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The Dark Master
The Dark Master
Greater Deity (19)
Symbol: A Triangle with Gems for Points
Portfolio: Rulers, Contracts, Spellcasters, Humans, Scholars, and Merchants
Cleric Alignments: NE, LN, LE
Domains: Darkness, Domination, Evil, Inquisition, Knowledge, Law, Magic, Mind, Pact, Planning, Spell, Tyranny, Wealth
Favored Weapon: Light Mace (scepter)
Sebastian is known as the Ruler of the Gods, The Dark Master, or simply the High Lord. All denizens of Vanir, Loxosphil, and Talbral acknowledge his presence, and most evil creatures worship him as well as their patron.
Sebastian’s main goal is to control all lands on this world and for all sentient beings to acknowledge his superiority and bow to him. He and his Brother and Sister are of one being, and an affront to them is an insult to him. He relishes their existence as their personalities allow him to focus on his own goals. He is jealous of any subverting his power and tolerates no dissention from his faithful.
He is not interested in destruction. He understands that people have desires and he uses them to bend people to his will. He seeks order and prosperity within his domain and understands that sometimes negotiation can reap more benefits than a show of force.
He is usually portrayed as a large robed figure whose face is shrouded in the darkness of its hood. His eyes glow with a barley restrained power.
Clergy and Temples
Sebastian’s priests always wear purple, and any cleric beyond the rank of Acolyte is always dressed in Masterwork clothing of the finest make available. Although his followers do not set the trends in fashion, they are always up to date in the latest styles.
Often times higher ranked clerics hold a seat of political power as well, as the ceremonies and rituals of the Dark Master are efficient and succinct. His church is more concerned with gaining real, practical power than leading the masses in meaningless rituals.
His Churches are places of business or political intrigue, and lower ranked priests will deal with the mundane, while the Higher priests are movers and shakers. Any priest can be called upon as a witness in any transaction and the church stands behind each one, as those who undermine the legitimacy and reputation of Dark master are given to the Reaper’s Fleshsculptors as punishment.