Hakurei Shrine Maiden (3.5e Class)
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- 1.1 Making a Hakurei Shrine Maiden
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Hakurei Shrine Maiden
|“||Normally, if I just randomly go and fight, the culprit will show themselves in no time!||”|
|—- Reimu Hakurei, The Resident Miko of Hakurei Shrine|
Purifying locations, Exterminating demons, evil spirits and undead, and protecting the border of Gensoukyo.
Making a Hakurei Shrine Maiden
A Shrine Maiden, also called a Miko purifies evil, calms the dead, and manages the borders between things.
Abilities: Charisma is the main spellcasting stat, Dexterity helps with Ranged attacks
Races: Human or Half-human of the Hakurei clan
Alignment: Any non-evil
Starting Gold: 1d4×10 gp (25gp).
Starting Age: "Simple".
|Saving Throws||Special||Spells per Day|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Aura of Holiness, Detect Evil, Spells Smiting Spell 1/day, Charms||5||3||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Divine Grace, Luck||6||4||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|4th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Advanced Learning, Smiting Spell 2/day||6||6||3||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|5th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Purity of Body, Yin-Yang Orb (1 missile)||6||6||4||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|8th||+6||+2||+2||+6||Advanced Learning, Smiting Spell 3/day||6||6||6||5||3||—||—||—||—||—|
|9th||+6||+3||+3||+6||Supernatural Power, Yin-Yang Orb (2 missiles)||6||6||6||6||4||—||—||—||—||——|
|10th||+7||+3||+3||+7||Craft Spell Card, Throw Charm (2d6+CHA)||6||6||6||6||5||3||—||—||—||—|
|12th||+9||+4||+4||+8||Advanced Learning, Smiting Spell 4/day||6||6||6||6||6||5||3||—||—||—|
|13th||+9||+4||+4||+8||Diamond Soul, Yin-Yang Orb (3 missiles)||6||6||6||6||6||6||4||—||—||—|
|14th||+10||+4||+4||+9||Throw Charm (3d6+CHA)||6||6||6||6||6||6||5||3||—||—|
|16th||+12||+5||+5||+10||Advanced Learning, Smiting Spell 5/day||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||5||3||—|
|18th||+13||+6||+6||+11||Supernatural Power, Throw Charm (4d6+CHA)||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||5||3|
|19th||+14||+6||+6||+11||Yin-Yang orb (4 missiles)||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||4|
|20th||+15||+6||+6||+12||Advanced Learning, Smiting Spell 6/day, Fantasy Heaven||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||6||5|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
The Shrine Maidens aren't combatants, per se, but they are very powerful against their chosen foe. With diligent spiritual training and through keeping their body pure, they gain supernatural powers. The constant work they do with slips of paper called 'charms' they gain the dexterity necessary to throw them as a ranged implement - initially harmless, but eventually they can infuse them with their sacred power. The Hakurei Clan especially has access to the powerful Yin-Yang Orb. All of the following are class features of the Hakurei Shrine Maiden.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The miko is proficient with no armor and all simple, bludgeoning weapons, as well as longbow and composite longbow. The miko is proficient with Charms.
