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Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara Immortals

Ssu-Ma – Sphere of Thought

Player Section – Ssu-Ma

Ssu-ma (Thought, Empyreal 23)
  • Favoured WeaponMace or Tome
  • Symbol – An open book (Shown on Holy Symbols of Mystara Day 90)
  • Other Names – Father of Written Knowledge, Ganetra, Keeper of History and Order, Pangloss
  • Patron of
    • Thought – ArtistsBooks (1)
    • Thought – InspirationBooks (1),
    • Thought – ScienceBooks (1),
    • Time – CivilisationBooks (1),
    • Dual Thought/Time – Civilised Artistic Inspirational ScienceBooks (1)
  • Core Pantheons
  • Single Element OrganisationsThought – The Wind, Time – The Wave
  • Dual Element OrganisationsThought/Time – The Storm
  • Secret Crafts

Appearance: Ssu-Ma has two manifestation forms, a human and a pachydermion.
Human (Ssu-Ma, Pangloss): a venerable, bald and barefoot oriental sage, with a short white chin beard, wearing a simple linen tunic, a parchment at his waist and often under his arm a well-thumbed tome.
Pachydermion (Ganetra): an enormous humanoid with the head and feet of an elephant full of wrinkles of venerable age, with a profound and wise look, a red dot marked in the centre of the forehead, a white tunic fastened at the shoulder and a book always underarm.

  • Ssu-ma, Empyreal Immortal of Thought 23
  • The Storm or Azorius Senate. The Elements of Air and Water, The Spheres of Thought and Time
  • The Wave, The Element of Water, Sphere of Time, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Time
  • The Wind, The Element of Air, Sphere of Thought, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Thought
  • Cleric Domains
  • Clerics:
  • Patron – Magic, Memory, Order, Sages, Scribes, Wisdom, Writing.
  • Patron and Title KeywordsCivilisation (Education), Science (History), Title (Sphere of Thought (Empyreal))
    • Empyreals pantheon onlySphere of Thought (Empyreal)
    • Thought pantheon onlySphere of Thought (Empyreal)

Racial Pantheon:

  • Dragonkin (Keeper of History and Order) Due to Patron of Education and History
  • Dwarven and Gnome (Keeper of History and Order) Due to Patron of Science (History)
  • Elven (Father of Written Knowledge)

Cultural Pantheon

Pantheons
Dragonkin Racial Pantheon

Guiding PrincipleThe culture concerned with Dragons first
Associated NationsAtruaghin, Darokin, Karameikos
Single Element OrganisationsMatter – The Growth, Thought – The Wind, Time – The Wave
Dual Element OrganisationsThought/Time – The Storm
Core Immortals

  • Primary Patrons
    • Matter – Lining Group – LifecycleBirth (5)
    • Thought – ArtistsBooks (1)
    • Thought – InspirationBooks (1)
    • Thought – ScienceBooks (1)
    • Time – CivilisationBooks (1)
    • Dual Thought/Time – Civilised Artist Inspirational ScienceBooks (1)
  • The Storm or Azorius Senate. The Elements of Air and Water, The Spheres of Thought and Time
  • The Growth, The Element of Earth, Sphere of Matter, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Matter
  • The Wave, The Element of Water, Sphere of Time, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Time
  • The Wind, The Element of Air, Sphere of Thought, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Thought
  • Immortals of Matter (1) – Terra (Hierarch 36, as Mother Earth, Birth),
  • Immortals of Thought (1) – Ssu-Ma (Empyreal 23, as Keeper of History and Order, Books),
  • Immortals of Time (4) – Chardastes (Empyreal 24, as Chardastes, Birth), Simurgh (Eternal 26, as Keeper of the Flow of Time, Birth), Urd (Hierarch 32, as The Maiden, Birth), Vanya (Empyreal 23, as The Grey Lady, Birth),
Dwarven and Gnome Racial Pantheon

