Ng the Hooded is a particularly mysterious member of the Eldest: divine fey creatures of tremendous power said to be able to reshape the very fabric of the First World on a whim. He is considered to be the herald of either a distant god or of the plane of the First World itself.123
Few know anything about Ng's true nature, leading to many potentially conflicting theories: that Ng might be the ghost of a lost Eldest, an automaton, a servant of the Palace of Seasons, a herald of an absent deity, or the voice of a sentient First World or plane-spanning consciousness. Ng refuses to confirm or dispute any interpretation of his origin, history, or role among the Eldest.3
Ng interacts with others through cold logic, strange questions, and cryptic statements. He is known to travel and converse with Desna, with whom he shares much in common. He also is welcome in The Lost Prince's Crumbling Tower, and receives Ragadahn's invitations to research esoteric lore. None of the Eldest turn Ng away, though the rest of them remain wary of his inscrutable nature.3
Cloaked in secrecy, even the one visible part of his body—his gloves—is shrouded in mystery, with some maintaining the gloves hide clockwork mechanisms. His facial features are a true mystery.123 The only sign of his gender is his dispassionate voice, and he leaves no trail of footprints, only a trail of robes.3
Worship of Ng
Ng's followers faithfully worship him despite his exceedingly rare acknowledgement of them, leading some to question whether Ng is responsible for their divine magic. None of his followers know what Ng's plans or ends are.
Those who venerate him take their roles as travelers seriously, in contrast to Desna's more carefree wanderers.3
Ng's most faithful followers always wear gloves or a veil. Those who do without interruption for more than a day at a time draw his favor when facing peril and injury.
Particularly devout followers are able to move without impediment and travel between planes, and his most powerful worshipers can summon an extradimensional forest labyrinth that provides supernatural sustenance.3
Ng's temples are often based around crossroads, weathered stones, and trees in the middle of changing their colors.3
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- James Jacobs et al. (2011). "Religion". The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 233. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
- Colin McComb. (2011). Faiths of Balance, p. 21. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-316-3
- James L. Sutter. (2016). "The Eldest". The First World, Realm of the Fey, p. 30. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-909-7