Divine Engagement: Having Divine Aptitude and/or divine capability (powers, traits, features using divine [Synergy] energy). It is fundamentally the power of a community united in beliefs and purpose to alter The Pattern. A character who takes on Divine Engagement as a primary character development path is referred to as a Follower. A permanent change in the score of this Aptitude triggers an instance of Actuated Awareness. The act of manifesting specific Divine Power/Capability using Synergy (see hereafter) is referred to as Adjuration. The powers gained from this typically derive from the Mystic Inspiration tradition.
Synergy allows a character to manipulate object, powers, and features based on divine bonds to The Pattern using a form of anima energy. To consciously and freely gain and use Synergy, a character must have Essence and a Synergy Pool. Natural Talent???? Divine Aptitude provides a basic amount in a Synergy Pool, but Synergy can be developed independent of it.
Natural Discernment: The Character gains a bonus equal to their Aptitude to their Divine Phenomenon checks.
Natural Foundation: The Character sets their Conviction equal to their Aptitude. If the Aptitude measure is equal to or less than their current Conviction, Conviction increases by 1.
Mystic Insight: The character gains a total number of Prepared Spells from Aptitude for the Primary Class equal to their Proficiency Bonus or their Aptitude rating (whichever is higher).
Additional Aptitude Powers
Divine Bulwark: Using their natural insight, all abjurations of Bless [spell] or Resistance [cantrip] are enhanced when cast upon a target that has the condition of Shared Litany. A Character must choose 1 magical effect; some classes do not have both as an option. At this level, no Concentration for the Divine Bulwark effect is required.
Aptitude Emphasis: (Lesser) The character’s maximum in their Primary Ability is raised by 1.
Enhanced Liturgy: If the character abjures a spell at a target with compatible/harmonious condition of Shared Litany, it enhances the effects. A Bless spell is treated as if it was one level higher spell slot, and has maximum effect. Healing Word always has maximum effect. Shield of Faith requires no concentration.
Prepared Magic: The character can have a divine spell “prepared” and gain an initiative bonus equal to their proficiency bonus. Their next Action must be to use that spell or it is not considered prepared any longer.
Divine Bulwark: At this level, the Divine Bulwark effect affects all targets with Shared Litany within 5′ of the abjurer.
Aptitude Emphasis: (Greater) At 8th level, if you choose an Ability Score Increase in your Primary Class’s 2 proficient abilities, you can increase one ability by 1 and the other by 2.
Prepared Magic: The character can have a divine spell “prepared” and gain an initiative bonus equal to double their proficiency bonus. Their next Action must be to use that spell or it is not considered prepared any longer.
Devoted: Gain an extra use of Channel Divinity
Vital Conduit = Principal Source: [1 Synergy] Effort is purely the domain of the Principal, the intended adjuration/casting of a divine power cannot be interrupted nor can the Concentration be interrupted.