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Shepherd of Rad

by George Ziacara

Shepherds of Rad are the "priests" of the Temples of Rad in Glantri.

Nationality: Glantrian
Ability to cast 3rd level arcane spells
Know (religion) 5 ranks
Know (arcana) 8 ranks
Concentration 5 ranks

Class Skills
Concentration(con), Decipher Script(int), Diplomacy(chr), Heal(wis), Knowledge(all)(int), Spellcraft(int)
Skill points: 2+int mod/ level

Class Features

Weapons and Armour: Shepherds of Rad gain no proficiency with any weapon or armour.

Lvl BaB For Ref Will Special Spellcasting
1 0 0 0 +2 Light of Rad +1 arcane spellcaster lvl
2 +1 0 0 +3   +1 arcane spellcasting lvl
3 +2 +1 +1 +3 Divine caster  
4 +3 +1 +1 +4 Smite Divine +1 arcane spellcaster lvl
5 +3 +1 +1 +4   +1 divine spellcaster lvl
6 +4 +2 +2 +5 Smite Dwarf +1 arcane spellcaster lvl
7 +5 +2 +2 +5   +1 divine spellcaster lvl
8 +6 +2 +2 +6   +1 arcane spellcaster lvl
9 +6 +3 +3 +6   +1 divine spellcaster lvl
10 +7 +3 +3 +7   +1 arcane spellcaster lvl

Light of Rad:(sp)At 1st level the Shepherd of Rad gains the ability to detect divine spellcasters as a paladin detects evil.

Divine Caster: Through his strong faith at 3rd level a Shepherd gains the ability to cast divine spells as a 1st level cleric and access to one domain of the Immortal Rad. He gains no other cleric abilities such as turning or spontaneous casting.

Smite Divine:(su)A Shepherd of Rad can smite divine spellcasters at 4th level as a paladin smites evil. Once per day she can add her int bonus to her attack rolls and +1 damage per class level. She can use this ability with spells.

Smite Dwarf:(su)At 6th level a Shepherd of Rad gains the ability to smite dwarves.

A couple of notes: in previous editions of the game access to 1st and 2nd level cleric were not granted by a patron deity(Immortal) but by one's strong faith, hence the divine spellcasting ability above.

A see the Shepherds as almost an inquisition-type faith hunting down rogue clerics and plague bearing dwarves, although I don't think there is anything cannon to support this. This is just my personal view. This in why I gave them some of there special abilities.

I debated whether or not to give them a wizards base attack or clerics, but decided on clerics.

Is there anywhere that describes what kind of vestments(colour etc) the Shepherds wear? It might help me flesh things out a bit. Thanks.