World of Darkness - Alpha Network
“We are twice armed if we fight with faith.” – Plato
Allows for very religious, honestly devout Characters. It gives regular Prayer, Offerings and Sacrifices a mechanic within the Game that allows such a Character to gain benefit or lose them through their actions. It may then be possible a Dirty hears your prayers and bestows blessings or miracles upon you. Most useful for those “Holy Persons” such as Priests, Nuns, Friars, Evangelicals etc. or just zealous and devour laymen.
Prerequisite: Resolve (3) & Willpower equal to (4 + True Faith dots) and Faithful Devotion with all Storyteller permission (see the True Faith page on playing characters with True Faith). Must perform at least 2 regular Devotions, 1 Daily and 1 Weekly.
Effect: You have a deep-seated faith in and love for God, or whatever name you choose to call the Almighty. This grants you a single dot of True Faith, allowing you to repel the supernatural and perform magical acts akin to miracles. See the True Faith page for further information about the powers of True Faith. To check whether a Prayer is heard or answered by the Diety, Roll your True Faith +/- Karma
You can take this Merit multiple times during character creation. Each instance buys another dot of True Faith, up to a maximum of five dots. Further True Faith dots may only be purchased over the course of play if the character undergoes a religious experience that reaffirms her faith in the Almighty.
Drawback: True Faith demands a level of piety that is extremely rare in today’s secular era. Dots may be lost if the character fails to uphold her faith’s tenants.