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Urban Druid[edit]

The urban druid knows that each city is, after a fashion, a living organism. Each city has its own personality, its own joys, and its own nightmares. The presence of its citizens are its voice, and the memories of its dead are its soul. The buildings are its bones, the streets its veins, and the protective walls its skin. Its eyes are the market, and its ears the port. Urban druids draw their power from the city and return it tenfold with devotion and faith. Adventures: Urban druids adventure to gain knowledge (especially about the history and architecture of cities and the ways of their citizens). Unlike the druids of nature, urban druids do not form hierarchical societies. Each is left to her own; when two urban druids meet, they often exchange ideas, lore, and philosophies, but only rarely do they stay together. Urban druids find destruction and entropy to be the most horrifying aspect of the world; anything that can destroy a city is to be hated, feared, and hunted. Undead are particularly reviled for their ability to quickly destroy populations through disease, terror, and negative energy, but dragons and elementals (with their capability to destroy large buildings and swaths of cities with ease) are also hated, and often an urban druid turns to an adventuring life to seek out and slay these terrible foes.

Characteristics: Urban druids cast divine spells in the same way druids do, although they get their spells from the power of the city's spirit rather than from nature. Their spells are oriented toward society and construction. In addition to spells, urban druids gain an increasing array of magical powers, including the ability to change shape into different humanoids and creatures found in urban environments. The most powerful urban druids can transform into objects or even constructs.

Background: As mentioned above, urban druids are alone in the crowd. They dwell in cities, and although they often visit smaller towns or even travel into the wilderness on a quest, they are only truly at ease in a settlement with a population of no less than 5,000 souls. Often, a neighborhood never realizes that an urban druid dwells in its midst, so secretive and subtle are her workings and goals.

Making a Urban Druid[edit]

Abilities: Wisdom determines how powerful a spell an Urban Druid can cast, how many spells she can cast per day and how hard those spells are to resist. To cast a spell, an Urban Druid must have a Wisdom score of 10+ the spell level. An urban druid gains bonus spells based on her wisdom. The difficulty class of an Urban Druid's spell is 10+ the spell's level + the Urban Druid's wisdom modifier. Since several of an urban druid's skills are based on Intelligence this ability score are also important. Dexterity is important in order to make up for their lack of training with all but the lightest forms of armor.

Races: Humans, being industrious and quick to expand and build, have the highest affinity for the calling of the urban druid. Half-elves and half-orcs, often forced to live in large cities where they can rely on the anonymity of the crowd to hide their heritages, also often find themselves answering the secret voice of the city. Elves and gnomes, with their love of nature, are almost never Urban Druids.

Alignment: Any Neutral. As with traditional druids, urban druids must remain impartial to a certain degree. They must value society and civilization above the individual

Starting Age: Complex.

Table: The Urban Druid

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Spells per Day
Fort Ref Will 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st +0 +2 +0 +2 City Sense, Favored City 1, Urban Companion 3 1
2nd +1 +3 +0 +3 Crowdwalk 4 2
3rd +2 +3 +1 +3 Alley Fighting 4 2 1
4th +3 +4 +1 +4 Disease Immunity, Favored City 2 5 3 2
5th +3 +4 +1 +4 Urban Shape (1/day) 5 3 2 1
6th +4 +5 +2 +5 Urban Shape (2/day) 5 3 3 2
7th +5 +5 +2 +5 Urban Shape (3/day) 6 4 3 2 1
8th +6/+1 +6 +2 +6 Urban Shape (Large), Favored City 3 6 4 3 3 2
9th +6/+1 +6 +3 +6 Information Network 6 4 4 3 2 1
10th +7/+2 +7 +3 +7 Urban Shape (4/day) 6 4 4 3 3 2
11th +8/+3 +7 +3 +7 Urban Shape (Tiny) 6 5 4 4 3 2 1
12th +9/+4 +8 +4 +8 Urban Shape (Object), Favored City 4 6 5 4 4 3 3 2
13th +9/+4 +8 +4 +8 A Thousand Faces 6 5 5 4 4 3 2 1
14th +10/+5 +9 +4 +9 Urban Shape (5/day) 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2
15th +11/+6/+1 +9 +5 +9 Urban Shape (Huge) 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 1
16th +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 Favored City 5, Urban Shape (Animated Object 1/day) 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 2
17th +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 1
18th +13/+8/+3 +11 +6 +11 Urban Shape (6/day, animated object 2/day) 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 2
19th +14/+9/+4 +11 +6 +11 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3
20th +15/+10/+5 +12 +6 +12 Favored CIty 6, Urban Shape (Animated Object 3/day, Gargantuan) 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplmoacy (Cha), Gather Information (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (Architecture and Engineering) (Int), Knowledge (History) (Int), Knowledge (Local) (Cha), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Speak Language, Spellcraft (Int), Survival (Wis).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the urban druid.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Urban druids eschew most forms of weaponry, preferring to use smaller and faster weapons that don't spread panic by their mere presence. Urban druids are proficient with the following weapons: club, crossbow (any), dagger, quarterstaff, rapier, sap, and short sword. They find armor to be distasteful and rude, and although they are proficient with padded, leather, and studded leather armor, they prefer to wear armor only when adventuring. The DM may allow urban druids to wear other forms of light armor that provide less than a +4 armor bonus as well. Urban druids are proficient with bucklers but no other shields. An urban druid who wears prohibited armor or carries a prohibited shield is unable to cast urban druid spells or use any of her supernatural class abilities while doing so and for 24 hours thereafter.

