Nodens, Huntsman of the Abyss
Nodens is a strange Outer God, one who hunts the servants of the Great Old Ones and has been known to lend aid to mere mortals. Though often mistakenly thought to be a force of Good, Nodens is in reality far more complex.
Vestige Level: 4th
Binding DC: 22
Nodens is an aberration amongst the Outer Gods. He has been known to actively oppose the Outer Gods and the Great Old Ones, and even to lend aid to mortals. Some call him an Elder God, and believe he is a force of good set to oppose the evil of the Outer Gods, but this springs from a fundamentally mistaken understanding of the Outer Gods. They are not forces of evil, not in the way that demons or devils are. Rather, they are simply utterly alien and inhuman, not evil, but uncaring. Nor is Nodens a force of good. He fights against Outer Gods and Great Old Ones because he is a hunter, and because they are the worthiest of prey. He does not aid lesser mortals caught up in the plots and machinations of the Outer Gods out of compassion or nobility, but simply to keep them out of the way of his hunt, or occasionally to use them as pawns against his fellow Outer Gods. He is just as alien and uncaring as the rest of the Outer Gods, but merely not as malevolent as they are. Nonetheless, many mislead cultists have taken him on as a guardian figure, and developed methods by which to secure his favor and blessing.
Nodens will not bind to an aberration or to a character with the Aberrant Blood feat.
Nodens, alone among all the Outer Gods, manifests in a human form, taking the appearance of an elderly male, who speaks directly to the binder.
Those bound to Nodens are surrounded by a cloud of luminous violet gas that clings to them like an aura.
Those bound to Nodens seethe with the desire to hunt and kill aberrations, particularly those that serve Great Old Ones or Outer Gods.
Nodens grants those bound to him the power to hunt and destroy aberrations.
Heart of Nodens (Ex)
You gain a +2 enhancement bonus to Strength and Dexterity.
Huntsmanís Reflexes (Ex)
While bound to Nodens, you gain Combat Reflexes as a bonus feat.
Master Hunter (Ex)
You gain a +10 competence bonus on Survival checks, and gain the Track feat as a bonus feat.
Aberration Slayer (Su)
Any weapon you wield while bound to Nodens gains the aberration bane ability, and has its critical threat range doubled when attacking aberrations. In addition, you gain a +2 dodge bonus to AC against attacks made by aberrations. This bonus increases by one for every 3 binder levels you have past 7th.