Hathran - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
Hathrans comprise an elite sisterhood of spellcasters who lead Rashemen. They are also known as the Witches of Rashemen. Within the borders of Rashemen, their powers are greater than other spellcasters of their level. In Rashemi society, hathrans occupy the place reserved for powerful clerics in most Faerûnian cultures. They heal the sick and wounded, care for the souls of their followers, recruit champions from other planes, and raise the dead. Within the hathran class (which means "learned sister-hood" in the language of Rashemen), 1st-level characters are called blethran ("sisterkin"). The 9th- and 10th-level hathrans are called othlor ("true ones") and have complete authority over all other Witches. Hathrans have the power of life and death over all citizens of Rashemen, although to misuse this authority is a serious offense against the sisterhood. When traveling in Rashemen, hathrans always wear masks. Many are sent outside their homeland to study other cultures and keep watch on important figures.
To be a hathran requires a certain depth of knowledge in arcane and divine magic. Usually hathrans are cleric/wizards, but some of the sisters have developed their powers as bards, druids, rangers, or sorcerers. The concept of rivalry between spellcasters is considered insane by hathrans, and they share spells with any hathran they deem able to handle the responsibility.
In Rashemi society, the creation of magic items is left to the male spellcasters, and hathrans are not allowed to learn item creation feats. (To do so causes expulsion from the sisterhood and banishment from Rashemen, so great is the social stigma.) The only exceptions are scrolls, which are used to train lesser members in arcane and divine magic. Rashemi wizards who hope to become hathran use their bonus feats for metamagic feats or Spell Mastery.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Hathran, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Gender: Female
- Alignment: Lawful good, lawful neutral or neutral good
- Skills: Knowledge (Rashemen local) 4 ranks.
- Feats: Ethran, Leadership,
- Spellcasting: Able to cast 4th level arcane or divine spells.
- Patron: Chauntea, Mielikki, or Mystra.
- Special: The candidate must be a member in good standing of the Witches of Rashemen, and she may not possess any item creation feats other than Scribe Scroll.
- Region: Rashemen
Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting
Player's Guide to Faerûn
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