Losing Leadership score bonus items


Rules Questions


If you lose a Suzerain Scepter, your bonus followers are all lost. I haven't seen any other rules though. What happens to your cohort if your PC loses, say, their Diadem of Inspiring Rule? Would the loss not matter because the cohort has already been recruited?


Hard to say what would happen, up to the DM really. If you had a monstrous cohort and your leadership fell below the effective cohort level for the monster cohort, I say you would lose the cohort. With a regular npc recruited through your effective leadership lvl I would just make the npc lose character lvls or just not listen to or do
what you say until your leadership was back up to where it needs to be or was before. Only as a last resort would I make the cohort leave and abandon you. Maybe you losing your leadership score can be worked into the story of your adventure.


Extra followers desert you, finding someone else to work for.

Your cohort might decide to strike out on his own, allowing you to recruit a new one of appropriate level.

If the loss in score seems temporary (say you died and were Raised), maybe the cohort just goes off on a mission until your score for back up (like when you gain a level or get a Restoration).

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

If you lose the prerequisites for something, you lose the thing.

What ex-cohorts would do in such a situation, would depend heavily on both their personalities, and how they were treated by the leader.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The rules for followers are to recruit and lead, the rules for cohorts are just to recruit. So a loss of leadership score (note, you still have a leadership score and the leadership feat, so I disagree with LazarX that you have lost the prerequisite) would not affect an existing cohort at all, but could cause you to lose followers.

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