Rathemon Starforge (Adam)
Level 2 Cleric of Sarenrae, Human -Osirian
Rathemon Starforge hails from the great city of Sothis.
He is loyal to the Ruby Prince and his god, Sarenrae.
In bygone ages, the pharaohs of Ancient Osirion created
wonders beyond reason. They concocted potent arcane
plagues to destroy their enemies and erected mighty
monuments capable of entrapping the souls of deities.
Let the other factions jockey for meager political fancy
or table scraps like favorable economic sanctions,
Osirians say. This faction is interested in rediscovering
the powerful artifacts of ancient Osirion and preventing
their theft by aggressive powers, such as Cheliax. Once
these artifacts are returned to their rightful hands, the
glories of the ancient days will herald the rise of a new age
of dominance for Osirion.
Sarenrae (pronounced SAER-en-ray) is a neutral good Pathfinder deity, associated with Healing and the Sun.
She teaches temperance and patience in all things. Compassion and peace are her greatest virtues, and if enemies of the faith can be redeemed, they should be. Yet there are those who have no interest in redemption, who glory in slaughter and death. From the remorseless evil of the undead and fiends to the cruelties born in the hearts of mortals, Sarenrae’s doctrines preach swift justice delivered by the scimitar’s edge. To this end, she expects her faithful to be skilled at swordplay, both as a form of martial art promoting centering of mind and body, and so that when they do enter battle, their foes do not suffer any longer than necessary.
The church of Sarenrae is mostly composed of altruistic priests who are also ready to be stern should it be warranted. The church is known for blessing crops, healing the sick, and reforming criminals and evil doers. They are often consulted to solve feuds and disputes among neighbors and family. The Empire of Kelesh holds her as their patron deity and is responsible for spreading her faith throughout the Inner Sea.
A large portion of Sarenrae’s priests are composed of clerics, but within their ranks are also paladins and rangers, as well as a few druids and bards. Some priests work as personal retainers or healers for the wealthy, while others survive on assistance from congregational worshipers. A common form of worship by priests is to awaken with the dawn and give thanks and praise to the rising sun. The scimitar is a favored weapon and its use is held in high regard. In battle, Sarenrae’s clerics become dervishes, ready to destroy irredeemable corruption.
The temples of the Dawnflower are open-air buildings. Priests often travel from one temple to the next. The Everlight Oasis in Kelesh is a popular site of pilgrimage for followers of the goddess. Church services are held outdoors and are joyous affairs that feature singing, dancing, and music.
Rathemon comes from a long line of members from the House of Starforge, believed to have arisen in the north in the far distant past. Growing up in Sothis in the church of Sarenrae, he wanted to visit the north and the rest of the world of Golarion in order to empower Sarenrae and his country. He is altruistic yet realistic. His healing empowers his goddess and his knowledge and adventures will empower his country.
Rathemon has completed the following scenarios:
Aug 6, 2011 Gen Con 2011 #3-01: The Frostfur Captives
Aug 6, 2011 Gen Con 2011 #2-EX: The Midnight Mauler
Aug 7, 2011 Gen Con 2011 #2-24: Shadow’s Last Stand—Part II: Web of Corruption
Aug 15, 2012 AUG2012 #2-23: Shadow’s Last Stand—Part I: At Shadow’s Door
Feb 1, 2014 FEB 2014 1 #3-18: The God’s Market Gamble
Feb 1, 2014 FEB 2014 2 #3-18: The God’s Market Gamble