A divine proxy (sometimes referred to as a herald, or exarch) speaks and acts on behalf of the divine being. When the demand for a deity’s presence is too high, the deity may use proxies.

Proxies are divine minions invested with a small portion of the deity’s power. A deity may invest 1 rank of its power (reducing its divine rank accordingly) in a single servant for as long as the deity chooses. The minion must be physically present for the deity to perform the investiture. While so invested, the proxy gains any salient divine abilities held by the patron deity as well as the powers and abilities of a rank 1 demigod. Without the requisite ability scores or divine ranks, the proxy may not be able to use all those powers and abilities.

A deity may have more than one proxy, but it must lose 1 divine rank for each proxy it invests. A deity can retrieve a single divine rank as a standard action, and doing so it does not require the physical presence of the proxy. A proxy may become stranded on a distant plane if the deity decides to retrieve its rank when the proxy is located there.

For the deity’s purposes, a proxy is the deity. An insult to a proxy is an insult to the patron deity. Likewise, an attack on a proxy is an attack on the patron deity. Deities expect their proxies to be treated with the same awe, respect, and reverence as the deities themselves.

Deities rarely entrust divine rank to creatures of low intelligence. Proxies are most often exemplary servants, the best of those who serve their patron.

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