Guiding Principle – The culture concerned with Dwarves, Gnomes and Crafting, Invention and Technology
Associated NationsDarokin, Ethengar, Ierendi, Karameikos, Minrothad, Northern Reaches, Rockhome, Thyatis
Single Element OrganisationsEnergy – Flame, Matter – Growth, Thought – Wind,, Time – The Wave
Dual Element OrganisationsEnergy/Thought – Radiant, Matter/Thought – Sand, Thought/Time – The Storm
Core Immortals

  • The Radiant, Elements of Air and Fire, Spheres of Energy and Thought
  • The Sand, Elements of Air and Earth, Spheres of Matter and Thought
  • The Storm or Azorius Senate. The Elements of Air and Water, The Spheres of Thought and Time
  • The Flame, The Element of Fire, Sphere of Energy, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Energy
  • The Growth, The Element of Earth, Sphere of Matter, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Matter
  • The Wave, The Element of Water, Sphere of Time, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Time
  • The Wind, The Element of Air, Sphere of Thought, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Thought

Holy Symbols

  • Immortals of Energy (1) – Ninsum (Hierarch 35, as Ninsun, Agriculture),
  • Immortals of Entropy (1) – Ouranos (Hierarch 23, as The Dead God, Building),
  • Immortals of Matter (2) – Polunius (Eternal 25, as The Celestial Architect, Architecture), Terra (Hierarch 36, as Mother Earth, Agriculture),
  • Immortals of Thought (6) – Frey (Celestial 13, as Fredar, Agriculture), Halav (Celestial 17, as The Redhair, Armourer), Palartarkan (Temporal 11, as Lord of the Air, Astronomy), Ralon (Temporal 9, as Sister Grain, Agriculture), Ssu-Ma (Empyreal 23, as Keeper of History and Order, Books), Wayland (Empyreal 24, as The God’s Smith, Armourer, Building),
  • Immortals of Time (1) – Hymir (Celestial 13, as Master of Alchemy, Alchemy),
  • Primary Barbarian PathsStorm Herald – Mountain (Agriculture) / Sea (Agriculture),
  • Primary Clerical DomainsAir (Agriculture), Beer (Alchemy), Clockwork (Astronomy), Creation (Architecture, Armourer), Earth (Agriculture), Forge (Armourer), Tempest (Agriculture),
  • Primary Monk Ways – Drunken Master (xge33, Alchemy), Elements – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Primary Paladin OathsThunder (Agriculture),
  • Primary Sorcerer OriginsDraconic Bloodline – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture), Elemental Essence – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture), Storm Sorcery (Agriculture),
  • Primary Warlock PactsGenie Lord – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Primary Wizard TraditionsElementalist – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Primary Feats – Elemental Adept (ph166, Agriculture), Negotiator (Agriculture), Survivor (Agriculture),
Land Guilds Cultural Pantheon

Guiding PrinciplesThe culture of diplomacy, money, trade and travel.
Associated NationsDarokin
Single Element OrganisationsEnergy – The Flame, Entropy – The Dark, Matter – Growth, Thought – Wind, Time – The Wave
Dual Element OrganisationsEnergy/Thought – The Radiant, Entropy/Thought – The Howling Hatred, Matter/Thought – Sand, Thought/Time – The Storm
Core ImmortalsSaturnius (Energy 20 as The Libertarian), Turmis (Thought 1, as Protector of Thieves and Adventurers),

  • The Howling Hatred or the Orzhov Syndicate, The Elements of Air and Darkness, Spheres of Entropy and Thought
  • The Radiant, Elements of Air and Fire, Spheres of Energy and Thought
  • The Sand, Elements of Air and Earth, Spheres of Matter and Thought
  • The Storm or Azorius Senate. The Elements of Air and Water, The Spheres of Thought and Time
  • The Dark, The Element of Darkness, Sphere of Entropy, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Entropy
  • The Flame, The Element of Fire, Sphere of Energy, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Energy
  • The Growth, The Element of Earth, Sphere of Matter, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Matter
  • The Wave, The Element of Water, Sphere of Time, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Time
  • The Wind, The Element of Air, Sphere of Thought, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Thought

