Fey Adept
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Fey Adepts specialize in using illusion and the creation of partially-real shadows to get their job done.

Role: Fey adepts are versatile casters and experts of trickery.

Alignment: Any

Hit Die: d6

Starting Wealth: 3d6 x 10 gp (average 105 gp). In addition, each character begins play with an outfit worth 10 gp or less.

Class Skills: The fey adept’s class skills are Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Craft (Int), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (local) (Int), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Perform (Cha), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spellcraft (Int), Stealth (Dex), and Use Magic Device (Cha).

Skill Ranks Per Level: 4 + Int modifier.

Class Features

Table: The Fey Adept
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Caster Level Talents
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Casting, fey magic, master illusionist, shadowmark (1d6, -1), shadowstuff, spell pool +1 1 (+2)
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Darkvision +2 2
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Shadowmark (2d6, -1) +3 3
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Truesight (1/day) +4 4
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Shadowmark (3d6, -1) +5 5
6th +3 +2 +2 +5 Create reality +6 6
7th +3 +2 +2 +5 Shadowmark (4d6, -2) +7 7
8th +4 +2 +2 +6 Truesight (2/day) +8 8
9th +4 +3 +3 +6 Shadowmark (5d6, -2) +9 9
10th +5 +3 +3 +7 Hide in plain sight +10 10
11th +5 +3 +3 +7 Shadowmark (6d6, -2) +11 11
12th +6/+1 +4 +4 +8 Create reality (improved), truesight (3/day) +12 12
13th +6/+1 +4 +4 +8 Shadowmark (7d6, -3) +13 13
14th +7/+2 +4 +4 +9 See in darkness +14 14
15th +7/+2 +5 +5 +9 Shadowmark (8d6, -3) +15 15
16th +8/+3 +5 +5 +10 Truesight (4/day) +16 16
17th +8/+3 +5 +5 +10 Shadowmark (9d6, -3) +17 17
18th +9/+4 +6 +6 +11 Create reality (improved) +18 18
19th +9/+4 +6 +6 +11 Shadowmark (10d6, -4) +19 19
20th +10/+5 +6 +6 +12 Feytouched, permanent illusion, truesight (5/day) +20 20

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

A fey adept is proficient with all simple weapons.

Casting

A fey adept may combine spheres and talents to create magical effects. A fey adept is considered a High-Caster. (Note: All casters gain 2 bonus talents and a casting tradition the first time they gain the casting class feature.)

Spell Pool

A fey adept gains a small reservoir of energy he can call on to create truly wondrous effects, called a spell pool. This pool contains a number of spell points equal to his class level + his casting ability modifier (minimum 1). This pool replenishes once per day after roughly 8 hours of rest.

Magic Talents

A fey adept gains a magic talent every class level, according to Table: The Fey Adept.

Fey Magic

At 1st level the fey adept gains the Illusion sphere as a bonus magic talent.

Master Illusionist (Ex)

Whenever the fey adept ceases to concentrate on an illusion he is maintaining through concentration, or if he decides not to maintain an illusion at all after its creation, it remains for a number of rounds equal to 1/2 his fey adept level (minimum 1) before disappearing.

Shadowstuff

Fey adepts gain a limited ability to wield shadowstuff—the pure essence of shadows. With this power, the fey adept can affect the world around him with his illusions by weaving reality into the images.

The fey adept gains a pool of shadow points equal to his Charisma modifier + 1/2 his fey adept level (minimum 1). A fey adept may spend shadow points to create any of the following effects.

Shadowmark

The fey adept may spend a shadow point to hurl pure shadowstuff at a target within your illusion range, weakening its body and making its mind more susceptible to the fey adept’s magic. This requires a ranged touch attack. If successful, the target takes 1d6 damage and suffers a -1 penalty to Will saves against all the fey adept’s sphere abilities for 1 minute. This damage improves by 1d6 for every odd level the fey adept possesses, to a maximum of 10d6 at 19th level. The Will penalty increases to -2 at 7th level, -3 at 13th level, and -4 at 19th level. This penalty does not stack with itself. This is considered an illusion (figment, shadow) effect from the Illusion sphere.

Create Reality

At 6th level, the fey adept may spend shadow points in conjunction with creating an illusion with the Illusion sphere to weave reality into the illusion. This grants the illusion the [shadow] descriptor.

This follows all the usual rules for creating and maintaining illusions, except the illusion gains an additional benefit depending on what illusion is created. Many of these benefits improve at 12th and 18th levels. Illusions still must possess the appropriate (sensory) talents to be believed. When using an illusion to mimic an effect from another sphere the effect still counts as an Illusion sphere effect (such as when calculating caster level) and does not count as the alternate sphere for other purposes, such as when applying talents or feats based on those spheres.

