Memory Smith - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
In ancient times, when the dwarven kingdoms were young and strong, their smiths crafted armor and weapons of legendary power. Unlike the lesser craftsmen among humans and elves, who could only enhance steel by binding spells within it, the dwarves understood the true smith's art and, using chants said to have been first sung by Moradin Soul Forger himself, could awaken the latent magic that lives within all metal. For centuries, dwarves were the undisputed masters of hammer and anvil, but endless wars with the goblin hordes sent their empires into slow decline and much of the ancient skill was lost - much, but not all.
Memory smiths are dwarves dedicated to recovering and reestablishing the lost arts of the ancients. To date, they have had much success; scouring old tomes and exploring the ruins of once great dwarven holds, they have unearthed secrets thought gone forever. Still, much work remains. Although many of Moradin's chants have been recovered, some of the most potent have yet to be found.
Most memory smiths are single class bards, their mastery of voice and wide breadth of knowledge is essential to mastering the old ways. Others are multi-class fighter/bards, using their abilities to punish the traditional enemies of the dwarven race, or cleric/bards, who see the abilities of the memory smith as a natural extension of their dedication to the Soul Forger.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Memory Smith, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Dwarf
- Alignment: Any good
- Skills: Craft (weaponsmithing or armorsmithing) 5 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 3 ranks, Perform 8 ranks, Use Magic Device 5 ranks
- Patron Deity: The character must worship Moradin before all other gods
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