Year of the Tiger
The Church of Moradin is one of the few world spanning religions remaining during these dark times. Patriarch Adric is the leader of the church in Haarlem, but has little power outside the city. He has changed the religion significantly in the city, and may end up creating a splintered sub-cult, which could easily lead to vast international conflict if left unchecked.
This branch of the church is often considered radical in the other branches, and a few other Patriarchs are even considering reforming the bylaws of the church in order to prevent any non-Dwarven clergy from rising above the level of Cleric. Adric is fighting this discrimination, and is even considering naming a human as his successor.
Until he finds a way to expand that will satisfy him without infuriating a neighboring Patriarch, the church in Haarlem is biding their time and waiting for instructions from Adric.
Clerics Current Cleric Officeholders
The ruling person in the church is the Archprelate currently Fargrim the Bold, chosen by the Moradinic Council composed of the various patriarchs, preceptors and the Archprelate. New patriarchs are also chosen by the council to preside over the regions. The clerical offices are as follows: Initiate, Novice, Priest, Priestess, High Priest, High Priestess, Vicar, Abbott, Abbotess,Primate, Patriarch, Archprelate.
A person with a desire to be a cleric must remain celebate until marrage and is called an initiate. In order to become a novice they must hold a vigil for 24 hours in chapel. Priests and priestesses can marry and are selected from the novices in the region. A High Priest, High Priestess, Vicar, Abbott and Abbotess is selected by higher clergy from priests, priestesses, who have created a masterwork. Primates are selected by the Patriarch approved by the council. Patriarchs are selected by the Archprelate.
Paladins Current Paladin Officeholders
Paladins have a similar order of offices: Initiate, Novice, Brother, Sister, Knight, Knight Protector and Preceptors.
A person with a desire to be a paladin must remain celebate until marrage and is called an initiate. In order to become a novice they must hold a vigil for 24 hours in chapel. Brothers and sisters can marry and must have mastery of a weapon group. Knights are Selected by the Preceptors from the brothers who have completed a masterwork. Knight Protector is selected by the preceptor. Preceptors are selected by the higher clergy.