Red Mantis

The Red Mantis are the most feared and likely the most effective assassins on the face of Golarion. They are brutally effective in finding their targets, killing them, and making sure they stay dead. They have what seems to be supernatural or divine knowledge of the slights perpetrated against those around them and often approach their clients before they even know they need an assassin’s services. They will pursue a target anywhere on the planet (or beyond) and are seemingly infinitely patient as they track and stalk. A Red Mantis acting openly wears red leathers, a distinctive insectoid mask of the mantis,and typically wields two sawtooth sabers.

Goal: Worship Through Murder

First and foremost, the Red Mantis is a religious organization. Its members worship Achaekek, the Mantis God, He Who Walks In Blood. Achaekek is the assassin of the deities, sent by them to hunt those who might challenge the gods’ place of power.

A Red Mantis accepting a contract, while happy with the payment she receives, is taking the contract primarily as a form of worship and only secondarily as a mercenary act of killing. This religious devotion to assassination is what drives the Red Mantis to succeed and continue succeeding where other assassins would fail.

The Red Mantis are based in the Inland of Mediogalti where they openly rule the city of Ilizmagorti.

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