Knight of Beauty (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Knight of Beauty[edit]

He lived for the highest ideal.
—Tennison, friend Sir Raul halfling Knight of Beauty, who died slaying the death tyrant., Entry 1239 - Journal of Tennison the Minstrel.

A Knight of Beauty receives an extreme spiritual pleasure from beauty, both the physical manifestation of beauty and serene beauty of the inner grace. The affect of such beauty has enhanced these knights and emboldened them as defenders against the profane. Knight of Beauty, more often than not are males inspired by the unattainable feminine who are unable to take the object of their attraction, so they opt to serve in the name of that desire. A deity of love and grace shares the knight's noble commitment, and this is his guide to the nobility of beauty and the source of power for the Knight of Beauty.

Becoming a Knight of Beauty[edit]

When a goodly aligned character discovers true beauty, the effects change them forever, Knights dedicate their life to the cause of beauty, both in the protection and defense of beauty, and the destruction of its opposing force, ugly.

Entry Requirements
Alignment: Must be good.
Base Attack Bonus: +5
Special Ability to smite
Patron: Patron deity must venerate beauty
Attributes: Chr 15, Wis 15
Table: The Knight of Beauty

Hit Die: d10

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +0 +0 Detect Good, Improved smiting (Subdual), Smite Ugly 1/day
2nd +2 +3 +0 +0 Smite Ugly 2/day, Sublime Radiance
3rd +3 +3 +1 +1 Immune Mind-Affecting
4th +4 +4 +1 +1 Improved Smite(Disarm), Smite Ugly 3/day
5th +5 +4 +1 +1 Consecrated, Break Enchantment
6th +6/+1 +5 +2 +2 Smite Ugly 4/day, True Sight
7th +7/+2 +5 +2 +2 Improved Smite(Petrify)
8th +8/+3 +6 +2 +2 Smite Ugly 5/day
9th +9/+4 +6 +3 +3 Spell Resistance
10th +10/+5 +7 +3 +3 Improved Smite (Redeem), Smite Ugly 6/day

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Concentration(Con), Craft(Int), Diplomacy(Cha), Handle Animal(Cha), Heal(Wis), Knowledge(Nobility and Royalty)(Int), Knowledge(Religion)(Int), Perform(Chr), Profession(Wis), Ride(Dex), and Sense Motive(Wis).

Class Features[edit]

Knights of Beauty become immune to the ugly effects of the world, allowing them to add their Cha Mod to their AC, while stamping out the source of ugliness in the name of beauty and good. All of the following are class features of the Knight of Beauty.

Detect Good (Su): A Knight of Beauty gains the ability to detect good, as spell, at will. They see beauty (good) where ever it is.

Improved Smiting (Su): A Knight of Beauty's smiting causes additional effects, growing in power over as the Knight gains levels.
At 1st level, a Knight of Beauty can always opt to deal nonlethal damage with smiting attacks.
At 2nd level, a Knight of Beauty who deals damage (or nonlethal damage) with a smite attack blinds the target for 1 round. A flash of light forces target Reflex save verse damage dealt.
At 4th level, a Knight of Beauty who deals damage (or nonlethal damage) with a smite attack disarms the target as a free
action. This disarm attempt creates no attack of opportunity. If the Knight fails to disarm the target, they are not subject to a disarm attempt themselves. The disarm check includes the smite bonus on the attack roll.
At 7th level, a Knight of Beauty who deals damage (or nonlethal damage) with a smite attack can opt to petrify the target. The attack deal no damage, but the target of the smite must make a fortitude save verse the damage dealt or be affected as the Flesh to Stone spell.A target is immune to this affect for 24 hours after a successful save.
At 10th level, Knight of Beauty who deals nonlethal damage with a smite attack can opt to change the alignment of the target to good. The target must make a will save verse the damage dealt. A target who suffers an alignment change is stunned for 1 round per hit dice. A target is forever immune to this affect after a successful save.

Smite Ugly (Su): A Knight of Beauty's smite stacks with a Paladin's smite ability but all smites now work on all evil or ugly targets. Ugly is any aberration and any non-good humanoid or giant with a charisma score of 8 or less. If the Knight of Beauty accidentally smites a creature that is not evil or ugly, the smite has no effect, and is wasted.
A Knight of Beauty gains addition uses of the smite ability at levels 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Inspired (Ex): At 2nd level A Knight of Beauty gains double morale benefits.

