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Devotion


Devotion

Devotion is the measure of a cleric's link with their god. As the link with their god increases, they gain advantages with their magic, most noticeably power perception. Furthermore, devotion can be considered a pool from which the cleric communes draw from. Devotion is increased by doing tasks to seek favor with your god and to show that you are devout. (Some of these ways are listed below and a great deal more are not.) Devotion is lowered by the perceiving of items, performing communes and even the casting of some spells. It is certainly in your best interest to keep your devotion as high as possible.

Devotion Levels
  • You close your eyes and start to concentrate. In a moment a vision appears of a barren garden, parched and thirsting for nourishment. You have an intense desire to tend it.
  • You call out to your god, only to find an emptiness within you.
  • You call out to your god, but there is no answer.
  • After a moment, you sense that your efforts have not gone unnoticed.
  • After a moment, you sense that your god is barely aware of you.
  • After a moment, you sense a distinct link between you and your god.
  • After a moment, you sense that your god is aware of your devotion.
  • After a moment, you sense that your god knows your name. (Note: Break even point for power perception bonus or loss.)
  • After a moment, you sense that your god is pleased with your devotion.
  • After a moment, you see a vision of your god, though the visage is cloudy and impossible to make out clearly.
  • After a moment, you sense a slight pressure on your shoulder, leaving the feeling that your efforts have been acknowledged. (Note: Mana increased)
  • After a moment, you see a silent vision of your god, radiating forth with a powerful divine brilliance.
  • After a moment, you see a vision of your god who calls to you by name, "Come here my child and I will show you things of wonder."
  • After a moment, you see a vision of your god who calls to you by name, "My child, though you may not always see my face, I am pleased with thee and thy efforts."
  • After a moment, you see a crystal-clear vision of your god who speaks slowly and deliberately, "Your unwavering faith and devotion pleases me greatly, Galeron. Go forth and continue your works and you shall only attain a greater level of purity."
  • After a moment, you feel a clear presence like a warm blanket covering you beneath the shade of a giant Sana'ati tree. (Note: Possibly only obtainable after circle quests.)
Raising Devotion
  • dance in a room with an altar
  • kiss an altar
  • wash an altar with holy water
  • pray on a Pilgrim's Badge
  • pour wine on an altar
  • Tithe to an almsbox
  • Holy Bath
  • Planting a sirese seed
  • Pray to the gods