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Blessings and curses are stat or skill-altering invocations bestowed upon the Living One. Most are gained from the old pagan gods in return for offerings made at their altars, but they can also be invoked by powerful people within the world of Arcanum.

If stricken with a curse that lowers a skill that no points have been invested into yet (such as dodge), two points will later be needed to raise it by one bar (instead of the usual one point per one bar).

If points have been invested into a skill that requires a certain stat level (e.g. 12 dexterity is required to raise the dodge skill to rank 3), then a curse that lowers that stat does not remove the skill level already obtained (the dodge skill would still be level 3, even though dexterity is no longer high enough). The highest bar will appear lowered by 1/4 (need confirmation whether this actually affects anything skill-wise). This same thing occurs if blessed without having the stats required for the granted skills – they will be raised regardless, though the last bar will appear only 3/4 full (need confirmation whether this actually affects anything skill-wise).

Blessings Edit

Blessing Logbook description Effect
Blessing of Imineemee Possibly not implemented.
Sacred Chalice blessing While possessing the Sacred Chalice, you are blessed.  ?
Gypsy blessing "For helping Madame Toussaude, you received a gypsy blessing." CH +1
Brigitte's blessing "Priestess Brigitte has blessed you for returning the idol of Geshtianna." BE +1
Jewel of Hebe blessing "Those who wear the Jewel of Hebe are blessed with many admirerers." BE +2, CH +1
Ter'el's blessing "Because you have made an offering to the god Ter'el, you receive his blessing." PE +1, bow skill +1
Makaal's blessing "Because you have made an offering to the god Makaal, you receive his blessing." DX +1, (because of increased DX: AC adjustment +1, Speed +1)
Alberich's blessing "Because you have made an offering to the god Alberich, you receive his blessing." ST +1, (because of increased ST: carry weight +500, damage bonus +1, max HP +2)
Geshtianna's blessing "Because you have made an offering to the goddess Geshtianna, you receive her blessing." BE +1
Halcyon's blessing "You have completed the First Circle, that of Goodness. Therefore, you receive the blessing of Halcyon, God of Truth." WP +2, PE +2, heal skill +1, spot trap skill +1, (because of increased WP/PE: max HP +2, max fatigue +2)
Torg's blessing "Because you have made an offering to the god Torg, you receive his blessing." CN +1, (because of increased CN: poison resistance +5, max fatigue +2, heal rate +1, poison recovery +1)
Bolo's blessing "Because you have made an offering to the god Bolo, you receive his blessing." Pick locks skill +1, pick pocket skill +1
Kerlin's blessing "Because you have made an offering to the god Kerlin, you receive his blessing." Haggle skill +1, persuasion skill +1
Shakar's blessing "Because you have made an offering to the god Shakar, you receive his blessing." Dodge skill +1, melee skill +1
Moorindal's blessing "You have completed the Second Circle, that of Evil. Therefore you receive the blessing of Moorindal, God of Shadow." Melee skill +1, backstab skill +2, prowling skill +1
Kai'tan's blessing "You have completed the Third Circle, that of Neutrality. Therefore you receive the blessing of Kai'tan, Goddess of Balance." BE +1, CH +1, bow skill +1, haggle skill +1, persuasion skill +2, (because of increased BE: reaction modifier +3)
Velorien's blessing "You have joined the Three Circles and offered your life to Velorien, the All-Father. Therefore, you receive his blessing of Ultimate Power!" DX +4, max HP +100, max fatigue +100, damage resistance +30, magick resistance +30, dodge skill +3, melee skill +3, pick pocket skill +3, persuasion skill +3, firearms skill +3, (because of increased DX: AC adjustment +4, speed +4)
Arbalah's blessing "For returning Arbalah's sacred artifact to him, you have been given his blessing." Raises reaction modifier +5.

Curses Edit

Blessing Logbook description Effect
Gypsy Blood Curse "For killing Madame Toussaude, you have received an ancient gypsy blood curse." CH -2 (this possibly affects persuasion, as it is dependent on CH)
Stringy Pete's Curse of Pestilence "For killing Molly Williamson, you have received the evil curse of Stringy Pete! Your body feels weaker, almost as if you were diseased." ST -1, CN -1, DX -1, BE -1, (this possibly affects a few skills dependent on ST/CN/DX/BE: pick locks, pick pocket, backstab, dodge, bow, melee, throwing) (Because of decreased ST/CN/DX/BE: carry weight -500, damage bonus -1, AC adjustment -1, speed -1, poison recovery -1, reaction modifier -7, poison resistance -5, max HP -2, max fatigue -2)
Ter'el's curse "Because you have made an offering to the god Bolo without the protection of Moorindal, you receive the curse of Ter'el, god of Wisdom." PE -1, bow skill -1 (possibly affects a few skills dependent on PE: prowling, melee, spot trap, firearms, disarm traps.)
Makaal's curse "Because you have made an offering to the god Torg without the protection of Moorindal, you receive the curse of Makaal, god of the Hunt." DX -1 (possibly affects a few skills dependent on DX: bow, dodge, Melee, throwing, backstab, pick pocket, pick locks (because of decreades DX: AC adjustment -1, speed -1)
Alberich's curse "Because you have made an offering to the god Shakar without the protection of Moorindal, you receive the curse of Alberich, the Stone God." ST -1 (because of decreased ST: carry weight -500, damage bonus -1, max HP -2)
Geshtianna's curse "Because you have made an offering to the god Kerlin without the protection of Moorindal, you receive the curse of Geshtianna, goddess of Love." BE -1 (because of decreased BE: reaction modifier -7)
Halcyon's curse "You have received the curse of Halcyon!" BE -1 (because of decreased BE: reaction modifier -7)
Torg's curse "Because you have made an offering to the god Makaal without the protection of Halcyon, you receive the curse of Torg, god of the Ogre Heart." CN -1 (because of decreased CN: poison recovery -1, poison resistance -1, max fatigue -2)
Bolo's curse "Because you have made an offering to the god of Ter'el without the protection of Halcyon, you receive the curse of Bolo, god of Thieves." Pick pocket skill -1, pick locks skill -1
Kerlin's curse "Because you have made an offering to the god Geshtianna without the protection of Halcyon, you receive the curse of Kerlin, the Golden God." Haggle skill -1, persuasion skill -1
Shakar's curse "Because you have made an offering to the god Alberich without the protection of Halcyon, you receive the curse of Shakar, god of War." Dodge skill -1, melee skill -1

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