Incarnates are similar to clerics in their devotion to an ideal, but unlike clerics, these magic-users are obsessed with a single ideal. Most incarnates became aware of their abilities during or after the Time of Troubles. These mortals came in contact small amounts of raw magic during inter-deific warfare. The nature of their individual meld shaping depends on who they were allied with and the cause itself. A tyrannical warlord fighting in the name of Bane was likely to espouse evil; a benevolent healer in service to Torm was likely to dedicate his powers to good.