For this week’s DM-nastic, we are going to create a clerical order based on the format of DM-Nastics 29. All categories marked with an X may have multiple entries. You are encouraged to only submit one idea for these entries, but if you have more than one that you really want included, go for it! Also note that category 11 is the catch-all category for any juicy ideas unrepresented by any other category.
1) Name of the order -
2) (Preferred) alignment of members -
3) Patron deity = Pelor
4) Mission -
5) Symbol/heraldry -
6) Why did they form?
7) Where are they founded?
8x) Tenets - the principles they adhere to while performing their mission
9x) Notable figures in the order
10x) Historic achievements
11) You do you!
Let's life those mental weights!!
Last Edit: Jul 22, 2021 21:10:22 GMT by joatmoniac
Post by Koldik Steelskin on Jul 23, 2021 17:08:44 GMT
Both The Symbol for this order and a magical Item given to members making their way up in the order, these shields are renowned among all followers of Pelor. the shield is a Legendary Item and has the following Effects:
on the front of this shield is the symbol of a sword which can be pulled forth from the shield to create a magical Sun Sword this sword has the stats of a Longsword but deal Radiant Damage.
These Shields can be used like sending stones to communicate with others who have the shield.
1) Name of order - The Ghadam (Maltese for bones). They worship bones, what they represent and the history(ies) that they tell. They are history buffs, use bones for augury, and live to preserve the past in all forms.
Forgot that I had an account: 1) Name of order - The Ghadam (Maltese for bones). They worship bones, what they represent and the history(ies) that they tell. They are history buffs, use bones for augury, and live to preserve the past in all forms: writing, statues, celebrations/festivals, plays, storytelling.
Once upon a time, two long time friends and clerics of Pelor were returning home for the first time in a long time. Upon arriving at their home town they found that the land was hot and dry, the people cowered from them and pleaded to Pelor for mercy when confronted. Their families told them that the town had been cursed by Pelor with drought. That night both received visions from Pelor, “defend my name from ancient fright, bring the past into my light.” Over the next few days they worked with the local priests to investigate the origins of the accusations against Pelor. They found that the claims began when several miners had died, reports were that they had stumbled out of dark tunnels shriveled up like dried leaves. Several miners were arrested for “hiding from the sun and practicing dark ways in dark tunnels'', now all shriveled as they lurched and abled around the cells; the miners had claimed they had uncovered buried ruins but were now listless and unresponsive. In the tunnels below the clerics found an ancient temple, sealed to prevent the spread of a moisture draining bacteria that turned a body to dust down to the bones, then knit itself around the bones functioning as ligament and muscle to spread itself. The only weapon against the bacteria was sunlight, as suggested by Palor in their vision. lighting the dark tunnels with Pelor’s holy light stunned the bacteria while the bones were dragged into sunlight. Excavating the crypt was dangerous work and took years (it had a lot of bones), the clerics doing the work became ever more enamored with bones and the ancient secrets buried with them. Over time this “obsession” made other clerics uncomfortable; led by the two friends they were awarded their own order under the temple of Pelor, called the Ghadam. They became the bone keepers and given responsibility for the crypts, graves, and bones of Pelor’s faithful (think along the lines of priests of Arkay in Skyrim); though that was long ago and their mission has changed (possibly several times) over the centuries.
4) Mission To protect the preservation of natural life and the dignity of the dying/recently dead. (This order focus' on Pelor's oversight of time, specifically the end of someones personal time, and the alleviation of suffering. They also connect to Pelor's directives to bring light into dark places, showing kindness, mercy and compassion.)
5) Symbol/heraldry A pale white mask with eye holes and a moon on the forehead, surrounded in black.
6) Why did they form? They formed as need arose from wars and general deaths where people generally may have been ignorant of clerical rites. The Order of the Whispered Veil tries to become familiar with all specific funerary rites and traditions to accommodate all.
7) Where are they founded? Though they have a cathedral dedicated to the order, their founding member was a native to the Shadowfell. This individual rose up out of the mire and dark to find faith and purpose.
8x) Tenets Dignity in Death: Those dying need company and respect, and sometimes assistance Natural is not always Nice: Some natural deaths, specifically from terminal illnesses are traumatic by themselves. The Order helps those meet their end on their terms. Live to the End: Though the Order may assist in some circumstances, mainly they will help people see out their life span. Guide and Guard: It is not just about the physical. The Order care for the mental wellness of the dying and the dyings families as well.
9x) Notable figures in the order Leader: The Veiled Warden Branches of the Order: - Doomguides: Administer mental support such as preparing the dying, grief counselling and the like. - Doomguards: Seek to help people meet death naturally (at the end of their lifespan) and so can be found protecting Life from monsters, natural disasters and other such things that would cut life short.
10x) Historic achievements It is said that the Battle of Theran would have made the valleys run with blood rivers had not the Veils taken a stand. Early one morning the clergy, Guides and Guards all, spoke in whispers of the coming conflict. A decision was made and before the fort woke, they had left. They took up position in a pass where the attacking army would need to pass through and collapsed a cliff wall to bottle neck the route. For three days they held, slowly being picked off until finally their ranks were shattered. It mattered not however. They have given the fort enough time to evacuate. Many years later a scholar, who was a child at the time, wrote about this event. They had seen the Order leave that morning and he asked one of them, an elf with starry eyes, why they went to fight alone. The elf replied with five simple words; "The needs of the many..."
11) You do you! The Order of the Whispered Veil may not seem like a classic order or in tune with other orders of Pelor but most gods of Death don't observe the dying portion or those left in the wake of a death. This is where the Whispered Veil comes in. The Order works to help support the dying and those connected to the dying. It deals with picking up the physical needs found when someone is too sick or close to death to fulfill their normal responsibilities. It also confronts the tricky mental journeys people go through as they and they come to terms with their or a family members mortality. Once the person in question has passed, they stay to support the bereaved for a time as well.
Time and again while scrying arcane airwaves that offered mental exercises, I heard the siren call of a sea witch, imploring me to come take part in the communal scribing. I hope the party isn't too far along but you know what they say about wizards being late...
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