Silverwood Arcanist - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The vast expanse of woodlands known as the Silverwood has many guardians, but few are as unusual as a group of arcane spellcasters who specialize in casting spells while mounted. These spellcasters, known as Silverwood arcanists, work closely with the druidic circles within the Silverwood and the Silverwood outriders. Like the outriders, arcanists build a near-mystical bond with their animal mounts, learning their techniques from both skilled animal trainers and druidic traditions. Because of their unique blend of skills, Silverwood arcanists are some of the most versatile and mobile individuals on a battlefield, and they have long been one of the secrets of the Silverwood's continued prosperity and security.
Most Silverwood arcanists begin their adventuring career as sorcerers, but a good number of wizards and bards join as well.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Silverwood Arcanist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Handle Animal 3 ranks, Knowledge (nature) 5 ranks, Ride 3 ranks
- Feats: Mounted Combat, Wild Cohort,
- Spells: You must be able to cast 3rd-level arcane spells
- Special: Your wild cohort must be an animal large enough for you to ride and must be trained to serve as a mount. (This training includes either being trained for riding or trained for combat riding with the Handle Animal skill. See pages 74 and 75 of the Player's Handbook for more information on training animals.)
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