Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Priestesses of Ilmatar, Part III

From the air, upon the waters, such fire and earth to forge Ilmatar's sons and daughters.

Divine Tests
1-4. The wind blows, the seas flow. The priestess will need to attune to the elements for the next 2d6 turns, 1d6 if doing so in an especially windy, wet, fiery, or earthy place.

5-9. Being an elemental great spirit, Ilmatar has little else to demand of her priestess but to become more at one with the air, water, fire, or earth. The priestess loses access to some of her spells (50% chance for each one), possibly including her turn ability. Roll 1d4 to see what she needs to do to get each one back.
[1] Be under the open sky for 2d2 hours, 1d2 if it's also windy.
[2] Be submerged at least chest deep for 1d2 hours.
[3] Be surrounded by fire for 1d3 turns, or by eggs and/or ducks.
[4] Lay on natural earth for 1d3 hours.

10-16. The potency of Ilmatar shifts, bringing atmospheric change to wherever the priestess goes. Each one will affect all within a 1 mile radius, centered on her for the next 4d6 hours. Roll 1d4.
[1] Great winds: light objects and beings are blown away; heavier objects and beings have a base 20% chance of being knocked down or can make a Strength check to resist. Recheck every 1d3 turns while the event lasts.
[2] Heavy rains: floodwaters rise at a rate of 1 foot per hour, ruining low-lying structures. All without cover are otherwise drenched, causing those who enjoy dryness to suffer a -3 to all rolls if they don't drown first.
[3] Heat wave: crops wither and tensions rise, though all must save vs. death to even have the will to do anything about it. Otherwise, they just lie around and pant unless they specifically enjoy such great heat.
[4] Drought: all becomes dry as kindling, with the earth shining majestically through. Those affected gain a +3 bonus to sight, hearing, and other checks related to the clear air, while those who enjoy moisture will only suffer a -3 to all rolls instead.

17+ Mimicking the birth of Ilmatar's well known son, the priestess vanishes, brought to her goddess's airy womb beneath the waves. Though kept safe and nourished while within, she remains for at least 1 day, plus 1 additional day per divine test result over 17. Afterwards, she may only attempt to escape once each day by successfully saving vs. death. If not, then she must wait until the next day in order to try again.



DCC RPG Conversion Notes
Turn ability= Turn Unholy ability 
Strength check= DC 15
Save vs. death= make a Will save DC 10



Next week: clerics of Ilmatar, Part IV!


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