Shining Blade of Heironeous - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Heironeous's teachings focus on promoting good through the use of armed force. Those among Heironeous's servants, both clerics and paladins, who aspire to become mighty weapons in their deity's unending war against evil hope one day to enter the shining blades. The shining blades of Heironeous is an order of knights dedicated to prowess in melee combat, which is achieved through prayer, devotion, and asceticism. Members of the shining blades have an austere and simple lifestyle, forsaking all worldly wealth and many earthly pleasures in their quest to become but a blade in the hand of Heironeous.
Most shining blades of Heironeous are clerics or paladins. Some members of the order believe that a minimum of training as a cleric, combined with the intense martial discipline of the fighter, is ideal to achieve the goal the shining blades seek, while others follow a single class exclusively. Very few multiclass arcane spellcasters, rogues, or monks feel drawn to the shining blades.
NPC members of the shining blades are probably the most devout, single-minded, and driven crusaders in the world. Consumed with passion for the path they have chosen, they have little patience for those who are "blinded" by desire for material goods or personal power. All that matters, they believe and preach, is the fight against evil; as long as evil remains strong there is important work to be done.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Shining Blade of Heironeous, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful good
- Skills: Knowledge (religion) 7 ranks
- Base attack bonus: +7
Base will save: +3
- Spellcasting: ability to cast 1st-level divine spells
- Patron Deity: Heironeous
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