I Loot the Cleric’s Body

Adventurers are always looting the bodies of their vanquished foes. Often the GM simply reads off the villain’s equipment list and the players move on. In this situation, beyond armour, weapons, magic items and some coin most foes never seem to carry anything of minor interest. This doesn’t help the GM diligently trying to breathe life and verisimilitude into his campaign.

By Bradley K. McDevitt

By Bradley K. McDevitt

 

Enter I Loot the Cleric’s Body. Within, find three tables packed full of flavoursome cleric outfits and other religious items along with the random things found in a cleric’s pouch. Use them to enliven the looting in your campaign today!

I Loot the Cleric’s Body is available in both Pathfinder compatible and System Neutral Edition; scroll down for more details!

Extract: Cleric’s Outfit

  1. A large floor length black mantle with a simple grey border on the outside, and a dark covenant in red thread hand stitched inside.
  2. A red handkerchief made of silk tied around the wrist with a complicated knot.
  3. A violet scarf with gold tips and silver designs.
  4. A green head covering that hides all the priest’s hair. It is held in place with elaborate folds that frame the face.
  5. A black cap with a white tassel on the top.
  6. A black coif with red borders held in place with a gold coloured headband.
  7. A purple mantle with black borders worn over the left shoulder and tied to the belt on the right side of the body.
  8. A large powdered wig in an unusual style.
  9. A yellow and black headdress that has long animal quills attached to it.
  10. A grey long sleeved shirt with a white collar and cuffs.
  11. A set of monk robes of a uniform brown colour. The inner garment is blood red and evil scripture is stitched over the heart.
  12. A kilt of lion’s hide worn over a blue steel chainmail skirt.
  13. A white and pink scarf tied around the neck with a knot that looks like clawed hands.
  14. A reversible overcoat, with one side red and the other side green. The red side has symbols of murder embroidered upon it while symbols of undeath decorate the other.
  15. A pair of leather gloves that go all the way to the elbow.
  16. An undershirt with embroidered designs that look like ribs and spine. The ribs over the heart are broken.
  17. A pair of heavy cloth pants covered in mud and blood.
  18. A thick tan coloured coat with broad sleeves and a single black stripe that runs down the left side.
  19. An orange broad brimmed hat with a white band around it.
  20. A single steel gauntlet speckled with rust worn on the right hand. A holy symbol is etched into its back.

Extract: Religious Items

  1. A necklace of human ears.
  2. A veil of purple designed to be placed over the head of a sacrifice.
  3. Hemlock, mistletoe and nightshade bound together with a red ribbon.
  4. An amulet of the unholy star. In rituals it is heated until glowing and then placed around a sacrifice’s neck.
  5. A bag of charcoal made from a church’s burnt rafters.
  6. A glass vial containing the severed finger of a fallen saint.
  7. Blessed chalk in a variety of lurid colours including red, purple, yellow and red.
  8. An incense burner made from a skull covered in silver.
  9. White clay prayer beads stained with blood.
  10. A bottle of blessed alcohol, spiked with a mild poison.
  11. Red, white, black and blue candles kept in a hard leather case.
  12. A pouch of specially prepared drugs for vision quests.
  13. The skull of an ancient prophet that whispers scripture when held during spellcasting.
  14. A curved knife and a jar of leeches used in bloodletting ceremonies.
  15. A prayer rug with a design that hides sinister instructions.
  16. A long lock of hair taken from over a dozen humans. It is braided and knotted.
  17. A pocket book of scripture. The errors and misprints hide a secret code.
  18. A folding panel painted with unholy scenes.
  19. A small lantern with a hidden shutter that casts a shadowy unholy symbol.
  20. A walking cane with a holy symbol built into the handle.

Extract: Pouch Contents

  1. Cursed fortune telling cards.
  2. A detailed and extensive chart of the stars, planets, comets and other celestial bodies. The chart is designed to be used to read the omens of the sky.
  3. A set of hag’s knuckle bones, etched with scrying runes and kept in a leather bag.
  4. Poisoned trail rations wrapped in black wax paper.
  5. A scribbled note that reads, “Don’t trust the owls.”
  6. Holy water contaminated by a murder victim’s blood.
  7. Rusty and bent nails.
  8. A jar of various humanoids’ eyeballs.
  9. A tube full of hallucinogenic powder.
  10. Salted giant spider poison sacks.
  11. A symbol drawing kit with string, chalk, compasses and a notebook with detailed notes and diagrams.
  12. A dozen vials of snake venom.
  13. A collection of silver needles designed to prevent the resurrection of a corpse.
  14. A preserved dead raven.
  15. A broken spyglass with a personalized inscription engraved on the case.
  16. A bag of deep fried cockerel talons.
  17. A pocket watch that runs backwards.
  18. A goat horn trumpet.
  19. A book on diseases with an envelope glued to every other page. Half of them contain a sample of diseased flesh, a soiled rag or a lock of hair.
  20. A mix matched set of playing cards with five unique suits.

Praise for I Loot the Cleric’s Body

“Taylor Hubler’s take on looting clerics is a fun, diverse little file, with a significant diversity of unique fun tables…”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars)


Loot_ClericsBody_220A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Taylor Hubler

Released 18 April 2016; Pages 10

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Taylor Hubler

Released 18 April 2016; Pages 10

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