Skull & Shackles: Tales of the Fever Sea
Church of Besmara
Besmara the Pirate Queen demands no great fealty from most of her worshipers, who are pirates of every nation or race and rarely bother to beseech her until they see death loom before them (usually in the form of a sinking ship or circling shark). Her clergy tend to be fearsome Priest Captains who use their piety as one more weapon in their arsenals, and are most commonly found near the Shackles and Ilizmagorti. Besmara gladly accepts a treasure chest or two if offered before battle, but this acceptance shouldn’t be taken as a promise that she’ll aid one side over another. She delights in chaos and pretense, and she’ll take particularly brave or cunning pirates aboard her own ship, the Seawraith, for her legendary raids on the planes of the Great Beyond.
Her symbol is the jolly roger, the universal pirate emblem of a black flag with a skull and crossbones. Her alignment is chaotic neutral, her favored weapon is the rapier, and her domains are Chaos, Trickery, War, Water, and Weather.