Only Muties and Starships
The Ship’s Confessor is the uppermost hierarch of shrines and Clerics aboard the vessel, responsible for their scriptural purity and by extension the spiritual well-being of all aboard.
The God-Emperor protects the righteous who abide by the holy laws of Ministorum and Imperium, and it is His will that keeps the warp at bay and guides weapons to strike true against foul xenos. The Ship’s Confessor pledges to uphold the faith and courage of the crew against all adversities, and so make the void-ship a true cathedral of the Imperial Creed, echoing with the prayers of the holy and blessed in the God-Emperor’s sight.
This role is usually associated with the Missionary Career but may also be selected by a character with the Explorator or Seneschal Career.
Examples of Immediate Subordinates
Lesser Clerics and Confessors of the vessel’s shrines, emissaries of major Ministorum cults in attendance, an unruly mob of zealots, penitents, and pilgrims.
Scholastic Lore (Imperial Creed): To ensure purity of faith and rightful ritual.
Common Lore (Ecclesiarchy, Imperial Creed): To conduct worship in a way fitting to the habits of the faithful, such that they will be fulfilled and blessed in soul and mind.
Charm, Intimidate: To soothe the dolorous and rain hellfire upon the faithless, in both cases to bring straying souls back to the path of righteous worship and steadfast toil.
The Ship’s Confessor gains a +10 bonus to the Put your backs into it! Extended Action (see Rogue Trader page 218).