Jordain Vizier - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
The Jordaini are a special servitor caste, though still upper class, in the magocracy of Halruaa. They are trained at a young age to understand magic, schooled in a wide range of academic disciplines, and taught to be imperturbable in the face of the wondrous. Following their graduation from House Jordain, they are assigned to one of Halruaa's ruling class of wizards, where their special skills make them important advisors to and guardians of their new masters.
Most jordain viziers begin their training as experts, and then apply their abilities to the monk class until qualifying as a jordain vizier, whereupon they typically alternate between monk and jordain vizier levels. Members of the jordain order usually multiclass as experts, fighters, jordain viziers, and monks, but some multiclass as rogues. Few take up spellcasting classes, since doing so inevitably makes them hunted by the magehounds.
Jordain viziers approach adventures as unflappably as they approach everything else. While most jordain viziers are found away from their homes only when they accompany their masters on important missions, a few flee Halruaa due to a breech of their ethical code or to find freedom. Such renegades are hunted persons, likely to surround themselves with like-minded allies and be always on the move.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Jordain Vizier, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Human (Halruaan)
- Alignment: Any lawful
- Skills: Concentration 8 ranks, Diplomacy 2 ranks, Gather Information 2 ranks, Heal 2 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 8 ranks, Knowledge (history) 4 ranks, Knowledge (nobility and royalty) 4 ranks, Knowledge (any one other) 4 ranks, Listen 2 ranks, Spellcraft 4 ranks
- Feats: Iron Will, Spellwise.
- Base Will Save: +6.
- Patron Deity: One of Halruaa's accepted deities, usually Mystra or Azuth.
- Special: Must be literate and speak Common, Halruaan, and at least two other languages. Must have been raised by House Jordain. Such rearing precludes the practice of arcane magic and the use of many magic items, subject to investigation by a magehound.
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