Monitor (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||In time...even the sun will die. Until then...I will content myself with your demise||”|
Kuo-Toans are a depressing group to hang with at the best of times. Their relentless downbeat attitude can turn even the most festive of occasions into a dirge. But perhaps the most depressing of all Kuo-Toa are the Monitors. These monks of Kuo-Toa society are dedicated to a strict regimen of martial training and meditation on the complete futility of all things. Discussions with Monitors have been known to drive even other Kuo-Toa to suicide.
Becoming a Monitor
Monitors are not happy people. They are utterly depressed, and the only thing that keeps most of them from lashing out at the world is their complete ambivalance towards it. One who can be roused to action, though, is someone to be feared.
|Skills:||9 ranks in Balance|
|Special:||Must have at least one Fighting Style, must have trained in the Kuo-Toa Monasteries|
|1st||+1||+2||+2||+2||Fighting Style, Armored in Life, Powerful Observation|
|2nd||+2||+3||+3||+3||Strike the Intangible|
|3rd||+3||+3||+3||+3||Master Fighting Style|
|4th||+4||+4||+4||+4||Wait for Death|
|5th||+5||+4||+4||+4||Master Fighting Style|
|7th||+7||+5||+5||+5||Master Fighting Style|
|8th||+8||+6||+6||+6||Sticky Hands, Apathy|
|9th||+9||+6||+6||+6||Grandmaster Fighting Style|
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level)
All of the following are class features of the Monitor.
Powerful Observation (Ex): A Monitor adds his class level as a bonus to his Spot and Sense Motive checks.
Strike the Intangible (Su): At 2nd level, a Monitor gains the ability to strike the invisible creatures he can see. His natural weapon attacks can hurt incorporeal and ethereal targets without a miss chance related to intangibility
Wait For Death (Su): A Monitor looks forward only to death, but this can be a very long wait indeed. A Monitor of 4th level does not age, sleep, need nutrition, or breathe. Furthermore, a Monitor of 4th level no longer loses hit points when he has 0 hit points or less
Depressing Monologue (Su): Any creature that speaks to a 6th level Monitor for more than five minutes must make a Willpower Save (DC 10 + ½ hit dice + Charisma Modifier) or be affected by abject despair and curse of crumbling conviction.
Sticky Hands (Ex): A Monitor of 8th level makes great use of sticky Kuo-Toa secretions and gains a +4 bonus on Disarm tests, whether he is the attacker or the defender.
Apathy (Su): At 8th level, a Monitor is able to draw upon supernatural reserves of ennui and ambivalence, rendering him immune to mind affecting effects.
Grandmaster Fighting Style (Su): At 9th level, a Monitor gains a Grand Master Fighting Style as a Monk.