Post by Valdemarstor on Apr 13, 2014 15:52:48 GMT -5
Can Bless the Sacred Holding be used in reaction to a Contest Holding action or is the caster trying to anticipate? It's powerful in the former case - auto fail on the action - but pretty meh in the latter case (2 GB, opportunity cost on preparing something else, and potentially quite a few RP; though, the morale bonus would help offset the GB cost). So, I thought it best to ask!
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2014 22:32:54 GMT -5 by Bob (DM)
You know, I really don't know. The text is not that clear. It sort of reads as though it has to be in place already, but the various dispel realm magic spells make it clear that sometimes you can cast realm spells in reaction to counter other spells/actions, so I'm just not sure.
I'm inclined to say you can cast it in reaction to a contest attempt, but am willing to entertain any alternative interpretations.
Post by Tanaka Kozo -Tnk (Tristan) on Apr 13, 2014 23:07:08 GMT -5
From RoE2 play it can be used as a reaction but you must be specific about the reaction, i.e. I have a Readied Free Action to Cast Bless the Sacred Holding on Province A if province A is contested is okay, but having 3 separate Readied Free Actions Cast Bless the Sacred Holding on Province A or B or C if province A or B or C is contested is not okay (unless you had somehow memorised 3 Bless the Sacred Holding). The rough guideline is if you could perform all of the actions if they weren't readied then you can ready them all.
The other benefits of the spell are:
- giving advantage (or removing advantage from other people) I.E. If I use it on a temple 1 in a province 4 I now have the +2 action benefit rather than the +0.
- income (generally it gets you +ve income in larger provinces or places where you have income modifiers (I.E. high prosperity or some arcane realms spells like Gold Rush).
Post by Tanaka Kozo -Tnk (Tristan) on Apr 13, 2014 23:26:55 GMT -5
Bless the Sacred Holding is pretty powerful, but Bless the Holy Land is probably the most powerful divine spell though (bang for buck). On a 6th level province with all holdings filled it generally generates a total 6GB increase in income. With the cost to memorise & cast the spell being 2GB + 1GB per province and the ability to have it affect multiple provinces a temple regent can make a lot of friends with regular casting. Also has the side benefit of increasing the prosperity bonus to actions in the province.
Other divine spells that see a lot of use are Conversion (Contest and Rule in one neat package) as well the army buff and healing spells.
In fact if there are divine spell casters who want generic spell advice I played the Celestial Jewel of Sarimie in RoE2 so I have a fair bit of experience with the rules and the spells.
Takahashi Rin - Tkh (Maggie): Oh that should be cool Jeroen, we'll have to make it a priority to get you holdings (temple right?) as soon as possible. Maybe once you have one established on the mainland you should make a bunch of 0 levels in provinces before we invade them so you can
Apr 2, 2016 18:07:35 GMT -5
Abe Taiyou -Abe (Jeroen): Well, I'll be quite honest, with all the wars going on I only still have one realm spell right now. No time for research though it is planned for next turn. (I'm Kazuko mainly, only minor Bosan.)
Apr 3, 2016 18:19:50 GMT -5
Abe Taiyou -Abe (Jeroen): Though considering this is rather expansive undertaking I should surely be able to invest more into the magic. (I can cast Bless Army now but considering my low caster level..)
Apr 3, 2016 18:24:14 GMT -5
Abe Taiyou -Abe (Jeroen): Some of the possible spells might be useful however and it's always an extra edge. If I would get involved direcetly I could invest in Clap of Heavenly Thunder. Nothing quite says moral superiority like slap from the Kami.
Apr 3, 2016 18:25:23 GMT -5
Abe Taiyou -Abe (Jeroen): Small update of my Clan history. I'll keep making and adding small rumours as we go
Apr 14, 2016 7:58:53 GMT -5