About Maika, Seller of Miracles
Female human eldritch godling 5/agent of accrual 9/Mystic 6
Occult Skill Unlocks:
This special SR applies only to antimagic and dispel affects, though it applies to such effects even if they normally ignore SR. When spell-like and supernatural abilities used by a godling first interact with an antimagic field (or any similar area), there is a chance the field fails to suppress the godling’s ability. A caster level check must be made for each spell-like or supernatural ability when it first encounters the antimagic field (including when a godling in an antimagic field attempts to use such an ability). If the caster level check does not exceed the godling’s SR, the spell-like or supernatural ability works normally in the antimagic area.
Similarly, when a dispel magic, greater dispel magic, remove curse, or similar magic is used against a spell-like or supernatural ability, the dispelling effect must overcome the godling’s special SR in order to have any chance to dispel or remove the supernatural or spell-like effect. This SR also applies to any similar effect that does not work against gods and artifacts.
A good cleric (or a neutral cleric who worships a good deity) channels positive energy and can choose to deal damage to undead creatures or to heal living creatures. An evil cleric (or a neutral cleric who worships an evil deity) channels negative energy and can choose to deal damage to living creatures or to heal undead creatures. A neutral cleric of a neutral deity (or one who is not devoted to a particular deity) must choose whether she channels positive or negative energy. Once this choice is made, it cannot be reversed. This decision also determines whether the cleric can cast spontaneous cure or inflict spells (see spontaneous casting).
Channeling energy causes a burst that affects all creatures of one type (either undead or living) in a 30-foot radius centered on the cleric. The amount of damage dealt or healed is equal to 1d6 points of damage plus 1d6 points of damage for every two cleric levels beyond 1st (2d6 at 3rd, 3d6 at 5th, and so on). Creatures that take damage from channeled energy receive a Will save to halve the damage. The DC of this save is equal to 10 + 1/2 the cleric’s level + the cleric’s Charisma modifier. Creatures healed by channel energy cannot exceed their maximum hit point total—all excess healing is lost. A cleric may channel energy a number of times per day equal to 3 + her Charisma modifier. This is a standard action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity. A cleric can choose whether or not to include herself in this effect.
A cleric must be able to present her holy symbol to use this ability.
An eldritch godling gains divine trait ranks at 3rd, 7th, 11th, 15th, and 19th levels. The number of ranks gained increases each time, 1 rank at 3rd level, 2 ranks at 7th, and so on. Each time a godling gains divine trait ranks, she may spend them on one or more traits. Raising a trait up one degree costs a number of ranks equal to its new degree, but the godling must buy each degree separately. Thus taking a new trait at degree I costs 1 divine trait rank, while taking a trait a godling already has at degree I to degree III costs 5 ranks (2 ranks to bring it from degree I to degree II, and 3 more ranks to bring it from degree II to degree III).
A godling may save unspent ranks if she wishes, but can only spend them when she gains a new level. Once ranks are spent, the trait chosen is permanent and the ranks cannot be regained.
This divine trait may be selected more than once. Each time it is selected it costs one more divine trait rank, and grants access to a different mystery and one revelation from that mystery. Chosen: Time (Erase From Time)
This divine trait may be selected more than once. Each time it is selected it costs one more divine trait rank, and grants access to a different bloodline or arcane school. Chosen: Divination (Forewarned), Void (Void Awareness)
If the godling casts a divination spell with a percentage chance of gaining information (such as augury or divination), the godling adds her spellcasting attribute modifier to the chance of success.
You don’t need to have the spell prepared, nor does it need to be on your list of spells known. When casting a spell in this way, you treat your caster level as 2 levels higher for the purpose of any effect dependent on level. You can apply any metamagic feats you know to this spell, but its total adjusted level cannot be greater than that of the highest-level psychic magic spell you can cast from that spellcasting class.
When spells cast by a godling first interact with an antimagic field (or any similar area), there is a chance the field fails to suppress the godling’s innate spell power. A caster level check must be made for each spell when it first encounters the antimagic field. This SR also applies to any similar effect that does not work against gods and artifacts.
Alternatively, as a full round action, two agents of accrual in physical contact can transfer value between their held accounts with the permission of their respective miraculous account holders. An account holder is made aware of any effort to transfer their accrued value and may grant permission regardless of distance or planar location. This transfer is a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity.
The Demigod of Transacted Miracles is worshiped almost exclusively by spellcasters of varying types, but especially those who want to make a livelihood out of their power. The Guild of Magic Sellers doesn't worship her, precisely, but she does serve as its nominal head.
The Code Of Selling Miracles:
1) To perform high-quality casting services at a fair and just price, without seeking to maximize personal profit or pressure customers into buying magic they cannot afford.
Oath: I solemnly swear to uphold the Principles of Selling Miracles. I recognize that magic is a gift to the world, to be treasured and used, and that none have exclusive domain or authority over it. It is up to me to maintain the integrity of the Guild and prove worthy of the trust placed in me, and so I shall.
