Celestial Mystic - Exalted Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The mysteries of the seventh mounting heaven, the celestial layer of Chronias, are unplumbed even by the archons who inhabit Celestia's lower layers. Tales say that those who enter have their inherent goodness magnified until their essence joins with Celestia itself. From their homes and studies on the Material Plane, celestial mystics strive to attain this ultimate unity with the perfect good. By contemplating the mystery of the Illuminated Heaven they believe that they become more pure, more good, and more perfect. As they improve themselves, they become suited - after long effort and much meditation - to ascend to the seventh heaven and find what they describe as simultaneously a perfect extinction and a perfect immortality, a oneness with the highest good in all the planes.
The path of the celestial mystic is esoteric and mysterious, and appeals most commonly to wizards and other characters with an academic interest in the planes, particularly the upper planes, their denizens, and the fabric of reality itself. Clerics, sorcerers, and monks are often drawn to the class as well. Barbarians, druids, fighters, rangers, and rogues rarely have the interest or discipline to follow the demanding contemplative path of the celestial mystic. Celestial mystics are often loners, poring over cryptic manuscripts and practicing their meditative techniques. However, they have a strong ethic of involvement in the world even as they seek to transform in, and strive to live out their increasing goodness by helping the weak and helpless. Thus, they are often found as part of adventuring groups (made up of similarly high-minded individuals) or otherwise actively involved in fighting evil or promoting good.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Celestial Mystic, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful Good
- Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 4 ranks, Knowledge (the planes) 4 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 6 ranks, Spellcraft 6 ranks
- Feats: Servant of The Heavens, Sacred Vow, Vow of Abstinence,
- Spells: Able to cast 4th-level spells
Book of Exalted Deeds
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