Temple Raider of Olidammara - Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Olidammara's worshipers don't have many temples of their own, but some of them spend a great deal of time in the temples of other deities - robbing them of every valuable that's even remotely portable. The temple raiders are an elite cadre of thieves who worship the Laughing Rogue and specialize in stealing valuables and secret lore from the temples of other deities. Few enterprises are as dangerous as breaking into a temple, so Olidammara grants limited spellcasting abilities to temple raiders in his service.
Temple raiders usually work in small teams, using stealth, disguise, or magic to infiltrate a rival temple secretly. Once inside, they plunder the treasury, steal religious relics, and abscond with any secrets the clerics of the rival temple cared to write down. If all goes well, they slip our unnoticed, but they're not above fighting their way to freedom. They know that the penalty for stealing from a temple is usually death, so they're quick to draw blades when capture seems imminent.
Temple raiders are always listening for news of great riches or dark secrets at the temples of other deities, and they eagerly chase down rumors of hidden shrines and half-buried temples from bygone ages. However, they typically have plenty of time between raids for normal adventuring, which they undertake frequently with their deity's blessing. After all, dungeon adventuring hones the skills that the temple raider needs for special missions - such as liberating the war-booty that the clerics of St. Cuthbert's temple are now bringing home for safekeeping.
Clerics who venerate other deities consider temple raiders a menace, so most of the latter pose as rogues, bards, or even clerics of Olidammara instead. Rogues and bards usually have the skills a temple raider needs, whereas only a few rare clerics - even those of Olidammara - can pick a lock or sabotage a trap well enough to meet the temple raiders' standards. Player characters may encounter NPC temple raiders fleeing from town with their latest victims on their heels, or in the midst of planning a raid.
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become Temple Raider of Olidammara, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any chaotic.
- Skills: Disable Device 4 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 1 rank, Open Lock 4 ranks, Search 8 ranks.
- Base Attack Bonus: +5.
- Special: The character must worship Olidammara and be invited to join the ranks of the temple raiders by at least three current members of that prestige class.
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