Eldritch Master - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The eldritch master is usually spoken of in whispers, for many have heard the legends that you cannot speak the name of one without her knowledge. Eldritch masters have an unnerving aura about them, as well as a stare that can freeze you in your tracks.
Most eldritch masters are sorcerers, but sometimes bards take up the mantle. To join their elite ranks, a character must contact and make a pact with a powerful outsider or other magical creature such as a lammasu, celestial, fiend, slaad, lich, hag, rakshasa, or titan. As NPCs, eldritch masters are usually loners, occasionally taking on a single disciple or aide. They never join guilds or other such organizations, and often avoid the company of arcane spellcasters altogether.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become an Eldritch Master, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 8 ranks, Spellcraft 6 ranks, Diplomacy 2 ranks, Intimidation 2 ranks.
- Spellcasting: Must be able to cast arcane spells
- Special: The eldritch master must have made a pact or bargain with some powerful, otherworldly entity. In exchange for teaching the character the ways of the eldritch master, the entity must be rewarded with a special task, a great (magical) treasure, or some special payment determined by the DM.
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