Polycosmic Theurge

Role: The polycosmic theurge is a powerful addition to any adventuring party. With access to two brands of exotic magic that each cover a broader range of possibilities than the universe itself, the polycosmic theurge can, by definition, overcome any obstacle.

Alignment: The motivations of a polycosmic theurge usually center upon the acquisition of knowledge. As knowledge is desirous to individuals of all moral inclinations, a polycosmic theurge can be of any alignment. That said, given the almost singleminded focus many polycosmic theurges have regarding the acquisition of knowledge, most tend to dissociate themselves from the ideas of good and evil and become decidedly Neutral.

Hit Die: d6

Requirements: To qualify to become a polycosmic theurge, a character must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Skills: Knowledge (Arcana) 8 ranks, Linguistics 8 ranks
  • Spells: Able to recite 2nd-level recitations and cast etherspells containing 2nd-level manifestations.

Class Skills: The polycosmic theurge's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Appraise (Int), Craft (any) (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (history) (Int), Knowledge (planes) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), and Use Magic Device (Cha)

Skill Ranks at Each Level: 2 + Int Modifier.

Class Features

Table: The Polycosmic Theurge
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Reflex Save Will Save Special Ethermagic and Truemagic Progression
1st +0 +0 +0 +1 Purity of energy +1 level of existing reciting class / +1 level of existing ethermagic-using class
2nd +1 +1 +1 +1 Ethereal rhetoric +1 level of existing reciting class / +1 level of existing ethermagic-using class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +2 Pierce the veil +1 level of existing reciting class / +1 level of existing ethermagic-using class
4th +2 +1 +1 +2 Purity of energy +1 level of existing reciting class / +1 level of existing ethermagic-using class
5th +2 +2 +2 +3 Incompatible with life +1 level of existing reciting class / +1 level of existing ethermagic-using class

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

Polycosmic theurges gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

Ethermagic and Truemagic Progression

A polycosmic theurge's levels in the polycosmic theurge prestige class stack with the levels of a reciting class he belonged to before adding the prestige class for the purpose of determining his effective caster level against dispel attempts, determining access to various codices as dictated by his reciting class, determining the number of recitations he knows, and determining the highest level recitation he can recite. He does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained, such as new inflections known.

In addition, a polycosmic theurge's levels in the polycosmic theurge prestige class stack with the levels of an ethermagic-using class he belonged to before adding this prestige class for the purpose of determining his caster level and manifestations known, determining access to various etherhearts as dictated by his ethermagic-using class, determining the highest level recitation he can recite, and determining the size of his ether point pool and his EP regeneration rate. He does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained, such as new multiuniversal philosophies known.

If a character had more than one reciting class or more than one ethermagic-using class before he became a polycosmic theurge, he must decide to which classes he adds his levels of polycosmic theurge.

Purity of Energy (Su)

At 1st level, the polycosmnic theurge learns an inflection of his choice from the kinetic family of inflections. He may apply an inflection from the kinetic family of inflections to a lesser blast or greater blast etherspell as though it were a 1stlevel manifestation with an EP cost of 1. A polycosmic theurge cannot apply more than one inflection to a blast etherspell in this manner

At 4th level, the polycosmic theurge learns an additional inflection of his choice from the kinetic family of inflections. Further, an inflection from the kinetic family of inflections added to a blast etherspell no longer counts toward the maximum number of manifestations that can be added to a blast etherspell.

Ethereal Rhetoric (Sp)

At 2nd level, a polycosmic theurge may expend 3 EP as a move action to imbue his voice with the extrauniversal force of the ether, granting him a +2 circumstance bonus to all truenaming checks he makes this round.

Pierce the Veil (Su)

At 3rd level, the polycosmic theurge learns how to manipulate the rate of diffusion of the ether by insisting that it is doing so in the First Language. As a swift action, he gains a number of EP equal to his Intelligence modifier. This ability may be used once per day.

Incompatible with Life (Sp)

At 5th level, the polycosmic theurge learns the following recitation as a bonus recitation.

Incompatible with Life

Recitation Level: 3
Codex: Heart and Mind
Similar School: normal necromancy; reverse abjuration
Duration: normal 3 rounds; reverse 5 rounds
Saving Throw: normal Fortitude partial (see text); reverse Fortitude negates (harmless)

Normal: It matters not whether the quarry is a zombie or a man; the universe contains such horrors that can rend both asunder with equal ease. The subject becomes surrounded by a haze of gases and radiation that is not merely hazardous to lifeforms, but matter itself. The subject can attempt to resist this recitation’s effects with a Fortitude save if he succeeds, he is merely staggered for 1 round as he gasps for breath. If the subject fails, he immediately begins to suffocate. On the subject's next turn, he falls unconscious and is reduced to 0 hit points. One round later, the subject drops to 1 hit points and is dying. One round after that, the subject dies. Each round, the subject can delay that round's effects from occurring by making a successful Fortitude save, but the recitation continues for 3 rounds, and each time a subject fails his Fortitude save, he moves one step further along the track to suffocation. This recitation only affects living creatures that must breathe. It is impossible to defeat the effects of this recitation by simply holding one's breath if the victim fails the initial saving throw, the air in his lungs is extracted, changed, or otherwise tainted.

Reverse: Conversely, life enjoys being comfortable, and those who know how to rip apart matter tend to know how to make it all comfortable.

The subject's body becomes wrapped in a bubble that clings tightly to his body. The bubble instantly removes airborne pollutants, including volcanic ash, inhaled poisons, airborne diseases, cloud spells like cloudkill or incendiary cloud, and so on. Any airborne objects larger than a particulate, such as stone in a rockslide, snow in an avalanche, projectile lava, or a thrown boulder, are unaffected by the bubble, though it does try its hardest.

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