Master of the Yuirwood - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
The masters of the Yuirwood are an elite group of foresters who work to keep the ancient Yuirwood free of evil influence. They strive to halt the retreat of this proud forest that once covered the entire Aglarondan peninsula, and in some regions they have actually been able to reclaim some of that lost land. The masters make frequent use of the menhir circles that dot the Yuirwood, employing these portals to swiftly take them from one part of the forest to another. They can also activate the portals to take them to distant lands or even other worlds.
Most masters of the Yuirwood start out as rangers, although there are also a number of druids in their ranks. Paladins of nature gods might be interested in this class, and it sometimes attracts fighters and bards. Monks, rogues, sorcerers, and wizards find that the life of a master of the Yuirwood - dwelling in the forest, always on the lookout for threats to its health - rarely fits with their preferences. The masters of the Yuirwood spend most of their days patrolling the forest, protecting it from strangers who may damage the place (intentionally or not). They work in conjunction with the half-elves of the forest, and they are traditionally loyal to the ruler of Aglarond. The Simbul holds a special place in their hearts, for she has done more than any recent ruler to defend the Yuirwood herself.
The masters of the Yuirwood follow a loose meritocracy. Those of lower level are obliged to listen to the wisdom of those of higher level. The leader - never called "ruler" - of their organization is the person who has the most levels as a master of the Yuirwood.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Master of the Yuirwood, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Elf or half-elf
- Alignment: Any nonevil
- Skills: Knowledge (nature) 5 ranks, Survival 10 ranks
- Feats: Alertness, Track,
- Special: The character must qualify to select regional feats from Aglarond or the star elf region (the region is his home region, or he has 2 ranks in Knowledge [local - Aglarond or star elf])
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