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Cauldron ChanterEdit

Now that I have your pinky, you will be my minion forever! Mwahahahaha!
—Klikirak Esilbur, Thri-Kreen Sorcerer/Cauldron Chanter

The Cauldron Chanter is a class for the sort of caster who likes to stay far out of combat.

Becoming a Cauldron ChanterEdit

Cauldron Chanters generally pursue this class because they are NPC casters that want to force the players to do their bidding, but players may choose to play this class for a less combat-oriented campaign.

Entry Requirements
Skills: Spellcraft 8 ranks OR Psicraft 8 ranks OR Truespeak 8 ranks.
Spellcasting: You must be able to do something magical of some sort.

Table: The Cauldron Chanter

Hit Die: d4

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Cauldron Chant
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Body Preserver, Mystic Riddle
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Interplanar Interference, Longer Connection

Class Skills (Skill Points::6 + Int modifier per level.
Class skills are the same as a previous class you possess: choose which class when you gain your first level of Cauldron Chanter.

Class FeaturesEdit

All of the following are class features of the Cauldron Chanter.

Cauldron Chant: The Cauldron Chanter can make any of her spells, spell-like abilities, psionic powers, manifestations, etc. hit anybody on the plane as long as the ability does not have a Personal range and either targets or is centered on a specific character. The extra time and difficulty to cast the ability is dependent on the ability's original range, how well she knows the target's name, and what body parts of theirs she possesses. Independent of the difficulty, she always needs a cauldron filled with boiling liquid.

Original Range
Range of Ability Modifier
Touch or Cone +4
Less than 100 feet +3
Less than 1000 feet +2
Less than 1 mile +1
More than 1 mile +0
  1. Take the worst (highest) modifier; Don't sum them up.
Name Knowledge
Name Modifier
Don't know any of their personal names +5
Know a nickname or title +4
Have seen their name written down or spoken by someone other than the target +3
Heard them speak their own name +2
Have seen their truename written down or spoken by someone other than the target +1
Heard them speak their own truename +0
  1. Take the best (lowest) modifier; Don't sum them up.
Body Part Possession
Part Modifier
Nothing +6
An item of theirs +4
Hair, dead skin cells, etc. +3
Blood or other bodily fluids +2
A body part such as a finger or eye +1
A body part such as a finger or eye that is still alive somehow +0
  1. Take the best (lowest) modifier; Don't sum them up.
Cauldron Chanter Level
Level Modifier
1 +0
2 -1
3 -2
  1. Take the best (lowest) modifier; Don't sum them up.
Casting difficulty
Total Modifier Extra Casting Time Component Cost XP Cost
12 or more Impossible N/A N/A
10 or 11 One week of casting for 8 hours per day The sacrifice of a creature with CR equal or greater than the target's 10000 xp
8 or 9 8 hours of casting 5000 gp of crushed diamonds 1000 xp
6 or 7 4 hours of casting 1000 gp of fine wine and/or potions 500 xp
4 or 5 1 hour of casting 100 gp of ingestible objects 200 xp
2 or 3 15 minutes of casting 10 gp of random bodily organs of small animals (about 50 lbs) 100 xp
1 1 minute of casting 1 gp of random bodily organs of small animals (about 5 lbs) 50 xp
0 or less no additional time The tear of a child 10 xp

Body Preserver: At level 2, the Cauldron Chanter can preserve five body parts as though they were alive as long as she stays within 10' of them at all times.

Mystic Riddle: At level 2, the Cauldron Chanter can speak indecipherable riddles with a time delay. Anyone who hears the riddle will only understand it after that much time has passed.

Interplanar Interference: At level 3, when the Cauldron Chanter uses Cauldron Chant, she can target anybody on any plane, not just the one she's on.

Longer Connection: At level 3, whenever the Cauldron Chanter uses Cauldron Chant on someone who is on the same plane as her, she can cast spells on that target for the next five rounds as though she were using Cauldron Chant without paying any additional costs or spending extra time.





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