Snake Servant (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Becoming a Snake Servant
|Base Attack Bonus:||+5.|
|Race:||Any humanoid or monstrous humanoid.|
|Skills:||Bluff Rank 5, Disguise Rank 5.|
|Special:||The potential snake servant must go through a special ceremony with a medusa, allowing ther to poison him until his Strength score is brought to 0.|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Medusa Gaze Immunity|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Poison Damage Reduction 1|
|3rd||+2||+1||+1||+3||Stunning Gaze (1/Day)|
|4th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Poison Damage Reduction 2|
|5th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Petrification Immunity, Medusa Apotheosis, Stunning Gaze (2/Day)|
All of the following are class features of the Snake Servant.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency:Snake servants are proficient with longbows, composite longbows, shortbows, composite shortbows, and all simple weapons, but they gain no new proficiency with armor or shields.
Medusa Gaze Immunity (Su):The Snake servant becomes immune to the petrifying gaze attack of a medusa. The snake servant gains no immunity to any other gaze attack.
Poison Damage Reduction (Ex):Through constant exposure to poisons of all types, especially those created by medusas, the snake servant can ignore a limited amount of poison damage. If the medusa cultist fails her Fortitude save against poison, she reduces the amount of poison damage by 1 point at 2nd level and 2 points at 4th level. This ability does not reduce any damage from the delivery method, just the poison itself. This reduction applies to both initial and secondary poison damage.
Stunning Gaze (Su): At 3rd level, the snake servant's gaze becomes particularly unnerving, causing creatures to be stunned. This effect has a range of 30 feet and is negated by a Fortitude save (DC 10 + snake servant class level + Charisma modifier). The snake servant can use this ability for 1 round a number of times per day as indicated by the Snake Servant Advancement Table. A creature who fails the saving throw is stunned for 1 round.
Medusa Apotheosis: At 5th level, the snake servant has lost all touch with her original heritage, becoming more like a medusa. Her skin becomes scaly, and her eyes change to those of a reptile. Her eyelids wither away and are replaced by a nictitating membrane-her eyes never blink again. The snake servant's type changes to "monstrous humanoid." All special abilities, spells, or effects treat her as a monstrous humanoid.
A Snake servant who ceases worshiping Shekenster loses almost all class features of the prestige class. The only class feature that is not lost is the medusa apotheosis-the creature is permanently warped and twisted into a monstrous humanoid as a reminder of her former master. However, due to Shekenster's treacherous nature, a snake servant who remains faithful to the deirt does not lose her abilities if she opposes medusas.