Master of the South Wind - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The secret agents among Kiu-Shanat's followers, masters of the south wind excel at espionage, sabotage, and other cloak-and-dagger jobs. They aren't assassins, and they won't poison a foe or strike her dead from the shadows. When they do their missions well, no one knows they were there. Kiu-Shanat commanded them, "Be as unobtrusive as the warm summer breeze, always welcome but beneath notice and beyond scrutiny."
Most masters of the south wind were once rogues, although a significant minority were once bards who've adopted the mental discipline necessary to impress Kiu-Shanat. A few (including Liu Shu the Scarred, the senior master) are ex-assassins who have turned away from what Kiu-Shanat calls "the game of deceit and death" but still wish to ply their stealthy skills.
When stealth is at a premium, Kiu-Shanat sends masters of the south wind to do the Order's bidding. Many adopt cover identities that they maintain for months or years. As a result, they can be found nearly anywhere from a noble court to a merchant caravan to a thieves' den.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Master of the South Wind, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful good or lawful neutral.
- Skills: Climb 10 ranks, Disguise 10 ranks, Hide 10 ranks, Move Silently 10 ranks.
- Special: Must complete an obstacle course devised by senior masters of the south wind, which includes traps, guards that must be eluded, monsters to be fought, and other hazards. A typical obstacle course has five or six CR 7 encounters. They're designed to limit the lethal danger, but accidents have been known to happen.
- Other: Ki strike (magic) class feature, uncanny dodge class feature.
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