Sword Dancer - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
Eilistraee the Dark Maiden encourages drow to return to the surface world and reestablish themselves as rightful, nonevil inhabitants of the Night Above. Although they need not be drow themselves, sword dancers are expected to lead that migration and work to promote harmony between. drow and surface-dwelling races. They nurture beauty, music, the craft of making musical instruments, and song wherever they find it, assist hunters and hunting, and help others in acts of kindness whenever they see ways to do so.
Most sword dancers are clerics, cleric/fighters, or cleric/bards. Other class combinations, particularly those including ranger, rogue, and sorcerer, are somewhat less common. Barbarians and wizards rarely become sword dancers. Drow and half-drow are by far the most common races to adopt the sword dancer class, but other races, particularly half-elves, humans, and surface elves, venerate the Dark Maiden as well. Sword dancers usually dwell together in small groups in places where other elven races might dwell. Most frequent woodland glades where they gather to dance, sing, and engage in swordplay under the light of the moon.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Sword Dancer, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Elf, half-elf
- Gender: Female
- Skills: Diplomacy 5 ranks, Perform 5 ranks (includes dance and singing), Speak Language (Elven and Undercommon).
- Feats: Dodge, Combat Expertise, Skill Focus (Perform), Weapon Focus (any sword).
- Base Attack Bonus: +5.
- Spells: Ability to cast 2nd-level divine spells.
- Patron: Eilistraee.
- Special: The character must have seen the sun rise at least once and spent at least one continuous month living on the surface (without entering the Underdark), dancing each night under the light of the moon.
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