[Runequest] Couple of spirit cults

Leon Kirshtein leonbk at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 20 23:50:23 EST 2009


I have recently been using some of Goodman Games modules in my RQ games and have converted a couple of Spirit cults to RQ. Here are Narrimunath and Nimlurun from Idyl of the Rat King (if anyone is interested):
 
Narrimunath Lord of Disease (Spirit cult)
Disease, Vermin
 
Narrimunâth (nar-ih-moon-ahth), the Rat God, the Lord of Disease, the Venerable, is the twin brother of Nimlurun and a demigod twisted to evil by the hand of Zhühn. He is the god of plagues and debilitating illness, the patron deity of were-rats, those who would spread sickness, and other forms of vermin.
 
Narrimunâth is half of the god born of Pelagia, intended to be a god of purity. Zhühn’s sabotage of the birth resulted in the sundering of the newborn deity, resulting in the twin gods of sickness and filth. Narrimunâth gets along well with Nimlurun as well as can be expected between evil gods, and together they often scheme with Malotoch the Crow God. The Lord of Disease is always depicted as a half-man, half-rat abomination with a naked rat’s tail, razor claws, and glowing red eyes.
 
Narrimunâth is associated with are Death, Destruction, and Evil. His favorite weapon is the sap, and his symbol is a mangy, dead, or undead rat.
 
An initiate of Narrimunâth must have undergone the Gift of Lycanthropy ritual and become a were-rat. Initiates can be sorcerers or shamans.
 
Cult skills:
Ceremony, Sneak, Hide, <Any weapon> Attack, <Local> Customs.
 
Narrimunâth grants the following spells to his worshippers:
Call Rat, Gift of Lycanthropy, Worship Narrimunâth
Nimlurun Lord of Filth (Spirit cult)
Filth, Pollution
 
Nimlurun (nim-luh-roon), the Lord of Filth, the Holy Defiler, the Unclean One, was corrupted along with his brother Narrimunâth by Zhühn to bring further decay to the world. He is the god of refuse, putrescence, and all things unclean.
 
Only the sick-minded and destitute pay deliberate homage to Nimlurun, but people who seek purity often speak the Lord of Filth’s name in an attempt to placate him and avoid his attentions. His worshippers seek to foul the skies of the world, pollute its waters, and despoil the earth. As such, they often inspire the anger of druids and the gods of the earth.
 
Nimlurun is the twin of Narrimunâth, born of Pelagia and intended to be a god of purity. Zhühn’s interference in the god’s birth resulted in the making of two demigods of disease and despoilment.
 
Nimlurun works often with his brother, and together they are known to treat with Malotoch, whom they reluctantly regard as an equal. Like his brother, Nimlurun is depicted as a half-man, half-rat beast, though his mangy fur is always coated in slime. 
 
Nimlurun is associated with are Death, Evil, and Destruction. His favorite weapon is the light mace, and his symbol is an insect, usually a dung fly.
 
An initiate of Nimlurun must be carries of at least one disease, and are immune to disease as long as they maintain good standing with the god. Initiates can be sorcerers or shamans. 
 
Cult skills:
Ceremony, Enchant, Summon, Craft Apothecary, <Local> Customs.
 
Nimlurun grants the following spells to his worshippers:
Carry [Disease], Cause [Disease], Command [Disease Spirit], Summon [Disease Spirit], Worship Nimlurun

Leon

 


      
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