Shadows over Ustalav
The Voices of the Spire
The Voices of the Spire are a militant wing of the Pharasmin priesthood devoted exclusively to the total destruction of undead and those who harbor them. Composed primarily of inquisitors, rangers with favored enemy (undead), and clerics, the group does not bother with other Pharasmin concerns such as ministering to the dead or acting as midwives, believing that the greatest thing one can do in Pharasma’s name is remove those creatures that defy her authority. The group has chapter houses in many countries, but is strongest in Ustalav, Osirion, and Quantium, with the chapter house in the latter being a huge fortress from which the group plans raids against the undead nation of Geb. These sanctuarieshide texts about the most effective defenses and weapons against various forms of undead, as well as censuses about known sentient undead in the area and their habits. They pay well for information on new undead or changes in existing patterns, but the locations of their strongholds are well-kept secrets. Their undead enemies are powerful and dangerous, and so to find members, you must know where to look and how to ask. Many of the Voices, as they call themselves, carry badges to protect against their souls being torn away by the undead should they be abducted by their foes. Unfortunately, these badges work by killing the bearers if they’re ever seriously damaged by level-draining undead, thus sending the owners directly to their rewards in the Boneyard.