The Gods are a very real fact of life in Six Ages. Through the right sort of rituals, possibly aided by constructing a temple to the deity, various blessings can be accrued for the clan's benefit.
Learning the Rituals Edit
During your migration, you have lost many of your connections to the gods. While you retain a few through the choices you make in the clan creation at the start of the game, most of them will have to be learned during the game.
To attempt to learn a ritual, open up the magic tab, select a god, select sacrifice to that god, and pick "Mysteries", choosing how much in the way of goods or herds you wish to sacrifice. Sacrificing will take up one turn's action limit, and will not guarantee success. Factors that influence success include but are not limited to; having a devotee of the appropriate god on your clan ring, the amount sacrificed, and whether or not you put magic into "ritual" during sacred time. Successfully completing a Mysteries sacrifice will grant you permanent knowledge of a ritual, and possibly open up the option of building a shrine; shrines cannot be constructed without knowledge of at least one ritual.
Note that if your God is associated with a Ritual, even a successful sacrifice might not teach you a blessing, but instead the details of the myth for that ritual. And while a successful sacrifice will grant you knowledge of a blessing, it might not be the one you want.
Receiving Blessings Edit
In order to actually get a blessing, you must do one of two things:
- Sacrifice to the god to get a temporary blessing
- Construct a shrine or temple to the god for a permanent one
To acquire a temporary blessing, sacrifice an amount of goods or cows to the god. The process is similar as that of learning a blessing, except instead of mysteries, you should indicate a sacrifice to whatever blessing you desire. Temporary blessings last for one year.
If you want something longer term, you will need to build a shrine to the deity, or a temple if you want multiple blessings permanently active. Shrines will support 1 blessing, Temples 2, and a Great Temple 3. Building a temple can be accomplished without chance of failure, but costs a significant amount of goods, and will also require annual maintenance, to be paid at sacred time, to keep the temple going. Failure to have enough goods or herds on hand at that point will mean the destruction of the shrine and loss of the blessing attained from it.
List of All Known Blessings Edit
|Buesenari||Calf Blessing||Increases the fertility of our cows|
|Busenari||Milk Blessing||Increases the yield of our cows|
|Busenari||Cattle Ward||Protects our cattle herds from raids and predators||If you chose the Milk Gift during clan creation, you will start knowing this blessing.|
|Buseryan||Recording||Documents dealings with other clans, avoiding inadvertent violations of treaties and bargains||You may only worship Buseryan if you took
him from Nivorah in clan creation
|Buseryan||Diviniation||Can reveal threats or whether or not treasures still exist on your lands.||You may only worship Buseryan if you took
him from Nivorah in clan creation. Even if you do, you may only get this benefit through a sacrifice, you may not build a shrine for a permanent divination.
|Dostal||Sureshot||Improves hunting yield and helps skirmishers|
|Dostal||Tracking||Helps hunters and trackers locate what they search for||If you were friendly with the hunters and gatherers you met in clan creation, you will start knowing this blessing.|
|Ekarna||Market||Makes our markets more profitable||If you picked the Brass Bazaar as your clan event, you will start knowing this blessing.|
|Ekarna||Trading||Improves the profit of trading missions|
|Ekarna||Silvertongue||Helps our traders and negotiators|
|Ekarna||Understanding||Helps our dealings with foreigners|
|Elmal||Flaming Lance||Doubles the effectiveness of our elite warriors|
|Elmal||Protection||Reduces wounds in battle.||If you picked the Battle of Akashar during clan creation, you will start knowing this ritual|
|Elmal||Morale||Improves the confidence of our warriors in battle|
|Elmal||Steadfast||Improves our chances when defending||If you picked Yelm as your main god, you will start knowing this ritual and with a shrine to Elmal|
|Erissa||Curing||Restores our sick people to health|
|Erissa||Hope||Helps us resist fear|
|Erissa||Healing||Restores our wounded people to health||If you picked the Bone Mending Ballad event during clan creation, you will start knowing this blessing.|
|Gamari||Colt Blessing||Increases the fertility of our mares|
|Gamari||Kumis||Improves clan mood by producing more kumis|
|Gamari||Fleethoof||Decreases the travel time of expeditions|
|Hyalor||Horsebreaker||Allows the taming of wild horses|
|Hyalor||Law||Keeps unresolved disputes from souring clan mood|
|Hyalor||Horsefriend||Prolongs the life of our horses|
|Inilia||Find||Helps locate hidden things|
|Inilia||Rootle||Helps foragers gather more food|
|Nyalda||Bless Children||Increases the fertility of our women|
|Nyalda||Crafting||Helps basketmakers, potters, and weavers produce more||If you worshiped Nyalda as your primary goddess during clan creation, you will start knowing this blessing and with a shrine to Nyalda.|
|Nyalda||Cooperation||Enhances venture effects||If you picked the Werris Mur event during clan creation, you will start knowing this blessing.|
|Nyalda||Hospitality||Eases dealing with guests and allows more feasts||You may not pick the venture "Feast Neighbors" without this blessing active at the moment you wish to embark on the venture|
|Osara||Firearrow||Improves the effectiveness of our skirmishers|
|Pela||Bless Barley||Improves crop yield||If you were friendly with farmers you encountered during clan creation, you will start with this blessing. Similarly, if you picked the Grain Contest of Erkonus, as your clan event, you will also start knowing this blessing.|
|Relandar||Advice||Improves the quality of advice||If you picked the Seventeen Banner Camp event during clan creation, you will start knowing this blessing.|
|Relandar||Instruction||Helps leaders develop their abilities to their fullest|
|Relandar||Clan Lore||Strengthens our knowledge of sacred stories and lore||If you picked the Star Ledger event during clan creation, you will start knowing this blessing.|
|Uryarda||Kid Blessing||Increases the fertility of our goats|
|Venurtera||Porcelain||Produces fine porcelain||Venurtera is a Dara Happan goddess who you do not normally worship, but if you adopt Dara Happan refugees and are tolerant of their religion, they can teach you to build a shrine to her.|
|Uryarda||Milk Blessing||Increases the yield of our goats||If you were friendly with goat herders you encountered during clan creation, you will start with this blessing.|
|Zarlen||Pathfinder||Enhances our explorers, and helps them find their way home|
|Zarlen||Safe Travel||Watches over our missions so they are not ambushed.|