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November 23, 2005, 3:58 pm

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The Worship of Mothon


The True Deity’s worship is kept quiet and out of the public eye. Public Religions persecute Mothon worshipers and their strange powers.

The True Deity’s worship is kept quiet and out of the public eye. Public Religions persecute Mothon worshipers and their strange powers.

Wise Ones are simply people educated by other Wise Ones. There is no “central authority”. They are taught the basic tenants of the universe, in addition to meditative techniques and how to keep their studies away from the public eyes. Once you have the basic wisdoms, members find themselves able to “alter reality” in serving Mothon’s needs. This is clerical miracles rather than standard spells.

New members of the church are recruited by other members of the church. After a period of “feeling out” the new member, the group decides to bring the new member in.  The new member is taught the basic wisdom of Mothon. Each group collects the wisdom it can from its own member and from correspondence with other groups (usually coded).

In short, they will function like a secret demon cult, hiding from the false conventional religions and the governments that are propped up by them.

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December 14, 2005, 13:29
Hmmm... intriguing. What are those strange powers the worshippers come to possess?
December 18, 2005, 12:41
That should vary with campaign. I see them as minor edits to reality, changing little thing. Think Amberish shifting (without the actual transference) or non paradox generating coincidental magic from Mage. These powers need to be very different than spells. The degree of reality change possible needs to be based upon the GM and the amount of power they want in their game.

Examples: Changing Distances between two places, things that existed no longer, or things appear. The catch is some people will assume that these changes were always "the way things were". Others, those "vested" in the thing changed, will notice the change.

Remember that these changes must serve Mothon's will, not neccisarily your needs. Those should dovetail each other, but not always.

These powers would scare the begeezes out of people once they were aware of them. For all they know, Mothon worshpers could make them no longer exist. Thus the hunting and destruction of these worshipers.
Voted Pariah
December 23, 2005, 23:24
Wow, and wow. I really wouldn't want to start persecuting the worshipers of this god.
December 27, 2005, 15:50
Actually they do, quite a bit. Mostly they are afraid of the powers the worship grants. It is something they do not understand.

Also remember that these changes must serve Mothon's will, not neccisarily the needs of the caster. Since he does not care if he is worshiped or not, Mothon worshipers will get indifferent results trying to save themselves.
Voted Cheka Man
July 11, 2006, 17:57
Not to be confused with the other god who's Priests hold everything up.
Voted Murometz
January 25, 2011, 11:38

I really like Mothon, but maybe this part on his worship could have just gone into the original Mothon sub, as an added paragrpah. Not too much "meat" here. But still a good read.

Voted Silveressa
January 25, 2011, 17:54

I'd have to second  Muro, the sub would work equally well appended to the original since it 's mostly extra background and detail.

That bit aside though, it;s useful additional info and helps round out the original sub.

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While setting up camp for the night, the PC's are aproached by another group of adventurers who seem nice enough. The road is somewhat dangerous and the other group suggests camping together. The two bands split watches, one adventurer from each group watching at once. The night goes by without incident, the next day the PC's travel with the other group as they are going the same way.

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