Here in our series we get around to the Mage and Priest.
What is a Mage?
Essentially a Mage is a dweomercræfter with Full Practice.
- He has taken the Dweomercræft Vocation, specializing in one of the 5 school of Dweomercræfting. Along with the Dweomercræfting K/S he also get the Magick K/S.
- He has a Mental Trait of 101+ and has succeeded in a roll against Mnemonic Power at DR Hard.
In turn for this he gets the following:
- He gets Heka at STEEP in Dweomercræfting or Magick depending which is lower plus MTrait x10.
- He can use Dweomercræft castings at one Grade higher at the DR a Partial or Augmented Practitioner uses the standard Grade for his STEEP.
And a Priest?
In this case a Priest is a Persona with Full Practice. He has filled the following criteria.
- He has a adopted a specific Ethos of the five available.
- Along with the Ethos in question he is a member of a pantheon of his homeland and has sworn a Vow of Service to a member of that pantheon associated with that Ethos.
- He has a Spiritual Trait of 101+ and has rolled a check against Metaphysical Power at a DR of Hard.
In return for this he gets the following benefits.
- He can use Castings one Grade higher that the usual as if they were of the Grade allowed by his STEEP. So if his STEEP lets him use Grade 4 Castings at the DR of Hard being a Priest lets him use Grade 5 Castings at DR Hard.
- He gets Heka equal to his STEEP in Priestcræfting or Religion depending on which is lower plus STrait x10.
In the historical Persia a mage was a priest. More specifically a priest in the Zoroastrian faith. The type of mage known as a wizard began as an advisor known as a vizier. In any case a wizard is most often a wise man who provides advice for the powerful.
On Ærth about 1% of the population can use Castings, about 0.01% are Full Practitioners. Which comes out to be 5 million Casters on Ærth, and 50 thousand Full Practitioners.
And that does it for this posting. In the next we’ll be taking a look at the Dual Practitioner.