|Daughter of Urgathoa|
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Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 309
A daughter of Urgathoa is an adopted child of the Pallid Princess, the goddess Urgathoa herself. Given new purpose at the moment of death, these undead creatures of warped flesh and bone continue to serve their new mother as they did in life.
Though bearing some resemblance to the women they once were, it is impossible not to recognize daughters of Urgathoa for the monsters they have become. Their bodies are warped and twisted, and are both supported and propelled by a sinuous tentacle formed from bodily tissues and excretions. All daughters of Urgathoa possess a hand that has increased in both size and lethality to become a great claw—an effective weapon for the undead creature. Although their individual appearances vary wildly, most are much larger than they were in life, often standing nearly 15 feet in height and weighing more than 600 pounds.
No two daughters look alike, as the goddess' transformation is unique to each individual. Each maintains certain aspects of their mortal appearance, although such things as distinctive clothes or jewelry are mimicked in flesh and bone.
Daughters of Urgathoa possess formidable abilities, retaining a number of those they had in life, in addition to those gained from their transformation. They can spread disease with a simple touch, and the blessings of the Pallid Princess follow wherever they go.
Considered the most desired position by the church of Urgathoa, only the most devoted priestesses are transformed into daughters of Urgathoa upon their deaths. These undead creatures continue to serve their goddess, often leading cults of increasing size and strength as new followers flock together to follow one of Urgathoa's chosen. Each daughter quickly impacts the world around them, whether it is in the creation of virulent diseases, the creation of undead hordes to attack the living, the creation of evil artifacts, or simply by inspiring greater and more destructive fervor among the followers of Lady Despair.
As daughters of Urgathoa generally work in great secrecy, no one knows how many of them are currently forwarding their goddesses' goals. Below is a short list of the best-known daughters on Golarion.
- Andaisin the Reaper: A high priestess of Urgathoa, Lady Andaisin worked to further the goals of the Pallid Princess in the Varisian city of Korvosa. She was killed as a result of her involvement with a plot to decimate the city via disease, hatched by Queen Ileosa.
- Endroma of Tolguth and Nisvyraka the Goreflay: Together known as the Gluttons of Steeplespine, these two daughters of Urgathoa strive to discover and spread the secrets of their goddess, interpreting the words of their mother that are secured in her temple, in the city of Absalom.
- The Wight Mother of Isger: Leading an undead cult for over a century, the creature that was once Illcayna Alonnor plagues the lands of Isger.
- Lyanthari: A servant of Tar-Baphon, she once fought alongside and aided in the necromantic research of the Whispering Tyrant.
- Rinnella Brenon: Brenon is the leader of one of the largest Urgathoan temples on Golarion: the Cathedral of Epiphenomena in the Gebbite capital of Mechitar.
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