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HelpPlayer General • Cleric faith

The power that clerics wield is a direct manifestation of their  
deity's power. It may seem to an observer like the magic a mage 
wields, but is actually derived from faith and prayer. As a  
reflection of the wide variety in Caspia's pantheon, there are  
a number of prayer skills available to all clerics. They are the  
following: 
 
Faith:      This skill measures the cleric's overall faith in the  
            deities in general and in their own deity specifically.  
            Every time a cleric prays, their faith grows stronger.  
            Faith is a skill for all clerics. 
 
Combat:     This skill helps a cleric cast prayers that might cause  
            damage to a foe or aid a fellow adventurer in battle. 
            This skill is associated with Phaedrus. 
 
Nature:     This skill helps a cleric call on the powers of nature 
            to accomplish a goal, whether it is emulating some  
            facet of nature to enhance themselves, or to harm an 
            opponent. This skill is associated with Baeron. 
 
Elements:   This skill helps a cleric bring about an effect that,  
            in one way or another, relies on the basic elements-- 
            from summoning a simple puff of steam to calling down 
            a rain of fire on a group of enemies. This skill is  
            associated with Edorin. 
 
Life:       This skill helps a cleric restore some measure of life  
            force to other adventurers. This can include many  
            forms of healing, and a few effects of overloading 
            the body to cause problems. This skill is associated  
            with Ianthe. 
 
Death:      This skill helps a cleric affect an enemy's life  
            force in a negative manner. It usually involves decay, 
            disease, and other manifestations of the removal of 
            life from a body. This skill is associated with Zaal. 
 
Protection: This skill helps a cleric provide some manner of 
            protection to other adventurers. That does not simply 
            mean taking less damage when hit, but can encompass 
            protection from a variety of thing in a variety of  
            ways. It is commonly associated with Makkairi. 
 
Knowledge:  This skill helps a cleric obtain and analyze data 
            about the state of another living being. It grants 
            knowledge of what afflictions or characteristics 
            a particular person may have. It is commonly 
            associated with Vndyrwynd. 
 
                          /-----Nature-----\ 
                         /                  \ 
                        /                    \ 
                      Life                 Elements 
                       |                      | 
                       |         Faith        | 
                       |                      | 
                   Knowledge                Death 
                        \                    / 
                         \                  / 
                     Protection-----------War 
 
 

See also: cleric, deities, odhrean, phaedrus, baeron, edorin, ianthe, zaal, makkairi, vndyrwynd, traits

HelpPlayer General • Cleric faith


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