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Daggerfall:Benevolence of Mara

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The sign of the Benevolence of Mara

The Benevolence of Mara is the Temple devoted to the Mother Goddess of Tamriel. They are called Benevolences for they are devoted to the charge of uniting all creatures as brethren, children of Mara. They are intolerant only of those who show intolerance; they hate only those who hate. Mara is their Mother Goddess, and thus she blesses all with the gift of love. Particularly, she favors those who help her followers in Tamriel. For a reasonable donation to their Benevolences, one will be blessed and be forever beloved by he or she who loves one best. Those who devote themselves further to the Mother Goddess are even more blessed. Their priests and priestesses study the greatness of Mara's Tamriel and have learned much. So there is much to share with their initiates who are judged to be true to Mara's calling.

Benevolence of Mara OverviewEdit

Political AffiliationsEdit

Political Factions
(by influence)
Benevolence of Mara
Lord Quistley
Maran Knights
Apothecaries of Mara
Mixers of Mara
Summoners of Mara
Teachers of Mara
Allies Temple of Stendarr


Your rank in the Benevolence of Mara is determined by a combination of your reputation with Mara and your two highest associated skills:

Rank Rank Title Reputation High skill Low skill
0 Novice 0 22 4
1 Initiate 10 23 5
2 Acolyte 20 31 9
3 Adept 30 39 13
4 Curate 40 47 17
5 Disciple 50 55 21
6 Brother 60 63 25
7 Diviner 70 71 29
8 Master 80 79 33
9 Patriarch 90 87 37

Temple SkillsEdit

The following skills are used to determine your rank in the Benevolence of Mara:


Advancing in rank within the Benevolence of Mara affords the following advantages:

Benefits by Rank
each rank Add Rank to reaction roll by opposite gender
Rank 1 Heal all wounds, no cost
Rank 2 Access to Potion Seller
Rank 4 Access to Library
Rank 5 Access to Potion Maker
Rank 7 Access to Daedra Summoning

Regional TemplesEdit

The following regions have Mara as their chosen deity:


The people of the Iliac Bay may discuss the Benevolence of Mara if asked:

"Temples devoted to the Mother-Goddess Mara are customarily called Benevolences because she is also the Goddess of Love."
"A Benevolence is any temple devoted to the Mother-Goddess, Mara."
"Mara's temples are called Benevolences, just like the God of Work and Commerce calls His temples Resolutions. She's the Mother-Goddess and the Goddess of Love, so it makes sense in a way."


If you are of at least Initiate rank, your health will be fully restored if you speak to another member of the Benevolence.

Apothecaries of MaraEdit

Apothecary of Mara

The Apothecaries of Mara sell potions to members of Acolyte rank or higher. Their assortment is determined randomly. Your reputation with the Apothecaries will influence the price of their wares.

Mixers of MaraEdit

Mixer of Mara

The Mixers of Mara offer potion making services within the Benevolence of Mara. They allow members of Disciple rank or higher to make their own potions, provided they have the required ingredients and recipes. Their services are free.

Summoner of MaraEdit

Daedra Summoner of Mara

As their name implies, the Summoners of Mara will summon a Daedra Prince for you if you hold the rank of Diviner or higher. In order to use these services, you must first possess the immense amount of gold required to make the attempt. Summonings can only take place on certain days of the year. Your reputation with the Summoners will affect the price of their services.

Teachers of MaraEdit

Teacher of Mara

The Teachers of Mara offer training in skills related to the Benevolence. The cost of a training session is dependent on your character level, 100 gold per level to be precise. The Teachers will also train non-members, however this will cost 400 gold per character level. Like all trainers, they can only train a skill up to 50%.

Teachers offer training in the following skills:

Temple BlessersEdit

Blesser of the Benevolence

The Temple Blessers collect donations for the Temple. Large donations will improve your reputation with the Deity.

Temple HealersEdit

Healer of the Benevolence

Temple Healers can cure every known disease, including the early stages of vampirism and lycanthropy. These services are available even to non-members. The costs of these services depend on your Mercantile skill, the severity of the disease, and your rank within the Temple. Additionally, these prices may be discounted (or free) on certain holidays.

Healers will also restore any damaged Attributes for free, however this service is only available to members of the Temple.

Temple MissionariesEdit

Missionary of the Benevolence

The Temple Missionaries are the devotees who offer quests for the Temple, and reward you for successfully completing them. Missionaries may offer a multitude of quests for Temple members (including one Temple-exclusive quest), and a few for non-members.