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Bringer of Darkness
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Bringer Of Darkness[edit]

The bringer of darkness is a warrior guided by destiny and aided by the shadows. His powers are great, but many view them as a curse.

Making a Bringer Of Darkness[edit]

Abilities: A bringer of darkness relies on a high Cha score to keep his abilities going. A high Str or Dex is also usefull.

Races: Any race can be a bringer of darkness. Humans, with their impetuous nature and ties to destiny, are the most likely.

Alignment: Any Evil. The Bringer of Darkness must always lean towards evil because of the influence that darkness has on them. See Destiny.

Starting Gold: 50gp

Starting Age: "Complex"

Table: The Bringer Of Darkness

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +0 +0 +2 Destiny, Shadow Wisp's, Power of Darkness
2nd +2 +0 +0 +3
3rd +3 +1 +1 +3 Shadow Resilience, Nocturnal Hunter
4th +4 +1 +1 +4
5th +5 +1 +1 +4 Weapon of Darkness
6th +6/1 +2 +2 +5
7th +7/2 +2 +2 +5 Army of darkness
8th +8/3 +2 +2 +6 Dark Flow
9th +9/4 +3 +3 +6 Bonus Wisp's
10th +10/5 +3 +3 +7 Armor of Darkness
11th +11/6/1 +3 +3 +7
12th +12/7/2 +4 +4 +8 Unbreakable
13th +13/8/3 +4 +4 +8 Hordes of darkness
14th +14/9/4 +4 +4 +9
15th +15/10/5 +5 +5 +9 Body of Darkness
16th +16/11/6/1 +5 +5 +10 Bonus Wisp's, Dark Flow
17th +17/12/7/2 +5 +5 +10
18th +18/13/8/3 +6 +6 +11
19th +19/14/9/4 +6 +6 +11 Legion of Darkness
20th +20/15/10/5 +6 +6 +12 Heart of Darkness

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Bluff(Cha), Climb(Str), Craft(Int), Diplomacy(Cha), Disguise(Cha), Hide(DEX), Intimidate(CHA), Jump(Str), Knowledge[Arcane/Planes/Religion](Int), Move Silently(Dex), Preform(Cha), Proffesion(Wis), Ride(Dex), Sense Motive(Wis), Slight Of Hand(Dex), Swim(Str), Use Rope(Dex).

Bringer Of Darkness[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Bringer Of Darkness.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Martial weapons and light armor, no shields

Destiny: A Bringer Of Darkness is surrounded by strange shadows and treats his new found power as a curse, gift, or even a tool. He takes a vow to uphold evil. This is necessary in order to level as the class. This may not be broken. A Bringer of Darkness must remain of evil. If he ceases to be evil and commits an act of kindness the he will loose all of they'r spells and abilities.

Shadow Wisps: The source of a Bringer Of Darkness's power comes from dark beings called shadow wisps. This wisps exist with the Bringer Of Darkness, forming themselves to him. As the Bringer Of Darkness grows in levels, more wisps form to him increasing his power. He may manipulate these wisps to enhance himself beyond normal bounds. Each wisp has a power of +1/+5, which can be applied to many abilities. The first number, to attacks, damage, ac, skills, saves, ect. The second is more limited. This only can go to speed and health, as well as a few special abilities. Multiple wisps may stack, but each can only enhance one ability at a time (ex. 3 wisps on attack for +3, 2 on ac for +2, and 2 on speed for +10). The Bringer Of Darkness may also use his wisps for other purposes, forming wings, ect. Talk to your DM to see how these can be used. Examples are summons, teleporting, shields, structures, ect. A Bringer Of Darkness gains 1 wisp per level. He may activate a wisp any time in a round to gain its bonus, but may deactivate them at the end of each round, and then may be reactivated for different purposes the following round.

Power of Darkness: Internal power brims to breaking point inside the Bringer Of Darkness, emerging in his attacks. He may add 1/2 his Cha to his attack and damage.

Shadow Resilience: Shadows envelope the Bringer Of Darkness, giving him a DR/silver = to 1/2 his Cha.

Nocturnal Hunter: The night is the home of a Bringer Of Darkness. He gains Dark-vision full and blindsight 5ft per level.

Weapon of Darkness: A Bringer Of Darkness does not always have a weapon ready when needed. As a free action, he may create a weapon from the shadows. This functions as any other weapon. Also, he may turn one of his arms into a shadow claw, which does claw damage one size greater than the Bringer Of Darkness. Any wisps put into the weapon have a +2 enchant effect.

