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I hope I am not graverobbing this thread...

On page 158 there's a spell called doom of blood.
It will target a creature in range with 5 HD tops, but the descriptions says "creatures in range will bleed....".
I read this (shortened) as "I cast the spell. My eyes start bleeding. My target's eyes join the bleeding, as well as every creature's eyes in range of 15 ft arround my target. I start bleeding at 1 hp/round, every other creature in range of 15ft from my target will start at 2hp/round, and with every round anyone stays inside that circle, his bleeding will enhance by 1hp/round.

Now, if this is correct, my question is: If I keep my distance after starting it, will my bleeding increase too?
As english is my 2nd language I kind of have problems with "for both you and those arround you", because I'm not sure, if this might say, that my level 1 spell might actually be able to bring me to bleeding arround (cast at level 6) 6hp in total while my enemies come away with 3 damage, which would be kind of inefficient. (well it's a level 1 spell with an area of effect, so it shouldn't be a way to get rid of bosses, but losing about as much as your adversaries would make this a rather unconfortable spell.


Marc Radle wrote:
Nectarian wrote:

I really love this book, can't wait play either of those classes, but I have a strange question. There's an Archetype for the priest called the Guarded Priest (in the pdf the bookmark is called Guarged Priest, but I'm quite sure the d is correct) which has an eidolon that "must be within one step of the guarded priest it is sent to protect" when it comes to alignment.

As the Priest himself is allowed to deviate one step from his/her deity, are you suggesting a priest of a good deity can be protected by an evil eidolon (or the other way round, chaotic-lawful... you know the drill)?

Hey there! Thrilled to hear you like the book!!!

Interesting question ...

As you say, a priest’s alignment must be within one step of her deity’s, along either the law/chaos axis or the good/evil axis.

The guarded priest archetype grants a guardian eidolon, which must take the agathion, angel, archon, azata, daemon, demon, or devil base evolution / form (Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Unchained). A guardian eidolon’s alignment must be within one step of the guarded priest it is sent to protect (so a neutral good guarded priest, for example, can have a neutral good, lawful good, or chaotic good guardian eidolon).

As you point out, a priest with the guarded priest archetype could (in theory) worship a lawful good god; the guarded priest could be lawful neutral; and then his guardian eidolon could be lawful evil.

Having said that, I think that should be the exception, not the norm, and should be subject to GM approval. If you assume that the guarded priest's deity is in all likelihood who sends the guardian eidolon to protect the guarded priest in the first place, it seems unlikely that a lawful good god would send a lawful evil guardian eidolon. It is possible, but th GM should certainly require an excellent and compelling in-game reason for such a thing to occur.

For the vast majority of cases, a guarded priest's guardian eidolon should be pretty close to the priest and/or...

Thanks so much for your answer, it's great to see authors active in the communit. I'm so sorry to bother you again with the guarded priest, but I'm not quite sure (although the post above kind of empowers my view) how the Eidolon works. Should I just look into Pathfinder Unchained, take every feature you get as the summoner (except the noted ones) at the same level as the Summoner gets it, with evolution points and so on as described in unchained and "ignore everything in the Advanced Players Guide, or is there something left from APG? I'd say having most of the clerics/priests abillities plus the Eidolon with a subtype (which is considerable stronger than the base-form of APG) is strong enough, and the reduction in evo-points should be more than fine, but I'm really not sure, because that's more of a balancing thing, which is something I'm lacking oversight in.


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I really love this book, can't wait play either of those classes, but I have a strange question. There's an Archetype for the priest called the Guarded Priest (in the pdf the bookmark is called Guarged Priest, but I'm quite sure the d is correct) which has an eidolon that "must be within one step of the guarded priest it is sent to protect" when it comes to alignment.
As the Priest himself is allowed to deviate one step from his/her deity, are you suggesting a priest of a good deity can be protected by an evil eidolon (or the other way round, chaotic-lawful... you know the drill)?