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The Mad Cleric is a servant of the mad god Cyric, who preaches, proselytizes, prophesies, and prattles on at passers-by in the Docks District of Athkatla, which can be quite amusing, based upon who his audience is, and what the player's response might be.


Dialogue choices will determine if the cleric eventually leaves the party alone or becomes enraged at responses to his insane rants. If he becomes hostile, then the cleric will attempt some divine spell casting. The cleric can be interrupted before that with damage from the party.


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The first three responses lead to the cleric turning hostile...

"YOU! Bow, worm, and pray that Cyric allows you to become one of His holy worshippers! Cast aside whatever false god you pray to and embrace the Prince of Lies in all His majesty!"

1- I'll not convert to Cyric's worship... or do anything else you ask.
"Then suffer cruelly as one of Cyric's chosen victims! RAAAAARRRGH!"
2- I won't have to pluck out my eyes, will I?
"You mock the Prince of Lies?! RAAAARRRGH!"
3- Very well... I will become one of Cyric's servants!
"A most divine providence! Prepare to greet our master as his holy sacrifice! RAAAAARRRGH!"
4- What if I am already one of the faithful? You preach to the choir, my dark friend.
"Oh? Well, alright then."

... and then he wonders off! Good Riddance!!

Mod content[]

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Installation of the Sword Coast Stratagems mod assigns a "Smarter Priest" AI script. If the party is quick enough to disrupt this servant of Cyric, then he won't be able to get any divine spells launched. As this is an early encounter in the game, the mod does not initiate an instant cast preparatory buff as is the norm for SCS spell casters. However, if the party lets the priest off the hook or doesn't disrupt him, then spells will be forthcoming at the party.