Yuan-ti Cultist - Monster Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The deep jungles hold secret temples to the evil deities of the yuan-ti. The mysteries of these deities are hidden to outsiders, the yuan-ti cultist masters their rituals to gain personal power.
A yuan-ti cultist can enter the service of Merrshaulk, the yuan-ti's chief deity upon reaching adulthood. After passing the coming-of-age ritual, the prospective candidate enters the temple warrens and rarely if ever leaves the complex again. Ritual and rote learning fill his waking hours, and foul visions steep his dreams. Sacrificial rituals and bloody ceremonies line the road to the ultimate goal, becoming an immortal emissary of Merrshaulk.
The yuan-ti cultist is bound to his temple, but on very rare occasions one might set our on a quest - generally to found a new shrine - accompanied by large numbers of pureblood yuan-ti.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become an Yuan-ti Cultist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Yuan-ti halfblood or abomination.
- Alignment: Any evil.
- Skills: Craft (alchemy) 5 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 10 ranks, Perform (chant) 1 rank.
- Spells: Ability to cast 3rd-level divine spells.
- Patron: Merrshaulk.
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