one aspect of him, then discover the others as time goes along.

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