Spells: An urban druid casts divine spells, which are drawn from the urban druid spell list. Her alignment may restrict her from casting certain spells opposed to her moral or ethical beliefs; see Chaotic, Evil, Good, and Lawful Spells, below. An urban druid must choose and prepare her spells in advance (see below). To prepare or cast a spell, the urban druid must have a Wisdom score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a druid's spell is 10 + the spell level + the druid's Wisdom modifier. Like other Spellcasters, an urban druid can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. She receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Wisdom score. She does not have access to any domain spells or granted powers, as a cleric does. An urban druid prepares and casts spells the way a cleric does, although she cannot lose a prepared spell to cast a cure spell in its place (but see Spontaneous Casting, below). An urban druid may prepare and cast any spell on the urban druid spell list, provided she can cast spells of that level, but she must choose which spells to prepare during her daily meditation. Spontaneous Casting: An urban druid can channel stored spell energy into repair spells that she hasn't prepared ahead of time. She can "lose" a prepared spell in order to cast any repair spell of the same level or lower. Chaotic, Evil, Good, and Lawful Spells: A druid can't cast spells of an alignment opposed to her own or her deity's (if she has one). Spells associated with particular alignments are indicated by the chaos, evil, good, and law descriptors in their spell descriptions.

City Sense (Ex): An urban druid gains a +2 bonus on Gather Information and Knowledge (local) checks.

Favored City (Ex): At 1st level, an urban druid must select a favored city. This must be a settlement of at least small town size or larger that the urban druid has visited, but need not be the city the urban druid currently calls home. As she gains levels, an urban druid may consider additional cities her favored cities. While within the city limits of one of her favored cities, an urban druid gains a sacred bonus to all Bluff, Diplomacy, Gather Information, and Intimidate checks equal to her Wisdom modifier. In addition, she gains a +2 morale bonus on all Will saving throws.

Urban Companion (Ex): An urban druid begins play with an urban companion selected from the following list: Small animated object, bat, dire rat, rat, cat, dog, riding dog, horse (light or heavy), Medium monstrous centipede, Small monstrous scorpion, Small monstrous spider, mule, owl, pony, raven, snake (Small or Medium viper), warhorse (light). This creature is a loyal companion that accompanies the urban druid on her adventures as appropriate for its kind. A vermin serving as an urban companion has an Intelligence of 1, and its type changes to animal. A 1st-level urban druid's companion is completely typical for its kind except as noted in the Druid's Animal Companion sidebar on page 36 of the Player's Handbook. As the urban druid advances in level, the companion's power increases as shown in that sidebar. If an urban druid releases her companion from service, she may gain a new one by performing a ceremony requiring 24 uninterrupted hours of prayer. This ceremony can also replace a companion that has perished. An urban druid of 4th level or higher may select from alternative lists of creatures (see below). Should she select an urban companion from one of these alternative lists, the creature gains abilities as if the character's urban druid level were lower than it actually is. Subtract the value indicated in the appropriate list header from the character's urban druid level and compare the result with the urban druid level entry on the table in the sidebar on page 36 of the Player's Handbook to determine the companion's powers. (If this adjustment would reduce the urban druid's effective level to 0 or lower, she can't have that creature as a companion.) Any construct that serves an urban druid is spontaneously created by the 24-hour prayer that calls the urban companion; the urban druid need not have the Craft Construct feat or expend gold and experience points to gain the construct companion.

