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Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light
Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light are holy warriors who worship the Triad of Pelor, St. Cuthbert, and Heironeous. The Chosen trace their history back to the holy war against Vecna, when the three churches joined forces to resist the occluded empire, despite the orders recent founding. The Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light believe that to truly embody the virtues of good and safe guard the Flaness, one must draw on the strengths of all three gods. Through courage and perseverance, the Chosen seek justice for all.
Hit Die: d10.
To qualify to become a Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
Alignment: Lawful good.
Base Attack Bonus: +5.
Skills: Knowledge (religion) 8 ranks, Knowledge (planes) 4 ranks, Knowledge (history) 4 ranks.
Special: Ability to turn undead.
The Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (history) (Int), Knowledge (planes) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), and Spellcraft (Int).
Skill Points at Each Level
2 + Int modifier.
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+0||Aura of Good, Special Mount, Turning||–|
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+0||Fortitude of the Saint||+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|3rd||+3||+3||+1||+1||Heironeous’ Embrace||+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|4th||+4||+4||+1||+1||Eyes of the Morning Lord||+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|6th||+6||+5||+2||+2||Smite Evil 1/day||+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|7th||+7||+5||+2||+2||Judgment of the Saint||+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|8th||+8||+6||+2||+2||Heart of Heironeous||+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|10th||+10||+7||+3||+3||Three Fold Smite||+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
All the following are class features of the Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light class.
Spells per Day
A Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light’s training focuses on divine spellcasting. At 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th level the Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light gains new spells per day as if they had also gained a level in whatever divine spellcasting class they belonged to before they added the prestige class.
Aura of Good (Ex): Your Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light levels stack with other class levels that grant this ability for the purpose of determining the power of your aura of good.
Special Mount (Sp): As a Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light, you gain the service of an unusually intelligent, strong, and loyal steed. See the paladin class feature, page 44 of the Player’s Handbook. Levels of Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light stack with other class levels in classes that grant this feature for the purpose of determining the special mount’s abilities.
Turn Undead: A Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light adds his Chosen of the Trinity class levels to his cleric levels for all purposes related to turning undead.
Fortitude of the Saint (Su): At 2nd level and higher, you can no longer become nauseated or sickened and gain a +2 on all other Fortitude checks.
Heironeous’ Embrace (Sp): Starting at 3rd level, you can use a shield other effect once per day; your caster level is equal to twice your class level.
Eyes of the Morning Lord (Ex): At 4th level and higher, you can no longer become dazzled or blinded (except by physical damage to your eyes).
Bonus Domain: At 5th level you gain a bonus domain offered by one of the deities of the Trinity. You gain the granted power of the chosen domain. If you have domain spell slots (as a cleric), you can prepare spells of the chosen domain in those slots as normal. If you instead add domain spells to your existing spell list (as an adept does), simply add the spells of the chosen domain to the appropriate class spell list.
Smite Evil (Su): Beginning at 6th level, you can smite evil once per day. See the paladin class feature, page 44 of the Player’s Handbook. If you already have this ability from another class, your Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light class levels stack with that class’s levels for the purpose of determining the extra damage dealt. For example, a 5th-level paladin/4th-level Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light would deal an extra 9 points of damage with each successful smite evil attempt. Smite evil attempts per day gained from multiple sources stack.
Judgment of the Saint (Sp): At 7th level, you become able to use a discern lies effect once per day; your caster level is equal to twice your class level.
Heart of Heironeous (Su): At 8th level, you gain immunity to fear, if you already have immunity to fear as a class ability from another source (such as paladin) you instead gain the feat Iorn Will as a bonus feat.
Pelor’s Brilliance: If the Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light does not have access to the sun domain you gain the granted power of that domain. Alternatively if you already have that domain you can perform a greater turning (the granted power of the Sun domain) a number of times per day equal to 3 + her Charisma modifier.
Threefold Smite (Su): At 10th level, you can combine three smite evil attempts in a single attack. Doing this costs you three of your daily smite evil attempts; if you don’t have at least three such attempts remaining, you can’t use this ability. Making a threefold smite requires a full-round action and triples the bonus on damage rolls (but not on attack rolls) normally applied with a smite evil attack. For example, a 5th-level paladin/10th-level Chosen of the Trinity of Righteous Light would deal an extra 45 points of damage (three times his effective smite evil level of 15th).