Dark Flame Disciple (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Dark Flame Disciple
|“||The Dark Flames are a mighty weapon only to be used to restore peace to the world..for the most part||”|
|—Iroh, Asimeir,Favored Soul/Dark Flame Disciple|
Becoming a Dark Flame Disciple
Dark Flame Disciples Are Worshipers of the Black Flame Dragon Deity Fairendahlk. Any Spellcaster may become a Dark Flame Disciple so long as they have completed the initiation quest set forth by Fairendahlk.
|Skills:||Knowledge Arcana Rank 8|
|Feats:||Any one Metamagic feat|
|Spellcasting:||Able to cast 4th level spells|
|Special:||To Become a Dark Flame Disciple you must pledge your loyalty to Fairendahlk and under take a quest on his behalf|
|Saving Throws||Special||Spellcasting or Manifesting|
|1st||+0||+2||+0||+2||Dragonblood subtype, Dark Flame ray, Dark Flame Companion/Familiar||Existing caster level +1|
|2nd||+1||+3||+0||+3||Fire and Negative energy Resistance 5||Existing caster level +1|
|3rd||+2||+3||+1||+3||Dark Flame Aura, Bonus Feat||Existing caster level +1|
|4th||+3||+4||+1||+4||Dark flame claw||Existing caster level +1|
|5th||+3||+4||+1||+4||Existing caster level +1|
|6th||+4||+5||+2||+5||Bonus feat, Fire and Negative energy Resistance 10||Existing caster level +1|
|7th||+5||+5||+2||+5||Existing caster level +1|
|8th||+6||+6||+2||+6||Dark Flame Breath||Existing caster level +1|
|9th||+6||+6||+3||+6||Bonus Feat||Existing caster level +1|
|10th||+7||+7||+3||+7||Fire and Negative energy Immunity||Existing caster level +1|
Class Skills (6 + Int modifier per level)
All of the following are class features of the Dark Flame Disciple.
Dragonblood sub-type (Ex): At the 1st Level of Dark Flame Disciple the adventurers blood is infused with that of Fairendahlk giving them the dragonblood subtype if the character is already has the dragonblood sub-type they can instead gain a Bonus Draconic feat (special: You may choose Dragon Wings as this bonus feat despite the regular rules of needing to take it at the 1st level. If you do take Dragon Wings as a bonus feat the wings will be made out of black flames that you can will to appear and disappear as a free action)
Dark Flame Ray (Sp): At 1st Level, 1 day/class level, a Dark Flame Disciple may expend a spell slot to shoot a 60ft ray half fire and half negative energy that deals damage equal to 2d4/spell slot level plus 1/2 caster levels.
Dark Flame Claws (Sp): at 4th Level a Dark Flame Disciple can expend a spell slot or prepared spell to create claws of fire and negative energy damage that count as natural weapons and deal 1d10 damage/spell slot level on a successful melee touch attack. Claws have a duration of 1 round/caster level and can be dismissed at any time.
Dark Flame Aura (Su): At Level 3, Dark Flame Aura gives the effects of Aura of Courage as well as a +5 bonus to intimidate checks. Though the aura its self may be suppressed, the fear immunity is constantly active on the Dark Flame Disciple
Dark Flame Breath (Su): At 8th Level, once every 1d4 rounds, a Dark Flame Disciples can use his breath weapon. This breath attack is a 30 foot cone that deals fire and negative energy damage equal to 1d6/2 caster levels.
Dark Flame Companion/Familiar: at 1st Level, any animal companion or familiar a Dark Flame Disciple has gains the Fire sub-type, and is treated as a magical creature.
Fire and Negative energy Resistance/Immunity: at 2nd Level Dark Flame Disciples gain 5 fire resistance, this increases to 10 resistance at level 6 and at level 10 Dark Flame disciples are immune to fire. Your animal companion or familiar gains these bonuses as well.
Bonus Feats: At 3rd Level and every 3 levels after Dark Flame Disciples gain a Bonus Feat. These feats are derived From the List of Wizard bonus feats as well as any Draconic Feat.
Ex-Dark Flame Disciples
They only way one would be excommunicated from the Dark Flame Disciples would be to either Change the Deity you worship or go against Fairendahlk's direct order. In either case the guilty would loose all class benefits and take 1d12 fire necrotic damage/level of Dark Flame Disciple. If one survives this they may seek to return to the Dark Flame Disciples once they have taken an Atonement spell and taken another quest for Fairendalk
Playing a Dark Flame Disciple
Combat: Dark Flame Disciples have the potential to hit very hard, but their somewhat low hp and (in the case of arcane casters) less likely to wear armor. They should stay at medium-range ring spells then getting up close only when they believe they can kill in one hit.
Dark Flame Disciples in the World
Dark Flame disciples can be most anywhere there are spell casters; some are zealots of the churches or Fairendahlk, while others roam around saving towns as adventures (or taking over them).
NPC Reactions: Npcs treat them as they would any other person. Dark Flame Disciples vary by the person; they can be anywhere from lawful good to chaotic evil. Though any NPC who dislikes dragons may be uncomfortable around them.
Dark Flame Disciple Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge Arcana can research Dark Flame Disciples to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|11||Dark Flame Disciples are powerful spellcasters of divine and arcane variety that serve the Dragon God Fairendahlk|
|16||Dark Flame Sisciples Can be any alignment but will always obey the wishes of Fairendahlk no matter how chaotic they are|
|21||Dark Flame Disciples can obtain magical long swords from Fairendahlk known as Dark Flame Dragon Sabers|
|26||The Dragon Deity Fairendahlk is the brother of Bahamut and Tiamat when Io was torn into Bahamut and Tiamat Fairendahlk was formed the space between the separated beings|