The Reaper

Alestair Talmek

The Reaper
Greater Deity (18)
Symbol: A globe of slitted, lidless eyes
Home Plane:
Alignment: NE
Portfolio: Warriors, Monstrous Races, Giants, Aberrations, Death, Underworld,
Worshipers: Any
Cleric Alignments: NE, LE, CE, N
Domains: Death, Deathbound, Destruction, Evil, Hatred, Mind, Retribution,
Strength, Undeath, War,
Favored Weapon: Greataxe

Alestair is known solely as the Reaper, as all living creatures eventually fall under his control in death. All people of all four realms acknowledge his presence, and either seeks to appease him or to protect their souls from falling into his domain in death.
Dogma
Alestair is for the most part portrayed as emotionless. He has no desires other than to mete out death and he is constantly seeking new, efficient ways to do so. He does not bargain or give quarter, as there is nothing that can be offered to him that he would covet. Although it is obvious that he concerns himself with his siblings, it is very business like.
If he was said to have one interest it is in creating new forms of destruction. He has created several new horrific monstrosities that have been let loose upon the world and are feared by all.
Alestair diligently guards his underworld, where the souls of the dead are kept and tortured. Whether this is on orders from his brother or for his own reasons is unknown. He will sometimes release a soul, but always exacts a price. Only the most devoted worshipers of the Three are spared this eternal torment and instead sent to his sister’s realm of decadence.
He is portrayed as an immensely muscular man with dark black skin that shines as if it was made of marble. Sometimes he appears as a large humanoid whose entire body is made of slitted, lidless eyes, and his Angel of Death always appear in this form.
Clergy and Temples
Clerics of the Reaper always wear deep blood red. His temples are both training grounds for the warrior priests and mortuaries for the dead, and are usually surrounded by vast graveyards.
Higher ranked priests command small armies or guardsmen who uphold the laws of the surrounding lands. Followers of the Reaper make up the bulk of Vanir’s and Talbral’s armies.
A small sect of the Reaper’s church known as the Fleshsculptors has recently been growing in and around Talbral. They are said to perform rites and experiments on men of all races trying to create new aberrations in an attempt to please their patron.

The Reaper

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