Church Inquisitor - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
While many champions of good are dedicated to fighting forces of evil that are external to them and their church - as clerics and paladins of Heironeous are devoted to destroying followers of Hextor - the church inquisitor is at least as concerned about evil and corruption within. When greed eats away at a church hierarchy, when devils infiltrate a knightly order and seduce its leaders to evil, when high clerics succumb to evil enchantments and fall from the path of their deities, it is usually a church inquisitor who uncovers the evil and cuts it away.
Church inquisitors specialize in divination, to detect evil and corruption, and abjuration, to protect themselves and others from evil magic. They are most often drawn from the clerics or paladins of a lawful church or order. Members of other classes usually find it difficult to meet the requirements of the prestige class, and rarely have the incentive to do so.
Player characters might encounter NPC church inquisitors if they are involved in a lawful church or order - perhaps even as subjects of the inquisitor's investigations. Church inquisitors are particularly likely to appear after incidents involving demons or devils, since they combat the widespread corruption these creatures tend to leave in their wake.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Church Inquisitor, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful good or lawful neutral.
- Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 4 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 4 ranks, Spellcraft 4 ranks.
- Base Will Save: +3.
- Spells: Ability to cast zone of truth as a divine spell.
- Special: Must be a member of a lawful good church or religious order, and must have already uncovered some corruption within that organization.
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