Herald (Messenger/Minstrel Discipline)
Heralds are Messenger/Minstrels who sing their Songs to bring the truth of the Elyon to humans and elohim alike. They may sing to sway the mood of a gathering or may travel throughout an entire town influencing the atmosphere and attitude with their Songs of praise and reverence, or judgment and truth. While they most often focus on affecting larger groups, they will also at times bring a rebuke to a deserving individual. Due to their group focus, Heralds also have no Penalty for adding extra Targets to a Roleplay Interaction.
Heralds sing Songs from the Fear, Rebuke, and Verity Families with increased effect. They gain 1 Adjustment to any Resist Checks for any Songs they sing from these Families as well as having their Range extended by +3 for these Songs. They will not sing Songs from the Flame, Sleep, or Strike Families. They avoid the Flame Family as they prefer to affront evil with Elyon’s truth rather than the more direct, fiery Passion this Family evokes. They avoid the Sleep Family because they want their foes to be alert to hear their message. The Strike Family is more direct than they prefer to be.
Heralds will only use a Staff Weapon Effect. While it is the case that the Sword in part represents using truth as a weapon, the Staff better reflects the Herald’s purpose of being an ambassador of truth on behalf of Elyon.