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Y’malikorim the Silent Susurrus
The Ghost in the Machines
Worshipers: Alchemists, Craftsmen, Constructs
Alignment: CN
Domains: Artifice, Chaos, Magic, Trickery
Subdomains: Arcane, Construct, Deception, Protean
Favored Weapon: Light hammer
Favored Creature: Crow
Favored Instrument: None

Legend

In the minds of many, the domain of the forge, of metalwork, of clockwork and constructs is restricted to the ordered minds of the followers of Law. Y’malikorim the Silent Susurrus however is no axiomite, inevitable, nor fellow traveler of Linium, but somehow, inexplicably a creature of Chaos at home within their rigid and artificial environments. The Ghost in the Machines manifests as a metal keketar made of multiple smaller versions of itself welded together into a larger whole, with ghostly afterimages moving in and out of itself like a puppet master tugging upon ethereal strings.

Largely unknown outside of the often obsessive alchemists and craftsmen who fall within his favored sphere of influence, Y’malikorim arrived upon the face of Porphyris long after the Calling. Seemingly a reaction to the growing power of Linium, his cult is strongest within the Clockwork Lands where they give half-life to machines, pervert golems and other constructs from their original purpose, and watch the resulting chaos wreck havoc in their wake. Most recently, rumors claim that the cult now holds some artifact or spell allowing their priests to possess constructs much as they would living creatures with similar magic. The precise nature of this power and how they seek to use it in Y’malikorim’s name for the moment remain unknown.

Church

Largely restricted to the Clockwork Lands, the Silent Susurrus still finds solitary adherents among tinkerers and alchemists in all other lands, though without the elaborate ritual of his organized followers. Heavily tattooed with metallic and sometimes poisonous inks, Y’malikorum’s faithful obsess over granting life and freedom to artificial creatures. The more eccentric members of the faith even go so far as to graft or incorporate artificial body parts as replacements or augmentations to their own physiology, typically with a serpentine flavor to match their patron.

Spell Preparation Ritual

Etch the sign of the Silent Sussurus upon a gear or other small piece of a greater device, marking the logical and structured with the name of Y’malikorim. Incorporate this piece into a machine as a perpetual prayer to Chaos dwelling within the flesh of a thing of Law, or else retain this symbol on your person until such time as you can.

Religion Traits

The following traits are available to followers of Y’malikorim:

Chaotic Inspiration: While those of ordered minds see themselves as artisans when they forge and sculpt metal and stone, you know that only those blessed by the freedom of Chaos can truly create. You gain a +2 trait bonus to any Craft skill.

Construct Bane Touch: When freedom cannot be granted to mechanical beings and other artificial creatures, the Ghost in the Machine grants you the knowledge of how to strike and sunder them with fluid, uncanny ease. You gain a +1 trait bonus to attack and damage rolls made against constructs.


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