Hoardstealer - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The hoardstealer specializes in relieving wealthy individuals from large amounts of wealth. In most cases, these individuals are dragons, since few creatures keep so much wealth in one place. Stealing a dragon's hoard is a challenging task, to be sure, but if it were easy, it probably wouldn't be worth doing.
Most hoardstealers are rogues, though some bards and rangers can become hoardstealers with the right training. Other classes may fancy themselves treasure-finders, but they don't have the aptitudes to take up the art of hoardstealing.
By their very nature, most NPC hoardstealers work alone. Some may recruit assistance for tough jobs - such as rogues or other stealthy sorts - but a hoardstealer rarely sees such hired help as anything but expendable assets. The smart hoardstealer knows that he can only count on himself to get the job done - everyone else is just an amateur.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Hoardstealer, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any nonlawful
- Skills: Appraise 8 ranks, Disable Device 4 ranks, Escape Artist 4 ranks, Hide 8 ranks, Move Silently 8 ranks, Open Lock 4 ranks, Search 8 ranks.
- Special: The character must have participated in the location and recovery of a treasure hoard (dragon or otherwise) valued at 5,000 gp or more.
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