Ghost Slayer - Ghostwalk Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Within and near the city of Manifest, the disembodied souls of the dead walk among the living. Some people think this is unnatural and wish the dead would take their proper places in the True Afterlife. The ghost slayer is such a person, one who studies ghosts so that they can be easily dispatched and no longer bother the living with their presence.
Most ghost slayers are barbarians, fighters, rangers, or rogues, although there is at least one religious cult that feels ghosts are an abomination and must be driven out. Few sorcerers or wizards become ghost slayers, since they have more effective means of dealing with ghosts. Ghost slayers are not necessarily evil; some focus on eliminating only evil ghosts, while others consider any kind of ghost an obscene mark upon the face of the earth. Ghost slayers are never themselves active as ghosts, although one may remain around long enough to inform others of his death, of the location of his body, and that he wishes to be raised from the dead.
While there are folk in Manifest that would rather see fewer ghosts, only madmen suggest killing them all to restore the proper state of things. Therefore, ghost slayers, like assassins, must conceal their nature and goals. Some work alone, some are members of a secret organization such as the Knights of the Quiet, and others work with outside factions such as the yuan-ti and undead to promote their cause.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Ghost Slayer, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Gather Information 4 ranks, Bluff 4 ranks, Knowledge (ghost lore) 5 ranks, Spot 5 ranks
- Feats: Alertness plus either Incorporeal Target Fighting or Incorporeal Spell Targeting,
- Base Attack Bonus: +4.
- Special: Must have been knocked unconscious by or failed a saving throw against an attack from a ghost; a character who is a ghost cannot take the ghost slayer prestige class.
Older Prestige class adapted to 3.5
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