Cherub (Ministering Spirit Discipline)
Cherubim are Ministering Spirits who have dedicated themselves to guarding and protecting sacred locations and items, defending them from the defiling touch of sin. In scripture we see that a Cherub was stationed to guard the way to the Tree of Life. Elyon ordered images of Cherubim to be sculpted to sit atop the Ark of the Covenant and images of Cherubim to be made in the curtains for his tabernacle. As a Cherub, the elohim will often be assigned to watch over a location or item of spiritual significance. These elohim are not easily redirected and have +2 Composure against Aiming Social Interactions.
+1 Adjustment to Resist Checks vs. Bind and Barrier versions used by the Cherub
add one level of holy Area Influence
does not stack with multiple Cherubim
offset by a Defiler of higher Tier
will not Conceal their Glory
The presence of a Cherub raises the Area Influence in their area by 1 level in favor of good. This is a general effect and does not stack with the presence of multiple Cherubim. This effect is also negated by the presence of a Defiler of a higher Tier.
Cherubim excel at using Bind and Barrier Spiritual Effects. Cherubim gains 1 Adjustment whenever an elohim attempts to Resist chains from Bind or a Barrier they have created. Cherubim must choose to learn the strongest version of Barrier available to them before branching off to learn Spiritual Effects in other Families.
Once becoming a Cherub, the elohim will dedicate more to this duty and somewhat shift away from interceding on behalf of allies. A Cherub will no longer spend Ranks progressing in the Intercession Family. A Cherub can still use Spiritual Effects in these families and learn them by eating scrolls.
Cherubim are generally intended for their presence to be known and respected. A Cherub will not choose to Conceal their Glory.