General Prestige Class : Red Avenger
The Red Avenger is the master of ki, an ancient and formidable discipline that allows the user to accomplish the extraordinary. Through study and training, the Red Avenger leams to channel the ki energy and thereby achieve a variety of effects, up to and including the ability to damage an opponent by releasing the ki energy in her own body. Though their primary concerns revolve around settling an age-old score (see the Red Avenger class organization for details), the Red Avengers sometimes accept employment with those who can afford their services, becoming agents of injury and destruction.
Most Red Avengers are monks: The mastery of ki is a natural extension of the monk's own class abilities. Fighters, rangers and paladins sometimes become Red Avengers and find that the initiative bonus and ki abilities make them more formidable in combat. Rogues enjoy the versatility of the Red Avenger's ki mastery, while druids find that the study of ki energy can offer new insights on the natural world.
NPC Red Avengers are normally monks who are engaged in carrying our activities that support the clan's primary goals.
To qualify to become a Red Avenger, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Listen 8 ranks, Tumble 8 ranks.
- Feats: Improved Unarmed Strike, Stunning Fist.
- Base Attack Bonus: +5.
Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Red Avenger is proficient with all simple weapons, light armor, medium armor, and shields. (Note: Armor heavier than leather carries a penalty on the Red Avenger skills Hide and Move Silently)
Ki: At 1st level, the Red Avenger gains a greater understanding of the supernatural ability to control and utilize ki. Ki is an energy source created by and flowing through all living creatures. Much of the Red Avenger's training is devoted to understanding and learning to focus ki, and the effects she can produce at each level reflect the increasing complexity of their education.
Stunning Shout: The Red Avenger releases her ki energy in a sonic attack. You can blast ki energy in a cone 30 feet long. The attack stuns all targets in the cone for one round unless they make a successful Fortitude save (DC 15 + Red Avenger's Wisdom modifier). The attack is a standard action, and requires the Red Avenger to be able to vocalize in order to use the ability
Ki Save: At 2nd level, the Red Avenger gains the ability to channel her ki into protecting herself from adverse effects. She gains a bonus equal to her Wisdom bonus on any one saving throw of her choice. You must declare that you are using this ability before you make the saving throw. You can use this once per day per Avenger level.
Ki Skill: At 3rd level, the Red Avenger gains a bonus to any skill check when using any Red Avenger class skill, equal to her Wisdom bonus. You must declare that you are using this power before you make the skill check. You can use this once per day per Avenger level.
Ki Healing: At 4th level, the Red Avenger gains the ability to channel ki into healing energy. When she lays her hands on a living creature other than herself, she conducts the ki in such a way that it heals a number of hit points equal to her class level multiplied by her Wisdom bonus. She may choose to divide her ki healing energy among multiple recipients, and she need not use it all at once. Ki healing is a supernatural ability whose use is a standard action. You can use this once per day per Avenger level.
Deadly Shout: The Red Avenger releases her ki energy in a sonic attack. You can blast ki energy in a cone 30 feet long. The attack deals 3d6 + your Wisdom modifier in damage to all within the cone. A successful Fortitude save (DC 15 + the Avenger's Wisdom bonus) halves the damage. The attack is a standard action, and requires the Red Avenger to be able to vocalize in order to use the ability.
Free Ki: The Red Avenger has mastered the use of ki energy and channels it with ease. Whenever using any class ability that is imbued with ki, you may add double your Wisdom bonus.
|Red Avenger||Hit Die: d8|
|1st||+1||+2||+2||+2||Stunning shout l/day|
|2nd||+2||+3||+3||+3||Ki save 1/day|
|3rd||+3||+3||+3||+3||Ki skill 1/day|
|4th||+3||+4||+4||+4||Ki healing 1/day|
|5th||+4||+4||+4||+4||Deadly shout 1/day, stunning shout 2/day|
|6th||+5||+5||+5||+5||Ki save 2/day|
|7th||+6||+5||+5||+5||Ki skill 2/day|
|8th||+6||+6||+6||+6||Ki healing 2/day|
|9th||+7||+6||+6||+6||Deadly shout 2/day, stunning shout 3/day|
Multiclass Note: Monk characters can freely multiclass with this class. In other words, you can give your monk PC a Red Avenger level, then return to the monk class for your next level, take a Red Avenger level after that, and so on
Source: Sword and Fist