Other Exclusive Prestige Class : Omatu Master
by Art Marmell, Dragon #315
The docrae are smaller and weaker than the humanoids who would oppress them. These warrior halflings have nonetheless found ways to ensure the safety of their community. By combining their natural speed with unexpected movements and the principles of leverage, the Docrae of the Northern Marches have developed and perfected the art of omatu, a remarkably effective style of martial arts unlike any practice by humans.
To qualify to become an Omatu Master, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Halfling.
- Skills: Perform (dance) 2 ranks.
- Feats: Improved Trip, Improved Unarmed Strike, Skill Focus (Tumble), Stunning Fist.
- Base Attack Bonus: +4.
- Special: The candidate must have fought at least one battle against a Medium or larger opponent using only unarmed strikes. Furthermore, she must take a solemn oath to protect the Docrae community, even unto death.
The omatu master's class skills are Balance, Climb, Concentration, Escape Artist, Hide, Jump, Knowledge (history), Knowledge (local), Listen, Move Silently, Perform, Profession, Sense Motive, Spot, Survival, Swim, and Tumble.
Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Int modifier.
All of the following are class features of the omatu master prestige class.
|Omatu Master||Hit Die: d8|
|1st||+0||+2||+2||+2||Assisted trip, Mobility, monk abilities, ki strike (magic)|
|2nd||+1||+3||+3||+3||Master of chains|
|3rd||+2||+3||+3||+3||Shoulder throw, ki strike (silver)|
|7th||+5||+5||+5||+5||Ki strike (cold Iron)|
Source: Dragon #315