Though not members of the clergy in a traditional sense, some witches approach their relationship with their patron with a religious fervor. Focused on reinforcing their bond to these mysterious forces through true faith and supplication, such a witch knows all of the correct rites and rituals to entreat their patron, and does so with exacting precision. The strength of their conviction often draws others to them seeking spiritual guidance, support, and leadership.

Class Skills: A curate gains Knowledge (religion) and Perform (oratory) as class skills, but loses Appraise and Fly as class skills.

Studied Faith

Though curates approach their faith with an academic rigor rather than passive belief, their power is still drawn from the power of their belief. A curate is a divine spellcaster and casts from the witch spell list as divine spells.

This ability alters the witch’s spellcasting.

Aura of the Patron’s Grace (Su)

The witch has the power to turn either themself or their familiar into a living conduit for their patron’s presence. The curate gains the blessed land ability of a fisherking of their level, except the radius is 15 feet and does not increase at 9th and 17th levels. When activating this ability they can decide for the aura to emanate from either themself or their familiar.

This ability replaces the hex gained at 2nd level.

Rites and Rituals

A curate’s patron is especially generous and rewards their devotion handsomely. The witch gains the following additional patron spells at the indicated levels:

2nd bless water, ceremony (sacred if good or neutral aligned, profane if evil aligned), curse water, rite of the centered mind, rite of bodily purity; 4th consecrate, desecrate; 6th magic circle against chaos/evil/good/law; 8th dismissal, sacrifice; 10th atonement, hallow, unhallow; 12th banishment; 14th bestow grace of the champion; 16th divine vessel; 18th miracle

If the curate would already gain one of the above spells from their patron they can instead select a spell from the cleric spell list of the same or lower level.

This ability alters the witch’s patron spells.

Patron’s Voice

At 4th level a curate gains the ability to shape the Divine Mandate veil with a veilweaver level equal to their class level, increases their total veils shaped by 1, and gains a pool of essence equal to 1/2 their class level (minimum 1). A curate uses their Intelligence as their primary veilweaving attribute. Shaping this veil requires 1 hour of quiet contemplation.

At 3rd level and every 7 levels thereafter, the maximum essence capacity of their Mandate of Heaven veil increases by +1.

At 12th level, a curate gains the ability to bind veils to the Voice slot. When the curate uses the bind ability of the Divine Mandate veil they can select any judgement available to the inquisitor.

This ability replaces the hexes gained at 4th and 12th levels.

Hexes: The following witch hexes complement the curate archetype: akashic patronage, fortune, minor prophecy, ward.

Major Hexes: The following major hexes complement the curate archetype: prophecy, speak in dreams, witch’s bounty.

Grand Hexes: The following grand hexes complement the curate archetype: faithful servant unbound, lay to rest, curse of nonviolence.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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