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Mystics were bizarre priests in Zakhara whose powers were rumored to move both men and mountains. Mystics often gained spiritual awareness or revelations through dance, meditation, or other eccentric means.[1][note 1]

RequirementsEdit

Men and women of all races could become mystics, though most of them were possessed of wild and chaotic natures.[1]

RoleEdit

As free priests, mystics could worship any god they chose without conforming to the hierarchical society that other Zakharan priests were part of. This method often left them in direct opposition with moralists.[1]

DervishesEdit

These mystics only gained their clerical powers after completing a chaotic dance.[1]

Anchorites & HermitsEdit

Meditation and peaceful solitude granted clerical powers to anchorites and hermits, often in the form of simple tasks or hobbies such as singing or taking a long walk.[1]

PossessionsEdit

Most mystics were very poor when they first began their unique spiritual journeys but amassed and enjoyed wealth as their powers increased.[1]

BenefitsEdit

Mystics attracted followers who were fanatically loyal to them as well as their religion.[1]

HindrancesEdit

Ethoists, moralists, and pragmatists regarded mystics with disdain.[1]

Since mystics attained their clerical powers through a unique method, preventing them from performing their chosen method blocked them from their powers. For example, binding the hands and feet of a member of the Dancing Dwarves would effectively prevent them from calling upon their clerical spells.[1]

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Mystic was a cleric class kit for the Al-Qadim setting.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), pp. 69–70. ISBN 978-1560763581.

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