Darkwater Knight - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The darkwater knight serves as the greatest and holiest of the protectors of the Darkwater Guardians organization. Few Darkwater Guardians are accepted into this prestigious order. The darkwater knight visits the Darkwater Guardians enclave only rarely, spending most of her time patrolling the outlying regions. She constantly seeks out those who would despoil, pollute, or otherwise take advantage of the darkwaters. There are currently nearly as many darkwater knights serving the guardians as there are members dwelling in the enclave itself, but the knights are spread throughout the Underdark and even, in some cases, onto the surface world. Most darkwater knights prefer to operate alone, using their unique skills to assist others who wish to explore the darkwaters, or even acting as assassins against those who would profane these sacred places.
All darkwater knights are worshipers of the gods of nature. While the Guardians accept non-spellcasters into their enclaves or as bodyguards, only those with the ability to cast spells can qualify for the darkwater knight prestige class. Most darkwater knights are druids, rangers, or clerics with access to the water domain, simply because these classes are the most closely tied to nature. Yet many wizards and sorcerers have been joining the society recently - often initially seeking to add the Guardians' unique magic to their repertoires but staying with the group out of a sense of loyalty and kinship. Bards are perhaps the rarest darkwater knights, but their skills and strong leadership abilities are quite valued.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Darkwater Knight, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Knowledge (nature) 8 ranks, Survival 6 ranks, Swim 6 ranks.
- Feats: Skill Focus (swim), Water Focus,
- Spells: Ability to cast at least three spells (one of which must be at least 2nd level) with the Water descriptor.
- Patron Deity: Any nature deity
- Language: Aquan.
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