In order to create reality, the fey adept must spend spell points as usual to create the illusion, plus 1 shadow point + 1 per spell point that would be required by the mimicked effect in question. This includes spell point costs to maintain an effect without concentration (thus, to create a shadow companion that persists without concentration would cost two spell points to create a self-sustained illusion as well as 3 shadow points).

Companion

The fey adept may create an illusionary creature that may interact with the world around it. This creates the equivalent of a companion from the Conjuration sphere, except it only possesses 1/5th a companion’s usual hit points. Targets who interact with the illusionary creature are allowed a Will saving throw to disbelieve as usual. Targets who disbelieve the illusionary creature receive only half damage from the creature.

An illusionary companion possesses one (form) talent as is usual for companions, and gains an additional (form) talent at 12th level and 18th level.

Destructive Blast

The fey adept may give substance to an instantaneous effect such as a burst of fire, a bolt of lightning, or another simulated effect. This creates a destructive blast as the Destruction sphere, which may possess any (blast type) talent and (blast shape) talent of the fey adept’s choosing. An instantaneous destructive blast cannot be extended through concentration or spell points as is usual with illusions, but a destructive blast with a duration (such as Energy Wall or Energy Sphere) persists as long as the illusion is maintained, to a maximum of 1 round per caster level.

Targets affected by an illusionary destructive blast who succeed at their Will save to disbelieve suffer only half damage and receive a +4 bonus to any saving throw associated with the destructive blast itself.

Glamer

If the fey adept can create a glamer, he may add substance to the glamer, making the change quasi-real. This grants the creature any one trait (except for traits that affect the mind such as Animal Mind, or traits that change the nature of the creature such as making it incorporeal) from the Alteration sphere in addition to the glamer itself.

The glamer must depict the trait to be applied (for example, the glamer must include wings to grant the creature a fly speed). This stacks with shapeshifts applied with the Alteration sphere (as it is an illusion and not an actual shapeshift), but only one glamer may be applied to an individual creature at a time in this manner. Applying a second glamer with shadowstuff to a creature dispels the first glamer, provided they were created by the same caster, or the second caster succeeds at a magic skill check.

A glamer created in this manner may grant up to two traits at 12th level, and up to three traits at 18th level.

Nature

The fey adept may create an illusion of a natural effect, such as those created through the Nature sphere. This can recreate the effects of the Create Fire, Dust Storm, Entangle, Fog, or Vortex geomancing abilities. The area to be affected need not have the usual materials such as water, dust, or plantlife to create this illusion. If a target succeeds at their Will save to disbelieve, they take half damage from the effect if it deals damage and gain a +4 bonus to any saving throw made against the effect.

Objects

The fey adept creates an object that has form, shape, and weight, as if creating an object with the Creation sphere, although it has a hardness of 0, 3 hit points per inch, and weight as if it were made of wood regardless of what the material appears to be. The fey adept may only create an object in this fashion with a size equivalent to 1 Small object per caster level, although this increases to 2 Small objects per caster level at 12th level, and 3 Small objects per caster level at 18th level.

Targets who succeed at their saving throw to disbelieve the illusion realize the object is shadowstuff and not the material it appears to be and suffer only half damage if the object is used to damage them (for example if the object was dropped on them from above).

Weather

The fey adept may create the illusion of a weather effect such as rain, snow, wind, or even combined like in a storm. This creates a severity 4 aridity/precipitation, ash, temperature (cold or heat), vog (with caster level 10 or higher), and/or wind effect (with the resulting storm, snow and other effects if applicable) within a radius of close centered within the fey adept’s illusion range. This cannot be used to calm the weather in an area, and has no effect in an area where the weather category to be affected already has a severity of 4 or higher.

If a target succeeds at its Will save to disbelieve, it treats the weather as being 2 steps lesser in severity in regard to itself. This cannot reduce the weather’s severity lower than what it was before the fey adept created the illusion. He may create effects of severity level 5 at 12th level, and severity level 6 at 18th level.

Darkvision (Ex)

At 2nd level, a fey adept gains darkvision 60 feet. If he already possesses darkvision with a range of 30 feet or more, the range increases by 30 feet.

Truesight (Sp)

Once per day at 4th level, a fey adept may grant himself the ability to see all things as they truly are to a range of 120 feet for 1 round per level. The fey adept sees through magical darkness, notices secret doors hidden by magic, sees the exact locations of creatures or objects under blur or displacement effects, sees invisible creatures or objects normally, succeeds at all saving throws against illusions and sees through them naturally, and sees the true form of polymorphed, changed, or transmuted things. The fey adept may use this ability an additional time per day for every 4 levels beyond 4th, to a maximum of 5 times at 20th level. This does not allow the target to see through mundane disguises, non-magical means of hiding things, fog, or other such effects.

This cannot be combined with other magic that enhances the senses, such as a crystal ball.

Hide in Plain Sight (Su)

At 10th level, a fey adept can use the Stealth skill even while being observed. As long as he is within 10 feet of an area of dim light, a fey adept can hide himself from view in the open without anything to actually hide behind. He cannot, however, hide in his own shadow.

