Savage Tide Adventure Path
Church of the Whirling Fury
|Criterion||Affiliation Score Modifier|
|Character level||+1/2 PC’s level|
|Base attack bonus of +5 or higher||+1|
|Base attack bonus of +10 or higher||+2|
|Member of champion of Gwynharwyf prestige class||+2|
|Completes a mission assigned by Lady Silvermane||+2|
|Defeats a demon in combat (the demon’s CR must be greater than character’s level)||+1/4 demon’s CR|
|Destroy an artifact tied to the Abyss||+4|
|Makes a pilgrimage to the Court of Stars||+4|
|Associated with those who consort with demons||-2|
|Summons a demon to the Material Plane||-10|
|Gains fiendish graft, symbiont, or other boon from a demonic source||-20|
Symbol: A vortex of wind behind a pair of crossed scimitars.
Background, Goals, and Dreams: The Church of the Whirling Fury seeks to oppose the advance of demonic influences into the Material Plane, while at the same time venerating its patron, the eladrin paragon Gwynharwyf. It keeps its presence in Sasserine subtle, operating on the theory that to openly oppose such dangerous forces invites open retaliation from the enemy. The church was founded by an elven woman known to the church members only as Lady Silvermane.
Enemies and Allies: The Church Opposes all those who would traffic with demons and who would seek to allow demons and their influence to extend into the Material Plane. Evil religions. cabals of conjurers, and demon cultists are viewed with equal contempt. The church is wary of the Witchwardens, as it suspects some of its members of such activity.
Members: The Church of the Whirling Fury is a place of worship for those dedicated to the eladrin paragon Gwynharwyf. Her faithful consist of only a few dozen, and of these only a few know her by her name. Members meet once, a month on the night of the new moon to offer prayers and hear Lady silvermane speak. According to Lady Silvermane, a time will soon come to Sasserine when the people will need protection from themselves and it falls to the faithful of the Whirling Fury to cast aside their secrecy at this time to defend the city.
Secrets: The church’s true nature is known to only a few (such as Father Ruphus Laro of the church of St. Cuthbert), A carytid column is said to guard the church, and rumors of a larger complex below the above ground structure persist among its lay members.
Scale: 3 (Small Church)
Titles, Benefits and Duties: Members of the Church of the Whirling Fury are expected to remain silent about the church secrets and to keep their affiliation private except among their most trusted friends and allies. When in Sasserine, they are expected to attend the monthly meetings but eventually all members are expected to leave the city for prolonged periods so they can seek out and oppose demonic intrusions into the world.
|Affiliation Score||Title: Benefits and Duties|
|3 or lower||Not affiliated or junior member with no benefits|
|4-10||Ardent Acolyte: The church welcomes you as a faithful member of the congregation.|
|11-20||Blade Warden: May requisition one potion of protection from evil per month|
|21-29||Fury Knight:+1 on attack rolls and weapon damage made against demons. Must defeat a CR 9 demon in single combat to attain this title.|
|30 or higher||Favored of Gwynharwyf: Gwynharwyf herself has taken note of you and assigns a ghaele eladrin to you as a guardian angel. This grants you a+1 sacred bonus on all saving throws made against attacks from demons. Up to once a month as a swift action, you may call upon your guardian ghaele eladrin to aid you with one task, but doing so lowers your affiliation score by 4. Must defeat a CR 13 demon in single combat to attain this title+1|