Witch Lady (3.5e Prestige Class)
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A cottage witch who has spirit bonded with a mage smith and created an estate around his tower gains the ability to access many of his arcane spells and powers via their bond. The use of the facilities within their domain(s) enhances her crafting and research skills.
Race: Restricted to those allowed the witch, ie half-elf, human, wood elf, forest gnome, lightfoot halfling, pixie, wild elf, aquatic elf, rock gnome, tallfellow halfling, gray elf, high elf, drow, deep halfling, maenad, lizardfolk, centaur, aasimir, tiefling, satyr, jann, rakshasa, hound archon, or ogre mage.
| Maximum Power|
|2nd||+1||+3||+0||+3||Craft Minor Candle||18||5||2nd|
|3rd||+1||+3||+1||+3||Scribe Lesser Witchglyph||26||6||3rd|
|4th||+2||+4||+1||+4||Craft Minor Witchstaff||36||7||3rd|
|5th||+2||+4||+1||+4||Craft Lesser Candle||48||8||4th|
|6th||+3||+5||+2||+5||Scribe Medium Witchglyph||52||9||4th|
|7th||+3||+5||+2||+5||Craft Lesser Witchstaff||68||10||5th|
|8th||+4||+6||+2||+6||Craft Medium Candle||86||11||5th|
|9th||+4||+6||+3||+6||Scribe Greater Witchglyph||106||12||6th|
|10th||+5||+7||+3||+7||Craft Medium Witchstaff||128||13||6th|
|Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level)|
Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (history) (Int), Knowledge (nobility/royalty) (Int), Knowledge (the planes) (Int)
All the following are class features of the witch lady:
Psionic Powers (Ps): A witch lady's powers are those of a psion, since she uses her willpower to discipline her psychic abilites; however, unlike psions and like wilders, the ability modifier for her powers is Charisma rather than Intelligence.
Power Points/Day: A witch lady’s ability to manifest powers is limited by the power points she has available. Her base daily allotment of power points is given on Table: Witch. In addition, she receives bonus power points per day if she has a high Charisma score (see Table: Ability Modifiers and Bonus Power Points). Her race may also provide bonus power points per day, as may certain feats and items.
Powers Known: A witch begins her ladyship knowing four psion power of her choice. Every level thereafter, she unlocks the knowledge a new power. She selects her powers from the psion power list or from the list of powers of her chosen discipline. She cannot choose powers from restricted discipline lists other than her chosen discipline lists. She can choose powers from disciplines other than her own if they are not on a restricted discipline list. (Exception: The feats Expanded Knowledge and Epic Expanded Knowledge do allow a witch to learn powers from the lists of other disciplines or even other classes.) A witch an manifest any power that has a power point cost equal to or lower than her manifester level.
A witch lady simply knows her powers; they are ingrained in her mind. She does not need to prepare them (in the way that some spellcasters prepare their spells), though she must get a good night’s sleep each day to regain all her spent power points.
To learn or manifest a power, a witch lady have an Charisma score of at least 10 + the power’s level.
Candles: Candles create identification and detection effects. Anyone can light a candle, but if they do not recognize the type of candle they are lighting, the results may be unexpected. A newly created candle burns for 50 hours.
Witchglyphs: Glyphs create an aura affect over a wide area. They exist until destroyed or dismissed, but must be periodically reinvoked. The Invoke Witchglyph skill is required to utilize a glyph correctly. Glyphs cannot be imbued.
Witchstaffs: Compare standard staffs.
Timeless Body (Ex): Upon attaining ladyship, a witch no longer takes ability score penalties for aging and cannot be magically aged. Any penalties she may have already incurred, however, remain in place. Her appearance ceases to change due to ageing.
Bonuses still accrue, and the witch still dies of old age when her time is up.
The Epic Witch Lady
Skill Points Per Level
All the following are class features of the epic witch lady:
Animal Companion: The witch lady’s animal companion, if she has one, continues to increase in power. Every three levels higher than 10th level, the animal companion gains 2 bonus hit dice, +1 Strength and Dexterity, and an additional trick.
Epic Witch Lady Bonus Feat List: Additional Magic Item Space, Automatic Quicken Power, Craft Epic Candle, Craft Epic Witchstaff, Epic Expanded Knowledge, Epic Leadership, Epic Psionic Focus, Epic Psionic Penetration, Epic Reputation, Epic Skill Focus, Great Charisma, SRD:Improved Manifestation, Improved Metapsionics, Intensify Power, Master Staff (applies to witchstaffs), Power Stowaway, Scribe Epic Witchglyph.
A witch lady whose lord dies, whose spirit bond with him is broken or whose noble tower is destroyed loses all ladylike powers, spells and abilities. She cannot thereafter gain levels as a witch until her mate is resurrected or she bonds with a new one, and rebuilds her noble tower (at a new locale if necessary).