Stonedeath Assassin - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
For as long as the two ancient races have existed, dwarves and goblins have fought. They share an affinity for underground living, but dwarves live for honor and craft, while goblins and their kin practice brutality and spread strife. Through the many wars that the two races have waged against one another, their stone citadels and underground strongholds have given the stout and honorable dwarves a tremendous advantage. Although the goblinoids easily outnumber the dwarves, their swarming hordes cannot overcome strong stone walls and carefully trapped corridors. Through the years, the smartest and cruelest among the goblinkin began to train in earnest to overcome these strongholds, striving to turn the dwarves' affinity for stone into a weakness rather than a strength. The best of these creatures developed their own affinity with stone, and they began to infiltrate dwarf strongholds, disarming traps, weakening gates, and assassinating dwarf leaders just as they were trying to organize their people to repel a goblin invasion.
Most stonedeath assassins are hobgoblin rogues or rangers, but bugbears and even exceptional goblins have been known to undertake stonedeath training.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Stonedeath Assassin, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Goblinoid subtype.
- Skills: Hide 8 ranks, Move Silently 8 ranks
- Base Attack Bonus: +3
- Special: The character must be able to speak Dwarven, Gnome, or Goliath (must match the language of the chosen race), as well as Terran. 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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