Blood Lords

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Blood Lords
(Organization)
Type Government
Leader Chancellor Kemnebi
Headquarters Mechitar, Geb
Goals Administration of Geb
Scope National
Members Mainly wizards (necromancers)

Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 75
For another meaning of "Blood Lords", please see Blood Lords (adventure path).

Until recently, the ghostly necromancer Geb, nominal ruler of his self-titled nation, rarely chose to manifest, leaving his lich Queen Arazni to act as head of state. Even with his re-emergence in 4719 AR as the nation's rightful ruler, the day-to-day administration of the kingdom continues to be carried out by the Blood Lords. Most, but not all, are powerful necromancers and are headquartered at the Ebon Mausoleum in Mechitar, and have pledged loyalty to Geb till death—and beyond, as many of them are undead already. The leader of the Blood Lords is the vampire lord, Chancellor Kemnebi. [1][2]

Members

There are about 60 Blood Lords, and they include vampires (usually moroi[3]), wraiths, mummies, shades, and liches. They look down on the nation's lesser undead nobles.[4]

Specific members include:

Favored familiars

Most Blood Lords demand longevity from their familiars, relying on undead, constructs, and outsiders. Those who prefer animal familiars usually select a creature with a deathly connotation, such as ravens and vultures.[8]

Duties

Ostensibly, the Blood Lords are a unified council tasked with almost all matters of state aside from the nation's secret police (who report directly to Geb himself). They are lawmakers, creating and adjudicating the laws that govern both the living and the dead in Geb. They act as judges, resolving disputes between mortals and the more intelligent undead. They handle military matters and they promote the nation's well-being by maintaining its numerous magical wards and looking after its interests abroad, in addition to acting as diplomats and signing treaties with other countries.[2][9]

References

  1. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 75. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jason Bulmahn, Jessica Catalan, et al. (2022). Book of the Dead, p. 177–178. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-401-7
  3. Tork Shaw. (2012). Blood of the Night, p. 24. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-470-2
  4. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 77. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  5. Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Amanda Hamon, et al. (2013). Mythic Realms, p. 25. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-567-9
  6. Mike Kimmel. (2022). "Campaign Overview". Zombie Feast, p. 5. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-446-8
  7. Jason Tondro. (2022). "Graveclaw". Graveclaw, p. 54. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-453-6
  8. Will McCardell et al. (2015). Familiar Folio, p. 5. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-731-4
  9. Colin McComb. (2011). Faiths of Corruption, p. 22. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-375-0