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8.1.12 THE PRIEST CLASS

(See also: HELP SPIRITUALITY, HELP DEVOTION, HELP HEALING, HELP 8, HELP CLASS)

The Priests are one of the most ancient classes in Achaea, and unlike many
others, history has preserved their founding. Millennia ago, mourning her death
and celebrating her long life, Imithia performed the Rite of Passing for
Pasiphae, a daughter of Sinope and Callisto, and in doing so founded the Church
of Achaea. From the small band of devout followers led by Imithia, the Church
grew and evolved, and gave birth to her two guilds, the Templars and Priests.
The ancient Priests, though virtually identical in ideals and practices,
wielded different powers than Priests of more recent times. As time progressed
and as circumstances changed, the Priests became as they are today, wielders of
great spiritual and elemental power. Though no longer are all Priests tied to
House and Church, all hold true to the cause of good, for to stray from
this path is to diminish as a Priest.

A member of the Priest class is someone greatly concerned with moral right and
with making the means by which something is accomplished as important as the
goal towards which she is working. She is caring, but generally strict in her
moral code, for setting an example requires consistently correct behaviour.

In battle, a Priest wields a great mace she summons to inflict damage, break
limbs, and more. But the real power of the Priest is the close relationship
with her guardian angel. Through this perpetual companion, said to be the Angel
who reflects the Light of her charge's soul, practitioners of Spirituality gain
great power. Her angel can burn her enemies, trace their movements, or even
tear out their very souls. And if this wasn't enough to instil respect for the
class, the Priest has access to the Rites of Devotion, derived from the Holy
Rituals of the ancient Church, allowing her to resurrect her allies, part
rivers and lakes, or fill someone's mind with visions of Hell. A Priest is also
able to summon the powers of the five elements to heal and grant blessings to
herself and her allies.

The skills a Priest gets are Spirituality, Devotion, and Healing. A
fledgling will gain Spirituality and Devotion, gaining Healing upon embracing
class. 

** Be warned that if a Priest strays too far from the path of good, they can
be excommunicated and lose the ability to use Devotion. Thus, this class
requires roleplaying and may not be for everyone.

(See also: HELP SPIRITUALITY, HELP DEVOTION, HELP HEALING, HELP 8, HELP CLASS)