Vassal of Bahamut - Exalted Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Most of Bahamut's emissaries and champions are dutiful and mighty metallic dragons. Occasionally, however, Bahamut finds a non-draconic champion whose reverence of good dragons is unshakable, and whose hatred of evil dragons rivals that of the purest gold dragons - a force of good so strong than Bahamut feels moved to offer this champion a place in his court.
A vassal of Bahamut is a devour, non-draconic champion in the service of the Dragon King. Vassals of Bahamut are most often paladins, although fighters, rangers, and barbarians can become vassals as well. The road to becoming a Vassal of Bahamut often begins with the character undertaking a quest for a good-aligned dragon, and then assisting good dragons over a period of time. If the champion worships Bahamut and proves himself worthy by defeating a red dragon in combat, Bahamut sends his avatar or some other emissary to offer her the opportunity no become a vassal. If the character declines, Bahamut takes no offense, allowing plenty of time for the character to reconsider.
Vassals of Bahamut often work with other exalted characters, particularly groups who frequently oppose evil dragons and other servants of Tiamat, the evil dragon queen. A vassal of Bahamut even deigns to cooperate with neutral characters on missions against evil dragons, although he might belittle them for their lack of convictions. The only time a vassal of Bahamut works with evil characters is if he is infiltrating their group and trying to bring down an evil dragon or one of Tiamat's agents.
Because vassals of Bahamut are few in number and wide spread, it is highly unlikely that two vassals of Bahamut ever meet face-to-face.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Vassal of Bahamut, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Lawful good
- Skills: Craft (armorsmithing) 5 ranks, Diplomacy 5 ranks
- Feats: Sacred Vow, Vow of Obedience,
- Base Attack Bonus: +7.
- Special: The character must have single-handedly slain a juvenile (or older) red dragon.
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