Spells: A Miko casts spells from her list as a sorcerer, using charisma for both bonus spells, highest spell known and spell DC, however these spells are divine spells, thus not subject to Arcane Spell Failure; Not drawn from any single god, but from the purity of her spirit, and the holiness of the world. She uses a Gohei as a divine focus.. Shrine Maidens automatically know all the spells on their list:
0— Detect Magic, Guidance, Purify Food and Drink, Resistance, Virtue, Know Direction, Disrupt Undead
1st— Alarm, Hold Portal, Protection from Chaos/Evil, Detect Undead, True Strike, Magic Missile, Jump, Bless Weapon, Divine Favor, Entropic Shield, Feather Fall, Expeditious Retreat
2nd— See Invisibility, Shatter, Augury, Cat's Grace, Eagle's Splendor, Gentle Repose, Lesser Restoration, Heroism, Tongues, Whispering Wind, Arcane Lock, Protection From Arrows
3rd— Discern Lies, Death Ward, Dispel Magic, Good Hope, Haste, Arcane Sight, Daylight, Magic Circle Against Chaos/Evil, Searing Light, Glyph of Warding
4th— Freedom of Movement, Dimensional Anchor, Dismissal, Divination, Shout, Resilient Sphere, Lesser Globe of Invulnerability,Holy Smite,Restoration, Spell Immunity, Detect Scrying, locate creature, Air Walk
5th— Overland Flight, Break Enchantment, Commune, greater dispel magic, Dispel Chaos/Evil, Hallow,True Seeing, Permanency, Flame Strike, Greater Heroism, Telepathic Bond, Wall of Force, Spell Turning, atonement, disrupting weapon
6th— Banishment, Greater Glyph of Warding, Repulsion, Globe of Invulnerability, geas/quest, True Seeing, Chain Lightning, Antimagic Field, Legend Lore
7th— Arcane Sight, Greater, Prismatic Spray, Control Weather, Greater Restoration, Spell Turning, Holy Word, Forcecage
8th—: Moment of Prescience, Mind Blank, Holy Aura, Sunburst
9th— Miracle, Prismatic Sphere, Foresight, Mage's Disjunction, Meteor Swarm
Charms (Ex): Instead of material components, a Miko uses a strip of paper with a glyph drawn into it. These cost the same as the material components would. For more expensive material components, she will have to use special inks with price equal to standard material components. Presume a cost of 1 GP per 50 basic charms, weighing 1 pound. The miko usually creates the charms herself, presuming she has the time and resources
The charms are immensely lightweight and a miko can draw and throw up to 3 with a single hand; If equipped with the Quick Draw feat, there is again no limit to the number of charms she can draw. Typical Miko's Robes have hidden pouches in the sleeves and vest part, where she can store up to 50 charms.
Luck (Ex): As per the Luck domain power.
Yin-Yang Orb (Ex): This is a physical object owned by the shrine, which the heir learns to manipulate. This orb floats and attacks independently with Magic Missiles on miko's turn, targeting the closest enemy On levels 9, 13 and 19, the Miko becomes proficient enough with the Orb to fire an additional missile per round.
As a physical object, it can be stolen, but as a minor artifact, it cannot easily be destroyed, and will eventually find it's way back to the family. Treat it as an Ioun Stone for most purposes.
The greatest powers of the Hakurei Yin-Yang Orb are:
- Even if you eat sweets, you won't get fat
- One of your favorite aromas can be given off
- The yin-yang orb can be disguised as a cat
Advanced Learning> (Ex): Starting at 4th level, a Hakurei Miko can add a spell to her list of spells known. This spell cannot have the Evil or Death subtype and must be of the school of Abjuration, Evocation or Divination.
Purity of Body (Ex): At 5th level, a Hakurei Miko gains immunity to all diseases except for supernatural and magical diseases.
Throw Charm (Ex): Starting at 6th level, a Hakurei Miko can throw a charm with a range increment of 10ft as a ranged attack, dealing 1d6 + Charisma bonus sacred damage on a hit. On creatures who are not Fey, Undead or do not possess the Evil subtype, this damage is subdual. This damage increases by 1d6 every four levels, henceforth. This attack ignores any miss chance due to incorporeality. It also counts as Good for the purpose of passing damage reduction of some creatures.
Timeless Beauty (Ex): At 11th level, a Hakurei Miko gains a preternatural agelessness. Henceforth the Miko does not visibly age, outside hair color changes, and does not suffer aging penalties to physical stats; bonuses still accrue, and she still dies when her time is up.
Diamond Soul (Ex): At 13th level, a Hakurei Miko gains spell resistance equal to her current miko level + 10. In order to affect the miko with a spell, a spellcaster must get a result on a caster level check (1d20 + caster level) that equals or exceeds the miko's spell resistance.
