Stoneblessed - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
A stoneblessed bonds to the stone of the mountains, blending into a dwarf, gnome, or goliath community and making it her home. A stoneblessed character usually lives with her chosen race for several years, learning customs and building solid bonds of friendship and trust. At the end of this period, the potential stoneblessed is invited into the tribe, clan, or community and is forever after considered a member of her chosen people. Once this ceremony is finished, the members of the adopted community expect the stoneblessed to put her interests above even those of the individual's native race - they consider their home to be the stoneblessed's home, and they expect the stoneblessed to feel the same.
Although members of other races comprise the vast majority of the stoneblessed, dwarves, gnomes, and goliaths occasionally become stoneblessed as well. An individual usually makes this choice because she feels strongly drawn to one of the other races of stone. For example, those goliaths brave enough to venture into the deep caverns to trade with dwarves occasionally decide to stay; after a few years, they might join the dwarf community permanently.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Stoneblessed, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Giant, humanoid, or monstrous humanoid
- Skills: Appraise 2 ranks, Craft (stoneworking) 5 ranks
- Special: The character must be able to speak Dwarven, Gnome, or Goliath (must match the language of the chosen race), as well as Terran.
Special: The character must be invited to become a stoneblessed by a member of the chosen race. Fulfilling this requirement usually entails living with the race in question for several years, although it might (at the DM's discretion) also involve the completion of a single great task.
Races of Stone
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