Expedition to Undermountain
House of Pain
The Church of Loviatar has a large and growing body of adherents among the more decadent members of the Waterdhavian nobility, including several members of House Anteos and House Husteem. In the City of Splendors, worship of the Maiden of Pain has traditionally been confined to private homes and disreputable Dock Ward cellars, but the cult has flourished with the recent establishment of a new temple in the uppermost level of Undermountain.
Base of Operations: House of Pain.
Church of Loviatar (Standard Religious): AL LE, LN, NE; 15,000 gp resource limit; Membership 150; Isolated (humans 139, half-elves 7, halflings 2, others 2); Dues 10 gp/month (none to join).
Authority Figure. High Whipmaster Hlethvagi Anteos
Important Character: Yolanda Shamat
Associated Classes: Cleric, fighter, monk, ranger, rogue, warrior.
Associated Skills: Bluff, Concentration, Intimidate, Knowledge (religion), Sense Motive, Spellcraft.
Requirements: You must adhere to the tenets of Loviatar, and add to the poverty, misery, and suffering of the helpless. This requires an average of 20 hours per tenday.
Favored in Guild Fringe Benefit: Participation in Loviatar’s rigorous observances has inured you to pain. Once per character level, you can enter a state of unholy suffering in which you gain damage reduction 2/- and ignore the effects of being sickened or stunned. This state lasts for 1 minute.
Special: Admittance to the Church of Loviatar usually requires demonstrable understanding of the church’s teachings (2 ranks in Knowledge [religion]) and a vow of devotion to the Maiden of Pain. Most members of the clergy are instructed in the Initiate of Loviatar feat, once they qualify. Most Loviatan monks are members of the Disciples of the White Rod and instructed in the Pain Touch feat, once they qualify. Senior female members of the church usually adopt the maiden of pain prestige class.