Warrior Skald - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
Among the Northlanders dwell bardic musicians who live for two things: poetry and warfare. Accompanying heroes of great renown, these warrior skalds fight at their sides while composing the epics that will be told for centuries to come.
Most warrior skalds were once bards, though they eventually ignore their spellcasting to improve their fighting prowess.
They focus on oratory rather than music, and their greatest creative achievement is to compose an epic poem about a military campaign or other adventure. Warrior skalds will often recite parts of an epic in the middle of combat to spur on their allies and frighten their foes. Many soldiers find it unnerving to battle a warrior skald who recites poetry in stentorian tones, working the events of the ongoing battle into each stanza.
NPC warrior skalds are usually found on the battlefield or in various noble courts, where they recite poems of battles both recent and ancient. Silverymoon and Waterdeep both have guildhouses for warrior skalds, where poems and tales of adventure are enthusiastically traded.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become a Warrior Skald, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
Races of Faerûn