Spader wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Nethermencers are not necessarily evil. But I've never heard of a cult of Horror lead by an evil beastmaster. It's the nethermencer that do that most of the time.
We had an adventure in the badlands once, the entire hook was that a lot of new unknown horror constructs were swarming Travar and its suroundings.
Turns out it was a corrupted beastmaster who was using his powers to collect animals and then have them corrupted by his Horror Master
(by the way, if we had had the companion with he new masks, this entire adventure would have been much easier to prepare for my GM
We fought an epic battle against him and his 3 corrupted Brithans. The nastiest thing though were the swarms of corrupted insects that surrounded the entire cave system, similar to those nasties that are describe in connection with the Blood Wood.
I stick by my point that Nethermancers are not evil, nor are any of their spells. They use what they find in their studies and if they find a bunch of tortured souls that they can use in their fight against the horros, then they might as well do so.
It's not like the nethermancer is creating all these spirits, it's just that he has discovered them and puts them to good use.
Take the physician spell, they somehow managed to take an evil spirit like that and channel it into something useful. Even if they were not able to get rod of the true nature of the spirit, it's a start.