Crowdwalk (Ex): At 2nd level, an urban druid can move through crowds with ease, moving as if in an open space. If an urban druid attempts to move through a square occupied by a hostile creature (such as with a Tumble check or an overrun attempt), she gains a +4 bonus on any skill check, Strength check, or attack roll made to resolve the movement.

Alley Fighting (Ex): Urban druids are masters at fighting in cramped quarters, such as city alleyways or narrow dungeon corridors. At 3rd-level, an urban druid's ability to fight in these conditions improves greatly. As long as she is fighting in an area no wider than her space (5 feet for a Small or Medium humanoid), she gains a +1 competence bonus on all attack rolls. Additionally, if she makes a melee attack against a target around a corner, the target does not gain the benefit of cover (unless the foe has total cover). The urban druid retains the benefits of cover against her enemy, unless she is fighting another urban druid or other creature with a similar power.

Disease Immunity (Ex): At 4th level, an urban druid becomes immune to all forms of disease, including supernatural diseases like mummy rot.

Urban Shape (Su): At 5th-level, an urban druid gains the ability to turn herself into any Small or Medium urban creature. This ability functions identically to a druid's wild shape ability, save that the list of forms the urban druid can take is much more specialized: It is limited to creatures with the humanoid type or to any non-construct creatures from her urban companion list (see above). An urban druid can use this ability more times per day at 6th, 7th, 10th, 14th, and 18th level. In addition, she gains the ability to take the shape of a Large creature at 8th level, a Tiny creature at 11th level, and a Huge creature at 15th level. The new form's Hit Dice can't exceed the character's urban druid level. At 12th level, the urban druid becomes able to use urban shape to change into an object (size based on the sizes allowed by the urban shape ability), such as a door or a wagon. The urban druid gains hardness equal to the material assumed, but the urban druid cannot assume the form of an object with a hardness of more than 10. As long as the urban druid is in object form, she has no means of locomotion or speech, but she retains awareness of her surroundings as if she were in her natural form. At 16th level, an urban druid becomes able to use urban shape to transform into a Small, Medium, Large, or Huge animated object once per day. These construct forms are in addition to her normal urban shape usage. In addition to the normal effects of urban shape, the urban druid also gains all of the animated object's extraordinary special attacks and special qualities, including any defenses gained from the construct type. Her type changes to construct for the duration of the animated object form. At 18th level, an urban druid gains the ability to assume animated object form twice per day, and at 20th level she can do so three times per day. At 20th level, she may use this ability to change into a gargantuan animated object. Information Network (Ex): Upon reaching 9th level, an urban druid has established an information network in a number of cities equal to her Charisma bonus. While in any of these cities, the urban druid only takes half an hour to make a Gather Information check (rather than a full evening or day). In addition, if any event occurs in a city that would interest the urban druid, she may make a Gather Information check to learn of the event as a free action. Knowledge of such an event reaches the urban druid's ears in 1d4 hours unless the urban druid is in an area that cannot be reached by her contacts.

URBAN DRUID SPELL LIST

Urban druids cast spells from the following list. Most of these spells are from the Player's Handbook, but a few are detailed above. New spells are marked with an asterisk.

0-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS (ORISONS)[edit]

Create Water: Creates 2 gallons/level of pure water. Cure Minor Wounds: Cures 1 point of damage. Detect Magic: Detects spells and magic items within 60 ft. Detect Poison: Detects poison in one creature or object. Guidance: +1 on one attack roll, saving throw, or skill check. Know Direction: You discern north. Light: Object shines like a torch. Mending: Makes minor repairs on an object. Purify Food and Drink: Purifies 1 cu. ft/level of food or water. Read Magic: Read scrolls and spellbooks. Repair Minor Damage*: Repairs 1 point of damage. Resistance: Subject gains +1 bonus on saving throws. Virtue: Subject gains 1 temporary hp.

