Ritualist [Connection]: No Guild Affiliation: [First Draft]

Hidden amongst the magics of man, lost amid the litter of arcane, divine, psionic, and natural magic lies the magic of the ancients; Ritual Magic. Ritualism predates spells and sciences, it comes from a time when the ancients traded with and performed for magic itself; they sought to gain power, to create items, to solve problems, and much more. Many spell-casters look down on Ritualists because they are forced to bargain with their magics rather than controlling it as other spell-casters do. Ritualism for Ritualists is striking a deal with primal and free magic but the powers of ritualism are limitless.

Apprentice [Low]:
Requirements: To take this template the character must have Ritual Contribution Rank 2, Ritual Leading Rank 2, and Lore Rituals Rank 2.
Template Advantages:

  • An apprentice Ritualist gains the ability to add double their Contribute Rank to a ritual that they are not leading.
  • An apprentice Ritualist gains the ability to Contribute to a ritual that they themselves are leading.
  • An apprentice Ritualist gains an ability which tells them when it is 5 and 10 minutes into a ritual.
  • An apprentice Ritualist who is performing a solo ritual [with no-one else in the ritual circle] can add double their Contribute Rank as well as double their Ritualism Rank.

Template Disadvantages:

  • Ritualists may never have any skill rank higher than their Ritual Leading skill rank.

Journeyman [Mid]:
Requirements: To take this template the character must have Ritual Contribution Rank 5, Ritual Leading Rank 5, and Lore Rituals Rank 5.
Template Advantages:

  • Journeyman Ritualist gains the ability to add double their Contribute Rank to a ritual that they are leading.
  • A journeyman Ritualist gains a Meditation skill of their choice.

Instantaneous Ritual: Once a day, a Ritualist can manifest an instantaneous ritual effect as if they had just completed a successful ritual.

Expert: [High]:
Requirements: To take this template the character must have Ritual Contribution Rank 7, Ritual Leading Rank 7, and Lore Rituals Rank 7.
Template Advantages:

  • An expert Ritualist no longer needs a teacher to learn Contribute to Ritual, Ritualism, or Lore Rituals. This includes rank 10 in those skills.
  • An expert Ritualist reduces the target time for a completed ritual to 5 minutes rather than 10. Although anything over 5 minutes but less than 10 minutes is not counted negatively.

Master [Epic]:
Requirements: To take this template the character must have Ritual Contribution Rank 9, Ritual Leading Rank 9, and Lore Rituals Rank 9.
Template Advantages:

  • A master Ritualist can use the Instantaneous Ritual ability three times a day and can manifest one of the ritual effects from the examples table with a level of thirty or less.
  • A master Ritualist reduces the target time for a completed ritual to 3 minutes rather than 5. Although anything over 3 minutes but less than 5 minutes is not counted negatively.
  • A master Ritualist gains all Meditation skills, and furthermore when meditating they regain the target of that meditation at twice the normal rate.