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Deep Magic: Spells of the Saints, Part 6

This installment closes our series of spells created by saints and apostles, but it gets hairy at the end!

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Phillip has been writing for Kobold Press and other companies for many years. From multiple articles in the early days of Kobold Quarterly magazine to recent books like Tome of Beasts 2 and Vault of Magic, Phillip is never more satisfied than when he sees his name in print. Something that he points out to his family and friends over and over and over again.

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Deep Magic: Spells of the Saints, Part 2

BITING ARMOR Conjuration Cantrip | Cleric, DruidCasting Time: 1 actionRange: 60 ft.Components: V, SDuration: Concentration, up to 1 minute A cantrip created by a saint associated with a deity of cannibalism and hunger, biting armor causes a fanged mouth to appear on a piece of worn armor or clothing. The target is bitten and must …

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Deep Magic: Spells of the Saints, Part 1

The following spells are the creations of saints, apostles, and other important religious figures that have spread throughout their faith. Most of the spells can only be used by clerics, but a few can be used by paladins, rangers, druids, and even bards. Only a handful of the spells are available to sorcerers, warlocks, or …

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Saints of Midgard: Fire-Saint Tyverus

Fire-Saint Tyverus Origins. Of all the dragon gods of the Mharoti Empire, Baal is perhaps the most powerful and influential. Thus, it comes as no surprise that he also has the greatest number of saints. Most of these fire-saints are dragonborn, but a sprinkling of true dragons and even drakes count among their ranks. Arguably …

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Saints of Midgard: St. Ssesmiyra, the Horned Saint

In her late teens, Ssesmiyra joined the priesthood of Hecate. Shortly thereafter, she performed her first miracle in the goddess’s service, calling forth a coiling serpent of living shadow to destroy a fellow priest who had been belittling her. These miracles continued for the length of Ssesmiyra’s life: the priestess given to sudden and violent …

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Saints of Midgard: St. Regina of the Bow

Saint Regina of the Bow Origins. St. Regina of the Bow was a noblewoman from the Crossroads who journeyed to the Northlands in search of adventure and became one of Sif’s most prominent and popular saints. Known for her uncanny skill with the bow, Regina is also known as the patron saint of archers and …

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Saints of Midgard: St. Malpheon

Saint Malpheon Origins. A follower of Charun, the Guardian of Souls, Malpheon was born in the Republic of Valera some 250 years ago. A gravedigger by trade who also possessed some small measure of divine power, Malpheon was known for his quiet demeanor and even temperament. Strangely, he refused to cut his hair, growing it …

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Saints of Midgard: St. Khurgrin, the Lovestruck Saint

Saint Khurgrin, The Lovestruck Saint Origins. One of Volund’s most famous saints is Khurgrin Ralkrend, a dwarven cleric and warrior from the Free Cantons, sometimes called the “Lovestruck Saint” for the romantic quest that marked the end of his life. Unlike most of Volund’s priests who tended to marry early in life, Khurgrin was a …

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Saints of Midgard: Stone-Saint Elharee

Stone-Saint Elharee Origins. The only non-dragonkin worshipper of the ancient dragon god Khespotan to become a stone-saint, Elharee Al-Sawari was the daughter of human miners in the Dragoncoil Mountains. Elharee grew up as a miner herself, and while aware of her inferior status in the Mharoti Empire, it did not stop her from becoming a …

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