Chiuta has no temples; wherever her clerics happen to be is sacred. Chiuta's worshipers are typically tribesfolk living on the banks of a great river or swamp, although fishermen, river guides, and smugglers frequently offer her prayers as well. Most tribes that follow the River Mother simply want to avoid outsiders, even when they are a typically aggressive race, such as gnolls or orcs. When friendly relations can be established, few beings make a better river guide than a cleric of Chiuta. Worshipers of Chiuta often have an odd relationship with lizardfolk. While the reptiles do not worship Chiuta, they accept her followers as tribesmembers, and work together for mutual defense. The lizardfolk are able to navigate Chiuta's waters freely, without fear of getting lost or encountering the plant monsters that so often attack non-worshipers. Boggards hate and fear Chiuta's followers, and attempt to harass them at every turn. A boggard tribe often migrates rather than engage in warfare with the people of Chiuta.
Spell Preparation RitualsEdit
Clerics of Chiuta hand down rituals for nearly all activities, from bathing in the waters, to fishing and harvesting the roots of plants, to the disposal of the dead. These rituals, as well as the daily preparation of spells, always include a simple washing with fresh water, while chanting a hymn to Chiuta. This can be inconvenient when a Chiutan priest travels outside of the wetlands. Failure to perform the rituals properly means failing to catch enough fish, boating accidents or attacks by crocodiles. Rituals vary from tribe to tribe; despite this, followers of Chiuta never war with one another.
The following religion traits may be chosen by worshipers of this deity.
You are most at home at the water's edge.
Your tribe is allied with the lizardfolk.
Section 15: Copyright NoticeEdit
The Gods of Porphyra © 2012, Purple Duck Games; Authors: Christopher Kaiser, Perry Fehr, Mark Gedak, August Hahn, John Hazen, Sean Holland, Sam Hing, James H. Lewis, Chris Longhurst, Scott Messer, Sean O’Connor, David Nicholas Ross, and Jeremy Whalen