@TheEdVerse I wonder if you kight enlighten us on some aspects of how you envision cleric magics.
Never mind game mechanics … they can’t make up their minds … just TSR & WorC out the window, are clerical spells a standardised language of magic? To clarify 1/
— 🌈Jaye🦄Em🌹Edgecliff🏳️🌈 (@jayeedgecliff) July 28, 2020
From the beginning of the Realms (pre-D&D), I have always clung to the notion that priests cure by calling on divine power through prayer, and that each faith has its own unique prayers (though for the simplest magics, such as conjuring light or banishing dirt… 2)
…or stains, there might well be 'generic prayers' all deities or their servitors would listen to). As the priest, your fervour/passion and any creative wording (heartfelt) you employ would be heeded, but devout beings are reluctant to stray creatively from the…#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) July 28, 2020
…prayer wordings they’ve been taught for fear of the magic failing completely, or even incurring a ‘slap’ of divine displeasure.
So priests cleave to what they’re taught. The wording of a Cure Light Wounds of a priest of Ilmater differs from a priest of Tyr. 4)
And yes, regarding kittens and the like ;} I think every faith (and orders of paladins) would have their own differing details of rituals and customs. You CAN heal on the battlefield, but a priestess of Chauntea prefers to heal on a bed of wheat, corn, barley, etc.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) July 29, 2020