OH BOY HERE WE GO
Hello I’m Jim and I play a necromancer. That means he’s great at religion. Well, some bits of it. :). Largely, what magic is great for is as a force multiplier on what you are doing. And the Way is about Doing Stuff. As a Vigilance Priest, my character really likes Wisdom of the Balanced Blade because it tells him exactly what a threat is. And Words of Ending because it lets him trash evil magic. Whereas my previous Prosperity priest focused almost exclusively on mastering farm buff rituals, and had Spring, Summer and Autumn Lore 1. Because farm prosperity.
“Hey Brother Martin, who’s that dead guy? Are we sure this is the bones of an Exemplar”
“Give me 2 minutes”
“So this mausoleum is probably haunted”
“Shut up, and give everyone one stick with a poppet on it to carry. And then cover me”
“I have additional religious questions for a dead person/would like them to attend their own funeral”
“No problem, buddy!”
“I’m a rampaging exclusionist who hates heralds messing with human destiny”
“I’ll need 7 mana and permission to graffiti your tent”
Chasuble of Majesty Congratulations you are now 3 Priests’ worth of Exorcism/Hallowing/etc. Take that you Wraith!
Sutannir’s Promise: A sermon in a Courage consecration will give hero points back.
Secrets of the Soul’s Desire Very niche, probably won’t get you much game as existing covens have the market of 4-5 people an event sewn up.
Secrets of Skilful Artifice Worth a look because of all the wierd little religion-aiding magic items.
Clear Counsel of the Everflowing River - Ask an eternal for a hint, often useful for religion plot.
Skein of Years: Tell me the history of that thing we just dug up that might be related to a liao vision/religious history.
Eyes of the Soul’s Past More niche vision stuff.
Combing the Beach/Swim Leviathan’s Depths Ask an Eternal for a hint, often useful for religion plot.
Ties that Bind: We caught an Anarchy cult with this one by scanning them and linking their coven name to an incident. Also works for sects. On the reverse end, if you’re playing a dodgy cult, Night shroud rituals might buy you time to remove your affiliations.
Mantle of the Golden Orator This can have a serious impact in smaller assemblies.
Timeless Hammer Rythm for when you need a Silent Bell tomorrow