The Monks of St. Jerry

Note: This is a special Occupation for Psi-Stalker characters unique to the Coalition. All references in the Palladium or Pinnacle source material to Coalition Psi-Stalkers is replaced by the Monks of St. Jerry in this world.
Vampires of magical life energy, they are trained from birth to be The Church of Man's weapons against the arcane and supernatural.



When a psi-stalker child is born in the Coalition States, it is a blessed event. Believing their child has been touched by The God of Man⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣, it is given over to The Church of Man⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ for upbringing as a Monk of St. Jerry. Rarely does a newborn psi-stalker born in the Coalition States reach its first birthday outside the monastery.

Career Progression

Indoctrination starts immediately. They are referred to as novice during this stage of their life. They are given a greek letter instead of a name until they reach the age of 11. At this time they must choose a name from among the heroes and holy men of the Coalition's grand history. This naming is a solemn and meaningful ceremony. Once they choose a name they begin preparation for their Rassophore test.
  By the time a monk has reached adolescence, he or she is fully convinced of their place in the world. If they pass their test they are promoted to the rank of Rassophore and begin training with Dog Boys and other military units at Fort Vaska⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣. They are given special robes to wear and provided with a tonsure. In the past, tonsure was the act of shaving the top of the head of the monk. Psi-Stalkers are naturally bald though, so the word tonsure in this case is given to a black cotten circlet they wear symbolizing the remaining hair that a tonsured monk of the old-days would have.
  When the Rassophore completes this training, which could take many years, they enter the ranks of the Stavrophore, the cross bearers. They will be given cross tattoo on the face (as shown in the cover photo) and a permanent duty assignment. Their tonsures become a ceremonial device only worn on special occasions and when worn is now red. It is with the the Stavraphore most people come in contact. This is also the rank that leads dog-boy packs for hunting, patrols and reconnaissance.
  Monks who reach the rank of Great Schema are rare. These elite schema monks are only the most accomplished and loyal, are selected by the Archbishop himself and personally appointed by the @emperor.

Payment & Reimbursement

Monks of St. Jerry have taken an oath of poverty; however, they are also given unlimited @credits on their accounts for subsidized spending. They usually use this for buying tools, renting rooms or applying monetary enthusiasm to the disinclined.

Other Benefits

The Monks of St. Jerry are quite feared across the Coalition States and beyond. They are the most zealous followers of The Church of Man⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ and are extremely thorough in hunting down the supernatural.



Because anything and anyone arcane is absolutely prohibited by the Coalition and viewed as a sign of corruption by The Church of Man⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣, these psi-stalkers are the only means of detecting and neutralizing arcane threats besides Dog Boys .

Social Status

Monks of St. Jerry are given deference by any and all citizens of the Coalition. Senior leaders and high ranked military officers can claim higher privilege, but monks of the Grand Schema can override all but the pontifex and the emperor.


Psi-stalkers have been an indispensable element in the rise and security of Chi Town⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ and The Coalition States⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ since their inception. Only after the establishment of The Church of Man⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ and the establishment of the Abbey of St. Jerry,however, are they considered holy.



Given vibroblades and good armor, Monks of St. Jerry are fully capable of standing up to the toughest enemies.
They are also provided with a team of loyal Dog Boys, many of whom form a bond for life.
The symbol of the Order of St. Jerry is a cross with a pair of eyes under the cross-piece.
Alternative Names
Both male and female monks are considered monks, but male monks can be referred to as Brother and female monks can be called Sister. They are also called "Jerry's Kids" behind their backs. The military uses that term just for novices.
Related Locations
Because a Psi Stalker's psionic senses and abilities won't work from within sealed environmental armor, the Monks of St. Jerry usually wear an alternate facemask that provides all the functionality of the full set of Dead Boy armor but without the environmental seal. This facemask forms a cross opening, evoking the same symbology as the cross tattoo on the Monks' faces. The horizontal portion of the cross is comprised of the same hardened transparent window as the standard facemask, but the portion in front of the nose and mouth is just a mesh. The sides are also open allowing unrestricted hearing as well. Two of the three spikes found on the standard issue Psi stalker helmet face plate are also present on this face plate, but the spike that is center on the forehead is replaced by the upper extension of the cross design element. Swapping out the Monk face with the Standard face takes about a minute, which includes all the tests the suit runs to ensure its computer systems function properly and a solid seal is established.


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