About Alithea, the Unraveling Eye
Appearance: Alithea is a Garundi human woman with several grey streaks in her hair, which is long but often worn up in a bun. She favors plain robes rather than ostentatious robes, despite her divinity. Her appearance is intentionally left as her human self, as that is her true origin, and she does not seek to change it.
Alithea, the Unraveling Eye
Spells Per Day
Spellbook: Bolded spell have are known mythic spells
Mythic Path Abilities
*Acrobatics (DEX) +3
Athletics (STR) +0
Bluff (CHA) +2
Diplomacy (CHA) +2
Disable Device (DEX) +3
Disguise (CHA) +2
Heal (WIS) +3
Intimidate (CHA) +2
*Knowledge: Arcana (INT) +26
*Knowledge: Dungeoneering (INT) +26
*Knowledge: Local (INT) +28
*Knowledge: Nature (INT) +26
*Knowledge: Planes (INT) +26
*Knowledge: Religion (INT) +26
Perception (WIS) +22
Ride (DEX) +2
Sense Motive (WIS) +17
*Spellcraft (INT) +26
Stealth (DEX) +2
Survival (WIS) +5
*Use Magic Device (CHA) +2
Languages: Taldane, Osiriani, Kelish, Tien, Hallit, Varisian, Elven, Dwarven, Halfling, Giant, Goblin, Undercommon, Azlanti, Thassilonian, Ancient Osiriani, Draconic, Sylvan, Abyssal, Celestial, Infernal, Aquan, Ignan, Auran, Terran, Protean, Aklo, Aboleth, Cyclops, Senzar, Minkaian, Tian-La, Iobaran, Polyglot, Skald, Shadowtongue, Vudrani, Takritanin
Eyes: Eyes of the Eagle
Shoulder: Muleback Cords
Neck: Lesser Talisman of Freedom, Lesser Talisman of Life’s Breath, Lesser Talisman of Warrior’s Courage
Feet: Boots of the Cat
Rings: Ring of Spell Unmaking, Ring of Counterspells
1 Wand of Infernal Healing (50/50)
1 Wand of Heightened Awareness (50/50)
4 Holy Weapon Balm
2 Diamond (1500 GP)
1 Ivory Statuette (1500 GP)
1 Silver Mirror (1000 GP)
Cracked Pale Green Prism Ioun Stone
Lesser Metamagic Rod of Extend Spell
The Unraveling Eye
Areas of Concern Truth, Protection, Magic, Self-Acceptance
Domains Law, Magic, Knowledge, Protection
Subdomains Purity (Law), Education (Knowledge), Thought (Knowledge)
Favored Weapon Knobkerrie
Symbol A single eye over a cracked mask
Sacred Animal(s) Mantis Shrimp
Sacred Color(s) White
The Cult of the Unraveling Eye:
Cult Center: Absalom
Cult Leader: Bookworm (LN Male Gnome Occultist (Tome Eater) 11 | Inquisitor (Living Grimoire) 1
1. Where in the verse is your cult centered?
Her biggest following is centered in the River Kingdoms and Galt, where notions of truth are particularly important yet distrust is common. Her following has grown here in recent years as Alithea has begun to challenge Razmir and his Visions.
She also has picked up supporters among the Iobane group in the Mwangi that protect the powerful Doorway to the Red Star. She has supported the group in the past for their goal of protecting a place of powerful magic.
2. What sorts of people worship you?
3. If your character has one, please describe your character's herald.
Left only with his sense of his own fault for his amnesia, the gnome made his way to the closest city in the First World, Anophaeus, hoping that he might discover the truth of his past in dreams. After several years in Anophaeus, he was granted a vision which sent him on a journey to the Serene Circle, where he believed someone in Irori's realm would be able to help him regain his past.
