[Scion] Pantheon Preview: Orisha


This post originally appeared as a July Kickstarter update.

Greetings, true believers!

Sorry for the delay in the update, but Scion: Origin and Hero are both coming along nicely as we speak – I’m integrating the final playtester feedback, editing down the World into a coherent setting, and making sure everything syncs up with the first corebook. We’re coming into the home stretch now, with art coming in. Take a look!

Scion 2nd Frost Giant by Preston Stone

I’m running a bit low on pantheons to share for updates, but I’ve saved one of the best for last. The Orisha are somewhat new and somewhat old to Scion, as befits their nature, trapped between worlds old and new. The Loa were a beloved pantheon in 1e, but we definitely wanted to expand out to the original roots of the religion for Hero 2e. Syncretic with parts of Christianity, blending dozens of native African and American religions together, transformed by the Middle Passage, the Orisha still watch over their people, reveling in the World and all of its experiences.

If you miss the traditional Loa, don’t worry — their Mantles, divine identities, will be explored in the Scion Hero Companion as a mini-pantheon. We may even slip a few more gods in there, who knows?

You’ll notice a few passages from È in the draft that bear discussing – this is Eshu Elegbara, the Opener of the Way, who must be spoken to before all others speak. He gets a little snarky at times, but he’s a charming fellow — he is the Devil, after all.

Here’s the link to the Orisha preview:


  6 comments for “[Scion] Pantheon Preview: Orisha

  1. Hyacinthe Lei
    October 5, 2017 at 11:13 am

    didnt you share this preview already? :/

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      October 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      As the first line of this post says, “This post originally appeared as a July Kickstarter update.”

      • Hyacinthe Lei
        October 5, 2017 at 1:51 pm

        Umm, sorry to sound aggressive which is not the case, but what’s the point of reposting both Shen and Orisha? I would understand a post combining every Pantheon previewed so far but this post seems not so “relevant”, doesn’t it?

        • Shawn Borcovan
          October 5, 2017 at 9:13 pm

          For the people who didn’t Kickstart it, and therefore haven’t seen them.

  2. Justin Campbell
    October 6, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Hi I was a kickstarter backer and I’m just curious as to when we might get the books. Non aggressive, just excited about seeing the books.

  3. Terry Moore
    October 9, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Still a really good sample. I have at least one player chomping at the bit to play a Scion of the Baron.

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