Sacred Exorcist - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Through elaborate rites that may include dancing, drumming, beating a possessed person on the soles of the feet, liberal use of holy water, or many other means, sacred exorcists hope to drive away the spiritual forces of evil, preventing them from causing harm to the bodies and souls of humanity. Sacred exorcists are serious about their work and very devoted to their religion. Not all of them are dour and grim, but most are. Their determination to combat the forces of evil in the world - along with their special ability to do so - more than makes up for their lack of humor.
Most sacred exorcists are clerics or paladins who are specifically trained by their church for the work they are called to do. Most churches select only those who have shown a clear dedication to the work of opposing evil outsiders, as well as exemplary faith and devotion. Occasionally, a wizard qualifies to fill this role in a church that is tolerant toward arcane magic, but members of other classes rarely become sacred exorcists.
NPC sacred exorcists are usually loners who travel from city to city in the service of their church. As highly specialized professionals, their services are frequently in demand, though few cities would have need for a full-time sacred exorcist.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Sacred Exorcist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any good.
- Skills: Knowledge (the planes) 10 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 7 ranks.
- Spells: Ability to cast dismissal or dispel evil.
- Special: Adopting this prestige class requires the sanction of a church or order that ordains sacred exorcists. Only characters judged by their church to be exemplary in faith and devotion, strong of will and upright in morality, are made sacred exorcists.
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