1ST-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Alarm: Wards an area for 2 hours/level. Animate Rope: Makes a rope move at your command. Charm Person: Makes one person your friend. Comprehend Languages: You understand all spoken and written languages. Cure Light Wounds: Cures ld8 damage +1/level (max +5). Detect Secret Doors: Reveals hidden doors within 60 ft. Detect Undead: Reveals undead within 60 ft. Endure Elements: Exist comfortably in hot or cold environments. Faerie Fire: Outlines subjects with light, canceling blur, concealment, and the like. Hold Portal: Holds door shut. Jump: Subject gets bonus on Jump checks. Longstrider: Your speed increases by 10 ft. Magic Fang: One natural weapon of subject creature gets +1 on attack and damage rolls. Magic Stone: Three stones gain +1 on attack rolls, deal ld6+l damage. Obscure Object: Masks object against scrying. Obscuring Mist: Fog surrounds you. Pass without Trace: One subject/level leaves no tracks. Repair Light Damage*: Repairs ld8 damage +1/level (max +5). Scatterspray*: Unsecured objects fly outward in 10-ft.- radius burst.

2ND-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Barkskin: Grants +2 (or higher) enhancement to natural armor. (To represent Urban flavor, consider changing name and description to Shingleskin or something else similar) Bear's Endurance: Subject gains +4 to Con for 1 min./level. Bull's Strength: Subject gains +4 to Str for 1 min./level. Calm Emotions: Calms creatures, negating emotion effects. Cat's Grace: Subject gains +4 to Dex for 1 min./level. Chill Metal: Cold metal damages those who touch it. Delay Poison: Stops poison from harming subject for 1 hour/level. Detect Thoughts: Allows "listening" to surface thoughts. Eagle's Splendor: Subject gains +5 to Cha for 1 min./level. Enthrall: Captivates all within 100 ft. + 10 ft./level. Fog Cloud: Fog obscures vision. Heat Metal: Make metal so hot it damages those who touch it. Hold Person: Paralyzes one humanoid for 1 round/level. Knock: Opens locked or magically sealed door. Locate Object: Senses direction toward object (specific or type). Misdirection: Misleads divinations for one creature or object. Owl's Wisdom: Subject gains +4 to Wis for 1 min./level. Repair Moderate Damage*: Repairs 2d8 damage +1/ level (max +10). Resist Energy: Ignores 10 (or more) points of damage/attack from specified energy type. Restoration, Lesser Dispels magical ability penalty or repairs ld4 ability damage. Rope Trick: As many as eight creatures hide in extradimensional space. Spider Climb: Grants ability to walk on walls and ceilings. Suggestion: Compels subject to follow stated course of action. Summon Swarm: Summons swarm of bats, rats, or spiders. Warp Wood: Bends wood (shaft, handle, door, plank). Wood Shape: Rearranges wooden objects to suit you.

3RD-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Call Lightning: Calls down lightning bolts (3d6 per bolt) from sky. Charm Monster: Makes monster believe it is your ally. Contagion: Infects subject with chosen disease. Cure Moderate Wounds: Cures 2d8 damage +1/level (max +10). Daylight: 60-ft. radius of bright light. Diminish Plants: Reduces size or blights growth of normal plants. Glibness: You gain a +30 on Bluff checks, and your lies can escape magical discernment. Halt Undead: Immobilizes undead for 1 round/level. Keen Edge: Doubles normal weapon's threat range. Leomund's Tiny Hut: Creates shelter for ten creatures. Magic Fang, Greater: One natural weapon of subject creature gets +1/four levels on attack and damage rolls (max+5). Neutralize Poison: Immunizes subject against poison, detoxifies venom in or on subject. NondetectionM: Hides subject from divination, scrying Poison: Touch deals 1d10 Con damage, repeats in 1 min. Protection from Energy: Absorb 12 points/level of damage from one kind of energy. Quench: Extinguishes nonmagical fires or one magic item. Remove Disease: Cures all diseases affecting subject. Repair Serious Damage*: Repairs 3d8 damage +1/level (max +15). Shrink Item: Object shrinks to one-sixteenth size. Speak with Dead: Corpse answers one question/two levels Stinking Cloud: Nauseating vapors, 1 round/level. Tongues: Speak any language.

