Shadar Sentinel - Epic Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Those who have bathed in the liquid knowledge of the Shadar Pool know that lore is the most potent weapon. Without knowledge, one can hardly hope to wield a weapon or cast a spell with any modicum of skill. An unfortunate majority of those who bathe in the pool are quick to abuse the powers granted by its might, but a select few realize that such power should not be made available to all. Power given so freely without the discipline required to earn it leads to irresponsibility and ultimately tragedy. Yet those who choose to learn and study the gifts of the Shadar Pool rather than to just abuse the power soon find that there are greater secrets hidden in the self that can be awakened with the pool's aid, given time and due diligence.
Shadar Sentinels are those who have pledged to guard and protect the Shadar Pool from power-hungry abuse. A few choose to stay close to the pool to defend it, but the majority of those who pledge their lives to the Pool's defense are expected to travel and seek out others who might be ready to taste its power, while at the same time keep an eye out and prevent those who should not. They strive to make sure that one force does not rise in power above the other, that all sides of power are balanced so that one does not dominate and leave the world in ruin.
The majority of Shadar Sentinels are divine spellcasters, especially druids. Wizards are also common sentinels, since they are often intrigued by the knowledge the pool has to offer. Martial classes can become Shadar Sentinels, although they are much less common since they tend to be more focused on material or social wealth rather than spiritual or intellectual wealth.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Shadar Sentinel, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any neutral
- Skills: Knowledge (history): 21 ranks, Knowledge (nature): 21 ranks, Spellcraft: 21 ranks.
- Feats: Alertness, Iron Will, and Epic Skill Focus (any knowledge skills).
Epic Level Handbook
Older Prestige class adapted to 3.5
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