Theologian (3.5e Class)
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A typical Theologian is a knowledgeable skeptic to all but there own beliefs. unlike Clerics whose faith in their deity grants them divine spells, or Druids who derive their powers from nature, a Theologian's knowledge of the divine and the strength of their soul is the source of the Theologian's divine might.
Making a Theologian
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Races: Humans, Elves and Half-Elves are Generally the most likely Races to become Theologians. However any one who seeks too truly understand the nature of the divine forces around them, and harness the power within may become a Theologian.
Starting Gold: 4d4 gp.
Starting Age: Moderate
|1st||+0||+2||+0||+2|| Aura of resolve, Scribe scroll|
Scripture, Mana Pool
|5th||+3||+4||+1||+4||Aura of courage|
|8th||+6/+1||+6||+2||+6||Aura of Charm|
|12th||+9/+4||+8||+4||+8||Aura of Menace|
|15th||+11/+6/+1||+9||+5||+9||Aura of Anonymity|
|20th||+15/+10/+5||+12||+6||+12||More presence then flesh|
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
All of the following are class features of the Theologian.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Theologian are are proficient with the following weapons; club, dagger, dart, quarterstaff, scimitar, sickle, shortspear, sling, spear, and with (light, medium) types of armor, and with shields (except tower shields).
Spells: A Theologian can cast any divine spells he has learned, and he can learn spells from the Shugenja as well as cleric spell lists. To learn a spell the Theologian must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10, and a caster level equal to, or greater then the spell's level in order to learn a spell. The Theologian divine caster level is the same as it's class level.
Scripture: A Theologian must meditate upon the teachings of his Scripture each day in order to focus his spiritual energy and choose the spells he will cast for that day. He cannot cast any spell not recorded in his Scripture, except for Read Magic which all Theologians know by heart. he can record new spells in it by studying religious text. "like a wizard studying a spellbook." A Theologian begins play with there Scripture "a spellbook".
Mana Pool (Su): All Theologians learn to form a mana pool in there quest for scholarly and spiritual perfection in focussing the power of There souls. Note a Theologian has a Hit Die of one d4 unlike Clerics and Druids who have one d8. It's do to there efforts in focussing spiritual energy the result is a Mana Die "Mp." of one d4 per class level. Mp. is baced on Wisdom like, Hp. is baced on Constitution. A Theologian must have a Wisdom score equal to at least 10 in order cast spells. A Theologian who has Wis modifier of 1 gains 1 Bonus Mp. per divine caster level. All spells cost Mp. the spell's Mp. cost is equal to the spell's level for instants a level-1 spell costs 1 Mp.(ack.)
Orison Ability (Sp): A Theologian can cast all 0-level spells he knows at will as spell-like Abilities. A Theologian can only learn a number of 0-level spells at 1st-level equal to his Int modifier. can not learn 0-level spells past 1st-level.
Aura of Resolve (Ex): at 1st level, the Theologian gains immunity to all charm and compulsion effects. His mind is his own, and no other creature can control his thoughts or actions. Each ally within 10 feet of him gains a +4 morale bonus on saving throws against charm or compulsion effects. This ability functions while the Theologian is conscious, but not if he is unconscious or dead.
Aura of Courage (Su): You are immune to fear, and each ally within 10 feet of you gains a +4 morale bonus on saving throws against fear effects.
Aura of Menace (Su): A righteous aura surrounds you whenever you fight or get angry. Any hostile creature with in a 5-foot radius of you takes a –2 penalty on attacks, AC, and saves for 24 hours or until it successfully hits you. A creature that has broken the effect can't be affected again by your aura for 24 hours.
Aura of Charm (Su): A sublime aura surrounds you, it makes individuals who are close to you fell a sense of trust and admiration. When you are in a crowd of ten or more individuals you gain a divine bonus equal to your half Theologian level on Bluff, and Sense Motive checks.
Aura of Anonymity (Su): You leave few impressions upon those you meet, and even fewer upon those unexceptional souls you pass in the street. When you are walking in a crowd of ten or more individuals, you gain a divine bonus equal to your half Theologian level on Disguise and Hide checks.
More presence then flesh (Su): At 20th level, a Theologian has tuned his mind, spirit, and skill to the point that he becomes a magical creature. he is forevermore treated as an outsider (an extraplanar creature) rather than as a humanoid for the purpose of spells and magical effects. In addition a Theologian gains damage reduction 5/magic and 20% miss chance.
4+ Int modifier skill points per level.
Elf Theologian Starting Package
Armor: Studded leather Armor and light steel Shield. (speed 30 ft. –1 Armor Check Penalty)
Weapons: Quarterstaff (1d6/1d6, crit ×2, 4 lb., two-handed, bludgeoning). dart (1d4, crit 20/×2, range inc. 20 ft., 1/2 lb., piercing).
Feat: Combat Casting.
Gear: Backpack with waterskin, one day’s trail rations, bedroll, sack, and flint and steel. Ten candles, map case, three pages of parchment, ink, inkpen, Scripture and 20 darts
Gold: 3d6 gp.
Playing a Theologian
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Theologians in the World
|“||How Dare you speak such idiocy, now everyone in earshot of your voice is by some degree stupider for having heard you. May God have mercy on your soul for I will not!||”|
|—Aust Galanodel, Elf Theologian|
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Theologians in the Game
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