Rise of the Runelords
The Emperor's Children
This is a term used to insult and degrade anyone of poor or lowly station. Those with deformities and abnormalities are alike classified as the Emperor’s children. It is a common insult in Golarion to call someone “Thou son of the Emperor!” before fighting to the death. (It is a common insult in any form much akin to any modern-day swear word).
Some bastard humans actually claim to be begotten by that mysterious figure. They also claim to share a rather mysterious power with regard to demons and devils. Remote historical texts state that some of these individuals were seen in the Worldwound rebuking demons in much the same way that clerics turn the undead quoting;
“I saw the beautiful cleric… slam her staff upon the ground and yell an incantation: In the Emperor’s name, forsake this game and be gone!’ and hordes of demons are thrust back into the depths of the abyss before my eyes. At other times, I saw her destroy them with similar words. I have more than once thought her claim to be a true daughter of the Emperor to be accurate.”