Amol Prinn: Ends of the World
The Seekers are among the most feared and reviled individuals in all of Amol-Prinn. Considering themselves to be the most devout followers of K’hahn, they are zealots are particularly reviled as mage hunters, although a fair number of clerics fall into their hands as well, and are often seen using divine magics to accomplish their goals. While the Seekers are competent magic users in their own right, their use of Sniffers, horribly twisted creatures who seem to have the innate ability to scent out magics at a considerable distance.
All of the seekers are consecrated clerics of K’hahn, although their specialized training and abilities set them apart from the normal warrior-clerics of the god. The Seekers are recognizable for their lack of armor, favoring long crimson robes and deep hoods over the black and crimson armor of the field clerics. Seekers often appear to be unarmed, also unusual for the followers of K’hahn, preferring the protection and powers of their deity over martial strength. This does not make the Seekers easy prey for their enemies, as they are often accompanied by two or more squads of knights and footmen, but it does serve to intimidate their quarry.
The Sniffers, always handled by a Seeker, are physically twisted creatures recognized by their frequent sniffing and groaning as they track their prey. While they appear to be humans, the origins of the Sniffers are known only to the Knights themselves, although speculation abounds as to where the Sniffers come from. One of the most popular theories is that the sniffers are captured magic users who have been twisted and corrupted by the followers of K’hahn to find and destroy their own. This belief is only reinforced by the lack of recognizable bodies when K’hahn’s forces have sacked the temples of other deities or raided cabals of magic users. No one has managed to capture a Sniffer alive in order to study one in detail, although there are rumors of fabulous bounties being offered to anyone able to do so. One recognized fact is that the Seekers and their human hounds seldom seem to operate at random, almost always having a specific target in mind. This impression is only reinforced by the fact that they are known to ignore more powerful spellcasters or magic users in favor of singling out a single member of a group, seemingly at random. The specificity with which they select their prey has led some to believe that their targets are assigned based on some ulterior knowledge about the individual.