Holy Symbols

  • Immortals of Energy (6) – Alphatia (Celestial 16, as Lady of Peace, the Arts, Beauty), Bartziluth (Empyreal 24, as Lord of War, Bravery), Guidarezzo (Celestial 15, as Brage, the Arts), Mealiden (Empyreal 23, as Starwatcher, Adventure), Ninsum (Hierarch 35, as Ninsun, Agriculture), Saturnius (Empyreal 20, Protector of Pirates, Adventure),
  • Immortals of Entropy (3) – Kythria (Initiate 2, as Lady of Passion, Beauty), Ouranos (Hierarch 23, as The Dead God, Building), Talitha (Eternal 25, as Queen of Treachery and Vice, Avidity),
  • Immortals of Matter (7) – Chiron (Initiate 6, as Master of Arts, the Arts), Garl (Celestial 13, as Garal, the Arts), Kagyar (Eternal 28, as The Artisan, the Arts), Lornasen (Temporal 10, as Queen of Spring, Beauty), Polunius (Eternal 25, as The Designer, Architecture, the Arts), Terra (Hierarch 36, as Mother Earth, Agriculture), The Twelve Watches (Initiate 4, as Dorangar, the Arts), Valerias (Hierarch 31, as Protector of Lovers, the Arts, Beauty),
  • Immortals of Thought (16) – Arnelee (Temporal 8, as The Investigator, Adventure), Eiryndul (Empyreal 20, as The Adventurer, Adventure), Frey (Celestial 13, as Brian, Agriculture, Bravery), Freyja (Celestial 14, as Brianna, Beauty), Halav (Celestial 17, as Bane of Humanoids, Armourer), Ninfangle (Eternal 26, as Protector of Nomads, Adventure, Bravery), Nob Nar (Initiate 4, as Nob Nar, Adventure, Audacity), Palson (Initiate 3, as Master of Tactics, the Arts), Sinbad (Eternal 25, as Sinbad, Adventure, Boldness), Ralon (Temporal 9, as Ralon, Agriculture), Soubrette (Empyreal 24, as The Performer, the Arts), Ssu-Ma (Empyreal 23, as Keeper of History and Order, Books), Thalia (Hierarch 31, as The Artist, the Arts, Beauty), Thor (Eternal 29, as Lord of Battle and Honour, Bravery), Turmis (Initiate 1, as Protector of Thieves and Adventures, Adventure, Boldness, Bravery), Wayland (Empyreal 24, as The God’s Smith, Armourer, Building),
  • Immortal of Time (1) – Tiresias (Temporal 9, as Master of Poetic Inspiration, Bards),
  • Primary Barbarian PathsStorm Herald – Mountain (Agriculture) / Sea (Agriculture),
  • Primary Cleric DomainsAir (Agriculture), Creation (Architecture, Armourer), Earth (Agriculture), Forge (Armourer), Tempest (Agriculture), Travel (Adventure),
  • Primary Monk WaysElements – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Primary Paladin OathsThunder (Agriculture),
  • Primary Sorcerer OriginsDraconic Bloodline – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture), Elemental Essence – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture), Storm Sorcery (Agriculture),
  • Primary Warlock PactsGenie Lord – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Primary Wizard TraditionsElementalist – Air (Agriculture) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Primary Feats – Elemental Adept (ph166, Agriculture), Negotiator (Agriculture), Survivor (Agriculture),
Thyatian Empire Cultural Pantheon

Guiding PrincipleThe culture is trying to bring all the gods of the world under one pantheon that is human centric, and does not cater to aspects of other races or species.
Associated NationsKarameikos, Thyatis
Single Element OrganisationsEnergy – The Flame, Matter – The Growth, Thought – The Wind, Time – the Wave
Dual Element OrganisationsEnergy/Thought – The Radiant, Matter/Thought – The Sand, Thought/Time – The Storm
Core Immortals

