30 Day D&D/Pathfinder Challenge - Day 6
I’m cheating on this one. My favorite deity is one of my first characters, Halric. He wasn’t initially a big deal, but there was a problem with the custom class he had (Slayer) and suddenly everything on his character sheet was completely scrambled. I fixed the problem with the class but the character was pretty much beyond repair and so I had to remove him from the party for pretty much all future endeavors. I made the in-canon reason as to why he was so powerful that he was the very first Slayer in the world.
He didn’t become a god (well, demigod) officially until he ventured into the Abyss in an effort to rescue the trapped soul of a former ally and party member. His plan was to use the blood of the demons he would encounter to extend his lifespan long enough to find Lestral’s soul and get out, but something happened. After several encounters on the first layer of the Abyss, Pazuzu took notice and tried to turn Halric to his side. There was a battle, and after Halric exhausted pretty much every natural ability he had, Pazuzu was still going strong. It didn’t look good.
Then Halric employed a trick that, oddly enough, Lestral had once attempted (and was the reason he became trapped in the Abyss in the first place, I’d like to mention). This time though, he made use of a spell to ensure his success. He tricked Pazuzu into the bag of holding and then escaped it and destroyed it, seemingly obliterating Pazuzu. But the Demon Lord came back, reviving from the blood on Halric’s sword for one last battle. Though in his severely weakened state, the Demon Lord failed to defeat Halric and was slain.
With this victory and by making use of his natural Slayer abilities to gain power from the blood of creatures, Halric ascended to godhood and continued on to rescue Lestral’s soul.
I’d talk about how powerful he is but instead, I’ll let you see for yourself. You might want to brace yourself though. Any of you thinking “how stupidly overpowered could he be” might be surprised. Here’s his stat page: