As a Priest or Holy Warrior progresses through the Church, they come to appreciate the responsibilities that fall so squarely upon their shoulders: The day to day lives of their flocks with the problems that stem from family, trade, justice and injustice, aging, death, birth, love, and hate. The demands of the Clergy and Church councils to maintain the status quo between the faiths and to ensure that their Church is well represented among the other powers.
Evils rise that need to be fought and guildsmen call upon the faithful time and time again for their assistance in miracle and deed of arms. Those that can transcend these burdens and continue on their way are exemplars of their faith, however in a society that provides the world with so many followers of said faith exemplars tend to be ten a blade in many ways.
In order to further hone the talents, belief and grace the Clergy gathered to form an order of people to represent the causes of their religions, originally totalling no more than a hundred from each all faiths and called the Harmony of Champions. Through the years since its creation the Champions have grown into a fully blown order where the ways of each Deity are carefully observed.
“It is known that each church produces its Holy Warriors and Priests and specialists and the like, all of whom share very similar qualities with each other outside of the fact that they are from different faiths. The clergy has long had a hand in the development of the Churches and, fair play to them, they have kept things pretty even across the board even when one faith has come to more power than another. But wotcha don’t know is that there are some born into the faith what are even more powerful than your standard Priest and each faith has their version of these champions and I have seen a fair few during my time in the Church of Bethylak. There they are called Champions of Invention and they certainly are clever folk when it comes to knocking something together in a pinch but there is more too ’em than that. They seem to understand magic and power without really trying to. It’s more like they can instinctively see what they need to do to make things work in the way that they want them too. Now don’t get me wrong these blokes are far and few between but they are pretty amazing to watch in action.”Culvard Smith, Dust Collector at the Timeless Order of Lore and Fates.