Eberron Prestige Class : Heir of Siberys
The people of Khorvaire have a limited understanding of dragonmarks, and Siberys marks are a complete mystery. The magic of a Siberys mark is undeniably powerful, generally duplicating a spell of 7th or 8th level. Siberys marks are clearly related - visually, thematically, and genetically - to the other marks in their house. A dragonmark heir may spend years perfecting and mastering the powers of his mark, but can never manifest a Siberys mark, while an unmarked scion of a dragonmarked house might suddenly display a Siberys mark against all expectations. Siberys marks are mighty, unpredictable, and rare, and the dragonmarked houses keep a careful eye on anyone who manifests one. If its power can be used in the service of the house, fine - but an heir of Siberys who does not conceal his dragonmark ability or remain firmly aligned with his house is likely to find himself the target of assassins.
Characters of every class manifest marks of Siberys, though not before reaching high level.
To qualify to become a Heir of Siberys, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Dragonmarked race
- Skills: 15 ranks in any two skills.
- Feats: Heroic Spirit.
- Special: A character who has the Aberrant Dragonmark, Least Dragonmark, Lesser Dragonmark, or Greater Dragonmark feat cannot enter this prestige class. Also, once a character gains any levels in this class, he can't adopt the dragonmark heir prestige class.
Any skill that is a class skill for one of an heir of Siberys's other classes is a class skill for his heir of Siberys class as well.
Skill Points per Level: 2 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Heirs of Siberys gain no proficiency with any weapons, armor, or shields.
Additional Action Points: At 1st level, an heir of Siberys's dragonmark begins to form and his maximum action points per level increases by 2.
Bonus Feat: An heir of Siberys gains a bonus feat. The bonus feat must be selected from the following list, and the heir of Siberys must meet the prerequisites of the feat to select it.
Action Boost, Action Surge, Favored in House, Pursue, Spontaneous Casting.
Siberys Mark (Sp): At 2nd level, an heir of Siberys manifests the full Siberys mark of his house, gaining a spell-like ability from the following list. If the mark associated with the character's house offers two spell-like abilities, he selects one.
Mark of Detection: Moment of prescience 1/day.
Mark of Finding: Discern location 1/day.
Mark of Handling: Awaken 1/day or summon nature's ally VI 1/day.
Mark of Healing: Mass heal 1/day.
Mark of Hospitality: Refuge 1/day.
Mark of Making: True creation 1/day.
Mark of Passage: Greater teleport 1/day.
Mark of Scribing: Symbol of death 1/day.
Mark of Sentinel: Mind blank 1/day.
Mark of Shadow: Greater prying eyes 1/day or greater scrying 1/day.
Mark of Storm: Storm of vengeance 1/day.
Mark of Warding: Prismatic wall 1/day.
A saving throw against a Siberys dragonmark power has a DC of 10 + the level of the spell + heir's Cha modifier.
The caster level for any Siberys dragonmark power is 15th.
Spells per Day: At 2nd and 3rd level, an heir of Siberys who previously had levels in a spellcasting class gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in that class. He does not, however, gain any other benefits a character of that class would normally gain. This essentially means that he adds one level to his levels in one other spellcasting class, then determines spells per day and caster level accordingly.
If the character has no spellcasting class, he gains a bonus feat of his choice instead. He must meet the prerequisites of a feat to select it.
Improved Siberys Mark (Sp): At 3rd level, an heir of Siberys gains improved mastery of his Siberys mark ability. He can use the Siberys dragonmark spell-like ability he already possesses one additional time per day.
|Heir of Siberys||Hit Die: d6|
|1st||+0||+2||+2||+2||Additional action points, bonus feat||-|
|2nd||+1||+3||+3||+3||Siberys mark||+1 level of existing class (or bonus feat)|
|3rd||+2||+3||+3||+3||Improved Siberys mark||+1 level of existing class (or bonus feat)|
Source: Eberron Campaign Setting