I've been following the development thread on Terkhen modmod, and wanted to test it out with a full game diary. One of the leaders in the mod, Tya Kiri, caught my eye--as Spiritual/Sage of Amurites, she offers the opportunity to test out a strategy I've wanted to play for a long time: mage/priests using Govannon. The idea is to use spiritual to produce disciple army of different religions, backed up by Govannon's spell teaching ability. Stonewardens will summon spectres, Cultists will cast haste, and Priests of Leaves will buff their own tigers with courage, blur, dance of blades, etc. I also quite like the Sage trait, in the initial testing I've done with it. It looks like it's intended to partially replace the nerfed Financial trait. Sage is nice because it gives +20% research, which is something you will feel starting on turn 1. It also gives +25% GP generation, so it's like a mini-philosophical. This is an especially nice trait for Amurites, who have multiple tech dependencies, and especially for my strategy, as I can run both priests and sages and use whichever one I get to bulb that tech branch and brute force research the other tech branch. The goals are Priesthood, 2-3 religions, and Arcane Lore. I will be playing on Erebus Continent--standard, medium sea level, medium cohesion, more mountains, more rivers/lakes, city ruins ON. Game settings: Wildlands, Living World, Blessings of Amathaon, All Unique Features, Advanced Tactics, Puppet States. Here is who we will be facing off against: ..in other words, a who's who of Erebusian archmages. Every civ that has an arcane leader. Auric Ulvin - the master of ice magic, aspiring to godhood. The ancient enemy of the Amurites. Tebryn Arbandi - the lich who would end the world, leading the Sheaim, the Amurites' rivals for magical supremacy. Faeryl Viconia - the master illusionist. Perpentach - the Momus, once the Archmage of Mind in Kylorin's Patria. Thessa - she once killed her boyfriend just so she could cast a spell. Creepy.. Garrim Gyr - What's this guy doing here? Well, he is Arcane. Shekinah - Hmm. See Garrim Nonetheless, Tya Kiri is not impressed by this collection of wizards. Tya Kiri will prove that she can do it with priests.