See in Darkness (Su)

At 14th level, a fey adept can see perfectly in darkness of any kind, even magical darkness that normally impedes darkvision.

Feytouched

At 20th level, a fey adept is treated as a fey rather than as a humanoid (or whatever the fey adept’s creature type was) for the purpose of spells and magical effects. He also gains DR 10/cold iron, and a +2 luck bonus on all saving throws.

Permanent Illusion

At level 20, the fey adept can make one of his illusions permanent. Only one illusion may be made permanent in this way at one time. If another illusion is designated as permanent, the previous permanent illusion ends.


Favored Class Bonuses

Aasimar: Gain +1/6 of an additional use of truesight per day.

Dwarf: +1/2 to the hardness of objects made using shadowstuff with the create reality ability.

Elf: Increase the saving throw penalty bestowed by the fey adept’s shadowmark by +1/6.

Gnome: Increase the duration of all illusions by 1/4 of a round.

Goblin: Gain a +1/2 bonus to Stealth checks and Perception checks made in dim light and darkness.

Half-elf: +1/4 of an extra use of shadowstuff per day.

Half-orc: Increase the damage dealt by the fey adept’s shadowmarks by +1/2.

Halfling: Gain a +1/2 bonus to Stealth checks.

Human: +1/2 increase the hit points of creatures and objects made using the create reality shadowstuff ability. These hit points are added after the reduction is applied for the creature or item being made with shadowstuff.

Merfolk: Increase shadowmark’s range by 5 feet.

Orc: Increase the fey adept’s darkvision range by 5 feet.

Tiefling: Increase the duration of the shadowmark’s penalty by 1 round.


Fey Adept Feats

The following feats are particularly appropriate or useful for fey adepts.

Extra Magic Talent

Prerequisite: Basic Magic Training or casting class feature.

Benefit: Gain an additional sphere or a talent from a sphere you possess. You may take this feat multiple times. The effects stack.

Extra Shadowstuff

Prerequisite: Shadowstuff class feature.

Benefit: Increase the number of shadow points you possess by 2. You may gain this feat multiple times. The effects stack.

Extra Spell Points

Prerequisite: Spell pool.

Benefit: Your spell pool total increases by 2. You may gain this feat multiple times. The effects stack.

Psychosomatic Healing

Prerequisite: Create reality class feature.

Benefit: You may create an illusion around a creature that gives the appearance and feeling that the creature is in good health. This illusion works not only on the creature, but on anyone observing the creature. Whenever the creature takes damage from any source, the amount of damage taken is reduced by half your caster level (minimum 0). Unlike damage reduction, this can not be bypassed, except if the attacker manages to disbelieve the illusion.

Shrouding Aegis

Prerequisites: Protection sphere, shadowstuff class feature.

Benefit: You may spend a point of shadowstuff to create a shrouding aegis. A shrouding aegis protects its bearer through the use of illusion by either obscuring their image, making them appear in a slightly different location, or disguising their movements.

The illusions act intelligently and are constantly shifting, causing the creature to have a somewhat ‘unreal’ appearance. Creatures attacking anyone with a shrouding aegis must attempt a Will save against a DC equal to 10 + 1/2 your Protection caster level + your casting ability modifier to determine if they can see properly through the shrouding aegis. Those who fail this saving throw can not take attacks of opportunity against the shrouded creature, can not benefit from or participate in flanking it, and can not deal any precision-based damage to the shrouded creature. Critical hits work normally, however.

Those who succeed at the save or are immune to illusions are not affected by the shroud. Once a creature succeeds at their saving throw, they do not need to attempt any additional saving throws against that shroud. The shroud is considered an illusion, and benefits from your abilities that enhance illusions.

Sphere Focus

Prerequisite: Casting class feature.

Benefit: Choose a sphere. You gain a +1 bonus to saving throw DCs for all abilities from that sphere. You may take this feat multiple times. The effects do not stack. Each time it is gained, apply this benefit to a different sphere.


Archetypes

The following are archetypes that fey adepts can take.

Seelie Disciple

Seelie disciples are musically-inclined and capable of fascinating their targets.

Sidhe Invoker

Sidhe invokers manipulate the plane of faerie instead of using shadowstuff.

Skulk

Skulks are experts at using the Dark sphere to manipulate shade and shadows.

Solipsist

Solipsists are excellent at modifying the abstract states of reality to their benefit.

Unseelie Disciple

Unseelie disciples are capable of making sneak attacks and taking rogue talents.

Word Witch

Word witches are experts with the Creation sphere and can speak words of creation to create effects.

Wunderkind [WoP]

The Wunderkind is essentially a complete change to the Fey Adept's abilities, making it closer to an alternate class than an archetype. Their abilities focus on the manipulation of emotions and illusions.


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