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Temujin6
03-27-2005, 05:17 PM
<DIV>i dont know much lore from EQ1 but maybe someone has an answer to the following: unlike arcane spellcasters, priests and paladins get their spells not from focusing magic but by praying to a patron deity and serving it. and that also means that a fallen cleric/paladin instantly loses all spells if they lose their gods favor. i can understand that a shaman/druid can tap "nature" as their source of magic but clerics absolutely need a patron deity. now that the gods remain silent... how could that work? and no, "faith" cant make up for a missing god. now if i take ad&d: drow clerics immediately lost all their powers when Lloth became silent.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>any insight would be very helpful! thanks alot. i hope that wasnt asked previously; i couldnt find anything on that yet.</DIV>

Temujin6
03-27-2005, 05:37 PM
<DIV>wow i must be blind. there is a similar thread a bit further down. sry for that...</DIV>

Cusashorn
03-28-2005, 04:09 AM
<DIV>The gods arn't missing. They're just silent. They're still providing the magic. They're just not answering our prayers.</DIV>

Maskimxul
03-28-2005, 11:56 PM
If i'm not mistaken the work pray actually derives from an ancient word meaning spell or magic... you do the math from there <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Cusashorn
03-29-2005, 04:08 AM
<DIV>Since when does real world logic apply to a video game?</DIV>

Soultier
04-02-2005, 05:45 AM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Cusashorn wrote:<BR> <DIV>Since when does real world logic apply to a video game?</DIV><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <DIV><FONT color=#ff9933>Way too add too a good topic stop trolling. Anyway  the way i have seen it is like this Clerics believe that there chosen dietys are still alive and through prayer and service too this deity they are granted a small amount of that deitys powers. Druids draw there power from nature  now depending on if your good or evil would depend on your view as too where this magic comes from. In freeport it is said that it is left over magic from the dead nature Gods, Goddesses (Tunare, Karana, etc.)  if your Qeynosian you would probaly see them believeing that the Dietys of nature are still alive as well and thats where they draw there power from. Shamans Draw there power from there Ancestors.. and so would believe that there power comes from the Spirit World. Now these are just my views on the Diffrent priest class and where they draw there powers from others might disagree or roleplay it diffrently.</FONT></DIV>