On the Table of Fate
Though each religion has its own term to describe its followers, most peasants refer to them by the catch-all term of priests or clerics. All priests worship a particular entity, a greater being who lives far beyond the bounds of our world, in the outer planes. While anyone can choose to pray to a god, priests are those devout individuals who have been initiated into the mysteries of the clergy, and intrusted with the responsibility of spreading their deity’s philosophy to others. Priests of the various religions are easily recognized, as each clergy has distinctive dress, rituals, and a unique holy symbol, representative of their faith. Some religions also have militant offshoots of clerics known as paladins, individuals who fight to destroy enemies of their faith.