Vrael Olo Cultist

Although the Vrael Olo are considered to be a faction only found within the Caladelra this is in fact false. Their initial inception began in the Western Isles where Drow sought to exploit the Yuan-ti and their abilities granted to them by their Old One. Due to their understanding of technology and the arcane arts they believed they could extract the traits of a Yuan-ti and recreate them in other humanoid races. Their understanding has indeed led them to master a Yuan-ti serum that can be injected into any humanoid race, although the success of this procedure and its extent is dependent on biology and rank within the organization. They are dedicated to mastering the control of magic through any means possible turning what is understood about the world into basic building blocks which the Vrael Olo can exploit. They have agents in many races and therefore in many holdings and cells can be found throughout the Leylands studying different aspects. To conduct their affairs as covertly as possible they are responsible for many meticulously planned social and political manipulations of societies and cultures and exploit them to their fullest extent to gain any advantage, however small.

Appearance: You show one or more minor traits (fangs, forked tongue, tongue colour, scaly patches found on arms, hands, face, torso, scale colours, scale patterns, serpentine eyes, eye colour) found in Yuan-ti Variations chapter of Volo’s Guide to Monsters , depending on your rank. You do not gain any abilities as a consequence of these purely cosmetic changes.
Skill Proficiencies: Investigation and one Intelligence, Wisdom or Charisma skill of your choice, as appropriate to your department
Languages: A language of your choice OR Tool Proficiency: Disguise Kit or forgery kit.
Equipment: An insignia pin of a coiled serpent (how this pin looks is dependent on your rank and department), a copy of the Vrael Olo Agents manual, a disguise kit or forgery kit, a set of common clothes and a pouch containing 15 gold.

Features: As a member of the Vrael Olo you gain a few benefits. You can easily find the local ‘cell’ of the Vrael Olo identified by the symbol of a coiled snake.. You know a set of secret signs and passwords you can use to identify operatives, who can provide you with access to a hidden safe house, free room and board, or assistance in finding information. These agents never risk their lives for you or risk revealing their true identities. You also gain a permanent contact who will in turn assist you in finding rare information in exchange for a task set by your handler. 

Personality Traits

  1. I find that people are more useful as test subjects than interrogating them for information.
  2. People can be easily manipulated, as long as you know the right pressure point.
  3. I respect those that are in charge, as long as they are acting for the good of the people.
  4. I believe everything that I read, knowledge is power, even without experience.
  5. I am constantly anxious that that I am being watched or judged.
  6. I have spent so long within the Vrael Olo that those that live outside its rules are strange to me.
  7. I will do whatever is necessary to get the assignment done.
  8. Everything I do is for someone else’s benefit, even if they do not realize it.

Ideals

  1. Guidance: The research I do will make sure the Vrael Olo will benefit all not just themselves (Good)
  2. Power. I will one day rise to the top of The Vrael Olo hierarchy. (Lawful)
  3. Depraved: I have lost my moral compass. The ends justify all means. (Evil)
  4. Scofflaw: I follow laws of societies only when it suits me, as many hinder my research. (Chaotic)
  5. Secretive: I am in the habit of not talking about myself. My business is none of yours. (Any)
  6. Selfish: I am loyal to the Vrael Olo to a point, everyone else exists to further my own goals (Evil)

Bonds

  1. I had a test subject that I let go, I have yet to report it to my superiors.
  2. My research team was wiped out due to an experiment, which still haunts me.
  3. I have infiltrated many societies and rank highly as a spy.
  4. I have extensive research on a subject which I have yet to finish.
  5. I was initiated by a family member and remain loyal to them regardless of my orders.
  6. I had a friend within the Vrael Olo who disappeared, I suspect they were murdered by the order.

Flaws

  1. I’ve been lying so often and for so long that I can’t help it anymore. I frequently lie for no reason at all.
  2. I have deceived my friends, family, and allies with a fake persona to the point where I can no longer distinguish my real self.
  3. I was always argue my point of view, even if someone presents evidence that I am wrong.
  4. I have obsessive tenancies when it comes to my research, forgoing personal responsibilities for the sake of information.
  5. I have committed what others would call disgusting atrocities but my training and experience has desensitized me to these horrors.
  6. When faced with a choice between my research and my friends, I usually choose the research, unless my friends can be used as research.