Immune Charm (Ex): At 3rd level a Knight of Beauty gains an immunity to charms, they still are effected by compulsions but gain a + their level in Knight of Beauty all enchantment spells and spell like effects.

Sublime Radiance (Su): At 4th level a Knight of Beauty's commitment is internalized they begin to emit a sublime radiance of his inspiration. At all times ugly or evil targets attacking are dazzled when they attack the Knight. Additionally, as a free action a Knight of Beauty can channel their source of inspiration and gain an aurora of light extending 30 feet for 1 round per 1 levels Knight of Beauty plus one round charisma bonus. The aurora functions as a daylight spell cancelling magical darkness. While the daylight effect is in active all allies within the range gain the Knight's charisma bonus on saves. When the day light spell ends, a light spell remains for an hour for each ally effected. The Knight of Beauty need not use the rounds consecutive. At 6th level a Knight gains flight, as per wizard/sorcerer spell, while the daylight effect of the Sublime Radiance aura is in effect.

Consecrated (Ex): At 5th level a Knight of Beauty becomes consecrated, granting them a +2 to charisma. Additionally, they become immune to any effect that drains, reduces or negatively affects the Knight of Beauty's charisma score.

True Sight (Sp): At 6th level a Knight of Beauty gains True Sight, as the spell True Seeing which is always in effect.

Break Enchantment (Sp): At 7th level a Knight of Beauty, as a full round action, can break enchantment at will with in 30 feet, once per level per day.

Spell Resistance (Su): At 9th level a Knight of Beauty gains spell resistance equal to 15 + class level.

Glory (Su): At 10th level looking upon a Knight of Beauty is painful for evil and ugly targets, who are dazzled if they look at the Knight of Glory within 30 feet, no save. If a evil or ugly target are blinded if they prior to attack a Knight of Beauty, unless they save verse Will DC 25 + Knight of Beauty's charisma bonus. Evil creatures or ugly targets with a charisma 25 or over are immune to this effect.

Table: The Epic Knight of Beauty
Level Special
11th Bonus Epic Feat
12th Smite Ugly 7/day
14th Smite Ugly 8/day
15th Bonus Epic Feat
16th Smite Ugly 9/day
18th Smite Ugly 10/day
20th Bonus Epic Feat, Smite Ugly 10/day

Epic Class Features[edit]

Epic Knights of Beauty continue to gain smite abilities every even level, this includes the damage dealt by . An Epic Knight of gains bonus epic feats at level 1, 5 and 10.

Ex Knight of Beauty[edit]

If a Knight of Beauty stops venerating Beauty they lose all class abilities.

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Knight of Beauty[edit]

Combat: A Knight of Beauty is an active defender of beauty. The can be seen in the front lines of any battle that threats the good. In addition, some Knights have taken it upon themselves to stamp out ugliness in all forms, especially the undead.

Advancement: Knights of Beauty are lighthearted compared to paladins but more driven than bards, with both filling their ranks. Knights of Beauty can freely multiclass with either Bard or Paladins.

Resources: Knightly orders dedicated to a particular Goddess are common in all major human or elven lands. Individual knights dedicated to a noble lady, are often supported by similar churches. Knights of Beauty are encounter frequently in highly visible public settings, such as tournaments or similar causes.

Knights of Beauty in the World[edit]

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Knights of Beauty Lore[edit]

Knights of Beauty are visible agents of a beauty. They are representatives that make it a purpose to be seen doing good, vocally exposing their belief and furthering their agenda.

Characters with ranks in Knowledge Religion or Nobility can research a Knight of Beauty to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

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DC Result
11 Knights of Beauty smiting can cause blindness to their foes.
16 Knights of Beauty can not be mentally controlled.
21 Knights of Beauty can resist spells.
26 Knights of Beauty can transform ugly into beauty

Knights of Beauty in the Game[edit]

A Knight of Beauty is a motivated individual, who often joins a group as a leader or an example of a higher path. They undertake quests to prove their convictions.

Sample Encounter: When a princess needs rescuing, a Knight of Beauty is always sent. When a hag terrorizes citizen a Knight of Beauty is en route.

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