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Gaea

The god Gaea, generally considered to be the diety of nature,
is one of the more frequently worshipped gods in Bigworld.
It is said by some that Gaea's avatar takes the form of a panther.

Description

Lore

FIXME Add more lore

See also: The Gaean Legend of Creation

Attributes

Gaea Goddess of Peace, Guardian of Life, Mother of Nature

Name of the enemy god: Devourers
Races: Animals , Birds , Slimes , Insects , Reptiles , Elementals
Enemy races: Undead , Unnaturals

Attack Types: NONE
Resistances: Drain +100, Depletion +100, Death +100
Vulnerable: Fear -100
Attuned: Protection, Summoning
Repelled: n/a
Denied: Death, Wounding
Special: Health Regeneration +2, Grace Regeneration +3, No Weapons

Player Information

The old guide entry : Gaea

General Gaming Experience

Followers of Gaea are prohibited from using melee weapons.
This can be an impediment for many, but is required for Fireborns , Dragons , and Monks ,
so Gaea might be a natural choice for these, as there are many advantages.
These include immunity to all diseases, death, depletion, and draining attacks.
Other than dragons, who obtain elemental attacks with their claws over time,
Gaea followers may have problems damaging some opponents in melee due to restrictions on damage type.
At a high enough praying level Gaea will sometimes grant gloves which add a fire attack.
There are a few other items which give an additional attack type, but not many, so melee may be a problem.

Evaluative Criticism

Gaea's disadvantage is well-known: “NO WEAPON”.
To balance this out, Gaea grants a huge amount of special prayers,
fast hp/grace-regeneration, valuable path-attunes and drain/deplete-immunity.
The “goddess of peace” is surely not designed for the newbies.
But I think it is well possible to build a character from this cult.

Additional Comments

I have added Glove of the Sun which will grant the monk the attack_type of fire
(it is a pair of gloves) to make up for the massive hole there.

Worshiping Gaea

Altar

Granted Spells

  • Spiderweb (low level)
  • Wall of Thorns (low level)
  • Insect Plague (low level)
  • Ironwood Skin (low level)
  • Remove Damnation (medium level)
  • Daylight (medium level)
  • Sanctuary (medium level)
  • Nightfall (medium level)
  • Peace (medium level)
  • Raise Dead (medium level)
  • Resurrection (medium level)
  • Reincarnation (high level)

Altar Effects

  • Remove Damnation
  • Remove Curse
  • Remove Depletion
  • Restore Grace
  • Restore Hitpoints
  • Cure Confusion
  • Cure Poison

Holy Relics

Gloves of the Sun

medium level, rare

Gloves of the Sun +1 (Dex+2)(wc+2)(dam+2)(ac+1)(item_power +2)(Attacks: physical, fire).
The item has a story:
This pair of gloves will aid any of Gaea's most faithful in seeing her will protected.
Gaea's Shield of Earth

high level, rare

Gaea's Shield of Earth (ac+4)(item_power +3)(armour +15)
(resist fire +30)(resist electricity +30)(resist cold +30)(resist ghosthit -20).
The item has a story:
This shield is highly enchanted by the forces of life and nature.
It is a personal gift from Gaea, to protect her beloved children.
Gaea's Tears

high level, frequently

Gaea's tears (healing potion)
Flowers

high level, frequently

Food of various nutrition

Incarnations

Holy Servant

Avatar

Tile Size 1×1, 500 hp, ac -5, wc -1, dam 50, armour 50, Attacktypes: Physical

Gaming Tips

Being a Gaean can be difficult because weapon use is denied

  • If you choose to worship Gaea it is best to be a Fireborn or Dragon, and/or be a monk, because they’re already unable to use weapons.
  • Using holy word, banishment, and other spells like that is very effective against unnatural creatures like Dreads and Beholders.
  • Be careful if you are a Fireborn because you can kill yourself with holy word since Fireborns are unnatural.
    • (As a fireborn, I have doubts about this. I walked into a lv 110 banish from a rod and came out fine. Maybe it’s changed…)
    • FIXME Verify if this is the case
gods/gaea.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/28 01:55 by karl