Nephthys

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Nephthys Intermediate god

Daughter of Geb and Nut and twin sister of Isis, Nephythys was once married to Set but left him in horror over the murder of Osiris and helped Isis (Osiris' wife) to revive her husband. Because of this, she often acts as a guardian of the dead. Nephythys despises her former husband and will do everything in her power to thwart his plans for evil.

In addition to her duties as keeper of the dead, Nephythys is also the guardian of wealth. As such, her power is often invoked to defend tombs that have been filled with treasures. Anyone violating such a burial chamber is risking the wrath of this god.

Role-playing Notes

Nephythys is a somewhat greedy god who takes an interest in the accumulation of wealth by her followers. As such, she tends to favor those of her followers who are well off. She often rewards persons who are of help to her or her church by leading them to important treasures.

Duties of the Priesthood Those who worship Nephythys are expected to accumulate great volumes of treasure. Once each year, they sacrifice 90% of their wealth to their god and begin again

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Nephthys
Goddess of the Dead; “Mistress of the House”; Goddess of the Night
Alignment:
Neutral
Domain: Balance*, Night*, Protection, Trade
Symbol: Bird, House, Moon
Sacred Animal: Kite (bird)
Traditional Allies: Isis, Osiris
Traditional Foes: Set
Divine Artifact: Cloak of the Night
Favored Weapon: Dagger
Favored Class: Cleric, Rogue, shadowdancer
Favored Race: Elf, Human
Benefits: Favored classes of Nephthys gain an inherent +2 bonus to all class-related skill checks.

Nephthys is the youngest daughter of Nut and Geb and the sister of Set, Isis and Osiris. Even though she is the wife of Set, she used subterfuge to seduce Osiris and bore him a son, Anubis. Nephthys abandoned Set when he killed Osiris and assisted Isis in the care of Horus and the resurrection of Osiris.

She is depicted in human form wearing a crown in the form of the hieroglyph for house. She’s sometimes depicted as a bird guarding funeral bier of Osiris. She is, along with her sister, considered the special protector of the dead, and she is the guardian of Hapi, who is the protector of the lungs of the deceased. As goddess of the dead, she meets and teaches the newly dead, as well as comforting the members of their family left alive.

She is also known as the goddess of the night and the “Mistress of the House;” her principal sanctuary is at Heliopolis.

Cloak of the Night

This is a wispy, black cloak that seems to rustle in the breeze even when there is none. The Cloak of the Night has the following properties:

•The wearer gains a +2 natural bonus to Hide and Move Silently checks, this bonus is enhanced to +8 at night.

•The wearer may polymorph into a raven, kite or bat at will.

•The wearer gains low-light and Darkvision at a range of 60ft. If the wearer already possesses one or both of these abilities, they are enhanced by a range increment of 60ft.

•The wearer can shadow walk at will.

•From dusk to dawn, the wearer may cast shadow evocation at will.

deeper darkness 5/day.

•Haunted* 5/day.

•Shadow tentacles* 2/day.

All spells are equal in effect to those cast by a 20 th level cleric or sorcerer.

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