The Temple to Amaethon

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Interior Detail of Temple

This small temple is found in the Village of Cresthaven. The exterior is is carved into a stone mountain. Inside, the sanctuary is a large circle and features a simple stone altar typically framed with seasonal flowers. Parts of it are half-finished, perhaps being repaired or never completed.

The Faith

The temple is dedicated to the deity Amaethon. The faithful here are expertly catechized and have an expansive knowledge of the faith. One particular relic is considered extremely lucky to touch, and the local priest has trouble keeping tourists from laying hands on the delicate holy items.

The Relic

The Icon of Amaethon

The icon appears as a rectangular plaque, crafted of the finest darkwood and alder, adorned with small opals, garnets, and aquamarines. The wood is laminated with crushed Martyr Beetle paste, and inlaid with a polished sheet of onyx. Etched into the onyx is the famous and often depicted scene of Amaethon slaying the Forty-Four Devils of Arawn on Mt. Serebus with his scythe. The upper part of the plaque features a life-like, elongated bearded face carved into the wood. This is Amaethon. It is rumored (but not confirmed) that Amaethon’s visage will open its wooden mouth and speak wisdoms into the ear of any devil-hunter, who carries the plaque into battle against those same infernal foes. Its whereabouts are currently unknown.

Note: If a strap is attached to the back of the plaque, it is possible to use it as a small shield in battle.

The Priest

Harder: Male Half-elf Cleric

Str 0, Dex +1, Con 0, Int -1, Wis +1, Cha +2.

Harder has short blonde hair and green eyes who seeks to free himself from an ancient curse. The opposite of the Troublemaker, this priest is the mouthpiece of the nobility. He decries peasant revolt as heretical and emphasizes the loving and godly nature of the king. He is paid handsomely by the royal court, though he hides it to not appear so much a marionette.

The Faithful

The congregation is large families and many rangers and outdoorsmen. They lack faith and respect, rolling their eyes at sermons and ignoring the commandments.

Temple Services

  • Cure wounds (1st level) – 10 gp
  • Divination – 210 gp
  • Greater Restoration – 450 gp
  • Holy Water – 10 gp
  • Identify – 20 gp
  • Lesser Restoration – 40 gp
  • Prayer of healing (2nd level) – 40 gp
  • Raise dead – 1,250 gp
  • Remove curse – 90 gp
  • Speak with dead – 90 gp

Oddities Shoppe of Cresthaven

Location

Located in the eastern edge of the Cresthaven, this shop trades in antiques and other rarities. The street outside is lined with a low stone wall.

Description

The shop is a single storey timber framed building, with a reinforced wooden door and tall elf-wrought wooden shelves. There are always adventurers about trying to sell a few items that they’ve “scavenged”.

Shopkeeper

The shopkeeper is run by a male half-elf named Mike, and a female elf Evan. He was once an adventurer, but retired after defeating the Dragon of the Hillstone Woods. Where as she was a successful thief with a taste for the macabre.

Items

Potion of Protection from Acid (5th) (750 gp)
A watery viridian serum, contained in a spherical glass flask.

Potion of Remove Sickness (50 gp)
This translucent potion causes one’s hair to turn black when used.

Scroll of Summon Swarm (150 gp)

Potion of Healing (25 gp)

Map – Titan’s Teeth

Titan's Teeth Tower Map
Titan’s Teeth Tower Map

The wonderful Dyson Logos has released this amazing tower map!

There is a stout tower along the Akkedis Trail that is decorated with massive white chunks of stone along its battlements. To those who pass through its shadow on the trail it has become known as either the Crown of Teeth, or the Titan’s Teeth.

It is said that the “teeth” were pulled from the ancient corpse of a primordial titan of wind and sight. The same tales would claim that the teeth confer some of the titan’s powers to those who stand atop the tower, granting the ability to see incredible distances and to accurately shoot at twice or three times the normal range of a longbow.

The Titan’s Teeth has four levels above ground (plus the battlements) one level half underground and a final “dungeon” level underground that contains a secret passage to the surface some distance away.

This is the first map released on the blog under a fully free commercial license. For more information on the license or to download the map with or without grid, head on over to the blog post at:

https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/tuesday-map-titans-teeth/