Ghezresh

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Ghezresh
Domain
Symbol a chelioboros
Smite/Bane Bane
Critical Disintegration

Ghezresh is a spirit of the deep oceans. It is said to have come from a realm of elemental fire, but has become twisted over the eons in its watery prison, turning to deceit and manipulation to sustain itself. Its preferred physical manifestation is that of a great indigo eel, and its symbol is the chelioboros:

"Found in a variety of iconography on Caligos Isle is a circular symbol consisting of an eel, its body twisted and aberrant in form, captured in the act of devouring itself. Distinguishing head from tail is nearly impossible, and the imagery evokes a sense of confusion and trepidation undoubtedly rooted in the malformed figure of the creature as well as the abhorrent act in which it is engaged."

Additional Information

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Behind the Scenes

Ghezresh was introduced at Ebon Gate 2017. He is a Lesser Spirit but his origin story implies he may have began as a Great Elemental.

The term chelioboros is unique to the lore of Ghezresh. It is derived from Greek χέλι, "eel", and -βορος, "devouring".

Censure messaging for Ghezresh makes a rare post-ICE reference to unlife.

Messaging

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Spell/Ability Messaging
CHANT (verb)
[1p cleric] You chant a reverent orison, asking for the power of deception with which to intimidate and subvert all to the will of Ghezresh.
[3p cleric] CLERIC chants a short but reverent orison, asking for the intimidating power that is deception.
[1p paladin]
[3p paladin]
Major Sanctuary (220)
Issuing the last syllables of the spell, your vision blurs with a silvery grey light, and the world around you shifts...
[Under The Sea]
Basalt rocks, slick and ragged, rise from a sand-ravaged ground littered with tangled clusters of lifeless kelp and seagrass. Beyond the surrounding bubble of air is a murky ocean filled with imposing shadows from large aquatic beasts that pass just out of sight. The acrid scent of the sea assaults your senses, and you sense that at any moment, the bubble could pop, and water could come rushing in.
Indigo light floods your vision, and you feel the waters come rushing towards you, the weight of their presence intimidating and imposing. Just as you sense that this breath may be your last, the world around you dissolves...
Well of Life (308)
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Condemn (309)
[Success] An undulating silver mist rolls in, enveloping TARGET within its coils!
[Failure] A faint thread of silver mist drifts about TARGET, but nothing comes of it.
[Damage] Tendrils of silver mist plunge into TARGET, eroding (him/her/it) for X points of damage!
[Debuff end] The undulating silver mist surrounding TARGET fades away.
Blind (311)
[1p] As your faith overcomes TARGET's weakened defenses, you sense the powerful and oppressive intimidation of Ghezresh flow through you.
[2p] CASTER's face shimmers and vanishes, and in its place you see an omnipotent presence wreathed in indigo and silver mists. From within the depths, an eel rises from CASTER's collarbone and wraps itself around CASTER's neck before clicking its jaws closed upon its tail. Abruptly, the darkly intimidating mists recede.
Prayer (313)
[1p] Turning your thoughts inward, you ask for the oppressive intimidation of your deity to protect you. Your skin grows chill and clammy, and you sense that your prayer has been granted.
[3p] Silver-laced indigo mist seeps from CASTER's eyes.
Censure (316)
You shall now forever stand in the shadow of your allies. Forevermore, you shall be inferior to their strength and a mere shadow of acceptance. This will set you apart and consign you to forever be trapped in the mists of unlife at the bottom of the sea...
Raise Dead (318)
[1p] As you begin your forceful incantation, you feel a dampness laden your limbs, and your vision blurs with a silvery grey mist. Controlled movements bring the mist under your control, and it begins to take shape as an indigo eel with silvery-grey eyes. Once fully formed, you thrust the anguillid at TARGET's lifeless body and watch as it swims in a sinuous dance around him for several moments. With a final twisting movement, the eel latches onto its own tail and sinks into TARGET's skin.
[2p] As CASTER begins his forceful incantation a silvery grey mist begins to seep from his eyes and clings, damply, to his skin. Controlled movements bring the mist under his control, and it begins to take shape as an indigo eel with silvery-grey eyes. Once fully formed, CASTER thrusts the anguillid at your lifeless body and watches as it swims in a sinuous dance around you for several moments. With a final twisting movement, the eel latches onto its own tail and sinks into your skin.
[3p] As CASTER begins his forceful incantation a silvery grey mist begins to seep from his eyes and clings, damply, to his skin. Controlled movements bring the mist under his control, and it begins to take shape as an indigo eel with silvery-grey eyes. Once fully formed, CASTER thrusts the anguillid at his lifeless body, and you watch as it swims in a sinuous dance over his skin for several moments. With a final twisting movement, the eel latches onto its own tail and sinks into his skin with a clammy wetness.
Intercession
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Divine Wrath (335)
[1p]
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[3p]
[Look Caster]
CLERIC's eyes are haloed with a strange protrusion of barnacles that appear to have sprouted from his skin.
[Manifestation]
Symbol of the Proselyte (340)
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[Chant]
Miracle (350)
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[3p] Invading the sudden peace of the area, an indigo mist oozes from the ground and begins to encompass CLERIC's corpse in its cloying, damp clutches. Anguillid shapes begin to take form upon his skin, their twisting and twining bodies mucousy and slimy. Two rise from CLERIC's chest and form an intimidating shadow over him, their silvery grey eyes focused on him. With an aquatic gurgle, they lunge toward CLERIC's face and disappear in his nostrils.
Guard the Meek (1613)
Divine Strike (1615)
[1p] A pillar of silvery grey haze manifests around a TARGET.
[2p]
[3p]
Aid the Fallen (1620)
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Judgment (1630)
[1p]
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[3p]
Divine Incarnation (1650)
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[Cast 3p]
[Expiration 1p]
[Expiration 3p]
[Zeal 1p]
[Zeal 3p]
[Armor 1p]
[Armor 3p]
[Smite 1p]
[Smite 3p]
[Onslaught 1p]
[Onslaught 3p]
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Resources

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