| Priest Of The Ourgos|
|Devotees of the Universal Will|
Priest of the Ourgos|
Those who devote their lives to the God of All
To become a Priest of the Ourgos, the characters must fulfill all the following criteria:
Alignment: Any neutral
Ability to cast 5th-level Divine spells
Skills: Knowledge (Religion) 10 ranks, Knowledge (Arcana) 5 ranks, Spellcraft 3 ranks
Feats: Skill Focus [Knowledge (Religion)]
Deity: Forswear previous deity for worship of the Ourgos
Special Requirements: To even know of the Ourgos takes at least a year of dedicated study.
The Priest of the Ourgos's class skills (and the key ability for each) are: Alchemy (Int), Craft (Int), Concentration (Con), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Knowledge (Any) (Int), Profession (Any) (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Speak Language (Any) (N/A), Spellcraft (Int).
Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier
Hit Die: d4
Weapon Proficiency: A Priest of the Ourgos does not gain any proficiency with new weapons or armor.
Spells: A Priest of the Ourgos continues to advance in spellcasting ability as well as gaining the abilities of his new class.
Domains: A Priest of the Ourgos keeps the domains he had from his previous class. At 3rd level, and again at 5th level, he replaces one of those domains (and its domain spells) with one of the domains of the Ourgos. At 7th level, the Priest of the Ourgos gains the remaining Ourgos domain as a prestige domain.
Blindness of True Wisdom: After a year of study, a Priest of the Ourgos will have a dream of Infinity. The Will of the Universe is laid out before him and he sees everything, in all of its many forms. When he awakens, he will have lost his sight but gains his new class. When a PC takes his first level of Priest of the Ourgos, he loses the ability to see, as the Blindness spell. This effect cannot be removed in any way, not even by Wish or Miracle.
Waking Dream: Priests of the Ourgos have no need for sleep, as the Will of the Universe is constantly feeding dreams of Infinity into their minds. They gain the Reverie ability as 1st level.
Speech of Infinity: A Priest of the Ourgos reflects the Will of the Universe in all things. As such, he gains the ability to communicate with all forms of intelligent life. At 1st level, the Priest of the Ourgos can cast Comprehend Languages three times per day as a spell-like ability. By 5th level, he has become in tune enough with the Will to gain Tongues as an extraordinary ability that is always active.
Knowledge of All Things: The Ourgos knows all, and its priests can call upon that wisdom in limited amounts. At 1st level, a Priest of the Ourgos can call upon the wisdom of the Ourgos as per the Bardic Lore ability (Player's Handbook, p. 29), using his Wisdom modifier instead of his Intelligence modifier. This check can be modified further by meditation. For every hour spent in meditation, the Priest of the Ourgos gains an additional +1 on his check. As a Priest of the Ourgos becomes more aware of the Universal Will, he gains the ability to see magic for what it truly is, gaining Detect Magic as an extraordinary ability that is always active.
Sight Beyond Sight: A Priest of the Ourgos develops abilities to replace his sight as he walks the path that the Universal Will sets for him. At 2nd level, he gains Tremor Sense as a bonus feat, and Scent at 4th level. Only the most powerful and devoted Priests of the Ourgos ever regain their sight. Upon reaching 10th level, a Priest of the Ourgos gains True Seeing as an extraordinary ability that is always active. This, and only this, negates the effect of the blindness.
Gift of the Ourgos: At 10th level, a Priest of the Ourgos, through his dedication and service, becomes so attuned to the Universal Will that he becomes able to change the Universe as he sees fit. Once, and only once, he can use the Miracle spell, with no XP penalty. This Miracle cannot be undone by another Miracle, Limited Wish, or Wish spell. If a Priest of the Ourgos loses levels as a result of energy drain or any other effect, and then regains 10th level, he does not get another Miracle.
Table: Priest Of The Ourgos
| ||Base|| |
| ||Attack||Fort||Ref||Will|| |
|1st|| 0|| 0|| 0|| 2|| Blindness of True Wisdom, Waking Dream, Comprehend Languages (3/day), Knowledge Of All Things|| +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 2nd|| 0|| 0|| 0|| 3|| Tremor Sense|| +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 3rd|| 1|| 1|| 1|| 4|| Replace Domain|| +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 4th|| 1|| 1|| 1|| 4|| Scent|| +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 5th|| 2|| 1|| 1|| 4|| Tongues (Always Active), Replace Domain|| +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 6th||2|| 2|| 2|| 5||Detect Magic (Always Active)|| +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 7th|| 3|| 2|| 2|| 5|| Prestige Domain|| +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 8th|| 3|| 2|| 2|| 6|| - || +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 9th|| 4|| 3|| 3|| 6|| - || +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
| 10th|| 4|| 3|| 3|| 7||True Seeing (Always Active), Gift of the Ourgos|| +1 Existing Divine Spellcasting Class|
Related Articles: Ourgos, Aeonae Anteanus, Aeonae Primus, Aeonae Modus, Aeonae Tertius.
Contributor: Jacob McDonald