Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Warlocks of Chernobog, Part I

Chaotic Demon Lord of Doom-Corruption

Tenets of Chernobog 
*Spread doom via one of the following corruptions of the Gods, so as to defeat Belobog!
Cherno-Perun: brutality, puritannicalism, devastation
Cherno-Lada: obsession, heart-games, manipulation
Cherno-Veles: subversion, skulduggery, anarchy
Cherno-Mokosh: smothering, overindulgence, oppression
Cherno-Dazbog: chaos, madness, upheaval
Cherno-Baba Yaga: fear, being overly difficult, plague-slaughter 

Warlocks of Chernobog
Special: Chernobog is served by warlocks. In a sense, they are anti-clerics, since they work to subvert the message of a particular divinity (and thereby Belobog, Chernobog's arch-foe), rather than spread it. This trait is referred to as a 'doom-corruption's divinity'. For example, a warlock of Cherno-Perun would appear much like a follower of Perun to the untrained eye, but would actually be working to corrupt the tenets of Perun, or at least to promote Perun's extreme dark side.
Allowed Weapons: per the doom-corruption's divinity, plus a hidden curved dagger
Allowed Armor: per the doom-corruption's divinity, plus a hidden black robe
Symbol: per the doom-corruption's divinity, except that close examination will show it to be sinister, inverted, and/or darker
Can Turn: Followers of Slavic divinities, and thereby Belobog!
Chernobog Mysteries: Warlocks of Chernobog can reroll a failed save up to thrice per level per day. If they are actively engaged in doom-corruption at the time, then they can pick which result they wish to keep. If not, then they must take the second result, even if it's worse.

Next week: Warlocks of Chernobog, Part II!