Hathluu (a Pale House for Opherian Scrolls)...Tue 29 August 2017 by Olde House Rules from Pits Perilous
This week, we're serving up a NEW PALE HOUSE for BoP: Opherian Scrolls for use in your own campaigns: HATHLUU is a lesser-known house, being concerned with torture and interrogations, but also ritual sacrifice, which figures prominently even in Youngling culture. As such, they serve Uku Utargarath, a demon lord especially fond of graven images and depicted in numerous altars and the elaborate temple in Yaminse. His servants perform UKU'S OFFERING, allowing them to sacrifice once per day. UKU'S OFFERING allows the user to convert a single slain enemy, although never any undead, into a BOON; usually, a bit of fantastic good luck within the same game day. The power of this is always proportional to the strength of the sacrifice made. Note that for game purposes, a bound/helpless captive can be slain instantly, and that an agent of Uku will usually appear... UKU (Goru/Goruku/Urukurum) is a huge (12' tall) demon clad in the skins of former enemies, all inscribed in runes detailing their confessions gained through torture. In combat, he attacks with his single horn for 1d6+1 damage or his whips, a successful hit from which extracts a single confession from its victim and incapacitates them for 1d6+4 rounds from the horrific pain inflicted.
Victims of Torture (Gaming Edition)...
Ok, so death happens in games. That's a given. But maybe there are fates worse than death, at least while it's happening. And maybe instead of death, your character isread more
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