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Pharasma

Lady of Graves

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 116 (Amazon)
Pathfinder Wiki Pharasma

Details

Alignment N
Pantheon Core Deities
Other Pantheons Deities of Tian Xia
Areas of Concern Birth, death, fate, prophecy
Domains Death, Healing, Knowledge, Repose, Water
Subdomains Ancestors, Ice, Memory, Resurrection, Souls, Thought
Favored Weapon Dagger
Symbol Spiraling comet
Sacred Animal(s) Whippoorwill
Sacred Color(s) Blue, white

Obedience

Collect small bones whenever it is convenient and respectful to do so. When it comes time to perform your obedience, lay out the bones in a spiral. At one end of the spiral lay a slip of parchment on which you have written the name of someone newly born. At the other end of the spiral, lay a slip of parchment on which you have written the name of someone newly deceased. Chant hymns from The Bones Land in a Spiral while proceeding solemnly around the spiral, trailing a black scarf on the ground behind you. Gain a +2 profane or sacred bonus on attack rolls made with daggers. The type of bonus depends on your alignment—if you’re neither good nor evil, you must choose either sacred or profane the first time you perform your obedience, and this choice can’t be changed.

On Golarion

Centers of Worship Brevoy, Nex, Osirion, The Shackles, Thuvia, Ustalav, Varisia
Nationality Garundi

Boons - Deific Obedience

Evangelist

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 116
1: Preserver (Sp) sanctuary 3/day, gentle repose 2/day, or speak with dead 1/day
2: Decomposition (Su) You can ensure the final rest of a creature. As a standard action, you can touch a corpse and cause it to dissolve into black ash. A corpse dissolved this way cannot be raised as an undead creature by any means short of a miracle or wish. The black ash left behind can, however, be used as the “corpse” for spells that return the dead to true life—such as raise dead—as long as the entire collection of ash is kept together.
3: The Veil Is Drawn Aside (Su) You gain the Extra Revelation feat, choosing a revelation from either your chosen mystery or the Bones mystery. If you don’t have the revelation class feature, you instead gain a +4 sacred or profane bonus on saving throws against necromancy spells and death effects.

Exalted

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 116
1: Quietude (Sp) forced quietUM 3/day, silence 2/day, or hold person 1/day
2: Strike the Unrestful (Su) As a free action, you can grant the ghost touch weapon special ability to a weapon that you hold. If that weapon is not magical, it is considered magical while under the effect of this ability. This ability affects only weapons held in your hand; if you drop the weapon or give it away, the effect ends on that weapon. You can affect a weapon in this way a number of rounds each day equal to 1 + 1 for every 4 Hit Dice you possess (maximum 6 rounds). These rounds don’t need to be consecutive.
3: Ally from the Tomb (Sp) Once per day as a standard action, you can summon a pair of vanth psychopomps (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 4 221) and gain telepathy with them to a range of 100 feet. The vanths follow your commands perfectly for 1 minute for every Hit Die you possess before vanishing back to their home in the Boneyard. The vanths don’t follow commands that would cause them to aid or permit the existence of undead, and they could attack you if the command is particularly egregious.

Sentinel

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 116
1: Undead Slayer (Sp) hide from undead 3/day, defending bone 2/day, or halt undead 1/day
2: Disrupting Strike (Su) Three times per day, you can channel disruptive energy through your weapon against an undead creature. You must declare your use of this ability before you roll your attack. If your attack hits an undead creature, you deal an extra 1d6 points of damage plus 1d6 points of damage for every 4 Hit Dice you possess (maximum 6d6). If your attack misses or your target was not an undead creature, the use of the ability is wasted.
3: Tethered to the Material (Ex) You cling ferociously to life—you will go to Pharasma’s realm when she calls you and no sooner. Once per day, you can send yourself into a determined state that lasts for 1 minute. While in this determined state, you can fall to a number of negative hit points equal to 10 + your Constitution score before you die. If you drop to negative hit points while in this determined state, you can continue to act normally, and do not bleed each round due to taking actions. If your determined state ends while you still have a number of negative hit points equal to or greater than your Constitution score, you die instantly. If your determined state ends while you still have negative hit points, but the number of negative hit points is not equal to or greater than your Constitution score, you fall unconscious and gain the dying condition as normal.

For Followers of Pharasma

Archetypes

Exorcist (Inquisitor), Fated Guide (Spiritualist), Seer (Oracle), Stoic Caregiver (Cleric)

Feats

Eerie Sense, Fateful Channel, Messenger of Fate

Magic Items - Altars

Altar of Pharasma

Magic Items - Armor

Gravewatcher Chainmail

Magic Items - Rings

Ghost Battling Ring

Magic Items - Weapons

Fate Blade, Lady's Spiral

Magic Items - Wondrous Items

Crystal Ball (Detect Thoughts), Fate's Shears, Icon of the Midwife, Crystal Ball (Normal), Crystal Ball (See Invisibility), Crystal Ball (Telepathy), Crystal Ball (True Seeing)

Monsters

Ahmuuth, Steward of the Skein (Herald)

Spells

Defending Bone, Early Judgment, Smite Abomination

Traits

Corpse Hunter, Spirit Guide, Stabilizing Touch, Undead Slayer (Pharasma)

Unique Spell Rules

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 123

Adept

Augury can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Death Knell can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Speak with Dead can be prepared as a 3rd-level spell

Bard

Augury can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Death Knell can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Speak with Dead can be prepared as a 3rd-level spell

Cleric/Warpriest

False Life can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Clairaudience/Clairvoyance can be prepared as a 3rd-level spell
Moment of Prescience can be prepared as a 8th-level spell

Inquisitor

Augury can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
False Life can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Clairaudience/Clairvoyance can be prepared as a 3rd-level spell
Moment of Prescience can be prepared as a 6th-level spell

Oracle

False Life can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Clairaudience/Clairvoyance can be prepared as a 3rd-level spell
Moment of Prescience can be prepared as a 8th-level spell

Ranger

Augury can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Death Knell can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Speak with Dead can be prepared as a 3rd-level spell

Sorcerer

Augury can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Death Knell can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Speak with Dead can be prepared as a 3rd-level spell

Wizard

Augury can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Death Knell can be prepared as a 2nd-level spell
Speak with Dead can be prepared as a 3rd-level spell

Unique Summon Rules

Source Pathfinder #44: Trial of the Beast pg. 69
Summon Monster III: Nosoi
Summon Monster VI: Vanth
Summon Monster I: Whippoorwill (uses eagle statistics)
Summon Nature's Ally I: Whippoorwill (uses eagle statistics)

Other Rules

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 123
Since Pharasma despises undead, Pharasmin clerics with the Death domain replace the animate dead domain spell with speak with dead, replace create undead with antilife shell, and replace create greater undead with symbol of death. Clerics with the Souls subdomain (Advanced Player’s Guide 96) replace the animate dead domain spell with speak with dead.