Eberron Prestige Class : Dragonmark Heir
The dragonmarked houses are a significant force in the politics and economics of Khorvaire, though their political influence is usually behind the scenes and often quite subtle. Perhaps as many as one person in a hundred has a blood connection to one of the twelve houses. Of these thousands, however, no more than half actually manifest a dragonmark. Even more rare are the individuals who demonstrate a natural ability to improve and use their dragonmark powers in ways that go well beyond others in their houses. These exceptional individuals are dragonmark heirs.
Dragonmark heirs have the ability to improve the dragonmarks they have manifested, as well as to develop additional abilities related to their dragonmarks. Dragonmark heir NPCs fill a wide variety of roles within the dragonmarked houses. To some extent, they command a degree of respect from unmarked members of the house, but a more powerful mark does not necessarily equate to a position of leadership. The economic realities of Khorvaire demand leadership from those with a keen mind for business, which does not necessarily go hand in hand with a more powerful dragonmark.
To qualify to become a Dragonmark Heir, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Member of an appropriate dragonmarked race and house
- Skills: 7 ranks in any two skills
- Feats: Favored In House, Least Dragonmark.
The dragonmark heir's class skills are Appraise, Bluff, Diplomacy, Gather Information, Intimidate, Knowledge (arcana), Knowledge (nobility and royalty), Perform, Ride, Sense Motive, Speak Language, and Spellcraft.
Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Dragonmark heirs gain no proficiency with any weapons, armor, or shields.
Lesser Dragonmark: A dragonmark heir manifests the lesser dragonmark of her house. She receives the Lesser Dragonmark feat as a bonus feat without having to meet the skill rank prerequisite.
House Status: A dragonmark heir uses her level in this class as a bonus on all Charisma-related checks when dealing with members of her own house.
Additional Action Points: At 2nd level and beyond, a dragonmark heir's maximum action points per level is increased by 2.
Improved Least Dragonmark: Beginning at 2nd level, a dragonmark heir gains improved mastery of her least dragonmark. She can select a second spell-like ability associated with the least dragonmark for her house, or she can use the least dragonmark spell-like ability she already possesses one additional time per day.
Improved Lesser Dragonmark: Starting at 3rd level, a dragonmark heir gains improved mastery of her lesser dragonmark. She can select a second spell-like ability associated with the lesser dragonmark for her house, or she can use the lesser dragonmark spell-like ability she already possesses one additional time per day.
Greater Dragonmark: At 4th level, a dragonmark heir manifests the greater dragonmark of her house. She receives the Greater Dragonmark feat as a bonus feat without having to meet the skill rank prerequisite.
Improved Greater Dragonmark: At 5th level, a dragonmark heir gains improved mastery of her greater dragonmark. She can use the greater dragonmark spell-like ability she already possesses one additional time per day.
|Dragonmark Heir||Hit Die: d8|
|1st||+0||+2||+2||+2||Lesser Dragonmark, house status|
|2nd||+1||+3||+3||+3||Additional action points, improved least dragonmark|
|3rd||+2||+3||+3||+3||Improved lesser dragonmark|
|5th||+3||+4||+4||+4||Improved greater dragonmark|
Source: Eberron Campaign Setting