Cultist of the Shattered Peak - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
The Cult of the Shattered Peak is a highly secretive society whose members are all direct descendants of the Netherese. Cult cells are scattered all across Faerûn, but the majority are concentrated within and around the former boundaries of Netheril. Many cultists live among the Bedine tribes of the Anauroch and the folk of the North and Tun. Smaller cells operate across the Western Heartlands, monitoring Netherese ruins both known and unknown.
Most of the tales about secret Netherese cults depict their members as power-mad wizards bent on raising the Empire of Magic once again, or exploiting its secrets for personal gain. But the Cult of the Shattered Peak bears no resemblance to the cults in these stories, since its membership includes not a single arcane spellcaster. The members of this cult recall the hubris of Netheril and its citizens' oppression of those they viewed as "lesser races," and they seek to ensure that the ways of old Netheril remain dead and buried. To that end, they employ a variety of tactics - spreading misinformation, discrediting scholars who get too close to resurrecting some aspect of Netherese life, and even outright assassination, if necessary. Their methods may be ruthless at times, but the cultists firmly believe that they are working toward the greater good.
Cultists of the Shattered Peak possess skill at arms, stealth, and a smattering of ancient lore. Most of those now operating in Faerûn began their careers as fighter/rogues. Single-class rogues or ranger/rogues are also fairly common, though they must wait until they have gained the requisite combat training. The cult's sometimes ruthless tactics make paladins rare in its ranks, and arcane spellcasters are simply not permitted.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Cultist of the Shattered Peak, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Human of Netherese descent (home region Anauroch, Halruaa, Nimbral, the North, the Ride, Uthgardt Tribesfolk, or the Western Heartlands)
- Skills: Decipher Script 4 ranks, Disable Device 4 ranks, Knowledge (history) 4 ranks, Speak Language (Loross)
- Base Attack Bonus: +5
- Special: Sneak attack +1d6.
Special: You may not have any levels in an arcane spellcasting class.
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