Some choose to serve the gods, while others are chosen to serve them. Then there are those who are chosen by two deities who have declare a truce or an alliance to serve them in a unified cause. Such might include a lawful good heavenly lord and a lawful evil archdevil who join forces to aid one another against a demon lord who seeks to destroy the entire world. Perhaps a deity wants to recreate itself with a new image or manifestation different from that of its dually organized church, or two faiths that were once in conflict seek to spread the message that a unification of their forces is necessary to make a great philosophical step forward. These chosen apostles are often unwilling pawns, agents of change who are consecrated to a specific deity and find themselves in possession of powers granted by another deity. A chosen apostle is either scorned by both churches or regarded as their savior. She serves as a balance between prayer and channeling magic, blessings and curses, and must learn how to both serve and survive her two masters that could at any moment break the very pact that brought them together. (Original Concept by Bardess)
Alignment: A chosen apostle's alignment must be within one step of either of her deity's, along either the law/chaos axis or the good/evil axis.
Hit Dice: d8.
Bonus Skills and Ranks: The chosen apostle adds her oracle mystery skills to her class skills in addition to the normal cleric class skills. If the chosen prophet already has a skill granted by her mystery, she can choose another skill in its place. The chosen prophet gains a number of ranks at each level equal to +4 Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The chosen apostle is proficient with all simple weapons, light armor, medium armor, and with shields (except tower shields). Some oracle revelations grant additional proficiencies. A chosen apostle is also proficient with both of her deities’ chosen weapons.
Spellcasting: A chosen apostle prepares and casts spells as a cleric, and gains bonus spell per day for a high Wisdom score. A chosen apostle can cast her domain or mystery spells in her domain spell slots.
Domain: This is exactly like the cleric’s domains ability, except that she chooses one domain from either of her deities’ list of domains when she prepares her spells. Once chosen, it cannot be changed until the next time she prepares her spells. She can access any powers of the domain currently in effect as normal. A chosen apostle gains one domain spell slot for each level of cleric spell she can cast, from 1st on up. Each day, a chosen apostle can prepare the spells from her current domain or her current mystery in that slot.
Dual Faiths: At 1st level, a chosen apostle must select two deities. These deities must have at least one aspect of the same alignment, along either the law/chaos axis or the good/evil axis, and the other aspect at least one step removed along the other axis. For example, a chosen apostle could choose a lawful good and a lawful evil deity, or a neutral good and a neutral deity, but not a chaotic good and a lawful evil deity.
Mystery: At 1st level, a chosen apostle gains the oracle’s mystery ability, except that she selects a mystery granted by either of her deities. Once chosen, it cannot be changed until the next time she prepares her spells for the day. The chosen apostle cannot choose a mystery from the same deity from whom she has selected her current domain.
Unlike an oracle, a chosen apostle does not learn her mystery spells, but she can cast them in her domain spell slot. At 1st level, she can cast her first mystery spell from her active mystery in her 1st–level domain spell slot, and each subsequent level mystery spell in each higher level domain spell slot every two levels thereafter. This ability, oracle’s curse, and revelation replace the cleric’s second domain.
Oracle’s Curse (Ex): At 1st level, a chosen apostle gains the oracle’s curse ability.
Prophetic Utterance: Starting at 2nd level, the chosen apostle gains divine revelation that she can call upon to gain insight and understanding about specific events or objects. She can use this ability once per day at 2nd level, plus one additional time per day for every two chosen apostle levels beyond 2nd. She can use this prophecy in a number of ways.
Detect Magic (Sp): As a move action, the chosen apostle can spend one use of her prophetic utterance concentrate on a single item or individual within 60 feet and determine if it is magical, learning the strength of its aura as if having studied it for 3 rounds. While focusing on one individual or object, the chosen apostle does not detect magic in any other object or individual within range. This effect otherwise functions as detect magic. If the chosen apostle is of 8th level or higher, this effect functions as the arcane sight spell but only lasts for 1 round per level.
Future Sight (Su): As a standard action, the chosen apostle can spend one use of her prophetic utterance to determine whether a particular action will bring good or bad results for her or her allies in the immediate future. This effect functions as the augury spell. If the chosen apostle is of 8th level or higher, this effect functions as the divination spell.
Lore Mastery (Ex): As an immediate action, the chosen apostle can spend one use of her prophetic utterance to gain a bonus to a single Knowledge check equal to 1/2 her chosen apostle level. The chosen apostle must make the choice to use this ability before the roll is made. She can make any Knowledge check untrained when using this ability. If the chosen apostle is of 8th level or higher, she can add her Wisdom modifier instead of her Intelligence modifier to this check.
This ability and final revelation replace channeled energy.
Revelation: At 1st level, a chosen apostle gains the oracle revelation ability. She can choose one revelation from either of her two chosen mysteries at 1st level. Once chosen it cannot be changed. At 3rd level and every six levels thereafter, a chosen apostle gains an additional revelation from either of her two chosen mysteries.
Spontaneous Casting (Su): A chosen apostle can channel stored spell energy into spells that she did not prepare ahead of time. The chosen apostle can “lose” any prepared spell that is not an orison, domain, or mystery spell in order to cast any spell on the cleric/oracle spell list of one spell level lower. At 1st level, a chosen apostle can “lose” a 1st–level spell she has prepared to cast any orison on the cleric/oracle spell list. At 4th level and every three levels thereafter, the level of spell that the chosen apostle can “lose” increases by 1, up to a maximum of 7th–level spells at 19th level. Restrictions on alignment spells still apply. This ability replaces the cleric’s normal spontaneous casting.
Final Revelation: At 20th level, a chosen apostle gains the final mystery from one of her two chosen mysteries. Once chosen, it cannot be changed.
Table: Chosen Apostle