Devoted Defender - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The devoted defender is a professional guardian. She is an individual who is skilled at protecting a designated client from harm, often by taking her charge's place as the target of threats and attacks. In return for these services, the devoted defender usually receives compensation in the form of coin, room and board, and sometimes in resources such as access to magic healing, but the exact details of the agreement are between the individual devoted defender and her employer. It is not uncommon for a noble or other important personage to number at least one devoted defender among his personal retinue, and sometimes to make a devoted defender the chief of his security services.
Most devoted defenders are fighters, but any character who becomes a devoted defender benefits from the attack, save and Armor Class bonuses. Monks sometimes become devoted defenders, as do clerics, when they are assigned to protect important individuals within their order or clergy NPC devoted defenders are mostly fighters who either left military service and turned to security work to make a living.
Hit Die: d12
To qualify to become a Devoted Defender, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Search 4 ranks, Sense Motive 4 ranks, Spot 4 ranks.
- Feats: Weapon Focus (any melee weapon), Alertness.
- Base Attack Bonus: +5.
Sword and Fist
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