By Robert J. Schwalb
The Hierophant druids have moved beyond evoking what they consider to be quaint, anthropomorphic spirits, and because of that, the higher orders of druids have deemed them to be a subversive element. Hierophants view the world and its energies from a unique perspective. These druids regard spirits and the spirit world as indistinguishable from a larger and vastly more powerful entity: primal energy itself. This article describes the unique worldview of the Hierophants and the epic destiny they pursue.
Your fate is to peer through the veil of worlds and see reality as it truly is, to behold the wonder and splendor of creation and mold it in whatever way you desire. You have always sensed the inherent possibility in your surroundings, always sensed the energy that wells up from rocks and trees, wind and rain. At one time, you thought such power belonged to the spirit world. The more you studied, the more you realized that the spirits are only one part of a much grander story that began when the primordials merged form with substance.
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About the Author
Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer who has contributed design to or developed over one hundred roleplaying game titles for Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, A Song of Ice and Fire RPG, Star Wars RPG, and the d20 system. Some of his most recent work for Wizards of the Coast can be found in Monster Manual 3, Player’s Handbook 3, Martial Power 2, and in the pages of both Dragon and Dungeon online. Robert lives in Tennessee.