4TH-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Antiplant Shell: Keeps animated plants at bay. Blight: Withers one plant or deals ld6/level damage to plant creature. Cure Serious Wounds: Cures 3d8 damage +1/level (max +15). Dispel Magic: Cancels spells and magical effects. Dominate Person: Controls humanoid telepathically. Freedom of Movement: Subject moves normally despite impediments. Giant Vermin: Turns centipedes, scorpions, or spiders into giant vermin. Hold Monster: As hold person, but any creature. Legend LoreMF: Lets you learn tales about a person, place, or thing. Leomund's Secure Shelter: Creates sturdy cottage. Locate Creature: Indicates direction to familiar creature. Minor Creation: Creates one cloth or wood object. Repel Vermin: Insects, spiders, and other vermin stay 10 ft. away. Repair Critical Damage*: Repairs 4d8 damage +1/level (max +20). Rusting Grasp: Your touch corrodes iron and alloys. ScryingF: Spies on subject from a distance.

5TH-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Animate Objects: Objects attack your foes. Atonement: Removes burden of misdeeds from subject. Call Lightning Storm: As call lightning, but 5d6 damage per bolt. Control Winds: Change wind direction and speed. Cure Critical Wounds: Cures 4d8 damage +1/level (max +20). Death Ward: Grants immunity to all death spells and negative energy effects. Fabricate: Transforms raw materials into finished items. HallowM: Designates location as holy. Leomund's Secret ChestF: Hides expensive chest on Ethereal Plane; you retrieve it at will. Major Creation: As minor creation, plus stone and metal. Mordenkainen's Private Sanctum: Prevents anyone from viewing or scrying an area for 24 hours. Passwall: Creates passage through wood or stone wall. Repair Light Damage, Mass*: Repairs ld8 damage +1/ level for many objects. StoneskinM: Ignore 10 points of damage per attack. Susurrus of the City* F x: Knowledge of city answers one question/round. Transmute Mud to Rock: Transforms two 10-ft. cubes per level. Transmute Rock to Mud: Transforms two 10-ft. cubes per level. Unhallow M: Designates location as unholy. Wall of Stone: Creates a stone wall that can be shaped.

6TH-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Antilife Shell: 10-ft.-radius field hedges out living creatures. Bear's Endurance, Mass: As bear's endurance, affects one subject/ level. Bull's Strength, Mass: As bull's strength, affects one subject/level. Cat's Grace, Mass: As cat's grace, affects one subject/level. Cure Light Wounds, Mass: Cures ld8 damage +1/level for many creatures. Dispel Magic, Greater: As dispel magic, but +20 on check. Eagle's Splendor, Mass: As eagle's splendor, affects one subject/level. Find the Path: Shows most direct way to a location. Flesh to Stone: Turns subject creature into statue. Guards and Wards: Array of magic effects protect area. Move Earth: Digs trenches and builds hills. Owl's Wisdom, Mass: As owl's wisdom, affects one subject/level. Repair Moderate Damage, Mass*: Repairs ld8 damage +1/level for many objects. Repel Wood: Pushes away wooden objects. Spellstaff: Stores one spell in wooden quarterstaff. Stone Tell: Talk to natural or worked stone. Stone to Flesh: Restores petrified creature. Suggestion, Mass: As suggestion, plus one subject/level. Undeath to Death M: Destroys ld4/level HD of undead (max 20d4). Wall of Iron M: 30 hp/four levels; can topple onto foes.

7TH-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Control Weather: Changes weather in local area. Creeping Doom: Swarms of centipedes attack at your command. Cure Moderate Wounds, Mass: Cures 2d8 damage +1/level for many creatures. Disintegrate: Makes one creature or object vanish. Heal: Cures 10 points/level of damage, all diseases and mental conditions. Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion F: Door leads to extradimensional space. Phase Door: Creates an invisible passage through wood or stone. Repair Serious Damage, Mass*: Repairs 3d8 damage +1/level for many objects. Scrying, Greater: As scrying, but faster and longer. Sequester: Subject is invisible to sight and scrying; renders creature comatose. Statue: Subject can become statue at will. Transmute Metal to Wood: Metal within 40 ft. becomes wood. True Seeing M: Lets you see all things as they really are. Wind Walk: You and your allies turn vaporous and travel fast.

8TH-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Cure Serious Wounds, Mass: Cures 3d8 damage +1/ level for many creatures. Dimensional Lock: Teleportation and interplanar travel blocked for one day/level. Discern Location: Reveals exact location of creature or object. Earthquake: Intense tremor shakes 80-ft. radius. Finger of Death: Kills one subject. Iron Body: Your body becomes living iron. Maze: Traps subject in extradimensional maze. Polymorph Any Object: Changes any subject into anything else. Repair Critical Damage, Mass: Repairs 4d8 damage +1/level for many objects. Repel Metal or Stone: Pushes away metal and stone. Reverse Gravity: Objects and creatures fall upward. Word of Recall: Teleports you back to designated place.

