Shadowbane Inquisitor - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Clad in bone-white armor and wreathed in righteous conviction, shadowbane inquisitors battle incessantly against evil in whatever form it takes. Every shadowbane inquisitor belongs to a fellowship of religious knights called the Order of Illumination (see page 179, Compete Adventurer). The order advocates merciless aggression against evil, and its members train ro detect and destroy evil creatures and individuals. Filled with fervor, an inquisitor knows only one solution to an infestation of evil: the sword. The purifying flame and the clean cut of a holy blade are his tools.
Along with their comrades (as members of the order refer to one another) the shadowbane stalkers, inquisitors find and confront evil wherever it hides. Unlike shadowbane stalkers, however, inquisitors emphasize purging evil rather than finding it. Their relentless zeal and their overwhelming belief in their own righteousness allow shadowbane inquisitors to root out evil cleanly, even ii it costs the lives of a few good creatures, without the moral doubt that other knights might feel. The Order of Illumination expounds that it is better to sacrifice a village that hides s powerful demon than it is to risk letting the demon escape or the evil spread. Although inquisitors remain devoted to the cause of good, this conviction allows them to use their abilities against enemies regardless of their alignment.
Inquisitors must watch shadowbane stalkers carefully to make sure they do not slip into darkness - stalkers are willing to use subterfuge to find evil where it hides, and subtlety and stealth are tools of evil. This situation occasionally puts the two branches of the Order of Illumination at odds, but the order as a whole remains zealously dedicated to good.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Shadowbane Inquisitor, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful good
- Skills: Gather Information 4 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 2 ranks, Sense Motive 8 ranks.
- Feats: Power Attack.
- Base Attack: +5.
- Special: Detect evil class feature or ability to cast defect evil as a divine spell.
Turn undead class feature.
Sneak attack class feature.
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