Glimpses of Hyboria
You have taken full ordination into the temple of your chosen religion.
Prerequisites: Scholar level 4, scholar background: lay priest. Most religions have additional requirements that must be met before a priest can be ordained; see Chapter12 for details.
Beneﬁt: You are an ordained priest. This brings a number of social and political beneﬁts, as well as some restrictions. Many of these beneﬁts and restrictions are dependent on your religion. See Chapter 12: Religion in the Hyborian Age. These beneﬁts always include the right to command followers of the same religion, allowing priests to gain bonuses to their Leadership scores (see page 131). Furthermore, the priest gains a +1 circumstance bonus to Bluff, Diplomacy, Gather Information and Intimidate checks when dealing with other characters who follow the same religious path as he does. In some regions, this can mean entire nations. This bonus is cumulative with the similar bonus from having the same Allegiance as the target, if applicable. Finally, the priest has certain duties at temple that fully occupy him for at least six months of every year; it is his choice as to when he fulﬁls these duties. In return for fulﬁlling his duties, the priest gains an annual stipend of 10 sp/scholar level, as well as free room and board at a temple of his religion whenever he is working there.