Craft Spell Card (Ex): ou now can craft blank spell cards, and gain knowledge on their usage, as detailed in Spell Cards. <- <-spell-like class feature-> (Sp): <-class feature game rule information->->
Aura of Holiness (Su): You radiate an aura of holiness, making it difficult for you to hide your true nature. Youkai and spirit creatures need only succeed on a Spot check (DC 20 minus your Shrine Maiden class level) to recognize you for what you are (or at least as a threat).
Smiting Spell (Su): Starting at first level, you can as a free action once per day add your class level + Charisma modifier to a spell dealing HP damage. This effect only works on Undead, Evil-aligned Fey and creatures with the Evil subtype. This effect only happens once in case of effects with duration. You gain an additional usage of this ability on levels 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20 to a total of 6/day.
Divine Grace (Su): At 2nd level, a Hakurei Miko gains a bonus equal to her Charisma bonus (if any) on all saving throws.
Subdual Substitution (Su): Starting at 3rd level, a Hakurei Miko can cast any spell she knows which deals hit point damage as a version dealing subdual damage, instead.
Bomb (Su): Starting at level 7, as an immediate action the Miko may spend one of her highest-level slots to gain total cover from any spell, spell-like or supernatural effect for 1 full round. She may use this ability once per encounter, and twice per encounter at 15th level. She also deals 1d6 point of sacred damage per the level of the slot spent, on a 30ft radius Burst.
Supernatural Power (Su): At level 9, A Hakurei Miko's spiritual powers have advanced enough that one of her spells with a duration of 1 hour per level can be activated as a Supernatural ability with a duration of 24 hours 1/day. She can choose any power of 5th level or lower. She gains another Supernatural Power at level 18.
Fantasy Heaven: (Su): Once per day, as an immediate action, you can enter a special state where you become incorporeal, all your Charm attacks become touch attacks, and you may take 15 on your attack rolls. You can also choose to cast any spell on your list as a swift action. This effect lasts for three rounds.
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Shrine Maidens who are no longer virgins cannot progress in the class; They lose the Divine Grace and Purity of Body class abilities, but retain others. If the character loses their humanity, they, once again lose their ability to progress further in the class.
Epic Shrine Maidens
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Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 4 + Int modifier.
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Playing a Hakurei Shrine Maiden
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Hakurei Shrine Maidens in the World
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Hakurei Shrine Maiden Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge: Religion can research Hakurei Shrine Maidens to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|5||Shrine Maidens combat evil spirits and purify locations.|
|10||Hakurei Shrine Maiden is responsible for guarding the gateway to Gensoukyo.|
|15||A Specific Shrine Maiden was the inventor of the Spell Card System (reveal info about the spell card system.)|
|20||If the Hakurei Shrine Maiden is ever slain, chances are the entire plane of Gensoukyo will collapse.|
Hakurei Shrine Maidens in the Game
Hakurei Shrine Maidens fill a similar, albeit a more arcane role, as Paladins in combatting specific threats. Their deep motivation towards fighting supernatural evil and defending communities means that while they do prefer lounging in their shrines, they are among the first to take action when there's trouble afoot
Adaptation: Removing the trappings of the original setting, this class could easily be opened for other races; Ofudas could be traded for throwing knives, dealing 1 dice less damage. Casting could be changed to Int or Wis focus without undue trouble. The specific Relic of Yin-Yang orb could be removed, and instead another weapon or benefit could be used, but it should roughly equal an effect or creature half the Shrine Maiden's Hit Dice in effect. Giving Monk's unarmed damage and ki strike progression might be an apt compensation for more melee-focused characters, for the orb.
Sample Encounter: Reimu Hakurei is hunting a man-eating Youkai, and requests the PCs assistance.
