This is more of an idea for a Guild, one that I would establish but wanted to run the idea by everyone here. If a DM deems this worthy enough then I'd love to establish it.
The Covenant of Hellfire.
Alignment: Chaotic good, Chaotic neutral and any evil.
Class restrictions: Hellfire Warlock or Warlock Initiates training to become a Hellfire Warlock, For those who do not have the Storm of Zehir expansion pack it can include warlocks with either Hellfire Blast, Hellrime Blast and Brimstone Blast. (Possibly Tieflings)
Covenant Matron: Ryna Nightkiss.
Deep in the underbelly of the great city of Cear lies a forgotten cult, one who was driven underground during the great war. With them they managed to save many tomes on the secrets of hellfire and so vowed never to share their secrets nor the name of their coven with any above the surface. They are a secretive order, condemed to the underworld, afraid to enter the light, marked as heretics because of their powers, occassionally venturing to the surface to retrieve ancient Dasarian tomes to which they guard vigilantly.
Most within the covenant are 'none interventional' individuals, prefering to remain hidden to protect all they have guarded from the Varanite Empire, scholars and devouts of the demonic powers that suffuce their souls. Whilst many do worship deities, none seem to be devout to merely one, worshipping all, Forbidden or commonplace and as a result they welcome any of varied beliefs into their order so long as they vow to protect the ancient books gathered, saving them from being locked away, concealed within the great libraries of the Varanite capital. The Covenant is very much like a religeous sect, seperated into a hierarchy. The head of this Covenant is the Matron, below her are her counsil or Keepers of the library, then below them are protectors and the lowest in the hierarchy are Initiates and scholars. The roles of these Hellfire Warlocks vary and sometimes appear to contradict the Varanite laws yet still they attempt to remain peaceful wishing only to exist as their forefathers once did under the Dasarian empire. These goals are as follows..
- To retrieve any hidden tomes and house them in their secret libraries.
- To welcome and give sanctuary to any of Fiendish Heritage ( Tieflings, Fiendish heritage feated characters and Warlocks)
- To practice, remember and protect the 'Old ways'.
- To retrieve the gate into Pandemonium.
- To subtly infiltrate the Varanite empire in order to progressively rebuild the beliefs of the Dasarian empire.
- To maintain peace between the conflicting empires of the surface world, for what purpose in unknown. Those who hear rumours of the Covenant believe this purpose is to enable them to quietly retrieve the ancient tomes without raising suspicion.
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As this is only an idea and I am quite eager to begin something similar to this I would be looking for DM to give assistance into guiding this very secretive Covenant to what I desire, as a none aggressive guild who's purpose is described above. I feel that having said Covenant would add something new to the lore, something any other guild does'nt appear to have touched upon, the retrieval of ancient tomes which were intended for storage in the Great Library to protect citizens against them. Also any players that like the idea I would love comments on it ^-^ Thank y'all for having a mooch, hope you'll give me some feedback ))
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