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
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
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.
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See also: cleric, deities, odhrean, phaedrus, baeron, edorin, ianthe, zaal, makkairi, vndyrwynd, traits
13:58, Darkday, Altki 4, 165 AD.