Knight of Beauty (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Knight of Beauty[edit]

He lived for the highest ideal.
—Tennison, friend Sir Raul halfling Knight of Beauty, who died slaying the death tyrant., Entry 1239 - Journal of Tennison the Minstrel.
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A Knight of Beauty receives an extreme spiritual pleasure from beauty, both the physical manifestation and the inner grace a soul. The affect of such beauty has enchanted them as defenders against the profane. Knight of Beauty, more often than not males, who are unable to take the object of their attraction opt to serve in the name of that desire. Behind all loveliness is a deity committed to the same ideal, and this too is where the power of the Knight of Beauty derives.

Becoming a Knight of Beauty[edit]

When a goodly aligned character discovers true beauty, the effects change them forever, Knights dedicate their life to the cause of beauty, both in the protection and defense of beauty, and the destruction of its opposing force, ugly.

Entry Requirements
Alignment: Must be good.
Base Attack Bonus: +5
Feats: Improved Subdual Strike
Patron: Patron deity must venerate beauty
Attributes: Chr 15, Wis 15

Table: The Knight of Beauty

Hit Die: d10

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +0 +0 Detect Good, Improved smiting (Subdual), Smite Ugly 1/day
2nd +2 +3 +0 +0 Smite Ugly 2/day
3rd +3 +3 +1 +1 Immune Mind-Affecting
4th +4 +4 +1 +1 Improved Smite(Disarm), Smite Ugly 3/day
5th +5 +4 +1 +1 Consecrated, Break Enchantment
6th +6/+1 +5 +2 +2 Smite Ugly 4/day
7th +7/+2 +5 +2 +2 Improved Smite(Petrify)
8th +8/+3 +6 +2 +2 Smite Ugly 5/day
9th +9/+4 +6 +3 +3 Spell Resistance
10th +10/+5 +7 +3 +3 Improved Smite (Redeem), Smite Ugly 6/day

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Concentration(Con), Craft(Int), Diplomacy(Cha), Handle Animal(Cha), Heal(Wis), Knowledge(Nobility and Royalty)(Int), Knowledge(Religion)(Int), Perform(Chr), Profession(Wis), Ride(Dex), and Sense Motive(Wis).

Class Features[edit]

Knights of Beauty become immune to the ugly effects of the world, while stamping out the source of ugliness in the name of beauty and good. All of the following are class features of the Knight of Beauty.


Detect Good (Su): A Knight of Beauty gains the ability to detect good, as spell, at will. They see beauty (good) where ever it is.

Improved Smiting (Su): A Knight of Beauty's smiting causes additional effects, growing in power over as the Knight gains levels.
At 1st level, a Knight of Beauty can always opt to deal nonlethal damage with smiting attacks.
At 2nd level, a Knight of Beauty who deals damage (or nonlethal damage) with a smite attack blinds the target for 1 round. A flash of light forces target Reflex save verse damage dealt.
At 4th level, a Knight of Beauty who deals damage (or nonlethal damage) with a smite attack disarms the target as a free
action. This disarm attempt creates no attack of opportunity. If the Knight fails to disarm the target, they are not subject to a disarm attempt themselves. The disarm check includes the smite bonus on the attack roll.
At 7th level, a Knight of Beauty who deals damage (or nonlethal damage) with a smite attack can opt to petrify the target. The target of the smite must make a fortitude save verse the damage dealt or be affected as the Flesh to Stone spell.A target is immune to this affect for 24 hours after a successful save.
At 10th level, Knight of Beauty who deals nonlethal damage with a smite attack can opt to change the alignment of the target to good. The target must make a will save verse the damage dealt. A target who suffers an alignment change is stunned for 1 round per hit dice. A target is forever immune to this affect after a successful save.

Smite Ugly (Su): A Knight of Beauty adds their charisma bonus (if any) to her attack roll and deals 1 extra point of damage per Knight of Beauty level to all smite attacks. Other classes that have the smite ability, such as Paladin, stack with this smite attack. If the Knight of Beauty accidentally smites a creature that is not evil or ugly, the smite has no effect, but the ability is still used up for that day. Smiting works on all evil or ugly targets. Ugly is any non-good target with a charisma score under 10.
A Knight of Beauty gains addition uses of the smite ability at levels 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Immune Mind-Affecting (Ex): At 3rd level a Knight of Beauty gains an immunity to negative mind-affecting effects. Knights of Beauty are so enamored by the aspects of beauty that negative mind affecting effects do not include them, including; charms, compulsions, phantasms, and patterns. A Knight of Beauty is still affected by morale effects.

Consecrated (Ex): At 5th level a Knight of Beauty becomes consecrated, granting them a +2 to charisma. Additionally, they become immune to any effect that drains, reduces or negatively affects the Knight of Beauty's charisma score.

Break Enchantment (Sp): At 5th level a Knight of Beauty can break enchantment at will, as spell, once per week.

Spell Resistance (Su): At 9th level a Knight of Beauty gains spell resistance equal to 15 + class level.


Table: The Epic Knight of Beauty
Level Special
11th Bonus Epic Feat
12th Smite Ugly 7/day
13th
14th Smite Ugly 8/day
15th Bonus Epic Feat
16th Smite Ugly 9/day
17th
18th Smite Ugly 10/day
19th
20th Bonus Epic Feat, Smite Ugly 10/day

Epic Class Features[edit]

Epic Knights of Beauty continue to gain smite abilities every even level, this includes the damage dealt by . An Epic Knight of gains bonus epic feats at level 1, 5 and 10.

Ex Knight of Beauty[edit]

If a Knight of Beauty stops venerating Beauty they lose all class abilities.

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Knight of Beauty[edit]

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Combat: A Knight of Beauty is an active defender of beauty. The can be seen in the front lines of any battle that threats the good. In addition, some Knights have taken it upon themselves to stamp out ugliness in all forms, especially the undead.

Advancement: Knights of Beauty are lighthearted compared to paladins but more driven than bards, with both filling their ranks. Knights of Beauty can freely multiclass with either Bard or Paladins.

Resources: Knightly orders dedicated to a particular Goddess are common in all major human or elven lands. Individual knights dedicated to a noble lady, are often supported by similar churches. Knights of Beauty are encounter frequently in highly visible public settings, such as tournaments or similar causes.

Knights of Beauty in the World[edit]

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Knights of Beauty Lore[edit]

Knights of Beauty are visible agents of a beauty. They are representatives that make it a purpose to be seen doing good, vocally exposing their belief and furthering their agenda.

Characters with ranks in Knowledge Religion or Nobility can research a Knight of Beauty 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
11 Knights of Beauty smiting can cause blindness to their foes.
16 Knights of Beauty can not be mentally controlled.
21 Knights of Beauty can resist spells.
26 Knights of Beauty can transform ugly into beauty

Knights of Beauty in the Game[edit]

A Knight of Beauty is a motivated individual, who often joins a group as a leader or an example of a higher path. They undertake quests to prove their convictions.

Sample Encounter: When a princess needs rescuing, a Knight of Beauty is always sent. When a hag terrorizes citizen a Knight of Beauty is en route.



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