Master of the East Wind - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The masters of the east wind are the arcanists among Kiu-Shanat's followers; he has bid them, "Grow in your control of magic and marshal its power, just as the winds gather before the storm." Masters of the east wind spend a fair amount of time in the laboratories and libraries of the Palace of the Four Winds, but they also cross the globe on missions involving arcane lore.
Wizard/monks are slightly more prevalent among the masters of the east wind than sorcerer/monks. In the past, the Order has welcomed bards who've adopted the lawful alignment to become monks and then masters of the east wind, although there are none in the membership at present.
The libraries and laboratories of the Palace of the Four Winds are busy places, with masters of the east wind training in the martial arts, studying eldritch tomes, and creating magic items. They are particularly fond of monk's belts, ioun stones, and carpets of flying. At some point in their careers, nearly all masters of the east wind create for themselves an intelligent carpet of flying that flies of its own accord like a steed, freeing them to cast spells and take other actions.
Masters of the east wind excel in missions involving powerful magic, especially where illusions and enchantments are useful. Many use their magic to keep a secret society from opening a permanent portal from the Lower Planes through which a horde of fiends would emerge. That means breaking up sacrificial rites, cleansing abandoned ruins of fell influences, and bringing members of the secret society (many of whom are highly placed nobles and merchants) to justice.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Master of the East Wind, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful good or lawful neutral.
- Skills: Climb 10 ranks.
- Spellcasting: Ability to cast 3rd-level arcane spells
- Other: Ki strike (magic) class feature.
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