Percipient - Psion Prestige Class
This is a Psion Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
In the psionic culture, beings exist that alter their bodies to improve their psionic ability. Most of these beings form groups that concern themselves with the physical forms of psionics: the arts of the egoist and the psychic warrior. The percipients are different. While they too alter their physical form, they still believe the power of the mind is stronger than that of the body. They also know true strength is found in numbers, so they have formed a network of communication among themselves.
Those wishing to become a percipient must first discover the Ritual of the Oculist. The first percipients created this process to allow others to grow a physical third eye. Candidates searching for clues on the ritual eventually can encounter a percipient who will determine whether she should be allowed to join the ranks of percipients. If the percipient determines the candidate should not join, he directs the hopeful in a ritual that forever bars the individual from becoming a percipient. If the candidate is found worthy, the specifics of the ritual soon find its way into the candidate's waiting mind.
Performing the ritual is more than just a physical change for the percipient. It also serves as an acceptance into a psionic community, which while small, seems to have eyes everywhere.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Percipient, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Intimidate 2 ranks, Knowledge (psionics) 8 ranks, Spot 4 ranks.
- Feats: Alertness, Dodge, Psychoanalyst,
- Manifesting: Able to manifest a 3rd-level power.
- Special: Must research and perform the Ritual of the Oculist.
Ritual of the Oculist: Individual DMs should tailor the ritual to fit their campaign as far as gold piece expenditures and XP cost (if any). It should be a psionic process that allows the character to grow a third eye. In addition, the DM can require other services from the character since the group may have other demands as well.
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