Silverwood Outrider - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Home to far more than the usual assortment of woodland creatures, the vast and ancient expanse of woodland known as the Silverwood shelters a diverse group of mounted warriors and animal trainers. This group, known as the Silverwood outriders, has long studied with druidic masters to perfect techniques of mounted warfare unmatched by any. Even druids and paladins, with their vaunted ability to work with animals and call special mounts, acknowledge that the blend of martial skill and animal friendship exhibited by the Silverwood outriders at least matches, if not surpasses, their own mounted combat abilities.
The Silverwood itself is large and well protected by the outriders and their druidic teachers, along with animals and strange fey creatures, and it has become a haven for many who share a bond with a single animal. Those warriors drawn to the Silverwood seek a place where they can grow their skills and learn more of the special bond between them and their mounts.
Most Silverwood outriders begin their careers as rangers or barbarians, but a fair number of fighters and rogues join their ranks as well.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Silverwood Outrider, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Ride 5 ranks, Handle Animal 3 ranks, Knowledge (nature) 3 ranks
- Feats: Mounted Combat, Wild Cohort,
- Base Attack Bonus: +5
- 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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