Army of darkness: Can use Lesser Planer Ally as the spell at will.

Dark Flow: The Bringer Of Darkness's bonus from his wisp's increases to +2/+10. At level 16, this becomes +3/+15.

Bonus Wisps: The Bringer Of Darkness now has 1.5 his level in wisps. At level 16, this becomes 2x his level.

Armor of Darkness: Can create armor similar to Weapon of Darkness. May also create Demon hide, a natural armor with a +2 bonus.

Unbreakable: The never ending endurance of mind over matter has forged the Bringer Of Darkness and given him unnatural will power. He may now add 1/2 his Cha to his will save.

Hordes of Darkness: Now can use Planer Ally as spell at will.

Body of Darkness: Heals 1/4 Cha of HP at beginning of each round. Any wisps to HP has 1.5 effect.

Legion of Darkness: Can use Greater Planer Ally as spell at will.

Heart of Darkness: The Bringer Of Darkness has dwelled in darkness so long, it's influence becomes permanent. His gains the sub-type of Outsider.

Ex-Bringer Of Darkness[edit]

If a bringer of darkness strays from his destiny, he can no longer level in the class till he returns to the path. This includes getting an atonement spell from a cleric of a deity devoted to destiny.

Epic Bringer Of Darkness[edit]

Table: The Epic Bringer Of Darkness

Hit Die: d8

Level Special
21st Whispers from the Shadows
23rd Bonus Feat
24th True Destiny
26th Bonus Feat,
28th Bonus Feat
30th Bonus Feat

4 + Int modifier skill points per level.

Whispers from the Shadows: Wisps' power becomes +4/+20, and now may have 3xlevel.

True Destiny: If killed, return's to life at next new moon with no penalty.

Bonus Feats: The epic Bringer of Darkness gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic Bringer of Darkness bonus feats) every 3 levels after 20th.

Epic Bringer of Darkness Bonus Feat List: <-list of bonus epic feats->.

Human Bringer of Darkness Starting Package[edit]

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Weapons: Longsword

Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Skill Ranks Ability Armor
Bluff <-4 for class skills and 2 for cross-class skills-> <-Abbrieviated key ability-> <-armor check penalty based on starting armor. If innapplicable put "—"->
Hide <-4 for class skills and 2 for cross-class skills-> <-Abbrieviated key ability-> <-armor check penalty based on starting armor. If innapplicable put "—"->
Move Silently <-4 for class skills and 2 for cross-class skills-> <-Abbrieviated key ability-> <-armor check penalty based on starting armor. If innapplicable put "—"->

Feat: Improved Unarmed Strike

Bonus Feats: Dodge

Gear: Leather Armor

Gold: 2d4

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Bringer of Darkness[edit]

Religion: Depending on the Bringer of Darkness's Destiny choice, he may or may not follow a God.

Other Classes: This class views other classes as mere steps in his path towards destiny.

Combat: Loves either barbarian type combat or rogue type combat.

Advancement: A one class type character, though may multiclass with any warrior type class (Frenzy Berserker to Knight).

Bringer of Darkness' in the World[edit]

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Out of the night I call to thee,

Making whispers form from trees.

Darkness swallows whole thine fears,

Biding one to venture here.

Safe they think are we from One,

But only in daylight sun.

For when shadows come in fright,

I come in with the moon lit night.

So go now and rest with ease,

Out of the night I call to thee.

—Valdur Crow, Human Bringer of Darkness

Daily Life: Bringers of Darkness are wanderers, going wherever their destiny takes them. They may save the world as a hero or threaten it as a villain.

Notables: Tomagorta the Vulture, ruler of the first legion of Darkness.

NPC Reactions: A Bringer of Darkness is shunned by most societies, but may be greatly liked in a evil based one. Paladins would treat as evil even if good. Basically they're like warlocks.

Bringer of Darkness Lore[edit]

Characters with ranks in Knowledge(History) can research Bringer of Darkness' to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

<-the appropriate skills->
DC Result
8 A Bringer of Darkness is seen as an evil being.
16 The Bringer of Darkness is controlled by his own destiny.
24 Originaly formed by the god of hate to destroy the White
32 The First Bringer of Darkness was the brother of the first White, and they joined together to destroy the god of hate.

Bringer of Darkness' in the Game[edit]

Adaptation: The Bringer of Light may be a new way to play this class, making him more of a hero than villian.

Sample Encounter: Characters get tip of strange being haunting old Mansion. Go there to fight shadow monsters and then the Bringer of Darkness. A Paladin joins the party for this quest.

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