Arboreal Guardian - Ghostwalk Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Within the Spirit Wood are the Arboreal Guardians, men and women dedicated to protecting and ministering the living repositories of elf and half-elf spirits. The Guardians are the wood's first line of defense against outsiders and act as the hands and eyes of the spirit trees, vowing to protect a particular tree with a mystical pledge called a Green Bond. Mystically linked with a chosen tree, an Arboreal Guardian sees the recipient of her Green Bond as the closest member of her family, someone worth dying for. This bond extends to a lesser extent to any other spirit tree. Most Arboreal Guardians are druids or rangers. A few clerics of Galaedros become Guardians, as does the occasional multiclassed barbarian, bur only those with close ties to nature consider taking the Green Bond.
Arboreal Guardians are a well-known but little-understood secret society in the Ghostwalk campaign. While they guide people through the Spirit Wood to the city of Manifest, they are completely ruthless when it comes to dealing with violators of the forest. They may bicker among themselves over the proper way to nurture and preserve the Spirit Wood, but they are united in their oath to preserve it at all cost.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become an Arboreal Guardian, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Elf or half-elf. A creature of another race who does a great service for the Arboreal Guardians or the spirit trees may be allowed to join this elite society of protectors.
- Skills: Knowledge (nature) 8 ranks, Spot 5 ranks, Survival 8 ranks.
- Feats: Great Fortitude, Green Bond, Point Blank Shot.
- Spells: Able to cast entangle.
- Patron Deity: Any but Nessek or Orcus.
Older Prestige class adapted to 3.5
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