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Your Field Guide to Spotting Oracle of Delphi (The Pythia)

There were tons of different Oracles over the years, so they all looked a little different. Mostly, they were pretty young virgins chosen from the neighborhoods of Delphi to take on the role of the Pythia. These ladies always looked clean and well kept from bathing in the Castalian Spring all the time. They did spent a lot of time inhaling volcanic fumes and the smoke from their tripod, though, so they looked a little sickly. Sounds like a crazy job if you ask us, but if Apollo chooses you, you kind have to do it, right?

Sex: Females
Age: Mostly young girls
Build: Thin
Complexion: Pale, a little green from inhaling fumes all day
Hair Color: Varies
Facial Hair: No
Scars/marks/tattoos: No
Jewelry and accessories: Tripod
Clothing: Priestess robes
Armor: None
Type of Weapon: Ability to see the future

Typical Companions

Priests of Apollo

Known Hangouts

Temple of Apollo at Delphi

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