- "Revélame los misterios más profundos de mi fe, ¡oh ,sabia Verena!, para que pueda servirle mejor."
- —Sacerdote ungido anónimo
Un sacerdote que haya defendido los dogmas de su iglesia de modo consistente es escogido por su dios para asumir un poder y una responsabilidad mayores.
Los sacerdotes ungidos están dotados con el Saber divino de la deidad a la que sirven, y en consecuencia deben afrontar retos correspondientes a sus nuevas ventajas, A menudo poseen todas las cualidades que su dios admira, y sirven como guía espiritual para otros habitantes del Viejo Mundo. El pueblo llano deposita una gran confianza en los sacerdotes ungidos, y por lo general prefieren escucharles a ellos antes que a los nobles y Políticos. Estos les confiere gran cantidad de poder temporal con el que completamente al espiritual.
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Though anointed priests usually rise from within the church, this is not always the case. The gods choose their representatives based on faith and obedience rather than prior service. In certain notable cases, a devout follower has been chosen as an anointed priest without any previous experience serving in the church. The churches frown upon such incidents but cannot gainsay their gods, and in many cases those anointed priests have gone on to become figures of legend.
Most anointed priests take on as many of their god’s characteristics and habits as possible – they begin to dress as the god dresses, wield the god’s preferred weapons, eat the god’s favourite dishes, etc. Some claim this is merely an affectation. Others say it is a direct result of the god’s hand on the anointed priest, and is not a matter of choice.
Anointed priests often find themselves unable to ignore an affront to their god, whether it is a direct insult or a slight toward something the god holds dear. In the same way, anointed priests cannot resist aiding and protecting those the god values, and demeaning those the god hates
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Rolf Waterbreather is one of those rare cases, an anointed priest with no prior church training. A sailor by occupation, Rolf was well-known among mariners for his skill and his stamina. More than once, he was the only man left standing when a storm struck the ship and tossed the crew about, and more than once his steady hand on the wheel was all that kept the ship safe.
His peers considered him touched by Manann, and the Sea God evidentially agreed. He came to Rolf in a dream, praising him and offering him a role as Manann’s earthly representative. Awed, Rolf agreed. The next morning he awoke to find a black iron circlet on his head and a heavy trident at his side, the symbols of his new calling.
From that point on Rolf roamed the seas, moving from ship to ship and port to port, protecting the ships and their crews from storms, raiders, and monsters. He was last seen battling a tentacled behemoth that had devoured an entire war galley. Man and monster sank beneath the waves together, Rolf wrapped in its tentacles and his trident imbedded in the beast’s massive eye.
Many sailors believe Rolf survived and will return to once more take up the duties of his god.
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