Yig Nachal

Grant them eyes! Grant them eyes so that they can truly see. How they writhe! How they writhe when their mind awakens.
— Call of the Thousand Eyed Spider
 
Yig Nachal, the Thousand Eyed Spider, gazes deeply at Erenel from the Black Sea of Void. Often mistaken for a Spider God by the ignorant, Yig Nachal has held an interest to Erenel even before the Great Sacrifice. The Thousand Eyed Spider is thought to be the most aggressive of the Vacuous Ones. However, this belief is often attributed to the ease of finding traces of Yig Nachal in a community.   Typically documented accidentally, dust-covered tomes speak of strange occurrences involving eyes found growing across the brain of the deceased. The true motives of a Vacuous One are generally unknown, for who can adequately understand an aberration of madness. But with Yig Nachal, the motive seems ingrained in his babbling cultists - grant them eyes so they can truly see.   A terrifying string of new documentation has recently leaked from the Royal College. Over the past decade, more and more beasts have been found with varying amounts of eyes growing across their brain and brain stem. Recently more unfortunate beasts have been seen with their brain hemorrhaging and bursting from their skull, acting incoherent and violent. The only remedy seems to be detaching the brain from the body, killing the animal.

Tenets of Faith

Seeking Yig Nachal's Truth

Traits of followers who seek Yig Nachal's truth:  
Worshipers of Yig Nachal are scholars, magic users, and beings of intelligence who muse over discovered knowledge. These individuals dedicate their lives to learning; nevertheless, a single defining moment leads to drawing the gaze from one of the thousand eyes.   Followers often only realize they are devoted after months of cruelty and sociopathic behavior hidden amongst goal-oriented learning. With the understanding that Yig Nachal is wise beyond belief, they ready themselves for an administered truth – to truly see.
 

Joining the Oculus Web

Traits of the Oculus Web, those who know Yig Nachal's truth:  
To awaken their mind to eldritch knowledge, worshipers begin the painful and enlightening Oculus Web. Small eyes begin to open across the brain and brain stem leaving the follower in excruciating pain with each blink. It’s as if a direct link from the attentive Yig Nachal to the worshiper is created with each emerging eye.   After enough eyes are open, the truth slowly becomes apparent. Knowledge acquired alone is meaningless, but when the strands are woven together into a web, supreme consciousness is attainable for all who help stitch. The Oculus Web, woven by Yig Nachal from the souls granted eyes to see the hidden webbing, allows each follower to be something bigger than themselves. Everlasting.

Insight: 5E Rule

You can gain knowledge in the void by learning the Eldritch Truth from Vacuous Ones. Your Insight Score measures the strength of your knowledge to a particular Vacuous One's truth. Insight cannot be forced upon you as this would lead to Insanity. Instead, your insight score reflects the actions you have taken to learn willingly of a Vacuous One – knowledge which both rewards and punishes.   When you open yourself up to a Vacuous One in hopes of gaining knowledge, your Insight score related to that particular Vacuous One is 1. Your insight score increases by 1 when you do something to advance your knowledge, behave in accordance with the Vacuous One, accomplish an important goal (such as an adventure), or otherwise when the DM sees fit. If you falter from the Vacuous One, your Insight level can also decrease, removing benefits and flaws. The Vacuous One's truth slowly shatters the mind allowing Insight in only one Vacuous One at a time.   A full insight article will be available this month and relinked here upon completion!

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Divine Classification
Vacuous One
Honorary & Occupational Titles
Thousand Eyed Spider, the Writhing Oculus
Current Residence
The Void
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