Introducing a new Bard Kit, coming directly from The Complete Bard's Handbook:
brings us the kit:
CHARLATAN: The art of swindling others with the tools of illusion, misdirection, enticement and impersonation is an age-old practice, though none master all four traits better than the Charlatan. They are the masters of manipulation and the idiosyncrasy of the con. Using their superior intellect, understanding of human psychology, confidence and self-control, they place their mark upon the foolish, the overconfident, the greedy and the naive. Component 2
- Starting at level 1, may use the Charm and Truth Perception abilities at will.
- Starting at level 3, may cast Friends as a special ability once per day.
- Starting at level 5, may use the Impersonation ability once per day.
The Charlatan charms their mark for one turn. To be successful the target must be humanoid, non-hostile and fail a save vs. Death with a -1 penalty for every three levels of the Charlatan (maximum -3). There is a 5% chance that the mark will uncover the Charlatan's intentions and go hostile. To keep up the facade, the Charlatan cannot cast any spells or use PRO_HISHER bard song for 1 turn.
The Charlatan is a professional cheat and liar, knowing all the tricks of the trade and how to identify them. Using this ability, the Charlatan has a 5% chance per level of dispelling hostile Illusion spells within a 120 foot radius area.
The Charlatan can act and improvise to become anyone they wish to be. Using this ability, there is a 10% chance per level (maximum 50%) that the Charlatan receives the benefits of a specialist Warrior of the same level (up to level 13) with any weapon PRO_HESHE is wielding, including boosting PRO_HISHER Strength to 18/50. There is a 5% chance that the performance will fall flat, making the Charlatan become Frustrated, suffering a -3 penalty to damage, thac0, saving throws and armor class. Both effects last for 5 rounds and can be dispelled. During the act, the Charlatan can't use PRO_HISHER Bard Song, cast spells or use special abilities.
- Minimum of 16 Charisma
- Alignment restricted to non-lawful
- Can only wear up to and including studded leather.
will give this kit to Eldoth - I searched for this kit at the Complete Bard's Handbook because I think that it fits his personality perfectly. The whole Skie "rescue" quest can be read as both her and Charname being manipulated by him.
for helping me with the text!