Tamarni

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  • Titles: Lady of Fortune, Claws of Heaven, Lady of Insatiable Pleasure, She Who Hunts in Shadows, Finder of Lost Secrets, Vermin Killer.
  • Aspects: Cats, pleasure, the home, stealth, curiosity, luck, thieves.
  • Symbol: A cat’s paw.
  • Priesthood: Eyes of Tamarni (priests); Claws of Tamarni (paladins).
  • Herald : A cat-headed woman.
  • Holy Days: Yaus al-Niwt.
  • Duties: Protect cats, discover secrets, enjoy the many pleasures life has to offer.
  • Sins: (Minor) failure to stroke a cat in your path, making excessive noise, refusing to enjoy a pleasure offered you when you have other obligations; (Major) accidentally killing a cat (includes lions, and such like), refusing to enjoy a pleasure offered you when you have no other obligations; (Mortal) willfully killing a cat (includes lions, and such like), being chaste, poor, or anything else which could deny you pleasure.
  • Signature Power: Silence.
  • Powers: Altered senses, analyze foe, beast friend (cats only), bolt, boost/lower trait (Agility, Climbing, Lockpicking, Notice, Stealth, and Tracking only), champion of the faith, charismatic aura, deflection, detect/conceal, ethereal/corporeal, fatigue, fortune’s favored, invisibility, leaping, lock/unlock, luck/jinx, obscure, quickness, sanctuary, shape change (cats only), slumber, smite, speed, steal, summon herald.
  • Trappings: Clergy may use any trapping except a necromantic one. Most revolve around cats in some way, however. For instance, bolt may be spectral claws, fortune’s favored may cause a black cat to appear, slumber may lull foes to sleep with gentle purring.

Tamarni is a popular god. Citizens in general praise her for her aspects of home and luck, and farmers pay homage to her to keep down the number of rats and other vermin that gnaw on their crops. She is also popular among thieves, spies, gamblers, and hedonists, as well as cat-lovers. Her form is that of a cat-headed maiden with a beautiful body. Often she is shown in seductive poses. Shrines to her can be found in many fields, around granaries, in brothels, gambling dens, and in most homes.

Her temples exist in many cities, and are generally called Houses of Pleasure, and any physical pleasure (some may say vice) is available—all manner of drugs, drink, and sex can be found here, for a suitable donation, of course. They are also home to a large number of cats, all of which are considered sacred beasts.

Her priests and paladins are a varied bunch. Some devote themselves purely to pleasure, traveling the desert in search of new delights. Others are naturally curious and are drawn toward exploring old tombs, or breaking into places they aren’t allowed, just to see what’s in there. One faction devotes itself to protecting homes (a sort of security service) and exterminating vermin. A growing number are actually thieves, using their talents to fatten their purses (and buy more pleasure). Many festivals involve pleasurable activities, be this drinking, inhaling narcotic smoke, or sex. Although often referred to as orgies by outsiders, the general mood is actually very restrained. Acts involving pain to generate pleasure are forbidden. The sacrifice of rats is common among her cat-loving aspect, for this keeps her fed in her heavenly palace.

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Tamarni

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