Replacement Killer - Evil/Dead Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
By far the most dangerous member of any assassin's guild is the replacement killer. Kings and other political leaders find this specialist in espionage to be worth his weight in gold - not just for removing inconvenient enemies or rivals, but also for achieving political goals.
A replacement killer secretly assassinates his target and then replaces him, wreaking havoc with the victim's authority before revealing that he is dead. This tactic is particularly valuable for ensuring the outcome that the assassin's employer desires in treaty negotiations, major public policy announcements, and the like.
Replacement killers focus on developing strong social skills and effective disguises as well as on efficient killing, since what happens after the victim's death is even more important than the method of assassination. They often debilitate their victims so that they can interrogate them, learn their secrets, and continue to gain valuable information (and even advice) as the ruse goes forward.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Replacement Killer, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any evil
- Skills: Bluff 8 ranks, Diplomacy 5 ranks, Disguise 8 ranks, Knowledge (Nobility and Royalty) 3 ranks, Sense Motive 5 ranks
- Feats: Deceitful, Skill Focus (Disguise),
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