Updated: I corrected a few typos and eliminated a couple of small errors. (Such as listing criminals among the occupations held by the society's members: While they may have a few members who have fallen into criminal ways, they would be very reluctant to bring such people into their organization. The Brotherhood's members would be more likely to be branded as criminals only in those lands lost to evil customs, where they would quietly strive to overthrow the corruption darkening the land.) Go to Comment
The helm and the plumes reward the faithful, even if they have some doubts. Those who just pay lip service to the Brotherhood's purpose and beliefs are the ones who will fail to recognize them.
"Is this person trying to be faithful to the Quest?" is the question. Someone who has become cynical or who has decided that the quest is not real will not truly see the helm or the plumes. On the other hand, someone who is struggling with doubt, but is earnestly trying to find the truth, will perceive the items as they are. There's more than one reason that the Outer Order is called the Searchers. Go to Comment
His worshippers think the Lord of Battles is good...
I pictured them as a group that tries to embody all that is good and noble, but vulnerable to many of the same excesses that plagued other medieval religious groups. Their status as a "secret order" could lead them to being hunted as heretics, or they could decide that they have the right to judge and eliminate members of their church who fail to uphold the standards they support.
Just because someone is basically good, doesn't mean that other "good" folks won't come into conflict with them. Go to Comment
What is not to like about an original saint, one the people would truly recognize as their own. One has to wonder about those relics, and how many of them have actual power... what about his staff with the jingling bells, or his worn shoes...
...yes, there is a bit of strange melancholy, besides the humour, in those swine posts. :) Go to Comment
there is just something about pigs and fantasy (and horror)...
did I mention that I love a good, realistic saint? Yandrick is original, and begs to be added to a campaign. As others have mentioned, nice mix of humor and, hmmm, dare I say...a bit of angst. And of course, the obligatory 'weird' relics!