Somewhere far away, a bet is made.
Over a lake in the southern reaches of Garnethold, a beam of light descends from the sky. As it hits the water, it resolves into the form of a god in a flowing white raiment. Four wide heron wings spread from their back.
"My children," they say in greeting at the turtle monster and human demigod.
"Erin - You are familiar with the current Champion of Preservation, Ara'Vine?" the god says with a hint of distaste. "While he has done a great deal for the healing of mankind, it has always been of Our opinion that was merely the result of good fortune in which mage-power he happened to possess. That someone with a true gift for healing, as you have shown yourself to have, could do in a century what it took a millenium for him to learn."
"I have made arrangements with Diamondeye of Preservation that I can grant the same power that Ara'Vine possesses to anyone I choose. Will you accept this task and this power?"