Vigilante - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
One vigilante may have suffered personally at the hands of criminals and be bent on revenge. Another might have lost loved ones to knives in a dark alleyway. Still another could be atoning for the time he himself spent on the wrong side of the law. Whatever the cause, a vigilante has a burning desire to solve crimes and bring criminals to justice.
The vigilante combines magical and mundane investigative techniques to assess a crime scene. He's adept at finding out the "word on the street" about a crime, analyzing clues, and identifying likely suspects. Once he's on the trail, he relentlessly tails, apprehends, and interrogates a suspect until the truth comes out. One vigilante could work for the local ruler or the city guard, but another might be an independent detective-for-hire. A third might even take to the streets by night to stop crimes in progress - or keep would-be criminals from striking in the first place.
A bard or rogue can pick up the variety of skills a vigilante needs very quickly. Rangers also tend to find the class appealing, for it allows them to engage in urban hunts with criminals as their prey
An NPC vigilante might turn up just in time to save the player characters from becoming crime victims themselves. However, if they break the law on a vigilante's home turf, the heroes may find themselves under his unwelcome scrutiny
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Vigilante, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any nonevil.
- Skills: Gather Information 8 ranks, Intimidate 8 ranks, Search 8 ranks, Sense Motive 8 ranks.
- Feats: Alertness.
- Base Attack Bonus: +4.
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