Battle Howler of Gruumsh - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Gruumsh One Eye bestowed on his chosen people many great gifts: strength, fortitude, courage, and boundless hunger for conquest. What he didn't grant were good singing ability or sparkling wit. Despite this, the bardic tradition is alive and well in orc culture, albeit in crude form.
Battle howlers of Gruumsh give mortal voice to their god's fury. At the forefront of every conflict, a battle howler's hoarse war cries incite his allies to incredible heights of fury and fortifies their courage. The most accomplished battle howlers can even channel Gruumsh's throbbing heartbeat, a sound that terrifies even the bravest opponents.
Most battle howlers of Gruumsh are half-orcs. Even so, the path of the bard is a difficult one, and few orcs or half-orcs remain bards for their entire career. Most battle howlers are bard/barbarians, as their abilities complement each other nicely. A rare few also spend time as clerics, their warrior's zeal giving them a true link to the divine.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Battle Howler of Gruumsh, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: any chaotic
- Skills: Knowledge (religion) 2 ranks, Perform 8 ranks
- Feats: Cleave, Power Attack,
- Patron Deity: The character must worship Gruumsh before all other gods.
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