  • The Radiant, Elements of Air and Fire, Spheres of Energy and Thought
  • The Sand, Elements of Air and Earth, Spheres of Matter and Thought
  • The Storm or Azorius Senate. The Elements of Air and Water, The Spheres of Thought and Time
  • The Flame, The Element of Fire, Sphere of Energy, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Energy
  • The Wave, The Element of Water, Sphere of Time, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Time
  • The Wind, The Element of Air, Sphere of Thought, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Thought
  • The Growth, The Element of Earth, Sphere of Matter, Basic Symbol for an Immortal of Matter
  • Immortals of Energy (4) – Bartziluth (Empyreal 24, as The Bugbear, Battle, Berserkers), Bemarris (Initiate 3, as The Dragonslayer, Battle), Iliric (Temporal 8, as The Ego, Ambition), Madarua (Eternal 26, as The Amazon, Amazons),
  • Immortals of Entropy (2) – Kiranjo (Temporal 7, as The Minotaur, Berserkers), Ouranos (Hierarch 23, as The Giant, Building), Pharamond (Hierarch 32, as The Betrayer, Ambition),
  • Immortals of Matter (5) – Hattani (Celestial 15, as The Bear Lord, Battle), Polunius (Eternal 25, as The Designer, Architecture), Tahkati (Celestial 17, as The Horse Lord, Battle), The Eternal General (Celestial 14, as The Eternal General, Battle), Wayland (Empyreal 24, as The God’s Smith, Building),
  • Immortals of Thought (5) – Karaash (Initiate 5, as The Orc Lord, Battle), Ninfangle (Eternal 26, as The White Claw, Battle), Ssu-Ma (Empyreal 23, as Keeper of History and Order, Books), Thor (Eternal 29, as Thor, Battle, Berserkers), Wayland (Empyreal 24, as The God’s Smith, Building),
  • Immortals of Time (3) – Crakkak (Celestial 10, as The Sharp Tooth, Battle), Hymir (Celestial 13, as Master of Alchemy, Alchemy), Tourlain (Temporal 8, as The Guidemaster, Anarchy),
  • Primary Cleric DomainsAmbition (Ambition), Beer (Alchemy), Chaos (Anarchy), Creation (Architecture), War (Amazons, Battle),
  • Primary Monk Ways – Drunken Master (xge33, Alchemy),
Councils
Assembly (Council)

All Immortals of Mystara are part of the Assembly Council. It is run by the five Hierarchs of rank 36, one from each xphere.

