Shared Litany (Follower of Faith)


A pledge of observing the Shared Litany is a major Liturgical Observance; It is adherence to a proscribed set of Minor Tenets of a faith which is to be shared and practiced by the community of followers. A character with Shared Litany embraces the tenets as a core of their identity. The Shared Litany must not bow to the civil/temporal authorities – at least always in private and in public if possible. A Shared Litany is an expression of the “Low Covenant” (Minor Tenets, Benefits, and Expectations).

Benefits of a Shared Litany Oath

  • It grants benefits when they participate in Rituals (Rites), Ceremonies and other types of faith acts with others of the same Shared Litany.
  • Living Sacrament: A character that possesses Shared Litany, Divine Aptitude, and Conviction can undergo the Rite of Abiding Litany, to become a Living Sacrament.

Common Shared Litany Tenets

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This presents a good opportunity for adding Roleplaying elements to the Character.

  • Act against the enemies of the faith when the opportunity presents itself or they are asked by appropriate authorities.
  • Protect the weak and helpless of the faith as appropriate to your capability; Be an example in the community and promote the faith’s presence there.
  • Do not take away a person’s livelihood or well-being without good cause; Obey the civil laws and only ask for the most minimal from the civil authorities. You may command the followers as befits the need, though may require recompense if livelihood or health is impinged upon.
  • If a person comes to you for protection, follower or not, you must consider their situation and act appropriately; Act for glory of the faith, sow the bindings of new followers and the trust and conviction of those already of the congregation.

Common Cost: Rite of Sanctifying

Common Requirements/Limits: Being a Follower of a Divine Principal/faith in Good Standing with a measure of Conviction. Adherence to its [documented] General Litany proscribed tenets.

D20 Trait Mechanics

Living Sacrament: A character who is a Living Sacrament gets one Blessing at the end of a Long Rest if they do not already possess one. Once a year they are imbued with an instance of Channel Divinity which can be used as if they were a Cleric of 2nd level.

Incarna Core Trait Mechanics

Elan Building: This particular activity, along with Mystic Offerings to or time serving a Prime Entities, Time in Service to Prime Institutions or Entities, acquiring knowledge and experience arduously and over great amounts of game time (beyond Character Inception), Acts altering the outcome of great conflicts or the lives of many in general, and enhancing capabilities to an epic level can all build Elan.

Having trouble thinking how this might play out after reading this? Check out the Players Roleplaying Guidance or ask the Game Master how it is best expressed in the setting.