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Lord Iames Osari
2006-08-14, 12:54 PM
The Soulfire Knights

"I dub thee a Knight Companion of the Order of Soulfire. Rise, Sir Knight, and take your place with your fellows." - Knight Commandant Dame Olga Bellastottir

The Order of Soulfire, more commonly called the Soulfire Knights, even by its members, is an organization devoted to the Goddess Vala (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?action=display;board=homebrew;num=11540611 33;start=0#10).

Purpose: To advance the goals of the Goddess Vala in accordance with Her teachings and philosophy.

Alignment: LG (LN, LG, NG)

GP Resource Limit/Economics: 7,200,000 gp. Soulfire Knights receive free magical healing from clerics of Vala.

Membership Requirements: Proper alignment, worshipper of Vala, must have performed a mission for the Soulfire Knights, must be invited to join by a pre-existing Soulfire Knight or the Goddess Vala Herself.

Authority Figures: The Goddess Vala, Knight Commandant Dame Olga Bellastottir [LG F dwarf Pal 5/Clr 1/Soulfire Guardian 10]. Knight Commandant Dame Olga Bellastottir directs the activities of the Soulfire Knights as she sees fit in the absence of any specific instructions from Vala. She is strict but fair in handing out discipline.

Other Important Figures: Knight Vigilant Sir Hiroto Nikagi [LG M elf Pal 7/Clr 1/Soulfire Guardian 5], Knight Companion Dame Shira Silversmith [NG F human Clr 9/Soulfire Guardian 3]

Racial Makeup: Human 39%, dwarf 36%, Half-elf 13%, elf 12%.

Class Makeup: Cleric 43%, paladin 15%, fighter 14%, monk 8%.

Soulfire Knight Lore:
Knowledge (history or religion) result: Knowledge
10: The Soulfire Knights are an order dedicated to Vala. They often sponsor missions against evil creatures.
15: The first Soulfire Knight was a human paladin named Perreth Quemson. He died after defeating the orc mage-priest Mothga. The weapon of a Soulfire Knight is imbued with an aspect Vala's power called soulfire.
20: Soulfire Knights are chosen by Vala or by other Knights. The more powerful among their number can create explosions and walls of pure soulfire.

Adventure Hook: A Soulfire Knight on a secret mission has disappeared, and now the Order wants the PCs to find out what happened. The PCs know only the region the Soulfire Knight was last known to be, and that if they succeed, they will be handsomely rewarded.

Prestige Class: The Soulfire Guardian

Soulfire Guardians are those chosen to wield Vala's soulfire with its greatest potency. Most of them are members of the Soulfire Knights organization, but occasionally Vala will single out a worshipper from outside the organization to take on this mantle.
Hit Die: d8.

Alignment: Lawful good or neutral good.
BAB: +3.
Skills: Knowledge (the planes) 3 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 8 ranks.
Feats: Soulfire Spell (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?action=display;board=homebrew;num=11545719 19;start=0#13).
Spells: Ability to cast 1st-level divine spells.
Special: Must be a worshipper of Vala.

Class Skills
The Soulfire Guardian's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (the planes) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), and Spellcraft (Int).
Skill Points per Level: 2 + Int modifier.

BAB: As fighter.
Good Saves: Fort and Will.

