As the hulking fiend of the pits readied his bardiche for a strike on the cleric something caused the fiend to cringe, despite himself. With a self-reassuring roar the smoking beast struck at the holy man and missed, suddenly the priest’s mace struck the demon hard in the ribs, holy fire hissed and the infernal creature howled in pain and rage. Then another strike hit the beast and it staggered back, dropping its weapon. Raising the blessed mace high with both hands the cleric brought the weapon down with all of his might as the fiend was only able to raise a hand in a futile attempt to fend off the priest. Infernal bones broke as a second strike hit the fiend from out of nowhere and, with an acidic hiss and a sickly stream of putrid smoke the beast disappeared back to the lower planes.
Demon Bane (Divine)
Duration: Five minutes per level of Cleric
When cast this spell causes a cleric to receive extra protection against demons, devils and other infernal creatures. Any lower planar creature that attempts to strike the cleric can only approach after making a Morale check at -3 from their usual rating (i.e. a Morale of 8 becomes a 5, a 12 becomes an 9 and so on). In addition, any infernal creature striking the priest or priestess takes 2d6 points of holy damage that ignores armor and/or any type of damage reduction that the fiend may have.