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Ruined Slayer(building a Prestige class)

nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Critical Failures
So for the first time I am DMing a 3.5 game with a few of my friends. In this Campaign setting I intend to have one of the Principle NPC's be a special Class I've been toying with in the back of my head. I thought some of you guys might have some interesting idea's so I'll tell you guys the Flavor text of that part of my world, the Character, and the Class and if anyone has any idea's for abilities and such please post.

Tarnishk is the Leader of the Sheal a loose confederation of "monster" species such as Gobliniods, Orcs(and even some Humans) and Ogres and alike which he created(Sheal I mean). He is a Half-Orc who shows little of the Orc side accept for size. His mother was a common Prostitute Human and his father a Half-Orc as well. He was human raise until age 15 or so when his skin developed and slightly greenish skin. Tarnishk was unashamed of his heritage.

The monster races were often abused and used by both good and evil to provide protection for their dungeons and treasure and for exp because the "High races" believed them unintelligent and incapable. Because Tarnishk never faced that stereotype he grew up with all the help, encouragement and advantage that any High race might get and he flourished. He reasoned that this meant that any Orc or Goblin might gain as much if given the chance and left to try to better his kinds treatment.

Traveling in the Orc lands he was forced to Slay many Human's and many Orc's depending on the situation. Most villages treated him hostility so he could help very little. He eventually came across the Village that his empire would be named after, Sheal(the Orcish word for positive energy). He met a Shamen(Druid) who would become his teacher. Karma was his name. He was the founder of the village and the last of the last great Orc Shamen who had escaped the attack on Tarmak(the last Orcish City). Taking in the peaceful and the Orphaned he would protect Sheal from any attack just with his reputation.

Tarnishk confided a plan to Karma to gather the remainder of powerful tribes in the area and form an alliance. To push back the Phynien Empire and form a proper government for their kind. To establish the things other races took for granted, Schools and Trade routes and council's to settle disputes.

Karma trusts in the Purity of his pupil and offers to make him a Ruined Slayer.

The Ruined Slayer is a Martial Class enhanced by different magic sygils tatooed or cut into the skin or weapon of the RS. These Ruins can only be produced by a Druid or advanced Slayer. Sygils when activated increase or enhance characteristics or create a predetermined spell-like ability. They would be something like a Warlock with Druid abilities.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You'd need to clarify "druid abilities" since over the course of 3.5 there was very little not included in that.

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    DA (or delroland or any of our other living encyclopedias)...

    which book was "tattooed monk" in?

    was it Complete Warrior or Comlete Divine?

    that and the "Runecarver" or whatever might give this dude an idea of what will balance his idea against other similar prestige classes.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Complete Warrior. It was my first thought as well though you'd have to de-monk-ify it.

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  • GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    By the way, I think you mean "Runed" and "Runes."

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    There is actually a prestige class a lot like what you ask, at least for the runes part. It's Runescarred Berserker from Unapproachable East. The prestige class grants the ability to etch spells onto the characters skin and later release them during combat. It's pretty wicked when you can punch yourself in the chest thus releasing an anti-magic field and then charge a wizard.

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Zonugal wrote: »
    There is actually a prestige class a lot like what you ask, at least for the runes part. It's Runescarred Berserker from Unapproachable East. The prestige class grants the ability to etch spells onto the characters skin and later release them during combat. It's pretty wicked when you can punch yourself in the chest thus releasing an anti-magic field and then charge a wizard.

    That does sound cool. To bad I lack that book. Any legal way to get the classes abilities on the web?

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Zonugal wrote: »
    There is actually a prestige class a lot like what you ask, at least for the runes part. It's Runescarred Berserker from Unapproachable East. The prestige class grants the ability to etch spells onto the characters skin and later release them during combat. It's pretty wicked when you can punch yourself in the chest thus releasing an anti-magic field and then charge a wizard.

    That does sound cool. To bad I lack that book. Any legal way to get the classes abilities on the web?

    Page 64 of this details the class to an extent and here is it's spells. Mind you the class was designed during 3.0, so it may need some updating a bit.

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