Dragon Samurai - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Dragon samurai are dedicated warriors, members of a special, self-selected class who revere dragonkind and emulate dragons' ferocious martial abilities to the point of taking on some draconic traits. Unlike noble samurai, who are born to their role and into a system of allegiance, dragon samurai are made, not born. Some-times, orthodox samurai fall out of the system and find their way into a dragon clan (see below), but more often, those previously unfettered with allegiance swear fealty to a chosen dragon clan. It is then that they begin their training in the arts of draconic warfare and discipline.
Each dragon samurai is bound to a single dragon clan, of which there are ten. Five good dragon clans are each devoted to a kind of metallic dragon, and five evil dragon clans are each devoted to a kind of chromatic dragon.
Dragon samurai adhere to their own unique bushido (a samurai's code of honor). However, they swear loyalty and obedience to a clan, not to a lord. If a dragon samurai remains true to her bushido, in time the fires of the dragon awaken within her.
Martial classes of all types can apply for membership in dragon clans. Basically, anyone with an abiding interest in or reverence for dragons may eventually qualify for clan membership. If the dragon's roar is as a song to one's ears, she should consider becoming a dragon samurai.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Dragon Samurai, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Depends on the color of the dragon samurai's clan, as follows.
Black, Red, or White: Chaotic neutral, neutral evil, or chaotic evil.
Blue or Green: Lawful neutral, lawful evil, or neutral evil.
Brass or Copper: Neutral good, chaotic good, or chaotic neutral.
Bronze, Gold, or Silver: Lawful good, neutral good, or lawful neutral.
- Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 2 ranks
- Base Attack Bonus: +5.
- Special: The character must have no experience as a dragon samurai of a different clan.
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