Originally Posted by Togo
Hm.. what do people think about a ur-priest, but with cleric spell progression? Obviously no ban on gaining spell progression from earlier levels. The other abilities are powerful, but that's not that unusual for cleric prestige classes.
Just turn the class into a '+1 to divine caster level' class, you mean? That would not be 'overpowered' at all, but I (but who am I) would then play a cleric and refluff the fluff (and pick some other prestige class) or rather, go for the archivist as it fits the 'taking what you want without being necessarily devout' theme a bit better.