Peregrine Runner - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
While goliath tribes are largely self-sufficient, they sometimes need to get a message to another tribe quickly, often because they're under attack or in some other danger. When such a need arises, the goliaths send an elite fleer of-foot warrior known as a peregrine runner. Peregrine runners also serve as long-range scouts for their tribe, checking a far-off valley to see whether game is plentiful before the entire tribe breaks camp and travels there. When a goliath tribe needs to send an envoy to lowlanders far below their lofty camps, it often sends a peregrine runner.
Peregrine runners are among the fastest land travelers in the mountains, able to scale the highest peaks to deliver a message or scout the lands beyond. Because they travel so much, peregrine runners tend to be more worldly than the average goliath and fit in well with those not of their tribe (although their size makes at difficult for any goliaths to "blend in" with most humanoids).
A wide array of characters find the life of a peregrine runner appealing, with rogues and barbarians represented slightly more than other classes. The prestige class is a natural for bards adept at social interaction, but many bards find the dawncaller class more attractive. If you see a goliath in tribal garb visiting a human or dwarf city - or anywhere out of the mountains - you're probably looking at a peregrine runner. Peregrine runners can also be found scouting new mountain territory for their tribe, so they're often present in the mountains even when other goliaths are not.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Peregrine Runner, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Goliath
- Skills: Climb 9 ranks, Diplomacy 4 ranks, Handle Animal 4 ranks, Jump 9 ranks
- Feats: Endurance, Run,
- Base Attack Bonus: +4
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