God Sasho Barozo
By Marcus Pan
The Legend of Sasho Barozo
Many years ago, within the newly-discovered island of
Laolas, the Firsig Provincia had but one town. The town of Firown, taken from
the words "first town," it was thriving well with 59 men. But the people of
this faithful city reached a conflict. The soil in and around Firown was simply
not fertile enough to produce a sufficient amount of food for its people. There
was but one solution. Move.
Being that Firown was about one day's travel from the beach
up north, they could only move south away from the ocean. West or east would
take them down the coast, but they wanted to move from the Nobeyo Ocean. So to
the south they moved. They traveled for about 15 days until they came to a set
of mountains. The land at the edge of the mountains was rich in plant-producing
minerals. So they built Ferlando, which was taken from the words "fertile
Meanwhile, a landing party landed on the beach near Firown.
Finding the town ruined, they abandoned the inhabitants for lost and burned the
ruins to keep the lands pure. But Ferlando prospered under the rule of Sasho
Sasho Barozo was a hard worker who took over the town and
organized farms and buildings. But he turned to evil. Converting his whole town
to worship the Egyptian god of evil, Set, he won Set's favor. Set soon arrived
with 14 of his minions while Ferlando still contained 59 men. Set was adored.
But the Egyptian god Seker, god of goodness and light and ancient opposite and
enemy of Set, set out to punish this town
if possible, with DEATH.
Seker showed up to persuade the townspeople away from Set,
but Sasho Barozo held them in line forming a rather large attack of 73 men
against Seker. Seker, although badly beaten to half his original strength,
fought off the great onslaught and destroyed every townsman and minion of Set
on the scene, including Sasho Barozo.
Set burned Ferlando to destroy evidence of the battle after
Seker flew away. He resurrected Sasho Barozo with his evil magic and advanced
him into the ranks of the immortals. He still resides on the Prime Material
Plane and has built a shrine to himself where the walls of Ferlando once stood.
Some say he lives not far from this shrine
EGYPTIAN MYTHOS - SASHO BAROZO (controller of Set's
ARMOR CLASS: -3
HIT POINTS: 75
DAMAGE/ATTACK: 2-12 (hands); 3-60 (sword); 4-16 (arrows)
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Polymorph
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Nil
SIZE: M (5'6")
ALIGNMENT: Lawful Evil
worshippers of Set
SYMBOL: hawk-headed mummy pierced in the neck by a black
PLANE: Prime Material
FIGHTER: 15th level
MAGIC-USER/ILLUSIONIST: 5th level in each
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
Sasho knows the following Magic-User spells at 5th level
Sasho knows the following Illusionist spells at 5th level
HYPNOTISM GAZE REFLECTION
Sasho has 20% magic resistance and if failed still has his
saving throw at 15th level fighter to back this up. His favorite and most
frequently used spells are; FIREBALL, MAGIC MISSILE, BLINDNESS and
Sasho Barozo wears jet black magical plate mail armor. He
can attack three times per every two rounds (3/2) with his shortsword +4 that
does 3-60HP of damage. He may also attack once per round with his composite bow
+3 with magical arrows that can do 4-16HP of damage. He carries no more than 24
of these arrows on his back quiver at any one time.
If stripped of his weapons at any time, Sasho can pack a
powerful blow with his fists and attack twice per round doing 2-12HP of damage
with his limited fighting abilities. Also, because of his high dexterity score,
his hand attacks are at +2 on the die roll to hit.
Sasho Barozo is able to polymorph into two animals and one
can range from normal to gigantic in size. At will he can transform into a
normal eagle, taking on all capabilities and statistics (other than HD and HP)
of that creature. His other non-human form is that of a spitting cobra, which
he can range in size from 10 times smaller to 10 times larger than normal.
Again he takes on the abilities and statistics of this new form.
Most of the time Set is worshipped for his favor because he
has been known to look upon those kindly who is in his evil light. If one of
Set's worshippers is in need of assistance, either a favor or the borrowing of
some minions of his, there is a 5% chance Set will come. If in need of
assistance, there is a 30% chance Sasho will come on the Prime Material plane
and a 10% chance outside this plane. If minions of Set are needed he will
arrive with 2-20 men, usually of human/demi-human stock.
Sasho built his first altar in Firsig Provincia in Layolas
at the spot where Ferlando once stood. He built it in 22AC by the Layolan
Calendar. He lives, as a normal size spitting cobra, in a small lair which
opens into a large underground cavern underneath this altar. There is a 90%
chance he is home. If anything insulting is said about him or Set, or likewise
something good about Seker, within 20' of his altar/home he might have heard
(80%) and will avenge those insults. At any other Set/Sasho altar he will
avenge this only 20% of the time.
The Inscriptions upon his Shrine