Psion Prestige Class : Seradessian Covert
While many psions and psychic warriors revere Sardior and his thanes, some are still angry over the destruction of Seradess. They believe the act was a mistake by Sardior and that it needs to be corrected. These individuals are eventually sought out and found by the sect and are invited to join after a series of trials to determine their true beliefs. Once accepted as a member, the psion's life becomes one of secrecy and intrigue as he tries to further the knowledge of the sect while avoiding the detection of the church of Sardior.
To qualify to become a Seradessian Covert, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful neutral, neutral, neutral evil, and lawful evil
- Skills: Knowledge (religion) 4 ranks.
- Powers: Able to manifest 3rd-level powers.
- Special: Must be sought and selected by the sect of Seradess to join.
Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Covert Seradessians gain no proficiency in any armor or weapons, though they retain any knowledge gained from former classes.
Power Points: When they gain a level, covert Seradessians gain power points per day as though they gained a level of psion. These power points are added to the character's previous total. Covert Seradessians gain bonus power points based on the key ability score for their primary ability. If the character previously could not gain bonus power points for high ability scores (as is the case for psychic warriors), he now chooses a primary discipline and can gain bonus power points based on the related ability score.
Powers Discovered: Covert Seradessians discover powers at all levels as though they gained a level of psion. Powers are chosen from the psion power list. A Seradassian covert's effective manifester level is increased by one for each level of the prestige class.
Coverts gain access to some of the Sardiorian powers not normally available. Only those Sardiorian powers available to basic psions can be discovered. Coverts must still meet any level and ability requirements for manifesting these powers. Although the effects of the powers are the same, covert Seradessians have altered the names of the powers and displays to better suit their needs. For example Sardior's guardian would instead be named guardian of Seradess, and its ruby red inner glow could be replaced by an almost black, deep purple glow.
|Power Level||Sardiorian Name||Altered Name||Special|
|6||Sardior's calling||Blithen's calling||The type of dragon called is randomly chosen with an equal chance to call a crystal, emerald or obsidian dragon. |
|8||Sardior's greater calling||Blithen's greater calling|
|7||Sardior's improved calling||Blithen's improved calling|
|5||Sardior's lesser calling||Blithen's lesser calling|
|4||Sardior's minor calling||Blithen's minor calling|
|9||Sardior's superior calling||Blithen's superior calling|
|6||Sardior's flight||Blithen's flight|
|4||Sardior's mount||Mount of Seradess|
|9||Sardior's guardian||Guardian of Seradess|
|7||Sardior's improved scout||Improved scout of Seradess|
|3||Sardior's scout||Scout of Seradess|
|4||Sardior's presence||Presence of Seradess|
Psicrystals: Covert Seradessian levels count toward the level of the psionic character for purposes of determining psicrystal Intelligence and special abilities. Psicrystals are a class ability of psions. You must take at least one level of psion if you wish to encode a psicrystal.
0-Level Powers: Covert Seradessian levels count toward your level of psion for determining the number of free manifestations per day or your 0-level powers.
Psionic Combat: Covert Seradessians do not discover psionic attack or defense modes. (Characters do not forget previously discovered attack and defense modes.)
Secrets of Seradess (Sp): Coverts learn the secrets of crafting and ectoplasmic shaping known to the sect. They gain a +2 insight bonus on Craft checks and their effective manifesting level is considered 1 level higher for any manifested power involving ectoplasm. In addition, the use of detect psionics also reveals the presence of true followers of Sardior.
Nondetection (Sp): Coverts add nondetection to their selection of powers known and can manifest it even if they do not have the required ability score.
Shroud of Seradess (Sp): The covert Seradessian can manifest any power as though he had the Hide Power feat applied to it a single time for no additional cost. This ability can be applied multiple times for an additional +2 power points. Each time it is applied it hides an additional display.
|Seradessian Covert||Hit Die d6|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Secrets of Seradess||+1 psion level|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||-||+1 psion level|
|3rd||+2||+1||+1||+3||Nondetection||+1 psion level|
|4th||+3||+1||+1||+4||-||+1 psion level|
|5th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Shroud of Seradess||+1 psion level|