Koram dusted Navnen off and seated him in a chair at the table.
Valance nodded in approval.
‘He doesn’t look too bad,’ the priest of the Spider God said.
‘What happened?’ the thief asked.
‘Well, you see….’ Koram began.
‘The fighter can’t read well,’ Chalk interrupted.
‘Was I….dead?’ Navnen asked. ‘And is that a giant vulture outside?’
The other three adventurers were silent.
‘That is great! I’m back!’ the thief said in jubilation. ‘It must have cost a lot. I appreciate it!’
‘What did it cost, exactly?’ Chalk asked Koram.
‘We have this quest to do before it becomes a Geas,’ Koram said.
‘WHAT?!’ Chalk and Valance exclaimed in unison.
Taarkoli, “The One Who Returns the
Fallen”, “Arbiter of the Recently Deceased”
Spheres of Influence: Death, the recently dead, revenge.
Symbol: A two-headed vulture.
Typical Worshipers: Adventurers and those who deal with heroes and those who live risky lives.
Hit points (if you need them): 160
The great vulture Taarkoli is a bane to many a hero or tyrant as this neutral deity can decide to bring back the recently fallen. The defeated foe can live to fight another day if Taarkoli is convinced that it is a good idea. Often appearing as a huge vulture, this lesser deity also appears as a Medium sized humanoid with a vulture head and wings, similar to the devils known as vrocks (some of which serve this deity in a neutral capacity). While many would find this lesser god to be stoic those who have met him find Taarkoli to have a dry, dark sense of humor.
Abilities: Can may cast six Cleric spells up to three times per day as a 12th level cleric. Taarkoli may Resurrect or Reincarnate any creature that has been dead less than 72 hours and is basically intact (has not been cremated for example) twice per day and can Raise Undead at will. In combat, which this lesser deity strives to avoid, Taarkoli fights as a Roc of maximum Hit Dice. In humanoid form Taarkoli fights with a +2 flame mace that will catch anything flammable on fire upon contact and he will remember any attackers if they find themselves dead and in need of returning to the land of the living.
Awe: Usually appearing as a titanic vulture is definitely intimidating, and Taarkoli which gives him a +3 Awe factor.
Honor Guard: Taarkoli often has 6-10 giant vultures with full HD close by (use stats for giant eagle) and he can summon 1d4 Vrocks that are loyal to Taarkoli and are Neutral in alignment. Although usually Taarkoli is not attacked as this lesser deity is almost always being called upon for help and may be needed in the future.