World Guardian - Epic Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Some might describe the world guardian as an avatar of nature. Others see her as the personification of the environment, an animate extension of its needs. In actuality, the world guardian is simply an individual dedicated to defending the world of beast, tree, sun, and sky, from callous destruction at the hands of those who cannot or will not respect its terrible beauty.
Druids are the most logical world guardians, with their innate respect for the natural world. However, some rangers also take up the cause, and in rare cases a barbarian or multiclassed barbarian/ranger might heed the call as well. Other characters simply don't have the training and knowledge required to become world guardians.
The world guardian bears a heavy burden - the protection of her natural environment from those who would despoil it. Some world guardians grow aloof, standing apart from those who do not share the weight of the beliefs of this class. Others solicit allies, both from nature and from civilization as needed. In cases where local rulers share similar outlooks, the world guardian can provide simultaneous protection to nature and kingdom alike. But in territories controlled by those who do not respect her charge, the world guardian might turn to lawless anarchy to protect the land.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a World Guardian, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any non-evil
- Skills: Knowledge (nature): 24 ranks, Survival: 24 ranks
- Feats: Skill Focus (Knowledge [nature]) or Skill Focus (Survival).
Epic Feats: Epic Skill Focus (Knowledge [nature]) or Epic Skill Focus (Survival) and Extended Life Span.
- Special: Character may substitute the timeless body class feature from the monk class for the Extended Lifespan epic feat requirement.
Epic Level Handbook
Older Prestige class adapted to 3.5
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