Everything about Illarion that fits nowhere else. / Alles über Illarion was inhaltlich in kein anderes Board passt.
i think, the only way should be, to cut off that follower's head.*Can a follower of Moshran be free of that bond?
That happens in the best case for your character. Fast and painfull. Could be worserKeikan Hiru wrote:Moshran will make his ex-follower explode in a bloody, messy fountain of gore.
Moshran - God of Blood and Bones. wrote:
Prayed to for:
Big battles, sharp blades, power and wealth without taking care of something. Orcish war god. Power for necromantic spells or undead beings.
In most places just known as the Blood-God or Bone-Lord, people prefer not to call him by his real name. Mighty, powerful, war-loving and blood lusty. Shows some hidden wisdom and sometimes rough humor. Helps strong evil people; his regime is dominated by pain and violence.
Appears as a strong, tall orcish warlord, his clothes and weapons drenched in blood, ore as an old Lich who teaches necromancers.
Likes good battles, even with unfair methods. Expects unquestioned loyalty and living flesh as a sacrificial offering. Dislikes weaknesses of all kind.
Moshran is the "Blood God" of several blood-thirsty orcish war tribes, who takes living sacrifices. His altairs are often drenched in blood. His followers are few, evil beings. Their rituals are always bloody. Sometimes, an evil orc shaman or warlord prays to Moshran, telling the other orcs of the tribe to sacrifice the God under another name. Moshran priests often hide their identities, because they will be attacked by the most righteous people. Evil necromancers call Moshran the "Bone Lord", because he grants them knowledge and power - for a horrible price. Unlike the followers of Cherga, they are not satisfied with immortality - they want power in eternity. Moshran teaches the most worthy and powerful evil ones dark, runeless and unholy rituals. When a Moshran follower dies, Moshran will count the numbers of that ones victims, and his effectivity. If the person was "worthy" enough, he will perhaps be sent back as a powerful undead (most are slain by some powerful heroes), and if not, he enslaves the soul to do minor services. Some of these "servants" have become powerful demon-like creatures over some time, and proved worthy to roam the world again, or have become Moshran's helpers. Amongst his helpers are always intrigues and plans to overthrow the ones in a higher position. The soul of those who fail Moshran is forfeit. It is said that he will brand them with his claws of death marking them as his alone. They may try to hide or seek protection, but to no avail. He doesn't search for them as time playes in his hands. Eventually they will stand in front of him and their soul will be tortured in eternity to give pleasure to the Blood God.
Backround of orcs wrote:[...]And Moshran is the warbringer, who will deliver untameable battle frenzy to a warrior who has wisely sacrificed to him. However, he is also considered to be very fickle and easy to enrage—this is the reason why many orcs prefer to pray to Malachin before an impeding battle, because in a battle frenzy of Moshran it is normally impossible to differentiate between friend and foe.[...]
Backround of humans wrote: 1.7 Black Cultists
There are Black Cultists from nearly any tribe or race (although it is as likely as never for halflings or elvenkind to become Black Cultists). The Black Cultists are infamous throughout the world and they are followers or even clerics of Moshran or one of his "children". They have faith only in that the utmost strongest and devious will triumph over all others in the end. They refrain from doing anything which they expect no personal benefit or gain from. And they never do any favors, because such could be interpreted as "goodness" or "weakness".
Oftenly, they employ the magickal schools of Necromancy and Demonology. This creed is however forbidden in all realms, because they always use this knowledge recklessly and exclusively for their own selfish benefits. This is the reason why they oftenly operate from the dark, under a shroud of secrecy. These cults usually only exist a very few years, because the members of these group tend to murder eachother and denounce eachother publically, in order to occupy the position of those who they "moved out of the way". At latest when the public or authorities has learned of their doings and proximity, their doings and lives tend to find an end.
Creation mythology is completely meaningless to the Black Cultists. Only the stronger will be victorious in the end, and that is no doubt to them Moshran or one of his three immortals. Against this, the past holds no weight. They are convinced that after death they will find rank and file in the armies of Moshran. Whoever in life was cunning, wily, and unyielding, shall be rewarded with high honor or even become a lich or demonkin; but woe those who have failed in their lives, for they will find a rankless and honorless spot in the front rows of a useless conflict, or end up as a servatile spirit of a drunkard goblin.
He'd stop you being baptised by diving in front and being baptised himself, then recite something of the bible and they'd all walk off muddly into the sunset while the Flanders family have rainbows and such around them.Rugh'toh wrote:Imagine you would say to your dad: "Hey, dad, I don't like you any more. I have a new dad now, Flanders, the guy you've always hated your whole damned life."
..what do you think your father would do...?
Aegohl wrote:I think it's a wee bit silly to think that you can pray all day to the good gods your whole life and never expect to see them (this as comes from Damien, who refused to allow any sort of divine intervention-related quests) and yet Moshran has so much time on his hands, is so beholden to his worshippers, and so petty that he would make sure to put it on his things-to-do list to kill his worshippers because they sent a spare prayer to someone else.
Keikan, your experience as Darlok might have been different, but that would be because you were playing with yourself in one way or another. Most of these Moshran worshippers can't GM themselves up a meeting with god.