Curse of the Crimson Throne
Song of the Spheres
Desna is a dreamer, a prophet, a carefree traveler across existence, and an endless optimist. She is an enigma and a conundrum, confident—but not arrogant—in her powers. She believes the world within and the world without are full of endless mysteries. She teaches the redemptive power of success and counsels her followers to hold to hope in even the darkest nights. Desna is chaotic good, and her portfolio is dreams, luck, stars, and travelers. Her domains are Chaos, Good, Liberation, Luck, and Travel, and her favored weapon is the starknife.
When you follow Desna, you follow your dreams. You are one of those who accepts the world’s strange behaviors, but when you look at it, you don’t necessarily think of the world as it is, but as it could be. Your most cherished desire is to accumulate experiences, to find out what existence has to offer, and to expand your soul’s understanding of the myriad delights of the cosmos. You are accustomed to making decisions quickly (though not rashly!), because you never know when opportunities might present themselves again. You’re accustomed to expressing yourself, whether through voice, dance, music, or art, and you do it whether or not you’re any good at it.
You’re not one to pick a fight, and you’d rather leave than get involved in one—but if there’s no choice, or if innocents might be harmed by your departure, you’ll hit hard and fast to end the battle quickly. Many members of the Desnan faith find themselves drawn to the Pathfinder Society, with its limitless potential for travel and adventure.
It’s easy to find a comfortable level of faith with Desna. As an ancient goddess, she is interwoven into life across Golarion. Travelers of every stripe—journeymen, carters, sailors, merchants, and more—offer her praise and sacrifice for successful days of travel. Children and parents pray to her for pleasant dreams. As with slipping into a dream, it is easy to slip into a deeper faith. Offering praise to Desna means seeking out new experiences and new places, and because people naturally like to share their wisdom, it is a short step to offering to help others understand the joys of life.
If you are deep into the mysteries of Desna, you guard against the return of ancient, evil gods, seek out and destroy the infestations of Ghlaunder, and hunt down Lamashtu’s abominations. You consider yourself a warrior of the night, helping to carry out Desna’s vision for mortals.