Nightshade - Greyhawk Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Once Venrit, leader of the House of Kilsek, decided to enter the Godwar, she knew she would need intelligence about her new foes. Getting information about the dwarves and gnolls was easy enough, but the factions that made their homes aboveground posed a few difficulties. What Venrit needed was a group of skilled infiltrators who could operate in the bright sunlight of the surface world. Each must be a master of disguise and stealth, and a friend of the shadows.
It was the sorceress Ildred who gave Venrit the instrument she craved. Ilidred perfected the lost art of "arachthel," a path of stealth that relied on powers granted from the venom of spiders. The only problem: The spider venom killed as often as not. Venrit was willing to pay the price, and so the Nightshades were born. This secretive group spies on the surface nations, gathering information, spreading panic and fear, and bringing the silent blade to Kilsek's foes.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Nightshade, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Drow
- Alignment: Any evil.
- Skills: Move Silently 7 ranks
- Feats: Point Blank Shot,
- Spells: Ability to cast arcane spells.
- Special: Every nightshade must survive the Spider Queen's challenge. Four monstrous spiders bite the candidate's limbs as other nightshades hold him down, If the venom doesn't kill him, he can join the nightshades.
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