Barber - Al-Qadim Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
In the Land of Fate, the barber is traditionally a healer, a groom, and much more. A master of prattle and gossip, she primps and preens her clients while gleaning information of all kinds. At times subtle and at others flamboyant, the barber is without doubt a true performer. She is a skilled healer and alchemist capable of concocting aromatic colognes and deadly poisons. Barbers are known to be the intimates of both royalty and peasantry, and their close contact with those in power makes them the envy of many.
The path of the barber tends to be most attractive to bards and rogues, since they often focus on the necessary social skills. More than a few assassins have also taken up the razor, and barbers occasionally turn to the blood trade as well. After all, who would be in a better position to slice the throat of a noble or merchant than the person shaving him? Sorcerers and wizards rarely pursue this path, since it does nothing to augment their spellcasting abilities.
NPC barbers are most often encountered while plying their trade. They can serve as sources of information for PCs, or as spies for the opposition. Occasionally, they even appear as masterminds of schemes foul or fair within the Land of Fate.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Barber, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Bluff 5 ranks, Diplomacy 5 ranks, Disguise 5 ranks, Gather Information 8 ranks, Heal 2 ranks, Profession (barber) 2 ranks.
- Feats: Investigator or Negotiator.
- Base Attack Bonus: +3.
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