Originally posted by BrilliantRain
Now, I'm not a biblical scholar, but, my understanding of the story is that, while Jesus was out healing the sick and bringing hope to everyone, one of his relatives became ill. Now, had Jesus been there, he could have cured it trivially, but it took too long for the messenger to find him and for them to get back, so Lazarus was dead when they arrived. Then, Jesus tells him to get up and, after some prodding, Lazarus does. This is, iirc, the only recorded instance of anyone coming back to life in the Bible, other than Jesus.
Now, looking at that, I'm... not entirely sure anything can be done with it, without functionally making death as cheap as it is in D&D. Yet ...I dunno. Once in an entire game feels like it could work. On the other hand, mugging a guy for xp for a one use charm, even one like this, seems crass.
I dunno. I mean, I'm sure the situation is going to happen in games where Medicine is important. The Solar Healer fails to get there in time to save someone and it's depressing. Is there a way that a Solar can say "...No. NO! I am GOING to SAVE this Person and I don't CARE if it's IMPOSSIBLE!" and have it actually work, without it being either a Liminal's backstory or breaking the setting in half?