Skills

Spiritual Skills

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Spiritual Favour (10xp) [Root Skill]
Required for: Bless; Lay to Rest; Martial Spirit 1; Remove Spiritual Aura; Martial Spirit 3; Martial Spirit 2; Demon Lore; Undeath Lore; Battle Group; Bestow Miracle; Devotion; Miraculous Power; Final Blessing; Curse; Dying Curse;

This skill represents a level of understanding about the nature of souls and spirits. This skill allows the character to cast ‘Detect Spirit’ at touch range at will.

This skill may be bought in ascending levels [to level VIII]. This skill may not be bought above your level.

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Final Blessing (5xp)
Requires: Bless 2, Spiritual Favour 2

During the character’s daily prayer, they may declare one target creature to receive their final Blessing (tell a ref). Within a week after the character dies, their spirit may appear to the target creature for up to 5 minutes. During this time they may communicate and/or use the Bless ability (Even if another creature is currently under the character’s blessing). This Bless lasts until the target breaks a specific stricture of the character’s god, which they must tell the target. The character may not reveal any information they learned between their last daily prayer and the current time, except for the fact that they are now dead. The target creature may still choose to reject the blessing.

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Dying Curse (5xp)
Requires: Curse 2, Spiritual Favour 2

During the character’s daily prayer, they may declare one target creature to receive their dying curse (tell a ref). Within a week after the character dies, their spirit may appear to the last declared person for up to 5 minutes. During this time the character may communicate and/or use the curse ability. They may not reveal any information they learned between their last daily prayer and the current time, except for the fact that they are now dead. Unlike a normal Curse, this curse lasts until the target completes a given task that the character states with the curse (this task must be ref approved). Until that task is completed, the curse refreshes every 5 minutes.

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Bestow Miracle (3xp)
Requires: Devotion, Spiritual Favour of equal level, Primary Domain Specific Miracle of equal level

This skill may be bought in ascending levels [from level II to level VI]. This skill enables the character to give a single miracle to one other character to use as he or she sees fit. No character may bestow more than one miracle at a time.

The miracle must be of a level no higher than the character's level of Bestow Miracle. Additionally, the miracle must be of a level no higher than one less than the character’s level of Bestow Miracle, if the Miracle is from one of the character’s Auxiliary Domains.

The cost in spirit to the Bestowing character is the cost of the miracle, and this spirit is invested until the miracle is cast. The bestowing cannot be rescinded by the caster. A Bestowed miracle may be removed by the deity if the recipient breaks the strictures of the faith of the Bestowing priest, or any other conditions laid down when the miracle is Bestowed.

In Bestowing a miracle, the caster is declaring the recipient as one who is righteous and worthy of using the weapons of the faith. If the recipient proves unworthy this reflects upon the caster who may, depending upon the degree of transgression, be set a task to regain their deity’s favour.

The caster cannot Bestow a miracle upon him- or herself. He or she can, however, grant it to another priest – at the risk of one or both Gods disapproving.

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Remove Spiritual Aura (3xp)
Requires: Devotion, Spiritual Favour of equal level, Primary Domain Specific Miracle of equal level

This skill enables a priest to perform a short ritual on an ongoing curse, bless, miracle or other spiritual effect of a level no higher than their level of Remove Spiritual Aura. Five minutes after the ritual is cast, the targeted spiritual effect will be removed. The ritual must be cast within 3" of the effect and last at least ten seconds, and it expends one spirit. This skill cannot destroy undead, or remove ‘Cause Disease’ or miracles of instantaneous duration.

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Martial Spirit 2 (2xp)
Requires: Martial Spirit 1, Spiritual Favour 2
Required for: Martial Spirit 3;

The character may channel touch range miracles through a wielded weapon. They replace their damage call with the miracle effect as appropriate.

E.g.: Casting weakness this way would replace the normal damage call with "Nothing, Weakness". Casting Harm 2 would replace the normal damage call with "Spirit Double".

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Specific Miracle (5xp)
Requires: Miraculous Power of equal level, all miracles of lower level from the same domain, primary miracle of same level for auxiliary miracles
Required for: Remove Spiritual Aura; Bestow Miracle;

The devoted character learns the next Miracle from one of their gods domains. Devotees must learn all lower level miracles from the same domain before learning miracles of a higher level from that domain.

Miracles cost 1 spirit to cast.

The devoted character must learn the miracle from their gods primary domain before learning any other miracles of the same level from auxiliary domains. The devoted character can not learn miracles from more than 4 domains.

