Virtuoso - General Prestige Class

This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign

The roar of the crowd, the praise of spectators after a great performance, the showers of gifts from attractive admirers - why would anyone trade all that for sleeping in the woods or poking around in smelly old dungeons? The virtuoso leaves creeping down dark corridors and matching wits against deadly traps to others. Her place is on the stage, surrounded by adoring fans. Fortunately for her, every place she goes becomes a stage, and as long as there's anyone around for her to impress, she's in the spotlight.

The typical virtuoso is outgoing, charismatic, and gregarious. She loves to be around people and is quick to win friends with her charming manner Some might call her a temperamental egomaniac, yet everyone feels a little better in her presence

Many virtuosos are musicians, others are accomplished dancers or actors. Still others choose to specialize in obscure and unusual forms of entertainment, such as stage magic or juggling.

Since entertainers are often on the road, a virtuoso can travel wherever she likes, incorporating as much adventuring into her journeys as she wishes. Because of her talent for winning admirers, she usually remains above suspicion should anything underhanded occur in a place she is visiting on tour.

Bards are most often drawn to this prestige class, although rogues, illusionists, and multiclass combinations of both can also excel in it. Bards rend to perform as musicians or actors, illusionists as stage magicians, and rogues as dancers, tumblers, or sleight-of-hand artists. Characters of most other classes are either not outgoing enough to enjoy being virtuosos, or they find other channels for their extrovertism.

Hit Die: d6

To qualify to become a Virtuoso, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:

Virtuoso Details

From: Complete Adventurer
Song and Silence

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