The Frozen City
Healers of the Sacred Heat
The Healers of the Sacred Heat maintain their eternal holy flame in a building that looks like a two-story keep within the Temple District. They believe in the divine healing power of fire, although their faith does not involve worship, per se, nor do they revere any god. They do not think of themselves as priests (or their headquarters as a temple), but as healers with a greater understanding of fire than others. Serving the needs of Ptolusites who cannot afford to pay a temple hundreds of gold coins to heal a wound or deal with an illness, the Healers of the Sacred Heat use holy fire to deal with injury, disease, and afflictions of all kinds.
For a donation of only 5 gp, they use a painful but effective magical application of fire to alleviate boils, warts, moles, blemishes, or other skin marks; sprains, muscle or ligament aches, arthritis, rheumatism, and even broken bones; asthma, allergies, gout, sexually transmitted diseases; and virtually any other minor ailment. Recurring problems (such as arthritis) or very serious ones (like broken bones or diseased organs) require multiple or ongoing treatments. And conditions like curses, blindness, deafness, level loss, negative negative levels, ability score drain, and diseases that inflict ability score damage on a daily basis are beyond them. Basically, the healers here cope with trivial and mundane ailments, not those more common among adventurers. Their clientele are average middle-class citizens.