  • Barbarian PathsStorm Herald – Mountain (Agriculture) / Sea (Agriculture, Air),
  • Cleric DomainsAir (Aerial Races, Agriculture, Air, Alphatian Empire, Ar), Ambition (Ambition), Arcana (Alphatian Empire, Aranea), Beer (Alchemy), Cat (Animals), Chaos (Anarchy), Clockwork (Astronomy), Creation (Architecture, Armourer), Earth (Agriculture), Forge (Armourer), Hunting (Animals), Knowledge (Aesirs), Nature (Abundance, Agriculture, Alfheim, Animals), Oceans (Aquarendi, Aquatic Races), Prophecy (Astrology), Tempest (Agriculture), Travel (Adventure), War (Aesirs, Amazons), Water (Aquarendi, Aquatic Races, Arctic),
  • Monk Ways – Drunken Master (xge33, Alchemy), Elements – Air (Agriculture, Air) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Paladin OathsThunder (Agriculture, Air),
  • Sorcerer OriginsDraconic Bloodline – Air (Agriculture, Air) / Earth (Agriculture), Elemental Essence – Air (Agriculture, Air) / Earth (Agriculture), Storm Sorcery (Agriculture, Air),
  • Warlock PactsGenie Lord – Air (Agriculture, Air) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Wizard TraditionsElementalist – Air (Agriculture, Air) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Charter Feats – Elemental Adept (ph166, Agriculture, Air), Negotiator (Agriculture, Air), Survivor (Agriculture, Air),
  • Immortals of Energy (8) – Ninsum (Hierarch 35, Agriculture), Razud (Hierarch 31, Alphatian Empire), Heimdall (Eternal 30, Aesirs), Madarua (Eternal 26, Aesirs, Amazons), Mealiden (Empyreal 23, Adventure, Alfheim), Saturnius (Empyreal 20, Adventure), Zirchev (Celestial 17, Animals), Alphatia (Celestial 16, Alphatian Empire), Iliric (Temporal 8, Ambition),
  • Immortals of Entropy (3) – Pharamond (Hierarch 32, Ambition), Aracne Prime (Temporal 8, Aranea), Stodos (Initiate 6, Arctic),
  • Immortals of Matter (5) – Terra (Hierarch 36, Agriculture), Polunius (Eternal 25, Architecture), Wayland (Empyreal 24, Armourer), Faunus (Temporal 11, Animals), Forsetta (Temporal 7, Aesirs),
  • Immortals of Thought (15) – Odin (Hierarch 36, Aesirs, Air), Air Elemaster (Hierarch 33, Aerial Races, Air), Korotiku (Hierarch 32, Aranea), Thor (Eternal 29, Aesirs), Ninfangle (Eternal 26, Adventure), Sinbad (Eternal 25, Adventure), Eiryndul (Empyreal 20, Adventure), Halav (Celestial 17, Armourer), Freyja (Celestial 14, Abundance, Aesirs), Frey (Celestial 13, Aesirs, Agriculture), Palartarkan (Temporal 11, Air, Alphatian Empire, Ar, Astrology, Astronomy), Ralon (Temporal 9, Agriculture), Arnelee (Temporal 8, Adventure, Aesirs), Nob Nar (Initiate 4, Adventure), Turmis (Initiate 1, Adventure),
  • Immortals of Time (6) – Simurgh (Eternal 26, Aerial Races), Calitha (Celestial 18, Aquarendi, Aquatic Races), Brindorhin (Celestial 14, Abundance), Hymir (Celestial 13, Alchemy), Tiresias (Temporal 9, Astrology), Tourlain (Temporal 8, Anarchy),
Empyreals of Mystara (Council)
  • Immortals of Energy (2) – Mealiden (Empyreal 23, Adventure, Alfheim), Saturnius (Empyreal 20, Adventure),
  • Immortals of Thought (1) – Eiryndul (Empyreal 20, Adventure),
Sphere of Thought (Council)

All Immortals of the Sphere of Thought in Mystara are part of the Sphere of Thought Council. It is run by the Six immortal Hierarchs who represent all the immortal tiers.

  • Charter Barbarian PathsStorm Herald – Mountain (Agriculture) / Sea (Agriculture, Air),
  • Charter Cleric DomainsAir (Aerial Races, Air, Alphatian Empire, Ar), Arcana (Alphatian Empire, Aranea), Clockwork (Astronomy), Creation (Armourer), Forge (Armourer), Knowledge (Aesirs), Nature (Abundance, Agriculture), Prophecy (Astrology), Tempest (Agriculture), Travel (Adventure), War (Aesirs),
  • Charter Monk WaysElements – Air (Agriculture, Air) / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Secondary Paladin OathsThunder (Agriculture, Air),
  • Charter Sorcerer OriginsDraconic Bloodline – Air (Agriculture, Air) / Earth (Agriculture), Elemental Essence – Air (Agriculture, Air) / Earth (Agriculture), Storm Sorcery (Agriculture, Air),
  • Charter Warlock PactsGenie Lord – Air (Agriculture), Air / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Charter Wizard TraditionsElementalist – Air (Agriculture), Air / Earth (Agriculture),
  • Charter Feats – Elemental Adept (ph166, Agriculture, Air), Negotiator (Agriculture, Air), Survivor (Agriculture, Air),
  • Immortals of Thought (14) – Odin (Hierarch 36, Aesirs, Air), Air Elemaster (Hierarch 33, Aerial Races, Air), Korotiku (Hierarch 32, Aranea), Thor (Eternal 29, Aesirs), Ninfangle (Eternal 26, Adventure), Sinbad (Eternal 25, Adventure), Eiryndul (Empyreal 20, Adventure), Halav (Celestial 17, Armourer), Freyja (Celestial 14, Abundance, Aesirs), Frey (Celestial 13, Aesirs, Agriculture), Palartarkan (Temporal 11, Air, Alphatian Empire, Ar, Astrology, Astronomy), Ralon (Temporal 9, Agriculture), Arnelee (Temporal 8, Adventure, Aesirs), Nob Nar (Initiate 4, Adventure), Turmis (Initiate 1, Adventure),

