Warriors are naturally adept at the combat arts. Whether self-taught or trained, a warrior’s ability relies upon strength of body and weapon. From the common foot soldier to the King’s own champion, warriors are steadfast defenders or bold front-line fighters, willing to face death for the greater good. Warriors are also mercenaries, soldiers, bodyguards or simply adventurers.
Blade Protector, Combat Ferocity and Guard are capstones for the Warrior.
Sages draw on the realms of life and death, harness the realms of prime elements, or gather the power of nature to both harm and heal. Their spoken words and gestures hold great magical power. Sages spend years learning their craft and honing their abilities by studying grimoires. With time and effort, a sage can learn to turn the dullest blade into a weapon of magical destruction or a beautiful trinket into a channel for the most deadly of spells. Sages are healers and dealers in death, providers of defensive spells for their companions or researchers forever lost in stacks of scrolls and books searching arcane documents and texts for new insights into the world of magic.
Magical Surge, Mana Barrier and Meditation are capstones for the Sage.
The foundation of a rogue’s natural abilities are adaptability and resourcefulness. Whether a stealthy assassin or a quick-witted scout, rogues are adept at getting at what others cannot. Opening locked treasure vaults, stealing secret invasion plans, obtaining covert information or even pilfering purses are second nature for the experienced rogue. They develop a very noteworthy set of skills using Finesse to accomplish their goals. Rogues hail from any background, getting their start as common pickpockets, humble apothecaries or as tomb raiders or bandits. A rogue is a valuable asset to any adventuring team who needs a little sleight of hand to get past the town watchmen.
Backstabber, Nimbleness and Shake It Off are capstones for the Rogue.
Adepts are those who follow the path of the sage and the rogue. Their ability to use magic and weapons with equal ease guarantees them a well-rounded addition to any adventuring party. They often find the most expeditious or convenient methods to accomplish a task by using the most effective skills in their arsenal. They have spent time learning a variety of skills, and it takes one longer to become proficient in any one area of expertise. Adepts are stealthy assassins, nimble escape artists, experts in guerrilla warfare, and well-rounded support troops in any combat situation.
Meditation, Misdirection, Shadow Casting and Shake It Off are the capstones for the Adept.
Spellswords are adventurers who wield a weapon as easily as casting a spell. Their natural strengths are found on the path of the warrior and in the studies of the sage. Because they have sacrificed time practicing and learning magic to train with a weapon, it is slightly more difficult to become proficient in either, but an experienced spellsword can easily stand with a skilled warrior or a knowledgeable sage. Spellswords are combat healers, front line support, or nearly selfsufficient adventurers.
Guard, Mana Shield, Meditation and Smite are capstones for a Spellsword.
The most valuable skill of a warden is versatility. Adventurers who become wardens easily master the skills of both warrior and rogue, becoming an expert in both front-line assault and tactical combat. Their versatility mitigates any lack of skilled proficiency in these two separate areas of combat. Wardens are swashbuckling debonairs, swindling privateers, soldiers on the flanks of combat, or second line fighters ready to fill in the gaps when comrades have fallen.
Guard, Riposte, Shake It Off and Tactical Strikes are capstones of the Warden.
An Artisan’s power comes not from the arcane or from brute strength, but from wealth. While possessing no natural talent for wielding steel or spell, they are accomplished craftsmen and world-class merchants. Experienced artisans develop an eye for the properties of particular items and have an uncanny knack for making the best deals. Artisans are hardworking, honest merchants, silver tongued swindlers, accomplished crafters or savvy businessmen.
Combat Triage, Lore Master and Master Craftsman are capstones for the Artisan.
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