Bleeding the Host - Disciples of Ghlaunder


Lost Omens Campaign Setting General Discussion


One of the things I love most about Golarion is that there is a ton of stuff left unwritten. It allows me to expand on things in my games and invent new things to further enrich the game world. A part of the setting that always interests me are the divine being they have and how the interact with their followers and each other. On one of the Pathfinder FB pages I play a little game of creativity where I ask about what kind of character you would make to follow a god. This week I'm looking at Ghlaunder, the Demi-God of infection, Parasites, and Stagnation.

Sitting at our theoretical gaming table, our GM turns to us and says, "All of the characters must be followers of Ghlaunder, although they do not need to be divine casters." What character do you make? Who is he? Why has he chosen The Gossamer King as his patron? In what ways does he further the Demi-God‘s goals? Why would he be attracted to this beings doctrine?

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There is a cult of Ghlaunder (posing as Desna worshippers to the unintiated) presented in Feast of Ravenmoor. That module has quite a bit of information about how the leaders of the town of Ravenmoor made their pact with evil. It's an interesting read.

Hmm


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There is a cult of Ghlaunder (posing as Desna worshippers to the unintiated) presented in Feast of Ravenmoor. That module has quite a bit of information about how the leaders of the town of Ravenmoor made their pact with evil. It's an interesting read.

Hmm

It a module I never played or even read or own for that matter. But I'll take a look.


Personally, I would make a lizard folk druid of Ghlaunder. The reason he would follow Ghlaunder is because (if I have the liberty of affecting the lore to such a degree) he realized that plagues, such as those spread by particularly voracious parasites, were the only real chance his people had of throwing off a much stronger force from a conquering nearby empire.

His ultimate goal would be to create highly durable and infectious parasites that would benefit lizard folk, but decimate anything else.

(Partially stolen from The Elder Scrolls series, it's said the plague of Black Marsh was created by an Argonian in order to drive the empire out of the Marsh; hence why it had no affect on Argonians.)


An alchemist, trying to create bombs that are swarms of parasites. He worships Ghlaunder because he is the go to god for infestation.


Good stuff. That's what I like to see.

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