Master of the West Wind - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Kiu-Shanat simply bade the masters of the west wind, "Listen to the wind, whether it rustles gently or storms mightily. Then do as it does." Based on this cryptic credo (which Kiu-Shanat has refused to elucidate further), the masters of the west wind regard themselves as guardians of freedom, acting to make sure everyone has the freedom that the wind enjoys. Different masters of the west wind emphasize different sorts of freedom: One might uphold freedom of movement, while another might strive for freedom from suffering. Moreso than the other categories of master, masters of the west wind cling to the religious and philosophical beliefs they held before they came to the Palace of the Four Winds. Kiu-Shanat's teachings to the masters of the west wind supplement the dictates of their gods; they don't replace them.
Clerics who worship deities of good and law such as Heironeous and St. Cuthbert are the most likely masters of the west wind, along with the occasional follower of Wee Jas and a number of clerics who don't worship a specific deity.
Masters of the west wind stand apart from their more order-minded brethren, and in fact the clergy of Heironeous and St. Cuthbert often regard them as heretics. The church of St. Cuthbert, for example, excommunicates any cleric who visits the Palace of the Four Winds, and its priests challenge masters wherever both are present. Simultaneously upholding the ideals of law and freedom is a tricky balancing act, and thus masters of the west wind are likely to consult with each other and with Kiu-Shanat before undertaking a mission. Masters of the west wind are often present - though rarely obtrusive - wherever there's a struggle for freedom or humanitarian crisis that Kiu-Shanat knows about.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Master of the West 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 divine spells
- Other: Ki strike (magic) class feature, ability to turn undead.
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