Loviatar, the Maiden of Pain, Patroness of Assassins

Order of Naveh

Deity LOVIATAR The Cold Maiden, Maiden of Pain, Goddess of Assassins
Sphere Pain, Poison and Cold
Alignment Neutral Evil
Symbols Dagger (white, held in a pallid hand)
Holy Days Midwinter's Night (December 22nd)
Services Any Night
Sacrifices Humans, poisoned (or frozen)
Weapons Dagger, Shortsword and poisons
Armour Any armour or shield.
Cult Skills Move Silently, Hide in Shadows, Poison Lore, Assassination

There are unusual ability requirements for individuals becoming clerics of Loviatar (Str, Int, Wis, Dex must all be 13+). However their special training does help them to gain extra skills (Move Silently, Hide in Shadows, Climb Walls, Backstab/Assassination). Note that metal armour would interfere with these functions.

All clerics of Loviatar get saving throw bonuses versus poison (+1 per level) and High Priests (level 9+) are completely immune.

This religion is illegal almost everywhere. It's covert temples are often headquarters for assassins, who are usually lay members of the Order. The organization is closely associated with the local Thieves Guilds.

The temples are sources of a variety of dangerous substances - poisons - specially collected or concocted by members with alchemical skills. It is virtually compulsory for clerics to envenom their weapons before combat. Anti-toxins are blasphemy. Religious rites include complex rituals of stalking and pursuit.

Level 1: Command, Detect Evil (R), Detect Magic, Protection from Evil (R), Resist Cold, Change Self(?), Feather Fall (M1), Create Venom*
Level 2: Find Traps, Hold Person, Know Alignment (R), Silence, Detect Invisibility (M2), Invisibility (M2), Freezing Grasp*
Level 3: Dispel Magic, Feign Death, Glyph of Warding, Locate Object (R), Knock (M2), Mirror Image (M2), Poison*
Level 4: Detect Lie (R), Divination, Clairvoyance (M3), Improved Invisibility (I5), Non-Detection (I4)
Level 5: Commune, Quest, True Seeing, E.S.P. (M2), Freezing Sphere (M6), Wall of Ice (M4)
Level 6: Blade Barrier, Find the Path (R), Word of Recall, Shadow Door (I5), Symbol of Pain (C7*)
Level 7: Astral Spell, Holy Word, Anti-Magic Shell, Screaming Death*, Spiritwrack, Phase Door

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