Ssu-Ma’s Campaign Information

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Game Master Section – Ssu-Ma

Ssu-Ma – Empyreal of Thought (23)

  • Sourcebooks: Wrath of the Immortals Book One (wi-b1-41), Vaults of Pandius (vop)
  • Portfolio: Magic, memory, history, books, wisdom, education, order, sages, scribes
  • Other Names: Father of Written Knowledge, Keeper of History and Order, Ganetra, Pangloss
  • Sponsor: Korotiku
  • Alignment: Lawful
  • Artefacts: the Rig Veda, Tablet of Celestial Balance, Tome of Gambia, Tome of Ssu-Ma
Allies of Ssu-Ma

Assists (can also be assisted by)

Enemies of Ssu-Ma

Opposes (can also be opposed by)

Sponsorship Hierarchy – Thought
  • Sponsorship of the Thought Sphere
    • Air Elemaster (33) Hierarch of Thought
    • Korotiku (32) Hierarch of Thought
      • Ahmanni (14) Celestial of Thought moved to Time (16)
      • Asterius (27) Eternal of Thought
      • Clebard (2) Initiate of Thought
      • Cochere (12) Temporal of Thought
      • Cretia (16) Celestial of Thought
      • Diulanna (18) Celestial of Thought
      • Eiryndul (20) Empyreal of Thought moved from Energy (20)
      • Harrow (11) Temporal of Thought moved to Entropy (11)
      • Loup (9) Temporal of Thought moved to Entropy (9)
      • Malinois (16) Celestial of Thought
        • Matin (7) Temporal of Thought to Energy (19)
        • Ruaidhri (3) Initiate of Thought to Entropy (3)
      • Palartarkan (11) Temporal of Thought moved from Energy (12)
      • Ralon (9) Temporal of Thought
      • Soubrette (24) Empyreal of Thought
      • Ssu-Ma (23) Empyreal of Thought
      • Turmis (1) Initiate of Thought
    • Odin (36) Hierarch of Thought
      • Arnelee (8) Temporal of Thought
      • Frey (13) Celestial of Thought
      • Freyja (14) Celestial of Thought
      • Halav (17) Celestial of Thought
      • Ninfangle (26) Eternal of Thought (26) Moved from Matter (27)
      • Noumena (34) Hierarch of Thought
        • Palson (3) Initiate of Thought
      • Orisis (19) Empyreal of Thought
      • Tarastia (30) Eternal of Thought moved from Energy (30)
      • Taroyas (6) Initiate of Thought moved from Time (6)
      • Thor (29) Eternal of Energy. moved to Thought (29)
        • Gorm (22) Empyreal of Thought moved from Energy (19)
      • Usamigaras (27) Eternal of Energy moved to Thought (27)
    • Pax (35)
      • Kersy (21) Empyreal of Thought
      • Koryis (10) Temporal of Thought
        • Urtson (7) Temporal of Thought moved from Matter (12)
      • Thalia (31) Hierarch of Thought from Energy
    • Qywattz (20) Empyreal of Thought moved to Entropy (21)
    • Sinbad (25) Eternal of Thought
    • Tyche (28) Eternal of Thought (28) moved to Time (28)
      • Raven (21) Empyreal of Thought moved to Time (21)
      • Tourlain (8) Temporal of Thought moved to Time (8)

