Wrath of the Righteous
These ornate military medals are awarded to crusaders and
adventurers who excel and deserve commendation in the war
against the Worldwound. A medal must be affixed to a worn
article of clothing to function, but doesn’t have to be worn visibly.
Any number of righteous medals can be worn, but the effects of
multiple medals of a single type don’t stack. A righteous medal
functions only if the wearer has legitimately achieved the feat
for which she received the medal. As a swift action, once per day,
the wearer can gain a +2 sacred bonus to the medal’s associated
ability score for 1 minute. In addition, each righteous medal grants a
constant sacred bonus on one type of roll, as detailed below.
Righteous Medal of Agility: This triangular
iron medal shows a demonic face surrounded
by three swords. It is awarded to a hero who
delivers a death blow to a demon in combat
before that demon gets a chance to act in the
combat. This medal is associated with Dexterity and grants a +1
sacred bonus on Initiative checks.
Righteous Medal of Clarity: This circular blue
medal depicts a pair of feminine gray eyes
surrounded by a circular silver lightning
bolt. It is awarded to a hero who recovers
vital information of great use against the
Worldwound and delivers this intelligence to the crusaders. This
medal is associated with Intelligence and grants a +2 sacred
bonus on saves against insanity or confusion effects.
Righteous Medal of Command: This circular
medal depicts a leering demon head before
two crossed swords. It is awarded to a
hero who redeems one of the enemy and
convinces the redeemed character to join
the crusade. This medal is associated with Charisma and
grants a +2 sacred bonus on saves against emotion-based
effects (including fear effects).
Righteous Medal of Spirit: This rectangular
medal depicts the symbol of Iomedae on
a field of red. It is awarded to a hero who
becomes possessed or mentally controlled
by a demon but escapes from that control
before he is forced to do evil. This medal is associated with
Wisdom and grants a +2 sacred bonus on saves against charm
and possession effects (including dominate effects).
Righteous Medal of Valor: This medal looks
like a demonic skull, the top of which has
been pierced by four red-hilted swords. It is
awarded to a hero who delivers a death blow
to a demon whose CR is at least 1 higher
than the hero’s character level. This medal is associated with
Strength and grants a +2 sacred bonus to CMD.
Righteous Medal of Vigor: This hexagonal
medal depicts a white castle on a field of
red with gold trim. It is awarded to a hero
who is reduced to negative hit points by
a demon but survives (or alternately, is
restored to life) and rejoins the battle before that demon
is defeated. This medal is associated with Constitution and
grants a +2 sacred bonus on saves against death effects.
A mythic character who wears all six righteous medals
gains one additional use of mythic power per day.