Consecrated Harrier - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The consecrated harrier acts as a bounty hunter for her religion or organization. Where church inquisitors hunt evil and corruption within a church and other champions of good fight external forces of evil in general, a consecrated harrier hunts blasphemers, heretics, and those who betray or attack the church directly. For instance, a consecrated harrier might accept a mission to track down and kill an ogre that defiled a shrine, or to bring a heretic before the heads of her church. The mission is always related to either a single, specific offense of blasphemy or defilement, or to the source of a heresy The church assigns missions or targets as needed.
Hunting specific enemies of a church requires many of the skills possessed by bounty hunters. While the consecrated harrier deals with her targets capably once she finds them, she must find them first. The consecrated harrier must be subtle and clever, as well as strong in her faith. Because her foes may have spells and magical abilities of their own, she must be strong-willed and prepared to properly deal with such. Paladins and clerics often make good consecrated harriers because of their high Charisma scores. Rangers are equally desirable because of their superior tracking abilities. Rogues often possess the subtlety and conversational skills to locate their targets.
A consecrated harrier can be difficult for others to spot. She uses her skills, spells, and abilities to mask her nature until she can confront her target. Most consecrated harriers appear to be genial, pleasant people who always have a joke or a story to tell. This facade masks their true, implacable nature, allowing them to gather clues without arousing interest or suspicion. Particularly powerful or well-protected foes attract small groups of consecrated harriers who work with other classes to reach and confront their targets.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Consecrated Harrier, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any lawful.
- Skills: Disguise 5 ranks, Gather Information 5 ranks
- Feats: Track.
- Base Attack Bonus: +5.
- Special: The candidate must accept an assignment from her church to locate and destroy some specific individual enemy of the church. A character who fails must wait a year and a day before applying again. If she succeeds, the church accepts her as a consecrated harrier and she may gain levels in the class.
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