History: the origins of Ssu-Ma are uncertain and even the Immortal hasn’t so far been able to dispel all the doubts on his past. Ssu-Ma believes that this fact, and his obsession for history and memory, are derived from a manipulation that his patron (from which Ssu-Ma has also lost all memory) must have made to his Immortal mind, removing all the memories. For this now Ssu-Ma desperately tries to archive every single piece of information that he encounters, with the hope of also successfully finding the roots of his own origins. Ssu-Ma is considered of having probably been the first creature of the Multiverse who was able to codify his thoughts in words and his words in writing, and that for this achieved Immortality. Given that the cult of Ssu-Ma is linked in first place to the Ochaleans and to the Alphatians, he assumed that maybe during his mortal life he belonged to one of these peoples, even if he hasn’t established which. That which is sure is that in the first centuries after the arrival of the Alphatians on Mystara, his cult appeared both in Alphatia (where he was however called Pangloss) and in Ochalea and possessing many similar characteristics. Shortly after, Ssu-Ma was of interest of the pachydermion culture of Patera (the invisible moon), and here was worshipped as patron of memory, history, wisdom and writing, gave to the pachydermions a new system of codification of the language and a series of sacred books (the Rig Veda) that have heavily influenced their spiritual and social growth. For this, with the pachydermions, the Alphatians and the Ochaleans he is considered the creator of the codified system of ideograms that has allowed the gathering and cataloguing the acquired knowledge. Among the most ancient texts and works considered sacred of his hands are numbered the legendary Rig Veda (transcription of the philosophical teachings of a pachydermion cleric of Ganetra with the court of the Sindhi Great Moghul during the VI century AC), the Tablet of Celestial Balance (also known as the Tome of Ssu-Ma, that with the Ochaleans constitutes the basis on which stands the philosophy of the Celestial Court and the art of good writing), and the Tome of Gambia (that according to the Alphatian legends was written by the First Mage, who discovered the arcane arts, and in which all the knowledge of the world can be found).

Personality: Ssu-Ma is an extremely calm and compassionate individual, faithful to the precision and order almost ending in an obsession. He doesn’t support chaos or disjointed thinking and for this is often in conflict with Korotiku, who loves to provoke him with disjointed and paradoxical arguments and to drag in his incapacity to remember his own past for making him more humble. He is often so absorbed in his own thoughts that it results in him being distracted, but when speaking he is always aware of the cause. For this many young Immortals turn to him for advice, as the mortals consult his followers, who are shining lights among the sages and learned of all the world. Ssu-Ma is the patron of meaningful knowledge like memory, history and education, and has taken particularly to heart the transmission of knowledge through writing, the only defence that he can interpose between the knowledge and the forgetfulness brought by time. Ssu-Ma has little predisposition to adventure and prefers avoiding the fight for power. For this despite his long time in the Immortal ranks, having never reached the apex of his Sphere. He doesn’t have any allies or enemies because of his detached character, but nurtured esteem for Noumena, who he considers an important interlocutor and a stimulating rival in games of logic and wit.

Info on Ssu-Ma to be discovered by Groups

Unfinished Pantheon:

  • Ochaleans (Ssu-Ma)
  • Sind (Pangloss)

Design Details – Ssu-Ma

Classic D&D Stats
  • Followers Alignment: Lawful
  • Favourite Weapons: mace (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
  • Clerics skills and powers: : +1 bonus to Intelligence, permanent power of read languages, +2 bonus to librarianship and concentration (not free)
D&D 3E Stats
  • Domains: Thought, Law, Knowledge
  • Preferred Weapon: light mace
Design Changes

Moved his sponsor to Korotiku as it fit with the theme of the setting.

Ssu-Ma – Patron to Pantheon Links – This is to be the basis on who is in what Pantheon and why.

  • Books and History (patron) added to the Dragonkin pantheon.
  • Books and History (patron) added to the Science patron group.
  • Science (patron group) added to the Dwarven and Gnome pantheon.
  • Empyreal (rank) added to the Empyreals pantheon.
  • Sphere of Thought (rank group) added to Thought pantheon.

