World of Darkness: Reloaded
Ministers (* to * * * * *)
Effects: Your character has an assistant, aide, servant or fanatical follower on whom she can rely. This person is constantly loyal and follows most orders. A Minister can be called upon to perform certain kinds of duties without fail. A bodyguard might be willing to hurt other people on a mere command. A dedicated street kid might hang on your character’s every word and get her information or contacts without being asked. You or the Storyteller should detail your Minister with an identity, background and character sheet of his own. The Storyteller usually plays your character’s Minister.
Each acquisition of this Merit grants your character one Minister. Dots spent in the trait indicate the training, capability or flexibility of the aide.
One dot suggests a child, an automaton or a madman with limited capabilities and freedom
Two dots indicate an ordinary person over whom your character has sway. The servant is completely mundane and has no particular training above the human norm (he has two dots in all of his Attributes and Skills).
Three dots represent a capable employee with a range of training at his disposal (three or four of his traits have three dots).
Four dots represent a valued and irreplaceable assistant (someone with a handful of traits with four dots each).
Five dots indicate an extraordinary follower. He is exceptional in many ways (five dots in a couple traits, and four in many others) or he may be capable of supernatural feats.
No rolls are needed to have a Minister perform a routine task. He performs the task requested, unless subjected to repeated abuse or an utterly intolerable assignment
(as decided by the Storyteller based on the assistant’s personality). Such abuse may cause the Minister to abandon your character, temporarily or permanently.
If your retainer is ever hurt he may be incapable of service while recovering. If he is killed, he’s lost forever. Points spent to acquire a retainer who is killed or driven off are lost.
While in good standing with the Minister, a god regenerates 1 additional Mana per dot of Minister.