|Tittler|| Reaper of Reputation |
The Gray Master
King of Thieves
|Hjem||Norgorber's realm, Axis|
|Tilbedere||Thieves, assassins, murderers, spies|
|Domains||Charm, Death, Evil, Knowledge, Trickery|
|Subdomains||Daemon, Deception, Memory, Murder, Thievery, Thought|
|Favoritt Våpen||short sword|
|Roller har kunnskap om Norgorber ut i fra ranks i Knowledge (Religion). Troende av Norgorber har ett nivå mer kunnskap om Norgorber en de som følger andre guder/religioner. Prester, Paladiner og andre geistlige har to nivå mer kunnskap en andre. for eksempel en prest av Norgorber med 3 ranks i Knowledge(Religion) har kunnskap til rank 7.|
Rank 0 - Nivå 1
Norgorber (pronounced NOR-gore-ber) is known as a deity of thievery and assassination, as well as a keeper of secrets. He is called the 'Reaper of the Reputation' by some, but he has more insidious titles among his other worshipers. He remains an enigma to most, and his true motives are unknown. Many of his own followers remain ignorant of his plans and designs. Norgorber is the only evil aligned god amongst the Ascended.
Rank 1 - Nivå 2
Little is known of Norgorber’s life in Absalom before he ascended to godhood through the Test of the Starstone. Members of his debased faith go to great lengths to keep his mortal life a secret, using murder if necessary to obscure his origins. Some believe that if the Reaper of Reputation’s true nature were discovered, he would be undone. Of the known Ascended gods, he is the only evil one.
Rank 3 - Nivå 3
Troen har størst utbredelse i Absalom, Galt, Nex, Osirion, River Kingdoms, The Shackles, Taldor og Varisia.
Utseende til Guden
In artwork, he is shown only as a featureless, polished black mask, or sometimes as an invisible man dressed in thief ’s garb.
The Reaper of Reputation cares little for flashy displays of power, so his avatar appears to be a normal human dressed in brown and black, always with his face concealed or entirely invisible, but always giving the impression that he’s actually behind you even when he stands in full view of a crowd.
His herald is the Stabbing Beast, a Huge, polished, black scorpion-like creature who can take the form of a black-armored man with a stinging tail.
Relasjoner til andre Guder
Despite being evil, secretive, and dangerous, Norgorber is careful to maintain civil relations with most deities. Only Abadar, Cayden Cailean, Erastil, Iomedae, Sarenrae, and Torag refuse to speak with him, and even they have dealt with him in the past through intermediaries. As a master of secrets (whether his own or others), he is often able to use his knowledge to leverage assistance out of those who dislike him, usually for the purpose of striking a common enemy. He has been known to unexpectedly assist those who dislike or oppose him, most likely to achieve a secret goal.
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 3
Norgorber’s cult splits itself into four groups, with each focusing on one of his aspects and ignoring the others. They often wear masks as a symbol of their devotion and to keep their identities a secret (even in Absalom, where their faith is marginally allowed).
Norgorber welcomes people from all walks of life into his priesthood. Most are rogues, clerics, bards, or assassins, but shadowdancers, illusionists, enchanters, and more exotic types are not uncommon. A few druids serve Blackfingers for his patronage of poisonous creatures.
Ceremonies to Norgorber are quiet, even in cities where his faith is tolerated. Typically, a masked senior priest leads a prayer, pausing for murmured assent from the faithful.
Kirken av Norgorber, Rank 3
A temple is run by a guildmaster (usually a thief, assassin, or cleric), with lieutenants and lesser bosses in charge of various plans and controlling teams of followers.
Tegn i fra Guden
Like a thief in the night, Norgorber is subtle in his direct intervention. A pickpocket may find a gold coin in an otherwise poor man’s purse, a spy might overhear a juicy bit of information from an unexpected source, a poisoned weapon may retain its coating for a second attack, or a slain guard might die with only a quiet gurgle. Like an assassin, his anger is carefully measured and strikes suddenly. A thief might find she’s lost the jewel she was supposed to steal, a speaker might completely forget whatever important topic he was talking about, a poisoned blade might nick the hand of even a master assassin, or a skilled murderer might find himself downed with a lucky shot by an alley thug.
They celebrate his Ascension in midwinter by snatching a random person from the street, bringing him to the temple, quietly murdering him with poison, then hiding the body where it will never be found.
Rank 5 - Nivå 4
Of the few servants known by name to the faithful, the most popular are Venomfist (a poisonous water elemental), Secret Shade (a fiendish shadow), and Yellowtooth (a wererat rogue able to take the form of a rat swarm).
Kirken av Norgorber, Rank 5
Thievery, whether common or elaborate, is a typical profession for priests. Some are master imitators, stealing others’ identities and using them to cover up dark deeds or simply taking their valuables from home and vault.
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 5
Despite the division in the faith, Norgorber’s followers still work together in some regards, taking careful actions meant to shape the future, all according to some secret plan. Those who call him the Reaper of Reputation venerate him primarily as the god of secrets and are typically spies or politicians. Thieves’ guilds often venerate him as the Gray Master, and look to his skills as a thief more than anything else.
Depending on which aspect their temple favors, a priest usually has some skill in thievery, information-gathering, poison, or stealth, and those who do not usually fall victim to their comrades before they have the chance to embarrass themselves and the temple. Many lead double lives, acting as normal members of society by day and donning masks at night to enact the god’s will.
Ceremonial colors are black and brown, and the clothes themselves usually follow current fashion so the wearer can blend in with those outside the faith.
Norgorber plays his cards close to his chest, revealing almost nothing of his personality so that others cannot glean his motives or plans. He divulges things to his followers in small pieces and generalities, only telling the specifics to favored sons and daughters, and sometimes wiping the knowledge from their minds when the job is done. Beyond these basic ideas, he says little, as he does not want to disclose anything useful to his enemies.
Hellige Tekster, Rank 5
At least 17 short texts are associated with the faith, all given innocuous code names and often disguised as mundane books or encoded to prevent easy scrutiny.
Templer og Helligdommer
Temples are organized like thieves’ guilds, though temples to Blackfingers sometimes operate more like a merchant’s guild with a legitimate front selling exotic substances (some of which are deadly poisons in the right combination).
Rank 7 - Nivå 5
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 7
Many alchemists, herbalists, and assassins know him as Blackfingers and see his work in every poisoned meal and venomous beast. His most notorious and dangerous cultists are the madmen, murderers, and maniacs who call him Father Skinsaw, who believe that with every murder, the future is sculpted according to their dark god’s unknowable plan.
Kirken av Norgorber, Rank 7
Thievery, whether common or elaborate, is a typical profession for priests. Some are master imitators, stealing others’ identities and using them to cover up dark deeds or simply taking their valuables from home and vault. Others use their knowledge of alchemy, poisons, and potions to keep villains supplied in deadly goods while keeping a public face as a harmless apothecary. Some work as diplomats, spies, or negotiators, buying and selling information and contracts.
Rank 10 - Nivå 6
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 10
Followers behave according to their chosen aspect of the god. Those who worship the Reaper of Reputation are coy and secretive, those of Blackfingers tend to be bookish, those of the Gray Master are greedy and covetous, and those of Father Skinsaw are antisocial. Of course, these traits color rather than define a worshiper, and while some are caricatures of these qualities, most have the good sense to rein in their urges and present a normal attitude.
Hellige Tekster, Rank 10
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