Candle Caster - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Flame holds a special attraction to some people. Simply burning, a candle is a work of art - a teardrop of fire clinging to the dark wick, itself shrouded in a column of wax that is both the flame's base and fuel: a wonder indeed. Secrets could be stored in that wax: secrets... or spells.
Also called "spell chandlers," these specialists fill their time fashioning candles, both for aesthetics and for power.
The spells stored therein are revealed as the flame ignites and disperses the wax medium. Moreover, the wax itself shapes and molds stored spells so that they are enhanced by the burning flame.
Candle casters have quicker access to feat-like abilities that enhance the effects of their candle-stored spells, and so they are often wooed by adventuring companies who have realized the importance of consumable magic items in the dungeon depths.
NPC candle casters sometimes appear in places where magic is sold, attempting to sell their unfettered candles (which can be used by anyone) on an equal footing with potions. However, lighting a candle is more difficult than drinking a potion and takes longer to produce an effect, so unfettered candles are unlikely to ever reach the popularity that potions enjoy
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Candle Caster, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Craft (Candlemaking) 6 ranks.
- Feats: Great Fortitude.
- Spells: Ability to cast spells of 3rd level or higher.
- Special: The candle caster must initially possess a supply of at least 100 tindertwigs.
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