9TH-LEVEL URBAN DRUID SPELLS[edit]

Antipathy: Object or location affected by spell repels certain creatures. Citygate * F: Teleports from one city gate to another. Cure Critical Wounds, Mass: Cures 4d8 damage +1/level for many creatures. Foresight: "Sixth sense" warns of impending danger. Freedom: Releases creature from imprisonment. Imprisonment: Entombs subject beneath the earth. Regenerate: Subject's severed limbs grow back, cures 4d8 damage +1/level (max +35). Shapechange F: Transforms you into any creature, and change forms once per round. Storm of Vengeance: Storm rains acid, lightning, and hail. SympathyM: Object or location attracts certain creatures.

Ex-Druids[edit]

An urban druid who changes to a prohibited alignment loses all spells and urban druid abilities (including her urban companion, but not including weapon, armor, and shield proficiencies). She cannot thereafter gain levels as an urban druid until she atones (see the atonement spell description).

Epic Urban Druid[edit]

Table: The Epic Druid

Hit Die: d8

Level Special
21st
22nd City Shape 7/day
23rd
24th Bonus Feat
25th
26th City Shape 8/day
27th
28th Bonus Feat
29th
30th City Shape 9/day

4 + Int modifier skill points per level.

Spells: The druid’s caster level is equal to his or her class level. The druid’s number of spells per day does not increase after 20th level.

Animal Companion: The epic druid’s urban companion continues to increase in power. At every three levels higher than 20th 18th (21st, 24th, 27th, and so on), the animal companion gains 2 bonus hit dice, +1 Strength and Dexterity, and an additional trick +2 bonus Hit Dice, its natural armor increases by 2, its Strength and Dexterity modifiers increase by 1, and it learns one additional bonus trick.

City Shape: The epic urban druid can use this ability to take the form of an urban creature one additional time per day every four levels higher than 18th. The urban druid’s ability to city shape into an animated object does not improve.

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing an Urban Druid[edit]

Religion: An urban druid worships the purity of society and the city above all else. Religions are incorporated into this as a whole, although the urban druid finds more to draw power from in the massive cathedrals and huge masses of worshipers than from their deities.

Other Classes: Urban druids share a love of society with the bard and the rogue, and they tend to find the company of these classes the most pleasing. Their devotion to cities and civilization often places them at odds with more rural regions and the wilderness beyond; as a result they tend to avoid interaction with rangers and druids, although the Urban Ranger variant obviously compliments nicely. Barbarians with their rash behavior and disdain for civilized life are the most reviled of the other classes. In the Eberron setting the Urban Druid may also find a staunch ally in the Artificer, who's talents enhance construction and the artificial structures which the Urban Druid reveres.

Combat: As with the standard druid, the urban druid is a versatile character. She can serve as a healer, a warrior, and a diplomat with ease. Her Urban companion can also provide valuable melee combat support.

Advancement: This class is perfect to multiclass with Rogue and Urban Barbarian.

Urban Druids in the World[edit]

Daily Life: Urban druids adventure to gain knowledge (especially about the history and architecture of cities and the ways of their citizens). Unlike the druids of nature, urban druids do not form hierarchical societies. Each is left to her own; when two urban druids meet, they often exchange ideas, lore, and philosophies, but only rarely do they stay together. Urban druids find destruction and entropy to be the most horrifying aspect of the world; anything that can destroy a city is to be hated, feared, and hunted. Undead are particularly reviled for their ability to quickly destroy populations through disease, terror, and negative energy, but dragons and elementals (with their capability to destroy large buildings and swaths of cities with ease) are also hated, and often an urban druid turns to an adventuring life to seek out and slay these terrible foes.

Organizations: They have their own secret organization.

NPC Reactions: Traditional druids and rangers are their biggest rivals. they work well with rogues and bards and Urban rangers.

Urban Druid Lore[edit]

Characters with ranks in Knowledge (Architecture and Engineering) can research urban druids 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
5 some cities have some special guards.
10 some cities have special urban power.
15 Urban Druids are new type of druids.
20 Urban Druids are the power and the face of cities.

Urban in the Game[edit]

Same as traditional druid.


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