Prophecy: Boccob

Boccob

Associations

Boccob is associated with magic and not much else.

Alignment

The clergy of Boccob are almost exclusively Neutral. Only very
rarely do they have another alignment.

Representations

Boccob is represented by an eye balanced on a pedestal inside a
pentagon.

Purpose

Boccob is a distant deity who promotes no special agenda, except
proclaiming magic the most important force in the world – more
vital than good, evil, law, or chaos. Most of his clerics observe
strict neutrality. One missal advises Boccob’s followers to seek
balance above good, evil, law, or chaos and to push back
encroachments of good or evil.

The steadfast moderation in political, ethical, and pilosophical
affairs earns Boccob and his followers few friends. Nevertheless,
Boccob’s worshippers are respected for their knowledge and magical
prowess, and their advice is valued (if not always completely
trusted).

Church Description

Boccob’s clerics are frequently cleric/wizards or
cleric/sorcerers. Most remain aloof from worldly affairs and devote
themselves to magical research and to formulating prophecies. They
share their knowledge of the future only sparingly, lest someone
get the upper hand and upset the balance. Boccob’s clergy actively
creates magic items, which they usually sell to anyone with the
cash to buy them. During war, Boccob’s clerics happily sell magic
items to all sides. Many of Boccob’s clerics keep busy rooting out
bits of magical lore, recovering lost magic items, and
investigating mysteries. They adamantly oppose any attempt to
destroy a magic item or any magical place.

Church Structure

Boccob’s temples are usually located in urban areas. They are
always well fortified to withstand outside interference, and they
house extensive libraries. Most are also well equipped with various
scrying devices. The clergy use them to spot infiltrators and keep
an eye on the surrounding area.

Vistors to a temple of Boccob usually get a cool greeting at
best and are never truly welcomed unless they have some unusual
magic item to offer for examination or money to spend on spells,
magic items, or information.

Doctrine

 

Holy Days

TBD

God’s View of the Church

 

Preferred Weapon

 

Holy Orders

Clerics of the Universal Church

The Order

Titles

Domains

Spell Preparation Time

Alignments

Holy Warriors: Paladins of the Universal Church

The Order

Titles

Additional Class Skills

Domains & Gift of the Gods

Spells, Mount, Conduct, and Associates

Alignment

Prestige Classes and Other Orders

Prestige Class: Deacon of the Universal Church