Kineticist - Psion Prestige Class
This is a Psion Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
By Mark A. Jindra
Based on the pyrokineticist from the Psionics Handbook.
Designer's Notes: When working on the kineticist, we started out by examining the pyrokineticist for a possible change to the +1 manifester level style of prestige class, and we ended up with five new prestige classes based on each of the five energy types. I think we maintained the flavor of the original pyro while providing a decent alternate version.
A kineticist is a character that has discovered that a little psionic power goes a long way -- if you are interested in only a single type of psionic energy, that is. Kineticists focus all of their attention to a single type of psionic energy (acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic) while giving up access to all other types.
A kineticist who focuses on fire is known as a pyrokineticist or "pyro," while one who focuses on cold is called a cryokineticist or "cryo," acid is a acetokineticist or "aceto," sonic energy is a sonokineticist or "sono," and electricity is a electrokineticist or "electro." Any character with some psionic ability is a possible candidate for this prestige class. Psions and psychic warriors consider it acceptable to give up power acquisition in other areas if they have the passion for a specific type of energy.
Non-player character kineticists are fairly rare because society frowns on those whose pursuit in life is to burn, dissolve, freeze, or otherwise damage people or property. Thus, kineticists of any sort are rarely found in large communities (unless employed as secret enforcers). Instead, they tend to remain on the fringes of society, perhaps even living as hermits in barren lands where the temptations for destruction are reduced.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Kineticist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any chaotic.
- Skills: Craft (alchemy) 4 ranks, Knowledge (psionics) 4 ranks, Psicraft 4 ranks.
- Manifesting: Able to manifest a 3rd-level power or higher.
- Power: Each type of kineticist must know at least one power with the energy designator of his or her chosen type.
Base Power Points/Day: 10+ (not including bonus power points).
Powers: Know control flames.
- Special: Must have damaged or destroyed a structure or object by the use of a power of the chosen energy focus just to see what would happen or have survived a traumatic experience such as being trapped in a burning building where someone close to the character died.
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