Church

In the Seventh Age, the Church has considerable control over temporal society, and its policies exert considerable influence over the direction of politics and communities. Knowing the appropriate people allows insight into the mainstream faiths of Dischordia. When you exercise Church Influence, you can change religious policy, affect the assignment or clergy and access a variety of lore and resources. Contacts and Allies affected by Church Influence would include priests, bishops, shaman, and enlightened members of the New Faith, church-sponsored inquisitors, holy orders, and various attendees and assistants.

    • Identify local adherent of a given faith (Trace someone with low-level Church influence)
    • Pass as a member of the clergy (Conceal a Church action with 1 temp. Alt. Identity)
    • Peruse general church records (marriage, burial, etc.) (Investigate a Church action with 1 temp. Info Net)
    • Have someone you lead you in meditation or prayer (Gain 1 temp. Meditation ability)
    • Identify a celebrant of a given faith (Trace someone with high-level Church influence)
    • Track regular church members (Watch Church actions with 1 temp. Contacts)
    • Suspend lay members (Block a Church 2 or lower action)
    • Hold a minor religious service (Boost population morale or faith-based magic by 1)
    • Open a single small church or shrine (Grow 1 Domain into Church influence)
    • Access private information and archives of a church (Investigate a Church action with 2 temp. Info Net)
    • Dip into the collection plate or store rooms (Gain 1 temp. random Resource)
    • Host a soup kitchen or provide alms to the poor (Gain 2 temp. Street Influence)
    • Discredit a celebrant or desecrate a holy place (Attack 1 Church influence)
    • Manipulate regional branches of the church (Boost or Block a Church 3 or lower action)
    • Have a small number of weapons anointed (Boost 1 Arsenal)
    • Arrange a major religious ritual or celebration (Boost population morale or faith-based magic by 2)
    • Access ancient church lore, knowledge, or prophecy (Gain 1 temp Library, Lore Ability, or piece of prophecy)
    • Borrow or access church relics or sacred items (Gain a temp. Artifact or Arcane Resource at random)
    • Gain rumors of heretical activity (Gain 2 temp. Contacts or Info. Net Backgrounds)
    • Stage a "miraculous" event (Boost population morale significantly)
    • Identify a fanatical true believer among your followers (Trace a PC or NPC with Faith)
    • Build a holy site for your followers (Gain or expand a Sanctum)
    • Launch a witch-hunt or inquisition (Attack 1 of any Influence or population Background)
    • Send missionaries to convert followers (Attempt to grow 1 perm. Domain)
    • Excommunicate a church member, defile holy ground (Attack 2 Church influence)
    • Have a medium cache of weapons consecrated (Boost 2 Arsenal)
    • Nominate a member of clergy for elevation (Gain 1 perm. Mentor)
    • Arrange an extended ritual or ceremony (Boost faith-based magic by 4)
    • Pose as a major religious figure (Gain 1 perm. Alt. Ident. Background)
    • Stage an officially recognized “miracle” (Improve morale & attract domain pop.)
    • Exert minor influence over church policy and liturgy (Boost or Block a Church 6 or lower action)
    • Investigate suspected or accused heretics (Gain 3 temp. Info Net Background, or 1 Secrets)
    • Open a cathedral/temple dedicated to your faith (Grow up to 3 Domain into Church Influence)
    • Excommunicate a member of the clergy (Attack up to 3 Church influence)
    • Send missionaries to convert another's followers (Attempt to steal 1 Domain or Church Influence)
    • Arrange an monumental ritual in your deity's name (Boost faith magic by 5)
    • Exert major influence over church policy and dogma (Boost or Block a Church 8 or lower action)
    • Seek a blessing from a high priest of your faith (Attempt to gain a temp. Totem or Blessing)
    • Arrange a legendary ritual to honor your deity (Attempt to open a Font of Power)
    • Instigate a holy war or crusade in your deity's name (Attack 4 Church influence)