Church of Loviatar (Standard Religious): AL LE, LN, NE; 15,000 gp resource limit; Membership 150; Isolated (humans 139, half-elves 7, halflings 2, others 2); Dues 10 gp/month (none to join).
Authority Figure. High Whipmaster Hlethvagi Anteos (see below).
Important Character: Yolanda Shamat (see below).
Associated Classes: Cleric, fighter, monk, ranger, rogue, warrior.
Associated Skills: Bluff, Concentration, Intimidate, Knowledge (religion), Sense Motive, Spellcraft.
Requirements: You must adhere to the tenets of Loviatar, and add to the poverty, misery, and suffering of the helpless. This requires an average of 20 hours per tenday.
Favored in Guild Fringe Benefit: Participation in Loviatar's rigorous observances has inured you to pain. Once per character level, you can enter a state of unholy suffering in which you gain damage reduction 2/- and ignore the effects of being sickened or stunned. This state lasts for 1 minute.
Special: Admittance to the Church of Loviatar usually requires demonstrable understanding of the church's teachings (2 ranks in Knowledge [religion]) and a vow of devotion to the Maiden of Pain. Most members of the clergy are instructed in the Initiate of Loviatar feat, once they qualify. Most Loviatan monks are members of the Disciples of the White Rod and instructed in the Pain Touch feat, once they qualify. Senior female members of the church usually adopt the maiden of pain prestige class.