Elven High Mage - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
Elves study magic with a matchless passion. But even among the elves, the high mages are regarded as obsessed with the accumulation of arcane power.
Elven high mages are the masters of creating their own epic spells - mythals that can grow to engulf entire cities. Learning the secrets of epic magic is the culmination of any arcanist's career, and the elves are very selective about who can learn such potent lore. Existing high mages often observe high mage candidates for a decade or more, probing for the faintest hint of unworthiness. So far, their extreme secrecy has worked. Less than a dozen elves even know where the lore of elven high magic is even kept, much less how to actually cast an epic spell.
All elven high mages are sun elves, moon elves, or wood elves, and all are powerful wizards or sorcerers. No one else can learn the elves' greatest magical secrets.
NPC high mages spend their time developing new epic spells, organizing searches for lost elven lore, or taking steps to ensure that elven secrets stay secret. PC high mages will find that being a high mage is a full-time job, making adventuring a challenge. But due to their considerable personal power, elven high mages often wind up on the front lines of the defense of the elven people.
The elven high mage prestige class makes use of material found in Epic Level Handbook, since any elven high mage is by definition an epic-level character.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become an Elven High Mage, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Sun elf, moon elf, wood elf
- Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 25 ranks, Spellcraft 25 ranks.
- Feats: Epic Skill Focus [Knowledge (arcana)], Epic Skill Focus (Spellcraft).
- Spellcasting: Able to cast 9th-level arcane spells.
- Special: Must survive scrutiny and meet with the approval of all existing elven high mages.
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