Saturday, June 4, 2011

Orc Sorcery

Except for orc Warlocks, orcs have a hard time learning arcane magic -- especially wizard magic.  If the power of the Warlock wasn't so seductive, an orc would not learn arcane magic so formally.   However, that is not to say that orcs cannot practice magic through instinct and improvisation.  Sometimes, magic can erupt from several different bloodlines.

Orcs capable of sorcery display the Abyssal bloodline, and are probably descendents of Orc tieflings or orc warlocks mating with their succubi.   Although a small percentage manifests an elemental bloodline connected to fire.  But a rare few can trace their magic back to the legendary chieftains that led their people into the World when they crossed over to conquer it.  These powerful sorcerers have the pure ancestral bloodline connected to the Ancient Lionmane Clan -- the Ancient Royal Dynastic Clan that was blessed by Nwali himself.

Orc Bloodline
The rage of your ancestors burns within you, and the taint of savage orc blood flows through your veins. Your anger is never far from the surface, giving you strength and driving you to seek greater power.

Class Skill: Survival.

Bonus Spells: burning hands (3rd), bull’s strength (5th), rage (7th), wall of fire (9th), cloudkill (11th), Naskil's transformation (13th), delayed blast fireball (15th), iron body (17th), meteor swarm (19th).

Bonus Feats: Diehard, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Intimidating Prowess, Improved Overrun, Power Attack, Toughness, Widen Spell.

Bloodline Arcana: You gain the orc subtype, including darkvision 60 feet and light sensitivity. If you already have darkvision, its range increases to 90 feet. Whenever you cast a spell that deals damage, that spell deals +1 point of damage per die rolled.

Bloodline Powers: You are heir to the bestial power of the great orc warlords of the past. You feel their rage in your blood, and must take care lest the urge to despoil and destroy consumes you.

Touch of Rage (Sp): At 1st level, you can touch a creature as a standard action, giving it a morale bonus on attack rolls, damage rolls, and Will saving throws equal to 1/2 your sorcerer level (minimum 1) for 1 round. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier.

Fearless (Ex): At 3rd level, you gain a +4 bonus on saving throws made against fear and a +1 natural armor bonus. At 9th level, you lose your light sensitivity, gain immunity to fear, and your natural armor bonus increases to +2. Strength of the Beast (Ex): At 9th level, you gain a +2 inherent bonus to your Strength. This bonus increases to +4 at 13th level, and to +6 at 17th level.

Power of Giants (Sp): At 15th level, you may grow to Large size as a standard action. At this size you gain a +6 size bonus to Strength, a –2 penalty to Dexterity, a +4 size bonus to Constitution, and a +4 natural armor bonus. You may return to your normal size as a standard action. You may remain in this size for up to 1 minute per character level per day; this duration does not need to be consecutive, but it must be used in 1 minute increments.

Warlord Reborn (Su): At 20th level, you become a true orc warlord of legend. You gain immunity to fire and DR 5/—. Once per day, you can cast transformation as a spell-like ability using your sorcerer level as your caster level.


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Open Game License v 1.0a Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
System Reference Document. Copyright 2000. Wizards of the Coast, Inc; Authors: Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, based on material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
Pathfinder Companion: Orcs of Golarion. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Steve Kenson, Rob McCreary, Richard Pett, Sean K Reynolds, and JD Wiker.
Orcs of Galatea. Copyright 2011 by Elton Robb.  Not all rights are reserved, see the Creative Commons License shown above.

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