Dreadmaster - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
Dreadmasters are the ultimate tyrants.
They seek to rule absolutely (next to, of course, Bane himself), preferably through terror and domination. They instill the fear of Bane in all, but especially in those who do not give at least lip service to his supremacy as a deity.
Dreadmasters tend to accumulate followers and build organizations - like churches or societies, or political bodies such as kingdoms, nations, or city-states - over which they can rule with an iron fist. They want to know everything that is going on, overseeing every detail with what they see as ruthless precision and others see as an obsessive need to control. They love to accumulate items that enhance their personal presence to better cow others, their physical strength to better beat the weak into submission, or their wisdom or mental faculties to better plot the doom of their enemies. Dreadmasters always have many enemies (whether real or imagined).
Clerics most often become dreadmasters, although wizards, sorcerers, monks with a passionate devotion to Bane or to dictatorship sometimes choose this path as well. Rogues, fighters, and rangers become dreadmasters less frequently, though they are often part of a dreadmaster's retinue.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Dreadmaster, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful evil.
- Skills: Intimidate 5 ranks, Sense Motive 4 ranks.
- Feats: Leadership, Skill Focus (Intimidate), Spell Focus (Enchantment).
- Base Attack Bonus: +4.
- Spells: Ability to cast 3rd-level divine spells. Clerics who arc dreadmasters must have access to either the Hatred or Tyranny domain.
- Patron: Bane.
- Special: A cohort of at least 6th level.
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