Celebrant of Sharess - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
Sharess is a paradoxical deity. Originally, she was a war goddess of the Mulhorandi pantheon-a champion in the war against Set and his forces of evil. Now, however, she is a goddess of passion and sex who is more often referred to as the Festhall Madam than as the Foe of Set. Most of her priests forget her glorious past and spend their time running brothels and celebrating the Endless Revel of Life, a nearly constant parade of festivals in their goddess's honor.
But the celebrants of Sharess are different. They do not neglect Sharess in her present aspect as the goddess of pleasure and lust, but neither do they forget the ancient Foe of Set, who was Anhur's lieutenant. Celebrants of Sharess are seducers and warriors, hedonists and pious champions of good. While many of the goddess's followers are chaotic neutral and some even lean toward evil, the celebrants are an ever-present reminder that evil is the enemy, and that pleasure is to be enjoyed and shared with all as an act of good. Though celebrants of Sharess are not clerics, in many ways they represent a truer embodiment of their deity's nature than many of her clerics do.
Most celebrants were previously bards. Clerics who adopt this prestige class forsake their advancement in divine spellcasting, so it is not an attractive path for them. Sometimes barbarian/bards find themselves drawn to the celebrants, and rogues are common among their ranks as well.
Celebrant NPCs are rare, and they find little welcome in the decadent church of Sharess. The celebrants have initiated a reform movement within the church, challenging the establishment to change its interpretation of Sharess's dogma and remember the good aspect of her alignment as well as the free-wheeling chaotic one.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Celebrant of Sharess, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Chaotic Good
- Skills: Diplomacy 7 ranks, Perform (any) 7 ranks
- Feats: Sacred Vow, Vow of Purity,
Player's Guide to Faerûn
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