However, her real strength comes when others care to make use of her abilities. As an Agent of Accrual, people can open accounts with her and ask her to cast spells for them on-demand. This allows her to cast Wizard and Cleric spells for them essentially on-demand, including powerful heals or magical attacks, giving her allies enormously expanded capabilities when they choose to request additional help. Scroll effects aren't terrible expensive, so even a relatively small investment of their wealth could go quite a long ways.
Maika is the Purveyor of Transacted Miracles, overseer of the multiverse-wide standard exchange of magical services for money. This includes both the spells sold by churches and those sold by private citizens, including the merchants of magical items. In times of yore, she was a wizard of some renown in the planar junction city of Hyraeatan, a major trading hub and general supporter of balance on many levels - not the choice of the city, exactly, but the unique nature of some planar events near it meant that the city would either be balanced or destroyed, so people didn't have much of a choice.
Rising through the House of Prominence, Maika eventually ascended to mythic power and began to rapidly move towards immortality. During this process, the magic she'd studied infused every fiber of her being, shifting her from a scholar to an eldritch godling. Shortly thereafter, she began to work with the Temple of Coin and House of Prominence to create a better way to provide magic to others, leading to the largely-fixed pricing the multiverse knows today.
While not quite on the level of a full deity, Maika's had a significant impact on every church that provides spellcasting services to its members. Notably, however, she is completely neutral on the ethics and personal choices of each faith. She knows that different churches have different rules about who can get what, including occasionally having higher or lower prices, but this is kept in check partly by the standardized prices she enforces on non-religious sellers that participate in her organization (which is most of them). By offering standard prices, sellers have to compete based on quality of service, which means most people can buy spellcasting services and magic items without too much hassle.
Magically, Maika is fairly flexible. She maintains a set of psychic powers as her base casting abilities, complete with the knowledge of how to effectively apply the metamagics she knows to improve the potency of her spells. In many ways, she's among the most knowledgeable figures when it comes to precisely how to cast magic, and she puts this to good use.
As an Agent of Accrual - a prestige class discovered in her home city - Maika is also capable of forming contracts with people and casting spells on them if they're willing to pay for it. She can cast up to 7th-level Wizard and Cleric spells - which is, frankly, quite a lot of the spells that exist at all - and can do it as often as people are able to pay for it. This service carries a premium price - approximately twice the cost of buying it elsewhere - but that's what she decided was appropriate for the ability to provide magic on-demand. This was most notable when a rich planar visitor hired her to cast 50 Limited Wishes in a row for him, a feat of casting rarely surpassed. He walked away a poorer but happier man.
As a godling - whose powers have still progressed, albeit slightly delayed - Maika has a selection of useful powers. She can form a divine sonic weapon in a variety of shapes and use it to smack foes around (though she is not, and should not be mistaken for, a true warrior), and she can Channel Energy several times per day to heal a group. She can also gather information, and as if that wasn't troubling enough for her foes, her expertise with magic is such that she can almost always react before her foes and she is particularly resilient against damage from spells.
In general, Maika is neutral on the matter of what other people do with magic, but she has extremely strong opinions on the sale thereof. As far as she's concerned, a deal is a deal and the seller must follow through. She even hires herself out to provide exclusive magic on-demand, paid up-front or through an agreement with the Church of Abadar (whose banking services her own faith is intimately tied to). As the patron of selling magic, every spell she casts has a price - but she believes in fairness, not greed, and never seeks to try and push people into a purchase they can't afford. (Notably, Channeled Energy is not magic in the traditional sense, so she feels quite free to use that.)
She's willing to sell her services to anybody who will pay, with the only real caveat being that she will not actively seek to hurt herself or her personal interests. In that regard, she's fairly mercenary - utterly loyal while the money lasts, but when the job is over, she moves on. This helps her retain her standing among other faiths, and frankly, she doesn't really provide anything that people couldn't otherwise acquire if they put enough capital into the effort. If people wanted magical support, they'd hire someone else if she wasn't available, so most people don't hold it against her and churches generally agree that her presence is better for them.
Maika is missing numerous body parts - only her torso and most of her head is intact. The rest have been replaced with prosthetics. This is confusing to some - she's quite capable of casting Regenerate on herself through her Commission wealth - but she prefers to keep the advanced cybertech prosthetics.
She's capable of crafting almost any magical gear, but seems content with a shimmering golden holy symbol that she keeps tucked beneath her clothing. This item - Cariad Aur - helps her channel her powers and acts as a divine focus for her abilities. She can use it to heal herself or protect against troubling effects, and she's capable of summoning it across planar boundaries. As a major artifact, it's nigh-indestructable... and unknown to most, it anchors her soul to help prevent her death. This item was key to surviving her original ascension to mythic power and has helped her move closer and closer to true godhood in the years since.