Imams are the religious and politial leaders of the O’Roqesh. A central committee advises an Ayatollah, or religious king on matters of state, culture and finance, and every aspect of life is ruled by religion. As such, Imams are the pinnacle of O’Roqeshi society. All their material needs are covered by the state, and they are either loved or feared by the general populace, depending on their own particular reputation.
Since their nation has access to the Ark of the Chosen, Imams wield immense magical power. Imams have the Divine Focus requirement for their spells, and many spells have the Ritual requirement, as well. An Imam receives a +2 to the DC of opponents’ resistance checks. Additionally, the Imam receives the following powers:
Favored of the Most High (Su) Every two levels, the Imam may choose a spell that normally requires a Ritual component. That spell no longer has that requirement for the Imam.
Stern Gaze (Ex) Imams are skilled at sensing deception and intimidating their foes. An Imam receives a morale bonus on all Intimidate and Sense Motive checks equal to one half their level.