Ehoteps wield great influence in the lands of Khemti, whether they are temple-priests in the city-states of the pharaohs, village spiritual leaders who ensure a good harvest, or the spiritual core of a wandering nomadic band in the wastes of Desheret. They are the foremost servants of the gods and have the respect of Both Lands. They are often called to be diplomats because of this or to represent the church's interests abroad as competent warriors of the gods' will. Many others, however, are independent and follow their own calling as given by their patron deity. Whatever their relationship with the church hierarchy, ehoteps are very common throughout Khemti.

Ehoteps and the Gods

As discussed in the section on deities in Khemti, ehoteps can worship any god, group of gods, demigods or combined god that they wish. All deities have ehoteps representing them in great numbers, although the priesthood of the Pesedjet deities is of course greater than the others. Ehoteps are usually trained in temples where they learn to channel the gods' power but also proper worship and etiquette surrounding the gods. Other characters, even other divine classes, turn to the ehotep when they have questions about how to properly honor a deity.

Changes to Class Features

As stated in Hamunaptra: Egytian Adventures, religion and priests are integral to life in Khemti. The features of the cleric remain unchanged in this setting, although some reflavoring may be necessary. Many warlike deities encourage the use of powers which deal fire damage, echoing the judgment of the divine Cataclysm which ended the First Age. As such, powers like avenging flame and blades of holy fire are especially appropriate for a campaign set in Khemti. On the other hand, powers such as tree of creation, can be renamed to better fit a desert setting (such as creating a pyramid or a solar disc instead of a tree). Some ehoteps choose to honor their patron deities by renaming their powers after them, such as blinding lance of Ra (instead of lance of faith) or wrath of Tefnut (instead of wrathful thunder).
Additionally, ehoteps can receive additional Channel Divinity powers through feats associated with their patron deity or with one of that deity's Divine Domains. Ehotep often choose these feats more than other divine classes, playing up their role as the true authority on the gods' desires.

New Ehotep Prayers

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