Kaori Paragon (3.5e Racial Paragon Class)
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The Kaori are named for the word that describes them in the Kerani language - it means "distant blood", and is sometimes the only acknowledgement that a Kaori receives from their true-blooded kin. They are typically the result of a union between Kerani and Man. Like Half-Elves, they are often subject to a great amount of derision by those who disapprove of such creatures, due to the longstanding enmity between the races of men and the Kerani tribes. On the other hand, those who seek to mend the frayed relations between their two races often look to the Kaori as a living link, and prize them for their unique capability for forging relationships and wordplay.
Due to their lives often requiring the navigation of many minefield of social interactions, many Kaori become naturally capable conversationalists and pacifiers. Still, owing to their human-like versatility, many Kaori forego the passive route in life, and instead heed the call of the more savage ancestors, taking up martial disciplines or attuning themselves with natural forces.
For more information on the individual characteristics and preferences of the Kerani, see the Kaori page.
Game Rule Information
Alignment: Usually neutral good.
Hit Die: d6
The Kerani paragon's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Gather Information (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Knowledge (Local) (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Speak Language (none), and Spot (Wis).
Skill Points: (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
|Special||Spells per Day|
|1st||+0||+2||+0||+2||Natural Weapon: Gore, Divided Ancestry||—|
|2nd||+1||+3||+0||+3||Skill Focus||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
|3rd||+2||+3||+1||+3||Ability boost (CON or CHA +2)||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
All of the following are class features of the Kaori paragon class.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency
Spells per Day
At 2nd and 3rd level, a Kaori paragon gains new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if they had also gained a level in a spellcasting class they belonged to before adding the level. They do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained (bonus metamagic or item creation feats, etc.). This essentially means that they add the level of Kaori paragon to the level in the spellcasting class, then determines spells per day, spells known, and caster level accordingly.
If a Kaori had more than one spellcasting class before they became a Kaori paragon, they must decide which class gains this benefit at each level of Kerani paragon. If a Kerani paragon has no levels in a spellcasting class, this class feature has no effect.
Natural Weapon: Gore (Ex):
A Kaori paragon has adopted the gifts of their ancestry, and learned to user their horns in battle, just as the Kerani do. The horns are considered a natural weapon, dealing 1d8 damage plus the Kaori's strength modifier.
Divided Ancestry (Ex):
Unlike other racial paragons, Kaori can take levels in more than one racial paragon class. After gaining at least one level as a Kaori paragon, a Kaori can take Human paragon or Kerani paragon levels (but not both).
Skill Focus (Ex):
At 2nd level, a Kaori paragon gains the Skill Focus feat.
Ability Boost (Ex):