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Zon-Kuthon

The Midnight Lord

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 164 (Amazon)
Pathfinder Wiki Zon-Kuthon

Details

Alignment LE
Pantheon Core Deities
Areas of Concern Darkness, envy, loss, pain
Domains Darkness, Death, Destruction, Evil, Law
Subdomains Catastrophe, Devil (Evil), Devil (Law), Loss, Murder, Night, Undead
Favored Weapon Spiked chain
Symbol Chained skull
Sacred Animal(s) Bat
Sacred Color(s) Dark gray, red

Obedience

Persuade a creature to allow you to inflict a small amount of pain on it. This can be as subtle as thin needles under the skin or as overt as a lashing with a whip— whatever the subject agrees to. If you can legally procure an individual, such as through legalized slavery, you may use a purchased subject instead. If no suitable individuals can be located, coil a spiked chain into a nest and kneel on it, letting your weight sink your knees into the spikes. Whip your own back while chanting praises to Zon-Kuthon. Gain a +2 sacred bonus on saving throws against spells that deal hit point damage.

On Golarion

Centers of Worship Belkzen, Cheliax, Geb, Irrisen, Nidal, Varisia
Nationality alien

Boons - Deific Obedience

Evangelist

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 164
1: Unbending Faith (Sp) protection from chaos 3/day, arrow of lawUM 2/day, or pain strikeAPG 1/day
2: Strike of the Endless (Ex) Three times per day, you can make a strike of the endless against an opponent. You must declare your use of this ability before you roll your attack, and if your attack misses, the strike is wasted. You make an unarmed strike against your target, and if you hit, your target must succeed at a Fortitude save (with a DC equal to 10 + 1/2 your Hit Dice + your Wisdom modifier) or be blinded for 1d4 rounds. This ability doesn’t work against creatures without eyes or who see by means other than vision (such as with blindsight or tremorsense). If you have a ki pool, you may spend 1 point from it to increase the saving throw DC of this ability by 4.
3: Agonizing Blow (Ex) Once per day, you can make an unarmed strike that deals agonizing pain to a single target. You must declare your use of this ability before you roll your attack, and if your attack misses, the strike is wasted. You make an unarmed strike against your target, and if you hit, your target must succeed at a Will save (with a DC equal to 10+ 1/2 your Hit Dice + your Wisdom modifier) or take 2d6 points of nonlethal damage each round for the next 10 rounds as terrible pain rips through its body. Additionally, during those 10 rounds, your target is nauseated, and you gain a +4 circumstance bonus on Intimidate checks against it. If the target succeeds at its saving throw, it instead takes 1d6 points of nonlethal damage per round for the next 10 rounds, and is sickened for those 10 rounds. If you have a ki pool, you may spend 1 point from it to increase the saving throw DC of this ability by 4.

Exalted

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 164
1: Obscurement (Sp) obscuring mist 3/day, invisibility 2/day, or deeper darkness 1/day
2: Path of Darkness (Sp) Once per day, you can use shadow walk as a spell-like ability. When you reach your desired endpoint along the shadow path, you materialize directly where you desire instead of being shunted in a random direction as you normally would. Furthermore, if you use this ability on an unwilling creature, the creature takes a –2 penalty on its saving throw.
3: Fleshrending Ally (Sp) Once per day as a standard action, you can summon an interlocutor kyton (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 3 174) to serve you. You gain telepathy with the interlocutor to a range of 100 feet. The kyton follows your commands perfectly for 1 minute for every Hit Die you possess before it vanishes back to its home on the Plane of Shadow. The interlocutor refuses to follow any commands that would cause it to act in an overly good or chaotic way. Such commands earn a spiky snarl of disapproval, or could even cause the kyton to attack you if the command is particularly egregious.

Sentinel

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 164
1: Envious Death (Sp) compel hostilityUC 3/day, touch of bloodletting 2/day, or vampiric touch 1/day
2: Rending Trip (Ex) When you successfully trip an opponent using a spiked chain, your tripped opponent immediately provokes an attack of opportunity from you. In addition, you gain a +2 bonus on any attacks of opportunity you make against opponents you have tripped with a spiked chain within the last round.
3: Sight of Perfect Night (Ex) All the training you have done in perfect darkness has left you with the uncanny ability to sense your surroundings even in the blackest night. You gain blindsense with a range of 20 feet. If you already have blindsense with a range of 20 feet or greater, instead increase the range of your blindsense by 10 feet.

Divine Fighting Technique

Zon-Kuthon's Flensing

Source Weapon Master's Handbook pg. 11
Zon-Kuthon invites all mortals to join in inflicting and suffering pain.

Initial Benefit: Once per round, when you hit a foe with a spiked chain, you can twist the chain so it painfully flenses both of you. You and your target are both sickened for 1 round, and the target must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC = 10 + 1/2 your character level + your Wisdom bonus) or be sickened for an additional 1d4+1 rounds.

Advanced Prerequisites: Base attack bonus +10.

Advanced Benefit: Whenever you sicken a foe with pain using a spiked chain (whether by flensing, as a dirty trickAPG combat maneuver, or otherwise), the victim must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC = 10 + 1/2 your character level + your Wisdom bonus) or be nauseated for the first round of the duration.

For Followers of Zon-Kuthon

Archetypes

Scarred Rager (Barbarian), Vivisectionist (Alchemist)

Feats

Bloodletting, Cruelty, Flagellant, Shade of the Uskwood

Magic Items - Altars

Altar of Zon-Kuthon

Magic Items - Armor

Painspike Armor

Magic Items - Rods

Rod of Shadows

Magic Items - Staves

Staff of Hungry Shadows

Magic Items - Weapons

Bloodthirst Dagger, Shadowbound Chains, Torment of the Midnight Lord, Umbral Chain

Magic Items - Wondrous Items

Mask of Cutting Flesh, Scabbard of Pain

Monsters

Lampadarius, The Prince in Chains (Herald)

Spells

Eyebite, Instrument of Agony, Maddening Oubliette, Pain Strike, Protective Penumbra, Sadomasochism, Shadow Walk, Symbol of Pain, Sympathetic Wounds, Touch of Bloodletting

Traits

Battlefield Surgeon, Demoralizing Presence, Kuthite Caster, Pain Is Pleasure

Unique Spell Rules

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 171

Cleric/Warpriest

Symbol of Pain can be prepared as a 4th-level spell

Inquisitor

Symbol of Pain can be prepared as a 4th-level spell

Unique Summon Rules

Source Pathfinder #11: Skeletons of Scarwell pg. 69
Summon Monster II: Lesser Shadow (see Tome of Horrors) - LE
Summon Monster IV: Shadow - LE
Summon Monster VIII: Erinyes - LE
Summon Monster VIII: Greater Shadow - LE

Other Rules

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 171
A Kuthite priest’s inflict spells always cause visible open wounds that look as though they were caused by slashing damage, though the actual cause of the damage is still negative energy.