Truthringer (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Truth shall set you free!
—Barnaby Mitchell, dwarven Truthringer

Truthringers are an elite class of psionic investigators within the Church of Modroben. Though known for solving murders and vicious crimes of all sorts, they are mostly focused on finding those responsible for necromantic acts and bringing them to justice.

Becoming a Truthringer[edit]

Truthringers are chosen from among the Mindclaine (the psionic class of Claine) with a telepathic bent. Intelligence is their most important Ability Score.

Entry Requirements
Manifesting: Mindclaine 7.
Power Points: Must have a power point reserve of at least 70 points.
Deity: Modroben.
Table: The Truthringer

Hit Die: d6

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Manifesting
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +2 +2 +2 Awareness of Death 1, Murdercleave +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
2nd +1 +3 +3 +3 Monitor Grave +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
3rd +1 +3 +3 +3 Awareness of Corpse, Intuit Corpse +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
4th +2 +4 +4 +4 Murdercleave, Necromantic Signature +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
5th +2 +4 +4 +4 Cleaving Sight +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
6th +3 +5 +5 +5 Lie Detection +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
7th +3 +5 +5 +5 Awareness of Death 2, Undead Mind 1 +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
8th +4 +6 +6 +6 Monitor Grave +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
9th +4 +6 +6 +6 Murdercleave, Undead Mind 2 +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting
10th +5 +7 +7 +7 Accuse +1 level of Mindclaine manifesting

Class Skills (6 + Int modifier per level)
Autohypnosis (Wis), Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Gather Information (Cha), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (all skills, taken individually) (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (Wis), Psicraft (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the thoughtless.

Manifesting: At each level you take in the thoughtless prestige class, you gain power points per day, an increase in manifester level, and new powers as if you had also gained a level in a manifesting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one manifesting class before becoming a Truthringer, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining powers, manifester level, and powers known.

Awareness of Death: Truthringers can activate Awareness of Death and maintain it at for a full month a number of times per month equal to their Intelligence modifier. This costs no psionic points.

At seventh level, Truthringers can activate Advanced Awareness of Death (3.5e Power) at half cost.

Murdercleave: At first level, Truthringers who soulcleave someone who was murdered gains knowledge of the killer's thoughts in the thirty seconds before the murder.

At fourth level, Truthringers can spend half of their PSPs to gain a clue as to a murderer's identity.
At ninth level, Truthringers can spend all of their PSPs for two days in a row - spending all of both days resting and manifesting - to have a murderer's identity psionically revealed.

Monitor Grave: At second level, Truthringers can activate Awareness of Grave once per week. This costs only 15 power points each week. Truthringers receive this permanently power for free for every grave they dig themselves, or every coffin they build, every cremation urn they fashion, etc; in these cases, it is not optional.

At eighth level, Truthringers automatically gain this power for free permanently for every corpse they kill, cleave or tended to just before or anytime after death, any burial preparations or equivalent, any person they consider a friend or relative, any burial spot they spend more than one continuous hour in or on which they engage in battle.

Awareness of Corpse: At third level, Truthringers can activate Awareness of Corpse at will as a free action at a cost of only 5 power points per month.

Intuit Corpse: At third level, Truthringers can activate Intuit Corpse at will for free.

Necromantic Signature: At fourth level, Truthringers can investigate any necromantic act or object and find a clue to the responsible spellcaster's identity. This costs half of his total PSPs.

Cleaving Sight: At fifth level, Truthringers can activate Cleaving Sight for free for a number of rounds each day equal to their Intelligence modifier.

Lie Detection: At sixth level, Truthringers have Lie Detection activated all the time for free. However, as a class restriction, they are not allowed to reveal the lies that they have learned through this method. They may seek other means to know of a lie and then reveal it, or they could leave clues for someone else to learn of it, however they must not directly act to reveal it, no matter the consequence.

Undead Mind: At seventh level, Truthringers gain a +10 to any checks involving psionic abilities targeting the mind of any undead. This power also allows the Truthringer to mentally contact undead whose minds would otherwise harm him or be uncontactable. This power gets past only racial and creature-type barriers to psionic contact.

At ninth level, Truthringers can send surface thoughts to any undead he can see or whom he has contact with. By sending sensations of life (which the undead can not otherwise perceive in any way), the Truthringer can distract them, giving a -4 to all rolls. This power can be used for free for a number of rounds per day equal to the Truthringer's Intelligence modifier. There is no saving throw.

Accuse: At tenth level, Truthringers can accuse any murderer - including, for example, a lich or a vampire - by listing his crimes with a psionically enhanced voice, entrancing him for as long as the accusation takes. The target receives a Will save with a -5 if it is a very long list (as it would typically be for powerful undead). This is an emotional reaction that is provoked psionically even in beings who are immune to mind effects; it is does not affect beings who have never had capability for shame or guilt, even in life.

Pages related to Modroben, a god of the Theonosis setting (external)
Priests first enter the church as Soulclaine for at least three levels. Aside from the ability to soulcleave, beginning Soulclaine do not receive any special abilities, skills or spells.
At 4th level, qualified Soulclaine may join one of the Claine Basic Classes, each of which is identical to a basic class except for a few extra bonus powers against undead.
Cloudclaine (Air elementrician), Dustclaine (Earth elementrician), Emberclaine (Fire elementrics), Godclaine (Cleric), Greenclaine (Druid), Holyclaine (Paladin), Mageclaine (Wizard), Mindclaine (Psion, Wilder, Psychic Warrior), Northclaine (Monk), Songclaine (Bard), Shadowclaine (Rogue), Spellclaine (Sorcerer), Spiritclaine (Shaman), Sunclaine (Barbarian), Swordclaine (Fighter), Tideclaine (Water elementrician), Wildclaine (Ranger)
How does soulcleaving work? - Soulclaine Spells - Mindclaine Powers - Soulcleaving Feats - Claine Domain
At 7th level, qualified Claine may join one of the Claine Prestige Classes

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