Spells per day: At every level except 1st and 10th, a Soulfire Guardian's spellcasting ability improves as if she had gained a level in the spellcasting class she previously possessed. If the Soulfire Guardian possesses multiple spellcasting classes, she must choose which class to apply this ability to. The Soulfire Guardian gains no other benefits of having gone up a level in whichever spellcasting class she chooses.
Smite Evil (Su): At 1st level, the Soulfire Guardian gains the ability to smite evil 1/day. This ability functions like the paladin ability of the same name. Paladin, cleric, and Soulfire Guardian levels stack to determine the power of the Soulfire Guardian's smite attack.
* At 5th and 9th levels, the Soulfire Guardian can smite evil an additional time per day.
Soulfire Weapon (Su): At 1st level, the Soulfire Guardian chooses a weapon with which to exercise Vala's will. The SG must be proficient with this weapon, and it must have been in her possession for the last 24 hours. While wielding this weapon, the SG has a +1 sacred bonus on damage rolls, and the weapon counts as magic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction. A SG may only have one soulfire weapon at a time.
* Starting at 2nd level, the SG's chosen weapon counts as silver as well as magic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
* Starting at 4th level, the SG's chosen weapon is treated as good-aligned.
* Starting at 6th level, the SG's chosen weapon deals an additional 1d6 points of fire damage.
* Starting at 8th level, the SG's chosen weapon is treated as lawful-aligned.
* Starting at 10th level, the SG's chosen weapon deals an additional 1d6 points of sacred damage.
Improved Soulfire Spell: Starting at 3rd level, spells a SG prepares and/or casts with the Soulfire Spell metamagic feat use a spell slot of a level equal to the unmodified spell.
Turn Undead (Su): Starting at 3rd level, the SG adds her SG level - 2 to her paladin and/or cleric levels for the purpose of turning undead.
Soulfire Blast (Su): Starting at 7th level, the SG can expend one use of her turn undead ability to create an effect identical to one of the follwing psionic powers: energy ball, energy bolt, energy burst, energy cone, or energy missile. These effects deal 7d6+7 points of fire damage and are treated as if modified by the Soulfire Spell metamagic feat. They otherwise follow all the rules for the powers they mimic.
Soulfire Ward (Su): Starting at 10th level, the SG can expend one use of her turn undead ability to create an energy wall, as the power of the same name. This power deals 10d6+10 points of fire damage and is treated as if modified by the Soulfire Spell metamagic feat. It otherwise follows all the rules of the energy wall power.

Affiliation: The Knightly Order of Vala's Soulfire
Symbol: The Soulfire Knights use Vala's holy symbol.
Enemies: Evil creatures of all sorts, especially worshippers of Maleth.

Type: Fighting company (social).
Scale: 12 (multiregional/kingdom)

{table="head"]Affiliation Score Criterion|Affiliation Score Modifier
Character level|+1/2 PC's level
Cleric or Paladin|+1
Has the Soulfire Spell feat|+1
Has levels in the Soulfire Guardian PrC|+1/class level
Is lawful good|+1
Per mission completed|+2
Defeats a minion of Maleth in combat|+1/4 worshipper's CR
Acts in a chaotic or evil manner|-4
Fail in combat vs. a minion of Maleth|-4[/table]

{table="head"]Affiliation Score|Title: Benefits and Duties
3 or lower|Not affiliated or junior member with no benefits.
4-10|Knight Potential: You show promise. The Soulfire Knights do not recruit you yet, but they keep an eye on your accomplishments and may sponsor missions for you. You receive free healing from the Soulfire Knights while on missions sponsored by them.
11-20|Knight Companion: You receive free healing from the Soulfire Knights and can purchase spellcasting from them at 3/4 the normal cost. You must donate 5% of your treasure to the Soulfire Knights.
21-29|Knight Vigilant: You gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls against minions of Maleth.
30+|Knight Commandant: You may borrow one item of up to 30,000 gp value from the Soulfire Knights' vaults once per month for to 2d4 days; while the item is borrowed, the Soulfire Knights' capital is reduced by 1 if the item is valued at more than 10,000 gp. You must defeat a CR 13 creature in single combat.[/table]

Executive powers: Crusade, Raid, War.

The Demented One
2006-08-15, 10:37 PM
Totally stealing my name, yo.

Lord Iames Osari
2006-08-16, 08:28 PM
Well, them's the brakes, aint they?

Lord Iames Osari
2006-08-18, 07:06 PM
Any peaching coming my way?

Lord Iames Osari
2006-09-08, 01:49 AM
So I was looking at Cayzle's blog and I noticed that he mentioned that my PrC was overpowered. Was this a widespread feeling, and if so, how can I make it better?

There is now a thread devoted to the Soulfire Guardian PrC in Homebrew. All comments etc. should be posted here (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=homebrew;action=display;num=11577421 13).