JamesMishler said:This comes from trusting in Mitra to protect him against sorcery.
VincentDarlage said:Good question. I didn't write it, so I don't know.
Anyway, it still leaves the following options:
1. Use a commoner from page 295.
2. Use a scholar, but take the bonus feats instead of the sorcery styles (page 62, 5th paragraph, 1st column)
3. Use a noble. In the middle ages, noble sons who stood no chance of inheriting often joined the priesthood.
Or perhaps create a new prestige class to cover that particular priest.
MongoosePaul said:Yes We'll be doing something more on the Priests of Mitra (and other religions) in the future though it's not planned for this year.
J-Star said:Both the commoner and the noble idea had occurred to me. But the commoner is illiterate and doesn't have any of the appropriate class skills and what not. The noble, too, doesn't really have the fitting class features. I just had over looked the bit about scholars with bonus feats instead of sorcery styles, but after you mentioned it, I found it in the book. This definitely is, IMO, the best option for priests of Mitra.
Is there some pastiche out there that has everyone thinking Mitran priests won't learn counterspells, wards and that sort of thing? I can't even think of a Mitran priest that actually appeared on-stage in a Howard story. In 'Black Colossus', Yasmela visited a Mitraic shrine, which evidenced some magic use or, as Howard hinted, trickery of the Mitran priests.
J-Star said:Then where did this come from...
Requirements for Ordained Priesthood: May not know or learn any sorcery styles or associate with sorcerers.
p. 289: I don't see "must not practice sorcery."MadDog said:(Where does it say priests of Mitra don't use magic? They have divinatory oracles in 'Black Colossus'.)
There seems to be a change from the original players book to later versions. It looks like they removed the part about "must not practice sorcery" in the pocket edition.