Religion research tree overhaul

Date: 7/9/2013 at 19:06
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Religion research tree overhaul

We've just released a significant overhaul to the Religion research
tree! Here's a summary of what's changed:

* The following abilities have been combined into one: Icon,
Empowerment, Leyfaith and Sanctity.

* The following ability has been removed: Incarnate.
- Icons are now the rank 8 ability.

* Icons have had a few changes, too.
- They now cost 10 ylem shards, instead of 1.
- They will have 250 uses, after which they'll crumble.
- Damage against elds has been lowered a little bit.
- If your city loses access to rank 8 religion, all citizen's
icons will crumble.

* Aegis has changed slightly.
- If you don't have an icon, you'll cost your God 50% of normal
death essence loss.
- If you do have an icon, you'll cost nothing.

* Divinity has had its purpose changed completely.
- You can now BESEECH <city patron> FOR BLESSING at your a shrine
to your city patron.
- This will give you a blessing for 1 Aetolian month.
- Can only be used one per Aetolian year.
- Does not cost the patron anything.

* New abilities: Piety, Monuments, Erection and Linking.
- Refer to their ability files for more information.

Penned by my hand on the 12th of Arios, in the year 395 MA.