Content Updates

  • 2021-09-10 – Added in design changes and Patron to Pantheon links to show where this Immortal features in the Pantheon.
  • 2021-08-19 – Update to layout, tags, menu and links.
D&D Gods

The Gods: The Immortals Overview, Patrons

GM Section: Immortality Overview, Path Conqueror, Path Dragon, Path Dynast, Path Epic Hero, Path Paragon, Path Polymath, Quest Petition, Quest Meeting

Wellsprings: Fire, Magic

Energy/Fire (31): Alphatia (16), Bartziluth (24), Bemarris (3), Benekander (1), Branden 11), Coberham (18), Fire Elemaster (33), Guidarezzo (15), Heimdall (30), Iliric (8), Ilsundal (34), Ixion (36), Madarua (26), Mazikeen (27), Mahmatti (14), Matin (19), Mealiden (23), Minroth (13), Ninsun (35), Patura (10), Pflarr (25), Rad (22), Rafiel (21), Raith (12), Rathanos (28), Razud (31), Saturnius (20), The Shaper (7), The Shining One (29), Zirchev (17), Zugzul (32)

Entropy/Darkness (35): Alphaks (20), Aracne Prime (6), Arik (18), Atzanteotl (31), Bachraeus (19), Bagni (24), Brissard (10), Danel (14), Demogorgon (29), Harrow (11), Hel (36), Hircismus (12), Idris (15), Jammudaru (5), Kallala (22), Kiranjo (7), Kythria (2), Loki (30), Loup (9), Macroblan (27), Marwdyn (4), Masauwu (28), Nyx (33), Orcus (26), Ouranos (34), Pharamond (32), Qywattz (21), Ranivorus (16), Ruaidhri (3), Saasskas (23), Slizzark (17), Stodos (6), Talitha (25), Thanatos (35), Yagrai (13)

Matter/Earth (34): Atruaghin (32), Buglore (9), Chiron (6), Diamond (21), Djaea (34), Earth Elemaster (33), Faunus (11), Forsetta (7), Garl (13), Ground (19), Hattani (15), Ilmarinen (20), Infaust (16), Ka (35), Kagyar (28), Land (27), Lokena (2), Lornasen (10), Maat (30), N’grath (29), Opal (18), Paarkum (8), Polunius (25), Pearl (12), Tahkati (17), Terra (36), The Eternal General (14), The Great One (26), The Korrigans (24), The Twelve Watches (4), Utnapishtim (23), Valerias (31), Wayland (24), Wogar (5)

Thought/Air (36): Air Elemaster (32), Arnelee (8), Asterius (28), Clebard (2), Cochere (12), Cretia (16), Diulanna (18), Eiryndul (20), Frey (13), Freyja (13), Gorm (22), Halav (17), Karaash (5), Kersy (21), Korotiku (32), Koryis (10), Malinois (15), Ninfangle (27), Nob Nar (5), Noumena (34), Odin (36), Orisis (19), Palartarkan (11), Palson (4), Pax (35), Ralon (9), Sinbad (25), Soubrette (24), Ssu-Ma (23), Tarastia (30), Taroyas (6), Thalia (31), Thor (29), Turmis (1), Urtson (7), Usamigaras (27)

Time/Water (33): Al-Kalim (3), Ahmanni (14), Bastet (22), Brindorhin (14), Calitha (18), Carnelian (11), Chardastes (24), Crakkak (10), Finidel (7), Fugit (30), Gorrziok (25), Hymir (13), Khoronus (36), Liena (1), Luca (12), Malafor (15), Oleyan (6), Ordana (31), Petra (17), Protius (29), Raven (21), Sharpcrest (19), Simurgh (19), Skuld (34), Tiresias (9), Tourlain (8), Tyche (28), Urd (32), Vanya (23), Vethandi (35), Water Elemaster (33), Yav (20), Zalaj (27)

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By thedarkelf007

I am a long term gamer, I run 6 RPG's a fortnight, host board game, card game and LANs each about once a quarter and have an addiction to buying more games. Games I am currently running are Pathfinder (1st and 2nd Edition) and Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition).

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