It was there that the gnome found Alithea, still very early in her initial reflections and trying to understand her newfound abilities. Though she and the gnome were never close, she recognized the gnome. She convinced The Old Man, with whom she was training, to help the gnome uncover his memories. Irori's herald produced a tome, containing all the gnome's life and knowledge, including what he had lost. With his past now within his grasp, the gnome was afraid of facing it. It was at this moment that Alithea came up with the Rememorization. She called over a scrivenite from Irori's archives and had it strip away her knowledge, producing a tome similar to the gnome's, offering to undergo the experience with the gnome. Touched, the gnome read his tome, and relearned of his past, as an adventurer and follower of Nethys. Understanding the gravity of his mistakes, and the difficult experience Alithea went through with him, he denounced his old life, and took up the name Bookworm, becoming Alithea's first follower.
When Alithea established her temple in Absalom, Bookworm took on the role of her herald and high priest. His service to Alithea is focused on the location, neutralization, and destruction of dangerous magical artifacts. He carries with him a tome almost as big as him containing the record of his former life.
I wrote this before I saw your comment about builds. I was imagining a Tome Devourer Occultist using his life tome as his implement. You can do whatever, but I really loved this idea.
A Priest's Role
Adventuring followers of Alithea tend to be focused on ending the abuses of magic, and often have magic heavily focused in Divination and Abjuration to see through the nefarious uses of magic. Adventuring worshippers of Alithea are often paladins, warpriests, clerics, or monks, though lawful casters of other persuasions turn to Alithea when they seek to use their magic responsibly.
The few ministers of Alithea that have formed cults in their towns or cities come from all walks of life, usually focusing less on Alithea's concerns around magic, and instead focusing on helping their congregation understand and accept themselves, serving as some of Golarion's first therapists. Alithea's cult does not have group rituals for prayers, though, for those who wish, her priests will also run group therapy sessions.
Rememorization This is a particularly extreme rite that only the most dedicated followers of Alithea seek out. They seek to replicate a most extreme method of self-reflection she sometimes uses, having a scrivenite strip their history bare so that they may absorb their unbiased truth and reflect on what it means about them. The requirement for summoning an outsider limits this to followers with access to more powerful spellcasting.
Doubt with vigilance This saying is used to caution people who seem to be acting recklessly, encouraging them to reconsider somewhere they've placed their trust or a course of action.
Understanding before mastery Alithea's experiences with magic has taught her the dangers of getting lost in the pursuit of a goal. Self-possession and a clear mind are needed before a skill can be wielded effectively.
1. What is your character? Where are they from?
Alithea grew up in Nex as a zealous devotee of Nethys. She served on a research team tasked with finding new types of weaponized magic. After some of her team's experiments led to a release of a massive amount of magical energy, Alithea tried her best to contain the energy, being the most skilled abjurer on the team, but the whole team and innocent bystanders were killed. This catastrophe rattled Alithea to her core and helped redefine Alithea's understanding of magic. Magic was now something that could be devious and dangerous, and that it must be treated with great caution, and that one must understand not only magic but how they are choosing to use it. After this revelation, she left Nex and enrolled in the Magaambya, a school known for their more cautious and different type of magic. After spending a few years exploring the magic at the Magaambya, she began to explore her divine powers moving to the Serene Circle Irori's realm, to cultivate her discipline.
2. What is your character's portfolio?
Alithea's concerns are primarily based on truth, understanding, and protection, especially when it comes to magic. She encourages the study of magic to understand its fundamental nature and be able to see through and undo what she now sees as the duplicitous and addicting power of magic. This inspection should be aimed not only at the outside world but internally, to also understand one's self. She stands firmly opposed to Nethys's unrestricted pursuit of magic.
3. What does your character look like?
In actuality, Alithea is a Garundi human woman with several grey streaks in her hair, which is long but often worn up in a bun. She favors plain robes rather than ostentatious robes, despite her divinity. Her appearance is intentionally left as her human self, as that is her true origin, and she does not seek to change it.
4. How did your character become a demigod?
5. Where does your character live?
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