Kaiten the Fallen (Vaerya Supplement)
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Kaiten is the only son of the Vaeryans. He is also known as the Lord of Destruction, Blight of the living, and by his disciples, the Great Shadow, and Prince of Vaerya. He draws the majority of his power from the Drift, a mystical invisible entity surrounding the world of Vaerya, and he uses it liberally in his quest to conquer Vaerya. When he spliced himself into the Drift, he became three separate divine entities bound to one will; the body, the sword, and the shadow. Each entity is capable of acting entirely on it's own, and is powerful in it's own right.
Kaiten's body is the bastion of power. It resides in the Abyss, a chaotic and twisted plane. This is the general of Kaiten's armies, who recruits weak-minded mortals, and defends the power of the Drift from the Vaeryans. His distinctive white skin is covered by intricate black tatoos, and he cloaks himself in impenetrable armor covered in spikes. His hair is stark white, and his eyes glow a luminous green. This body is what cultists of the material plane worship, and draw divine power from.
- Divine Rank: 20
- Alignment: Neutral Evil
- Domains: Evil, Destruction, Magic
- Portfolio: Pestilence, Harm, Deceit, Pain, Betrayal
- Symbols: A shadowy form on an enormous throne
Kaiten's sword is the secret to his defense against the Vaeryans. Forged by the Vaeryans themselves, it has the power to destroy even the most powerful divine entity. The sword can be wielded by anyone, but the wielder is permanently absorbed into the sword when it is released. While holding the sword, the wielder gains extreme strength, and resistance to all but the most powerful spells, and perhaps most terrifying, the ability to kill gods. The sword is not content to stay with one wielder for long though, and once it is picked up, the wielder is doomed. The sword always leads the way in the battles with the celestial armies, and is usually the last to retreat back through the drift. The most common wielders are Pit Fiends, but often it will choose good mortals, to corrupt them for the fun of it.
- Divine Rank: 18
- Alignment: Lawful Evil
- Domains: Law, Evil, War, Strength
- Portfolio: Combat, Cruelty, Hate, Fury
- Symbols: Represented by an image of the sword itself, a secret symbol known only to His disciples
Kaiten's Shadow is just that; literally his shadow. It comes and goes as it wills, and is the primary concern for ordinary mortals, as it loves most to walk the surface of Vaerya, causing harm and unhappiness wherever it can. Many old wives tales tell of the shadow, and many of the stories are true. This powerful entity never confronts anyone openly, or even takes command of forces, but rather influences one of weak mind to wreak havoc and destruction wherever possible. If one were to actually see the shadow, it would appear as nothing more than a semi-translucent humanoid, fleeing your vision as quickly as possible. Rumors say that Kaiten's shadow is the key to his destruction, but no one knows exactly how that is supposed to work.
- Divine Rank: 19
- Alignment: Chaotic Evil
- Domains: Chaos, Evil, Trickery, Knowledge
- Portfolio: Perversion, Suffering, Blackmail
- Symbols: An open hand with an eye embedded in the palm