Halruaan Elder - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
For a member of Halruaan society, being recognized as a wizard is not enough; the panache with which one utilizes magic is of equal importance. Halruaan elders are the very epitome of such ostentatious thinking, and their dazzling and unique displays of arcane force make them the most respected practitioners in the land. Their unparalleled talents are what earned them a seat on the revered and prestigious Council of Elders, where they participate in the policy-making of the country.
Arcane spellcasters are the only classes eligible to join the ranks of the Halruaan elders, and the vast majority are wizards. Neither bards nor sorcerers are respected in Halruaan society, so few of them ever stay in their homeland long enough to attain the level of talent necessary to become a member of the Council. No other classes have the necessary skills to become a Halruaan elder.
Though Halruaan elders are responsible for governing the country, the demands on their time in this capacity are not great. Thus, they are free to travel, experiment, and research new spells or craft items. A sizable number of elders rarely appear in the court of the netyarch (wizard-king), choosing instead to venture forth in search of wondrous magic elsewhere in Faerûn.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Halruaan Elder, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Diplomacy 5 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 10 ranks, Spellcraft 10 ranks.
- Feats: Halruaan Adept, Spell Thematics, any metamagic feat, any one item creation feat.
- Spells: Able to cast 4th-level arcane spells.
- Special: The character must petition for entry into the Halruaan Council of Elders and, after a divinatory background check by current elders, be accepted to that ruling body.
- Region: Halruaa
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