Sunday, June 2, 2013

Campaign Design - The Lords of Hell: Gangyn


The Spider Spirit; The Venom in Shadows; Lady of a Thousand Poisons; Demon Mistress of Shadows, Spiders, and Poison

Alignment: Chaotic Evil.
Domains: Fear, Illusion, Poison, Shadow, Spider, Subterfuge.
Summon Monster: Gangyn's clerics and favored souls can summon fiendish and shadow creatures using summon monster spells.
Symbol: A kris bladed dagger, or a black spider in a web.
Favored Weapon: "Venom's sting" (dagger).

The great spider spirit Gangyn is among the most foul and vile beings that exist. Gangyn is dark and filled with envy, greed, and malice. The spider spirit is cruel and capricious even towards its own worshipers. Gangyn thrives on the raw pain and fear caused by rampant and senseless death, destruction and torture. Gangyn is dreadful and terrible and is said to be a giant spider of inky blackness surrounded by webs of impenetrable darkness. She is the fear that lurks in the shadows, and the weaver of illusions to beguile and confuse her prey. In the War in Heaven, Forseti pierced Gangyn’s darkness and cast the demoness down into Hell, earning Gangyn’s implacable enmity forever.

Although Gangyn has few followers among humans, elves, dwarves, halflings, or even orcs or goblins, she is sometimes worshiped by kobolds, and widely worshiped among the chitine who regard the spider spirit as the source of all life and power for that race. The chitine hold that the choldrith priests that are occasionally born into their ranks are the result of the direct intervention of the spider spirit herself. She also has a small but devoted following among the cien-kranula, many of whom regard her as the source of all shadows. Most of her non-chitine followers follow the assassin's path, calling upon her dominion over shadow and poison to aid their professional calling. Gangyn’s priests may treat the rogue class as an additional favored class, and most study the manufacture and use of poisons.

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