this is a more abstract prompt where i describe the character of a class/archetype of people rather than specific emblazoned characteristics which must be there for association. there may be later some standardization of outfits based on stuff you share.
from loss of a loved one, to losing a game, or failing a test/ambition, one of the hardest things to deal with is loss.
because of this the strength of a community isn’t it’s technological prowess, but how reliably knit the circle is and how much all the members passively benefit from one another’s labour.
so it falls to noble characters of page and cloth to wipe away furrowed discontent. and grant heart to those broken or breaking by circumstance.
a Grief clergy man or woman follows an archetype similar to catholic decons granting absolution of strife or trial lost (but not ‘guilt’). they imbue within their audience with personhood and esteem; granting solace and peace and security.
unlike classical clergy, the world is their temple, and anxiety is their satan/opposition. they are speakers of sooth, and often prefer to wander to repay kindness with kindness.
they present themselves as sound boards to wail and rant away frustration, but only seek to absolve and resolve past without social repercussion. in doing so, they knit the community beyond the limits of normal social relationships granting deeper and richer narratives to occur beyond the reach of tired political drama.
their public advocacy is the communal backlash against disaster and travesty. public expressions mostly with purpose of moral and ethical dilemmas which cause loss of ‘life’.
they operate often through denominations and often you will hear one remarking ‘one is cleansed by guilt, and finds release through grief, and acceptance’ before someone whose life has taken a turn for the worst, however irrelevant the community as a whole may find it to be.
you will see their belief system of ‘pathos’ (ie sympathy, empathy, compassion) expressed through tone and language. placing the hardship of loss before the common romantic heroism of struggle. they will stay behind to share words with someone left alone.
they are figures of light in times of darkness, through the recognition and adulation of plight, as well as the humanity and value of perception of the other person. they seek not to conquer belief, nor selfishly express better ways. but to give living release from pain of loss and failure.
they are the reasons people think things will be okay. and are considered of best character due to intense orientation towards the values of others. which makes most welcome them into their home, allowing near forsaking of worldly possessions. making them both the tangibly least fortunate. but the most wealthy in esteem.