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Zyphus

The Grim Harvestman

Source Inner Sea Faiths pg. 89
Pathfinder Wiki Zyphus

Details

Alignment NE
Pantheon Other Deities
Areas of Concern Accidental death, graveyards, tragedy
Domains Death, Destruction, Evil, Plant, War
Subdomains Blood, Catastrophe, Daemon, Decay, Murder, Thorns, Undead
Favored Weapon Heavy pick
Symbol Pick axe made of bones
Sacred Animal(s) Vulture
Sacred Color(s) Ivory, red

Obedience

Spend an hour sitting on the grave of someone who suffered an accidental death. You must reflect on how chance has wronged you and vocally reject the influence of any gods associated with these wrongs. If no suitable grave exists, spend an hour telling strangers how their religious beliefs and hopes for a just afterlife are folly and of no consequence. Alternatively, you can write this screed and post it in a public place within a settlement. If you’re away from civilization, you can instead spend an hour sabotaging a path, bridge, tool, or other device so that it’s dangerous for the next person who uses it. You gain a +4 profane bonus on Craft (traps) or Disable Device checks, chosen when you complete the obedience.

On Golarion

Centers of Worship Galt, Nidal, Qadira, Taldor, Ustalav, Varisia
Nationality Kelishite

Boons - Deific Obedience

Evangelist

Source Inner Sea Faiths pg. 89
1: Champion of Cruel Chance (Sp) deathwatch 3/day, false life 2/day, or healing thiefUC 1/day
2: Resiliency (Ex) Once per day, you can gain a number of temporary hit points equal to your Hit Dice, lasting for 1 minute. Activating this ability is an immediate action that can be performed only when you would be brought below 0 hit points, and can be used to prevent you from dying. If you have the resiliency ability from another source, you can activate these abilities separately or as part of the same immediate action.
3: Tragic Minion (Su) By spending 1 minute praying over the corpse of a humanoid opponent or a humanoid who has died a tragic death, you can summon an allip (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 3 12) to serve you. Unlike a normal allip, this allip is of an alignment that matches yours, and has a number of hit points equal to half your total. It receives a +4 bonus on Will saves to halve the damage from channeled positive energy, and it can’t be turned or commanded. This allip serves as a companion to you and can communicate intelligibly with you despite its madness. You can dismiss it as a standard action. If the allip is destroyed or dismissed, you can’t summon another for 7 days. This ability allows you to have only one allip companion at a time.

Exalted

Source Inner Sea Faiths pg. 89
1: Catalyst of Destruction (Sp) breakAPG 3/day, find traps 2/day, or spiked pitAPG 1/day
2: Ever Vigilant (Su) Protected by Zyphus from a surprising death while you still have work to do for him, you’re resistant to effects that attack your life force or would affect you before you have a chance to react. You are protected by death ward, except the immunity to energy drain ends after it has prevented a number of negative levels equal to your exalted level; this resets when you next perform your obedience. You gain a +2 profane bonus on saving throws against effects that occur before your first turn in combat.
3: Visitor from Abaddon (Sp) Once per day as a standard action, you can summon a pair of greater ceustodaemons (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 2 65) as if with summon monster II, and gain telepathy with them to a range of 100 feet. The ceustodaemons follow your commands perfectly for 1 round per Hit Die you possess before vanishing back to their home on Abaddon. The ceustodaemons don’t follow commands that would cause them to perform overly good acts or save mortal lives other than your own, and they immediately vanish if your orders contradict these restrictions.

Sentinel

Source Inner Sea Faiths pg. 89
1: Walking Disaster (Sp) bungleUM 3/day, spontaneous immolationUC 2/day, or deadly juggernautUC 1/day
2: Tragic Accident (Su) You have a deep understanding of the Grim Harvestman’s lordship over accidental death, and can unleash these accidents on your enemies. Once per day as part of a successful attack, you can target your opponent with either inflict critical wounds or poison as a free action. The DC for this ability is equal to 10 + 1/2 your Hit Dice + your Charisma modifier. You don’t have to declare the use of this ability until you know the attack is successful.
3: Unfairness of the World (Su) Once per day, you can channel all of your outrage through your weapon, afflicting your opponent with deadly negative energy. You must declare your use of this ability before you roll an attack. On a hit, the target gains a number of negative levels equal to 3 + 1/2 your Hit Dice unless it succeeds at a Fortitude saving throw (the DC for this ability is the same as your tragic accident DC). If you openly wear an unholy symbol of Zyphus, the saving throw DC to resist this effect increases by 2.

Antipaladin Code

The antipaladins of Zyphus are stealthy, and in emulation of their cruel patron deity, they’re obsessed with sowing death at the most unexpected and shocking moments. Few appear openly on the field of battle except when they impersonate followers of Gorum to incite maximum collateral damage in a skirmish or war. Although all adhere to Zyphus’s tenets, they vary in which parts of the code they emphasize. These tenets include the following adages.
  • Happiness is ignorance. I will never hide the truth of anguish.
  • I am an agent of unpredictable death. I will announce my murderous intentions only to Zyphens and those I will immediately kill.
  • Mercy is pointless. I will not stay my hand when I can slay my enemies.
  • Prophecies are empty promises. I will pay no heed to fortune-telling.
  • Tragedy must spread. I will first hurt those whose pain will also hurt many others, whether because they are beloved or because they will wreak reckless vengeance.

For Followers of Zyphus

Magic Items - Armor

Grim Gloom Mail

Monsters

Gravedragger (Herald)

Spells

Curse of Unexpected Death

Traits

Accident Resistant, Fatal Trapper

Unique Spell Rules

Source Inner Sea Faiths pg. 92

Cleric

Daze can be prepared as a 0-level spell
Mage Hand can be prepared as a 0-level spell
Bungle can be prepared as a 1st-level spell
Spectral Hand can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell

Unique Summon Rules

Source Pathfinder #89: Palace of Fallen Stars pg. 75
Summon Monster III: Cacodaemon
Summon Monster IV: Lacridaemon
Summon Monster V: Ceustodaemon