A Hitchhicker's Guide to the Planes
The Belivers of the Sourse
“So you messed up in your last life? That bad, huh?”
- Kurki, often called the Mad, of the Godsmen,
chatting with a patch of razorvine
Forging the Chains of Belief
The Believers of the Source have a simple, yet very complex philosophy. They espouse that all cutters are created to improve themselves, to learn new tricks and new darks. When they die, they’re recycled souls come around again, learning a little more each time. You might think that was hard to prove, but the Godsmen, as they are called, (for many reckon that after enough learning, a cutter’ll eventually get to the top of the ladder and become a power!) love to tinker with memories of past lives. Many of ‘em can trace their own soul’s history back generations.
They don’t just look backwards though; the Believers are very forward-thinking too. Always planning and pushing themselves to the limit, these bloods make the boldest adventurers, the most diligent workers (bar the Bytopian gnome, naturally), and the hardest thinkers. They certainly made me work to collect this chant on their faction, berk!
Philosophy: All life springs from the same divine source, ascending and descending in form as the cosmos tests it.
Factol: Amhar Vergrove.
Sigil HQ: Great Foundry (Lower Ward).
Home Field: Ethereal demiplanes.
Allies: Athar, Doomguard (temporary ally).
Enemies: Bleak Cabal, Dustmen.
Good With People [Namer] (Ex): You may take advantage of your faction’s reputation for honesty and fairness: you gain a +8 faction bonus to Diplomacy checks, and Diplomacy is always a class skill.
Resurrection Immunity [Namer] (Su): Godsmen may be reincarnated, but never resurrected by raise dead or similar spells.
Past Life Experience [Factotum] (Su): A number of times per day equal to your wisdom modifier (minimum 1), you may add a +4 faction bonus to any one skill check. This bonus represents the intuition you’ve gained from past lives. You must choose to use this ability before the roll is made.
Cycle of Incarnations [Factor] (Su): When reincarnated, you may choose your new form instead of randomly rolling for it. You may not choose a form you’ve already assumed; believers are expected to advance themselves with each death to a new state of being. May choose a non-standard form, at the DM’s discretion.