Shrines and Altars

Shrines and Altars

Scattered throughout the city are numerous locations of power, ancient altars, and shrines devoted to powerful gods. The citizens of Fogdown have a smattering of knowledge of these places, mostly learned from rumors. Some of these locations lay deep underground, the ancient remnants of lost ruins, while others are places of congregation for the devoted.

Using an altar or a shrine is exactly like using a ritual, except that the the user does not need a special feat. All other requirements, including appropriate skill, material components, etc, are required. A character with the ritual caster feat may receive additional benefits or be able to unlock more complex rituals fro the alter or shrine.

For example: an altar dedicated to The Keeper may allow a petitioner to use the Speak with Dead ritual, upon offering a gold bar covered in the petitioner’s blood. The ritual will still require a Religion skill check and the corpse of an intelligent creature which will be asked. Having the Ritual Casting Feat and a devotion to The Keeper may unlock further rituals and powers.

Shrines and Altars

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