EL 21: Reimu Hakurei CR 21 Female Human - Shrine maiden 20 LG Humanoid(human)
Senses: [special], Listen -1, Spot -1 Init: +6 (modifiers) Aura: Purity (spot 20 obvious) Languages: Common, Celestial, Draconic
AC: 12, touch 12, flat-footed 10 (modifiers) CMD: 27 Hit Points: 134 HD: 20d8 Miss Chance: DR: Immune: nonmagical disease Resist: SR 30 Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +12 Weakness: murky eyed; -1 attack and perception in low light.
Speed: 30ft; 40ft flight Melee: unarmed strike, +15/+10/+5, 1d4. Ranged: Ofuda +16/+11/+6, 4d6+7, +14/+14/+9/+4, 4d6+7 Autonomous magic missiles, 4d4+4 , 125ft; Base Atk: +15 Grapple: +15 CMB: +15 Atk Options: Smiting Spell +27 (6/day), Bomb 9d6, 2/encounter, Spell Cards. Special Actions: Luck Reroll 1/day, Detect Evil at will Combat Feats: Point Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, Precise Shot, Improved Unarmed Strike Combat Gear: Robes, Unending Ofudas, Spell Cards Metamagic Feats: Heighten Miko Spells Known (CL 20); Base DC +17 Supernatural: 1/day 24 hour Overland Flight, 24 hour moment of prescience
Str 10, Dex 13 [+1], Con 14 [+2], Int 12 [+1], Wis 8 [-1], Cha 25 [+7] Special Qualities: Feats: (1)Point Blank, (b)Precise, (3) Improved Unarmed, (6) Rapid Shot, (9)Spell Card Bomb, (12)Improved Initiative, (15)Quickdraw ,(18) Heighten Skills: Concentration, Spellcraft, Intimidate 23 ranks Possessions: [normal]; +5 Tome of Charisma, box of endless charms Advanced Learning 2 scorching Ray, 4 Flame Strike, 6 contingency, 8 Firestorm, 9 Crushing Hand
Cantrips: 6/day -- Detect Magic, Guidance, Purify Food and Drink, Resistance, Virtue, Know Direction, Disrupt Undead
1st Level: 8/day -- Alarm, Hold Portal, Protection from Chaos/Evil, Detect Undead, True Strike, Magic Missile, Jump, Bless Weapon, Divine Favor, Entropic Shield, Feather Fall, Expeditious Retreat
2nd Level: 8/day -- See Invisibility, Shatter, Augury, Cat's Grace, Eagle's Splendor, Gentle Repose, Lesser Restoration, Heroism, Tongues, Whispering Wind, Arcane Lock, Protection From Arrows
3rd Level: 8/day -- Discern Lies, Death Ward, Dispel Magic, Good Hope, Haste, Arcane Sight, Daylight, Magic Circle Against Chaos/Evil, Searing Light, Glyph of Warding<p> <p>4th Level: 7/day -- Freedom of Movement, Dimensional Anchor, Dismissal, Divination, Shout, Resilient Sphere, Lesser Globe of Invulnerability,Holy Smite,Restoration, Spell Immunity, Detect Scrying, locate creature, Air Walk
5th Level: 7/day -- Overland Flight, Break Enchantment, Commune, greater dispel magic, Dispel Chaos/Evil, Hallow,True Seeing, Permanency, Flame Strike, Greater Heroism, Telepathic Bond, Wall of Force, Spell Turning, atonement, disrupting weapon
6th Level: 7/day -- Banishment, Greater Glyph of Warding, Repulsion, Globe of Invulnerability, geas/quest, True Seeing, Chain Lightning, Antimagic Field, Legend Lore
7th Level: 7/day -- Arcane Sight, Greater, Prismatic Spray, Control Weather, Greater Restoration, Spell Turning, Holy Word, Forcecage
8th Level: 6/day -- Moment of Prescience, Mind Blank, Holy Aura, Sunburst
9th Level: 6/day -- Miracle, Prismatic Sphere, Foresight, Mage's Disjunction, Meteor Swarm