Deities and Ilysador
There are no deities in the world of Ilysador. During the Great War countless followers and legions of faithful perished. Entire priesthoods were wiped out. And as deity fought deity one by one they fell to each other. Their dogma disappearing into obscurity. However all the magical energy ( Divine & Arcane) that was released seems to have awakened or super charged this world. The very land itself, the trees, the water the air all pulsate with this energy. This flow of magical energy now permeates the world and its people and is what allows for divine and arcane magic.
Each race interprets this magical energy in their own way. These interpretations are known as archetypes.
Archetypes are like philosophies or beliefs. These archetypal divine sources are for more theoretical in nature. They are a force, a concept a belief. They take form by their shear manifestation in the world, they show proof and reward those that have faith and belief in them.
Some practitioners draw divine energy from the strength of their own faith, some call to the spirits of their ancestors, some turn to the forces of nature for divine inspiration , and some claim a divine legacy that runs within their blood. Whatever the source, all divine spell casters share much in common. They have the ability to ease their allies' wounds and crush their enemies.
With divine magic it is the believers' absolute faith in this archetype that is enough to tap into a divine spark within themselves. And they draw spells and powers from their own devotion.
Each Archetype energy has a common term that divine casters call it by. Each archetype can represent several domains. These domains work the same as in the PFHB.
Archetypes of Ilysador
Adamo archetype of love and pleasure
Cervasque archetype of nature, healing, life, destiny, wisdom
Omnessence archetype of Omni Magic, power, force, healing, the arcane
Feritas archetype of animals, nature, the wild, beasts, the hunt
Vera archetype of truth, law and justice
Optimus archetype of benevolence, kindness, good will
Aduro/ Accendo archetype of light
Cerbus archetype of darkness
Atrox archetype of destruction
Fortus archetype of good luck
Clerics & paladins
Very few true clerics or paladins actually exist on Ilysador. What there is mostly comes from other worlds. These classes have limited abilities and spellcasting becuase of the weakend connection to the Outter planes. All clerics & paladins that draw their power from a diety outside of Ilysador recieve a -3 to their actual spellcasting level. They are unable to channel divine energy.
Shaman type class who commune with spirits. Many have now taken over the healing role. Shamans do a lot of healing. And are one of the only ones who can resurrect. They do this by sending their spirit body into the realm the spirit has departed to and coxing it back into the body. The body must be in good condition (thru healing spells).
This class does not exist in Ilysador in classic form.
Powerful protectors of nature, each Dochar binds his essence with an aspect of nature. The Green Bound are protectors of flora and powerful healers, the Beast Bound are powerful shape changers that use the strength of animals to protect the fauna, and the Force Bound who channel the power of the elements to defend nature and battle their enemies.
An incarnate shares a special connection with Ilysador. Since birth, she is connected to some greater universal force. Thanks to that unique link, she works divine magic with ease and also can utilize amazing divine powers.
Divine Castors do not gain access to the Necromancy School
Limited Evocation access - No spells that call upon the power of a deity
Conjuring: Summoning spells do not work
The following spells do not function in Ilysador: