Dancer of Sharess - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
Dancers of Sharess seek pleasure at every opportunity and live life as one endless revel. They value being footloose and fancy free and resist restrictions of any kind - cultural, emotional, mental, or physical - placed on them by others. They love to dance, and most are accomplished singers and play one or more musical instruments. Dancers find evil ugly and repugnant, and they hate undead, viewing them as a violation of the dead's peaceful rest and an offense against the vibrancy of the positive energy of life.
But dancers of Sharess also draw from an eclectic set of mandates and traditions passed down through the evolution of their goddess and her church. Their hatred of Set comes from their goddess's ancient history as Bast, of Vhaeraun from her merger with Zandilar, and of Shar from her captivity by that deity in her recent past as Sharess. Their affiliation with felines also grows from their goddess's history as Bast, who subsumed Felidae, and their accomplishments in dance from Zandilar the Dancer. Bast also lends them a tradition of fighting skills that few realize exists behind the dancers' pleasure-sodden existence.
Clerics most often become dancers of Sharess, with druids and rangers being less common choices. Sharess's philosophy so chafes under restriction that it cannot accommodate the lawful nature of paladins and monks.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Dancer of Sharess, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Chaotic good
- Skills: Perform 4 ranks (Perform [dancing] must be one of the selected forms of performance), Knowledge (religion) 9 ranks.
- Base Attack Bonus: +3
- Spellcasting: Able to cast 3rd-level divine spells; clerics who are dancers of Sharess must select the Charm domain as one of their domains.
- Patron Deity: Sharess
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