Mythic divine source, worship and spell slots, your thoughts?


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion

Scarab Sages

So I was wondering do you need to worship a mythic being or have the slots to cast spells from it. For example we have . . .

1) Elwood a mythic tier 10 with divine source allowing them to grant up to level 9 spells and 2 domains.
2) We have Kate (which is short for Bob) a farmer whos daughter was crippled when she pushed her little brother out of the way of a tree. Kate heard about Elwood from the merchant who buys her wheat.

Can Kate pray (oh Elwood hallowed be your name, hrlp my daughter walk again) and cast heal on her or would Kate need . . .

A) To genuinely worship Elwood to have prayers grantef by them.

And/Or

B) Have that training/knowledge/magical conductivity represented by spell slots to cast spells.

And/Or

C) Its up to Elwood which prayers for spells they grant amd while anyone can pray to them they subconciously decide which ones will be responded to?


I'd say the basic concept for the mythic granting of spells is that the mythic being has worshipers with divine casting ability - typically clerics - that they grant spells to. If you wanted the ability to grant spells to non-casters, and it's your campaign, well, there's nothing to stop you.

If you want a solution for your specific example, maybe give Kate a level in Adept.


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Senko wrote:

So I was wondering do you need to worship a mythic being or have the slots to cast spells from it. For example we have . . .

1) Elwood a mythic tier 10 with divine source allowing them to grant up to level 9 spells and 2 domains.
2) We have Kate (which is short for Bob) a farmer whos daughter was crippled when she pushed her little brother out of the way of a tree. Kate heard about Elwood from the merchant who buys her wheat.

Can Kate pray (oh Elwood hallowed be your name, hrlp my daughter walk again) and cast heal on her or would Kate need . . .

A) To genuinely worship Elwood to have prayers grantef by them.

And/Or

B) Have that training/knowledge/magical conductivity represented by spell slots to cast spells.

And/Or

C) Its up to Elwood which prayers for spells they grant amd while anyone can pray to them they subconciously decide which ones will be responded to?

Kate would need to decide to become a divine caster and would have to pick Elwood as her patron/deity. Depending on the class this may mean that Kate needs to be within one alignment step of Elwood and would need to obey any tenets set by Elwood. If Elwood prohibits having daughters then kate may find prayers go unheeded because they are in violation of the "no daughters" tenet. How genuine Kate's prayers need to be are entirely up to Elwood. For example, if Elwood is Lawful the exact words may matter more than the intent behind them. Alternatively, if Elwood is Chaotic the exact words themselves may not matter at all only the intent behind them matters.

In short, B. Though Elwood should be able to cut off anyone they don't like, same as any other deity.

Scarab Sages

So the spell slot and possibly worship is required. Hmm I need to work out what a spell slot is an abstract for.

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