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The Disciples of the White Rod are not native to Negaria; they can be found on another plane of existence. However, items created by them, specifically belts, have been found here, likely imported by interplanar traders such as [[NPCs:Grazby|Grazby]].
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The Disciples of the White Rod were not native to Negaria; they were found on another plane of existence. However, items created by them, specifically belts, have been found here, likely imported by interplanar traders such as [[NPCs:Grazby|Grazby]].
  
Little is known of them. They are a religious order, devoted to a goddess of pain, torture, and suffering.  It is said that their name comes from the fact that this goddess bestows a white wand upon anyone who inflicts a great deal of pain and suffering in the world, be it intentional or not.  The [[monk]]s are said to reside in a place called The Lady's Hand Monastery, which is located high in a forbidding range of mountains on their home plane.
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The Disicples were a religious order of [[monk]]s and [[psion]]s devoted to an offworld goddess of pain, torture, and suffering.  It is said that their name came from the fact that this goddess bestowed a white wand upon anyone who inflicted a great deal of pain and suffering in the world, be it intentional or not.  They are said to have resided in a place called The Lady's Hand Monastery which was located high in a forbidding range of mountains on their home plane.
  
It has been rumored that monks dedicated to [[Evrak]] may have formed a version of the Disciples of the White Rod somewhere in southern Negaria.  A competing rumor states that, inspired by some of the belts that have trickled here, an all-female group of monks dedicated to [[Dre'Ana]] have created their own Lady's Hand Monastery somewhere in [[Jechran]], co-opting the name and creating a force for the greater good.
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When their goddess died the Disciples moved to Negaria, led by their grandmaster Ulamyth Quantor.  Whether they were invited by worshipers of [[Evrak]] or whether they came of their own accord is uncertain, but sometime after landing here they teamed up with a cult known as the [[Bonds of Evrak]] and began worshiping the Sufferlord.
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Ulamyth Quantor wielded a relic from his former goddess called the White Rod, a more powerful version of the white wands she handed out.  This rod was able to absorb suffering and strife.  The Disciples and the Bonds began to work together to sow strife in Negaria which they could then absorb into the rodIt is thought that they orchestrated the brief but costly [[M'Chek-Brekon War]] and tried to pit [[Brekon]] against the [[Arcane#The_High_Mage_Council|High Mage Council]] by faking attacks on orc magi by the [[Brekon_(city)#Sailors_of_The_Mind_Wind|Sailors of the Mind Wind]].  The Disciples also orchestrated the [[Wemiculling]], which weakened [[Aryeh_Gidol|Ayreh Gidol]] enough that she could be absorbed into the rod.  When the rod was full of suffering and strife Ulamyth planned to deliver it to Evrak on [[Wikipedia:Outer_Plane#Carceri|Carceri]] so the god could absorb its power and become a lesser deity but he was stopped by a group of adventurers.  The Disciples were eradicated and the rod was destroyed.  Ayreh Gidol was freed from the rod but had lost her divine powers; the power held by the rod formed the demigod [[Naren]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:36, 28 June 2020

The Disciples of the White Rod were not native to Negaria; they were found on another plane of existence. However, items created by them, specifically belts, have been found here, likely imported by interplanar traders such as Grazby.

The Disicples were a religious order of monks and psions devoted to an offworld goddess of pain, torture, and suffering. It is said that their name came from the fact that this goddess bestowed a white wand upon anyone who inflicted a great deal of pain and suffering in the world, be it intentional or not. They are said to have resided in a place called The Lady's Hand Monastery which was located high in a forbidding range of mountains on their home plane.

When their goddess died the Disciples moved to Negaria, led by their grandmaster Ulamyth Quantor. Whether they were invited by worshipers of Evrak or whether they came of their own accord is uncertain, but sometime after landing here they teamed up with a cult known as the Bonds of Evrak and began worshiping the Sufferlord.

Ulamyth Quantor wielded a relic from his former goddess called the White Rod, a more powerful version of the white wands she handed out. This rod was able to absorb suffering and strife. The Disciples and the Bonds began to work together to sow strife in Negaria which they could then absorb into the rod. It is thought that they orchestrated the brief but costly M'Chek-Brekon War and tried to pit Brekon against the High Mage Council by faking attacks on orc magi by the Sailors of the Mind Wind. The Disciples also orchestrated the Wemiculling, which weakened Ayreh Gidol enough that she could be absorbed into the rod. When the rod was full of suffering and strife Ulamyth planned to deliver it to Evrak on Carceri so the god could absorb its power and become a lesser deity but he was stopped by a group of adventurers. The Disciples were eradicated and the rod was destroyed. Ayreh Gidol was freed from the rod but had lost her divine powers; the power held by the rod formed the demigod Naren.


Sources: [1], [2]