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Demon Lore (7xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour 1

This skill grants the character the ability to tell whether a character is a demon. The character may call ‘Mass Detect Demon’ at will. Anyone within 30ft who is a demon should respond with Ping. If they are carrying a demonic item, then respond with “Ping, this item”. Eg: if you’re holding a demonic sword, respond “Ping, this sword”.

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Devotion (8xp) [Root Skill]
Requires: Spiritual Favour 1
Required for: Remove Spiritual Aura; Battle Group; Bestow Miracle; Miraculous Power;

The character is considered a member of a church, religion, or spiritual following of a specific deity. This skill grants the use of spirit which may be used to cast miracles; priests with Spiritual skills at Level 1 and no higher have 2 spirit, and priests with spiritual skills over Level 1 have 5 spirit. You may gain the benefits of devotion to one deity at any time. You also gain the first miracle of your deity’s primary domain for free, and may cast it at one level lower. You must still buy Miraculous Power in order to cast any miracles.

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Lay to Rest (2xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour 1

The character may lay a the soul of a dead person to rest. If the character doesn’t have Devotion, then they can send the soul to Oblivion, The Balance, or any Death God. If they do have Devotion, then they can send the soul to Oblivion, their Deity, The Balance, or any Death God.

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Martial Spirit 1 (2xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour 1
Required for: Martial Spirit 2;

The character has spent time training to cast miracles while in combat. The character now considers any of their hands holding a weapon to be empty, for the purpose of casting non-necromancy miracles.

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Undeath Lore (7xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour 1

This skill grants the character the ability to tell whether a character is undead; to tell the level of an undead creature; and to recognise most forms of undead. The character may call ‘Mass Detect Undead’ at will. Anyone within 30ft who is undead should respond with Ping. The character may also call ‘Rec Undead’ with a 30ft range on a specific target. If the targeted is undead, they should respond with Ping, their level, and their type of undead: e.g: “Ping, Zombie Rank 3”

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Martial Spirit 3 (6xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour 6, Martial Spirit 2

The character may extend their spirit into a weapon which they have become accustomed to, causing it to become a 'spirit weapon' in their hands inflicting spiritual damage. In the hands of another character, a spirit weapon does not inflict spiritual damage. A character may only have one spirit weapon empowered at any one time. Spirit weapons are immune to magical item destruction.

Use of this skill requires a flawless weapon.

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Battle Group (4xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour of equal level, Devotion

This skill may be bought in ascending levels [to level VIII].

This skill allows the character to perform a short ritual to add a target willing character to their battle group. The target character is then in this character’s battle group until the next dawn. The character may do this a number of times per day equal to the level of this skill. The first time the character performs the ritual each day, they name their battle group. Each other time they perform the ritual in the same day, they must inform the target of the group’s name. The character must add the name of their battle group to the vocal of all ‘Group’ miracles. Group miracles target all characters in the caster’s battle group. The character may perform the ritual a number of times per day equal to their level of the battle group skill. A character always counts as a member of their own battle group.

E.g.: A character with battle group IV can add 4 other people to their battle group per day. If they named the battle group ‘Blades of Sordan’ and then cast ‘Group Blessed Weapons’. They would add ‘Blades of Sordan’ to the miracle vocal, and the miracle would cast Blessed Weapons on each member of their battle group (including themselves).

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Miraculous Power (5xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour of equal level, Devotion
Required for: Specific Miracle;

This skill represents a level of understanding and power controlling the spirits used for miracles. This grants you the ability to cast the primary domain miracle equal to the level of Miraculous Power you have, if one is granted at that level.

This skill may be bought in ascending levels [to level VIII]. This skill may not be bought above your level.

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Bless (24xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour of twice level.
Required for: Final Blessing;

This skill may be bought in ascending levels [to level IV].

This skill allows the character to perform a short prayer of blessing over another target creature. They may do this once per day. The target creature gains regenerating spirit armour equal to the character’s ranks in bless. (The spirit armour is restored after 5 minutes). This effect lasts until the end of the day. The target creature must accept the blessing to gain any effects. If the target creature is already under the blessing of another priest, that blessing is replaced with this one. A character can’t buy Bless if they already have ranks in Curse.

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Curse (24xp)
Requires: Spiritual Favour of twice level.
Required for: Dying Curse;

This skill allows the character to curse a target creature within 30ft, denouncing them in the name of the character’s beliefs. The character may do this once every 5 minutes with the call “Curse X” where X = half your ranks in the Curse skill, rounded down. The cursed creature takes an extra degree of damage from the next X sources of damage which harm them. The curse lasts for 5 minutes. If the target creature is already under the effects of a curse, they do stack for example a person hit by Curse 2 and Curse 4 takes +1 degree of damage from the next six blows. It is not possible to Curse 0. A character can’t buy Curse if they already have ranks in Bless.

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