Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Pathfinder Cleric Subdomains for the World of Xhuul

Back in the 3.5 D&D days, I recall there being a ton of cleric domains for the myriad of dieties, especially for the Forgotten Realms setting, over time new domains were added.  Two domains that are not represented in the Pathfinder rules are the Vermin and Ooze domains.  I made up my own version for my campaign, but classified them as subdomains since they really only pertain to two specific dieties,  Anansi and Gyugoolagutha.  This will give a little more flavor to those followers who worship these two goddesses.

Vermin Subdomain
Associated Domain: Animal

Diety: Anansi

Granted Powers: You can take on the traits of vermin as well as control and summon insects.

Chitinous Limb (Sp): As a free action, your hands and arms become insect-like. Your unarmed strikes do not provoke attacks of oppurtunity, deal lethal piercing damage and gain a bonus on damage equal to ½ level (minimum +1). You also get a +2 divine bonus to Climb checks. When using this ability you cannot carry any weapons, shield or other object in your hands while they are transformed. You can use this ability a number of rounds per day equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier.

Sense the Prey (Ex): At 8th level, you gain Tremorsense in a 30' radius.

Domain Spells: 1stant haul, 2ndspider climb, 3rdvermin shape I, 4thvermin shape II, 5thinsect plague, 6th- swarm skin, 7th- creeping doom, 8th- summon monster VIII (purple worm only), 9thshapechange (vermin only).

Ooze Subdomain
Associated Domain: Earth

Diety: Gyugoolagutha

Granted Powers: You can manipulate slime and alter your body to take on the characteristics of oozes.

Acid Touch (Sp): As a standard action you can make a melee touch attack and deal 1d6 acid damage a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier.

Squishy Resistance (Ex): At 8th level your body is more fluid and alien in appearance. Reduce by 50% any damage caused by a critical hit and snaek attack damage. Further, you get a +4 sacred bonus to Escape Artist checks and CMD to resist being tripped.

Domain Spells: 1st - grease, 2ndslipstream, 3rdhydraulic torrent, 4thfreedom of movement, 5thtransmute rock to mud, 6thfluid form, 7th regeneration, 8thseamantle, 9thshapechange (oozes only)

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