Corsair - Al-Qadim Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Those new to AL-QADIM often mistake corsairs for common pirates, but nothing could be farther from the truth. The corsairs of AL-QADIM are adventurers, traders, thieves, messengers, and explorers - and more than a few are pirates as well. Corsairs are freebooters who uphold honesty, honor, and bravery while plying their trades at sea.
The peoples of AL-QADIM and the surrounding lands hail the corsairs for their daring and ruthless efficiency, as well as their gallantry and hospitality. Their trademark, however, is their swordplay. Many master swordsmen come from the ranks of the corsairs of the Great Gulf and the Corsair Domains, where the use of twin scimitars is common.
Most corsairs were previously fighters or rangers, although the occasional bard finds the swashbuckling life to his liking. Bards who don't focus on their spellcasting ability occasionally become corsairs, but all other spellcasters avoid the class.
NPC corsairs can be found on the high seas or in nearly any port city. They sometimes join forces with adventurers who have goals in common with theirs.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Corsair, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Balance 4 ranks, Climb 4 ranks, Intimidate 6 ranks, Use Rope 4 ranks.
- Feats: Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (scimitar).
- Base Attack Bonus: +4.
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