Pathfinder - Religious Employees

Sometimes you will have dealings with religious staff that work for you, or work in the town or village that you are developing / responsible for. These are some of the Organisations that you might be working with.

Most of the examples listed here are independent of you. They might operate from a building that you have given them, and you might be the mayor or lord of the town. However, these employees are loyal to the faith first – and anything else second. If you are a patron of their house, or in some position of local authority they will work with you and take your thoughts into consideration. However, they will make up their own minds.

The only difference is if you are a Cleric, Paladin or Inquisitor and you build your own monastery. You then become the head of your own religious house and the monks there follow you. So long as you stay within the remit of your deity, you can call the shots and the monks will follow your lead.

These are some of the institutions and organisations that you might come across, particularly away from the mainstream. Note that nearly all of the clergy are low level adepts, rather than any other clerical class. These guys are never going to be world shakers, but they have enough about them to manage these small roles.


The Church of Erastil

If you build a Chapel (Erastil) in your village, and provide appropriate housing, it will generate enough income from donations to employ an Elder, his family and an Assistant. Erastil is a god of rural communities and his priests expect to take an active role in village life.

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The Order of Pharasma’s Chant
(The Black Friars)
If you build a Chantry dedicated to Pharasma in your Village it will generate enough income to support one Dean, two Canons and an Acolyte. Pharasma is the goddess of Birth and Death, and her clerics are not too interested in village life between those two events. However, don't they close themselves off from the village completely and will provide other priestly services if asked.

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The Church of Sarenrae

Rather than Temples or Shrines the church of Sarenrae has Apothecaries based in the countryside. There they can grow and collect herbs then create healing kits, potions and medicines close to the source of the ingredients. The Apothecary is an active member of the village, but does not generally try to take the lead as Village Priest. However, they will step up if it is required - although they might grumble a bit. After all, that isn't their calling.

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The Followers of Desna

If you build a Shrine dedicated to Desna in your village you will find that Desnan priests stop off every so often to check up on the shrine and make sure it is in good order. Desna is a goddess of travel and the priest's focus is on those passing through so they don't hang around in the village for too long. So you could go for days (or even weeks) without a priest. However, when they are 'in residence' they tend to be cheerful, happy and helpful. The closer you are to a well-travelled road, the less time you will be without a priest.

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A Private Monastery

If you build a monastery (as your own home) AND you are paying 100gp a month personal upkeep you may employ 1 sub-prior, 1 Lector and 2 lay brothers (without paying any initial costs or wages).

A Religious House of Contemplation
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