BLADE OF ARCANE FELINITY
"Yes, foolish canine…. Just come a liiiittle bit closer…"
The Blades of Arcane Felinity, or the Catblades, as those who aren’t inducted into this arcane and snobbish order call them, are those who combine a feline form with the magical combat style of the Swordmage.
Their main ability seems to be summoning weapons several times larger than them, and hitting their opponents with them.
BECOMING A BLADE OF ARCANE FELINITY
Almost all Catblades are Cat Burglars/Swordmages-although some are actually WolfGuard.
Class Abilities/Race: Kitty Form OR feline race (Such as Catfolk, Mows or Cat-Elves), Enhanced Cant +1
Special: Must be inducted into the order in an ancient and hallowed ceremony, involving large, arcane rubber hammers.
The Catblade’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Climb (Str), Craft (Cha), Diplomacy (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Gather Information (Cha), Hide (Dex), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Local, Arcana)(Int), Listen (Wis), Martial Lore (Int), Move Silently (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str) and Tumble (Dex).
Skills Points at Each Level : 6 + int
Hit Dice: d6
Weapon Proficiencies: A Catblade gains no new armor or weapon proficiencies.
BAB Fort Ref Will Abilities
1. +1 +0 +2 +2 Feline Arcanist, Student of Arcane Felinity
2. +2 +0 +3 +3
3. +3 +1 +3 +3
4. +4 +1 +4 +4
5. +5 +1 +4 +4 Enhanced Cant +1
6. +6 +2 +5 +5 Journeyman of Arcane Felinity
7. +7 +2 +5 +5
8. +8 +2 +6 +6
9. +9 +3 +6 +6 Enhanced Cant +2
10.+10 +3 +7 +7 Master of Arcane Felinity
Feline Arcanist: Your Swordmage and Catblade levels stack for the purposes of determining your incantations known and per encounter.
Student of Arcane Felinity: A Catblade may use any canted weapon as if they were medium sized and had opposable thumbs. In actuality, they just glare intently at the weapon as it materialises and it moves as if they wielded it. This means they can hold other items in their hands, or use their abilities even while a cat.
Enhanced Cant: As per the Swordmage ability.
Journeyman of Arcane Felinity: A Catblade of at least 6th level can create their weapons at more varied sizes. They may cant weapons appropriately sized for them, a medium creature, or a large creature. This changes damage as per normal; and they never take a penalty due to the canted weapons size.
Master of Arcane Felinity: A Catblade of 10th level can create weapons of huge sizes. They may cant weapons at a size suitable for any creature within three size categories of them.
PLAYING A CATBLADE
The single most important thing to remember as a Catblade is that you are awesome. You beat people up with swords and hammer made of MAGIC. You should rule this place, you’re that awesome! This city is YOURS, foo’!
Combat: Catblades are at home in combat. The idea is simple: Hit the enemy with very big weapons.
Advancement: Most Catblades return to their ‘studies’ as a Swordmage; although some take on another prestige class.
Resources: The order of Arcane Felinity is willing to help its members to a degree-as long as they can do something awesome.
CATBLADES IN THE WORLD
"See, I’d love to help. But I am NOT messing with that cat again."
Catblades tend to be adored by those who see them. Like the Catblades themselves, the people think their abilities rather impressive to behold-or, as they’d put it, awesome.
Daily Life: Awake, have breakfast. Look for fight. Win fight. Show off. Have lunch. Attack nobleman for the fun. Beat guards. Steal his money. Have lunch again. Sleep until the morning.
Notables: Lisa Awesome is the best known member of this class. Her acts include starting an avalanche to save a village, slaying an orc warlord with an arrow, and destroying a different village that bugged her by making an explosion twice the size of the village. With a sword.
Organizations: Almost all Catblades are members of the order of the Blades of Arcane Felinity. These orders tend to be related to, or often part of Cat Burglar guilds.
Most people with a sense of amusement find your antics hilarious and awesome-until you target them. Your innate awesome is enough that occasionally, your targets are still impressed.
CATBLADES IN THE GAME
This class has some infiltrating abilities, but is primarily a combatant.
Adaptation: This class could fit in any campaign that a Cat Burglar could, as long as magic exists.
Encounters: A Catblade could be a guard for a Cat Burglar guild, or a rogue showoff.