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Chinostes

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Chinostes
(Person)
Alignment Neutral evil
Race/Species Human mythic moroi
Class Swashbuckler 12
Gender Male
Homeland Reanpharos, Iblydos

Source: Midwives to Death, pg(s). 74
Chinostes
(Deity)
Titles The Fallen Blade
Realm Reanpharos, Iblydos
Alignment Neutral good
Neutral evil
Areas of Concern Tragedy
Sacrifice
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Evil or Good, Luck, Nobility
Subdomains (1E) Curse, Martyr
Favored Weapon Dagger (evil)
Wooden stake (good)
Symbol Heart pierced by two swords

Source: Midwives to Death, pg(s). 74

Chinostes is a hero-god and vampire who haunts and protects the Iblydan city of Reanpharos. Despite his vampiric transformation, he continues to grant spells to those who followed his teachings as a living human regardless of their good or evil natures.[1]

Background

When his village was raided by Syliricans, the saddler Chinostes drew their attention from his unarmed neighbours and killed their leader with his knife, becoming famous in doing so. For thirteen years, he brought prosperity to Reanpharos as its leader and protector.[1]

Chinostes was killed when hunting a vampire whom he identified too late as one. His corpse was returned to his temple, but that night, he awoke as a vampire as well, killing several of his own worshippers and fleeing with more.[1]

Home

Chinostes haunts Reanpharos, both protecting it and preying upon the populace. The people have largely accepted his presence, preferring the occasional murder or disappearance to anything worse that might fill in the void left by Chinostes' flight.[1]

Cults

Chinostes bestows divine magic upon both his evil worshippers and the good followers of his old teachings. The former believe that the tragedy of his transformation is necessary to protect their loved ones, while the latter insist that Chinostes struggles against vampirism and train themselves to eventually kill him, something which they see as the greatest service they could do for him.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 John Compton. (2019). Iblydan Hero-Gods. Midwives to Death, p. 74. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-144-3