Arcanum 1780: A New World
Not all clergy are budding magicians – in fact, most aren’t! Despite the popularity of Deism and growing secular lifestyle of New Britain, Priests are still respected central figures in nearly every town in North America. This template keeps things vague enough to represent just about any Western Cleric, from a Catholic or Anglican Priest to a Rabbi or the rare Mullah or Iman.
8o Points (70 left for customization.)
Advantages: Clerical Investment 5; Language (scriptural or liturgical; Accented) 4; Religious Rank 2 10; and Status 1 0†. • 15 points chosen from among Will [5/level], Sensitive or Empathy [5 or 15], Spirit Empathy 10, True Faith 15, or Voice 10.
Disadvantages: -30 points chosen from among Charitable [-15*], Compulsive Behavior (Religious Observance) [-5*], Compulsive Generosity [-5*], Disciplines of Faith [-5 to -15], Fanaticism [-15], Honesty [-10*], Intolerance (Religious) [-5 or -10], Pacifism [-5 to -30], Sense of Duty (Coreligionists, All humanity, or All Creation) [-10, -15, or -20], Truthfulness [-5*], Vow [-5 to -15], or Wealth [-10 or -15].
Secondary Skills: Two of Hidden Lore (any), Poetry, Research, or Teaching, all (A) IQ 2-12; Expert Skill (Demonology or Thanatology), Musical Composition, or Musical Instrument (any), all (H) IQ-1 2-11; Singing (E) HT+1 2-12; Mental Strength (E) Will+1 2-13; or Exorcism or Meditation, both (H) Will-1 2-11.
Background Skills: Area Knowledge (Parish) (E) IQ+1 2-13. • A total of 6 points in Administration (IQ/A), Detect Lies (Per/H), Diplomacy (IQ/H), First Aid (IQ/E), History (any) (IQ/H), Leadership (IQ/A), Literature (IQ/H), Naturalist (IQ/H), Occultism (IQ/A), Psychology (IQ/H), or Writing (IQ/A).
- Multiplied for self-control number; see p. B120.
† Status 1 is free from Religious Rank 2 for any religion that can be openly professed in the setting.