Classes

Fighter

Nothing about the fighter or his role in society has changed. During the drought of divine magic their battle prowess was perhaps more feared than before. On Oriam the two human empires both have a tradition of Dragoon Knights.

Cleric

Clerics are back, and still somewhat regarded with wonder. Though most humans at this point were born after divinity returned, and longer lived races remember both times, the world still finds them quite amazing. Having a cleric who adventures with you is a badge of honor. Any church that has a resident cleric must be really up and coming.

Wizard

Because of clerical magic disappearing, Necromancy became quite a popular school of magic even though it was still taboo. Since clerics were no longer around to show mastery of life and death, wizards sought to fill the gap. Necromancy is still widely practiced, though in secret, as it is now more taboo than ever before. Wizards are widely accepted even in small hamlets, but for the gods sake don’t go around dressed as a goth or people are going to assume the worst and grab pitchforks.

Rogue

Without clerics to fall back on, rogues have developed survival strategies to take action out of an abundance of caution to get the biggest scores, rather than a lifestyle of high risk high reward. The old guard in many rogues guilds still think this way, even though the clerics have returned. Young rogues seem like the biggest most risk-taking fools they’ve ever met.

Paladin

For 250 years paladins were nothing more than fighters with a fancy title. Once divinity returned, many fighters were shocked to discover their newfound powers. Because the gift was gone for so long, Paladins who now have the divine grace are more devout followers of their gods than they were even in ancient times.

Barbarian

Barbarians have been driven to the most remote and isolated regions of the continent. The Bonacci Desert to the east, the Derwall tundra to the north, or the central Jungles of Ha’Dun. They are regarded as jokes or ancient history by most common folk. But they are not to be taken lightly. The barbarian lands are in many ways the most secure lands in the entire continent, but no one would recommend going there. Those who leave do so to prove themselves to the world. To shout “We damn sure exist! And we can kick your ass!”

Warlock

Warlocks became quite common while the gods were seemingly absent. With divine power no longer being loaned out, Fey, Draconic, and unkown entities were more than happy to step in and grant favor in exchange for a foothold into the prime material plane. Warlocks had almost a perfectly even distribution across law and chaos, good and evil. Many caused tragedy and many saved the day. But their paganism is now out of favor, and they are best to keep their powers a secret or to claim to be wizards.

Sorcerer

Sorcerers also became somewhat more common towards the end of the clerical drought thanks to 250 years of humanoids intermingling with fey, outsiders, dragonkin, and other powerful beings, but not to the same extent, due to the role ancestry plays. They’ve tripled in number from 250 years ago, but still are relatively uncommon. They number thousands in a continent-wide population of tens of millions.

Bard

Bards are extremely valuable due to their knowledge of history. So much knowledge from so many abandoned temples seem completely lost, but bards help root it out, and pass it on.

Druid

Druids grew in power and influence tremendously due to being basically the sole source of healing magic, which they drew from nature. Thanks to this powerful influence they were able to keep mankind from expanding or advancing significantly for the past 250 years, though now that clerics have returned, their influence, and the common man’s respect for nature, dropped significantly. After all, why should I keep from chopping down these trees and placing my windmill here, and damming that river, because some ponce wearing antlers says? I got news for him, I can go down the block for all my healing needs now, he ain’t so invaluable anymore and he don’t scare me and my men that much.

Monks

Monasteries dedicated to physical perfection and the martial arts grew in popularity somewhat due to the existence of Ki, which still worked. There were still only a limited amount of them and limited room for students however, so the number of monks did not increase substantially. Almost all monks are at least partially neutral, and most serve Dunatis, god of mountains and peaks, which they see as metaphor for the body and spirit, trying to reach the ‘peak’ of the humanoid condition themselves. They are widely respected as warriors and sages, and have especially high respect among worshippers of Dunatis, because they never wavered in their faith or devotion for the 250 year absence

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