Soul Eater - Evil/Dead Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Bane of all living creatures, the soul eater is a monstrous being that feeds on the very essence of life force. Twisted and evil - even by the standards of creatures such as beholders, lamias, and mind flayers - the soul eater is feared by all creatures that live. Soul eaters are often confused with vampires or other undead, but they are decidedly alive, making their actions all the more heinous.
Evil creatures such as the aforementioned beholders, lamias, and mind flayers become soul eaters, as do destrachans, yuan-ti, trolls, harpies, and medusas.
The occasional giant or dragon finds the path of the soul eater too tempting to resist. It is even possible for good-aligned creatures such as lammasus and unicorns to turn evil and become soul eaters. Soul eaters always work alone, although they may have enthralled or enslaved servants.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Soul Eater, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Any living nonhumanoid (monstrous humanoid is acceptable).
- Alignment: Any evil.
- Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 2 ranks.
- Feats: Alertness, Weapon Focus (claw or other natural weapon).
- Base Attack Bonus: +5.
- Special: Soul eaters are usually created against their will. Sometimes, the emissary of an evil god or a powerful fiend approaches a monster on the verge of death. In exchange for continued life, the creature must feed on souls thereafter. More rarely, a creature desiring the ability to feed on souls undergoes a forbidden, profane ritual that allows it to become a soul eater.
Book of Vile Darkness
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