Limshau Custodian

Behind the white walls of Limshau, elite forces of guardians patrol the hallways, defending knowledge and people against those wishing to destroy such a noble existence. Because of the tight confines of narrow city streets and alleys, this elite force eventually developed a discipline revolving around fast movement and quick decisive strikes at critical enemy spots.

Initially, the servants of Limshau, those responsible for the organization and defending of knowledge, referred to themselves simply as librarians, a title continued today. Modern librarians carry an encyclopedic recall of every book they are exposed to the in the wing they call home. Librarians often remain in a certain wing of the city for their entire lives and few ever shuffle. After a random attack from a large and somewhat organized goblin force left a section of the geology branch in ruins, Ravenar decreed that a specific echelon of elite librarians be trained exclusively in combat, relegating their librarian skills to a lesser importance.

The new discipline incorporated an agile battle stance, able to maximize maneuverability in a restricted field of movement. Heavy armor weighed down combatants and blocked the advance of reinforcements. Shields also proved a hazard. Soon, pure speed became the greatest ally, along with the insight to anticipate and counter a foe's every move and attack. Lighter weapons were the preferred choice. Companion weapons found themselves in off-hands for defense and counter-attack and the practice stuck.

The final lesson, and the greatest evolution of this discipline, involved maximizing the entire combat arena as a platform to hold a combat stance. By focusing their inherent magical prowess, the warriors gained the capacity to alter their personal center of gravity, effectively allowing them to walk on walls or even on the ceiling. The discipline of the custodians finally found form. In their natural habitat, the custodian can hardly find an equal. They soon discovered how effective their abilities were when sent outside the city.

A custodian places one's priorities on the freedoms of all. Speech, the written word, is a worthy cause for a custodian to die for. Some abandoned those beliefs. Turning away from their great city, these rogues seek adventure for their own satisfaction, but no evil soul survives the training process without being discovered, and it is seldom necessary to hunt deserters down.

A Loyal custodian outside the walls stands ever vigilant to fight for the freedom and the retrieval of information. Often being sent on fact-finding missions or quests to retrieve priceless tomes, a crusading custodian climbs the tallest mountains and digs into the deepest dungeons to seek their treasure. An independent soul often still believes in the values of his training, but seeks personal adventure more than the acquisition of knowledge for his people.

Hit Dice: d10

REQUIREMENTS

To qualify to become a custodian, a character must meet all of the following criteria.
Alignment: Any good.
Base Attack Bonus: +5
Skills: Skills: Acrobatics 8 ranks
Feats: Two-Weapon Fighting, Martial Weapon Proficiencies (short sword, longswords), Light Armor Proficiency, Weapon Finesse
Special: Must be from Limshau.

Class Skills

Acrobatics (Dex), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Knowledge (Any) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Ride (Dex), Swim (Str)

Skill Points at Each level: 6 + Int Modifier

Level Base Attack Fortitude Reflex Will Special
1 +1 +0 +2 +0 Limshau Expertise, Limshau Defense
2 +2 +0 +3 +0
3 +3 +1 +3 +1 Main-gauche
4 +4 +1 +4 +1 Evasion
5 +5 +1 +4 +1 Gravity Focus
6 +6 +2 +5 +2 Compound Attack
7 +7 +2 +5 +2 Gravity Focus
8 +8 +2 +6 +2 Reflex Action
9 +9 +3 +6 +3 Gravity Focus
10 +10 +3 +7 +3 Flurry Assault

CLASS FEATURES

All of the following are class features of the Limshau custodian.

Limshau Expertise (Ex): A custodian at 1st level is allowed to use weapon finesse with all Limshau weapons. When wearing any Limshau armor, the armor's max Dex bonus increases by +2.

Limshau Defense (Ex): At 1st level, while wearing light or no armor and wielding no shields, the Limshau custodian may add his intelligence bonus to his armor class up to a maximum of his level in Limshau custodian.

Main-gauche (Ex): The custodian at 3rd level is able to use one offhand strike if limited to a single action. Maingauche can be used during spring attack.

Evasion (Ex): A custodian gains evasion at 4th level. If exposed to any effect that normally allows a character to attempt a Reflex saving throw for half damage, the custodian takes no damage with a successful saving throw. Evasion can only be used if the custodian is wearing light armor or no armor. If the custodian already has evasion, he gains improved evasion.

Gravity Focus (Sp): For brief moments, the custodian enters a Zen state of heightened awareness. His heart beats longer limited by height. The custodian can also walk on ceilings.

Compound Attack (Ex): At 6th level, when the custodian makes a charge, he can follow with a full attack.

Reflex Action (Ex): At 8th level, when the custodian chooses to ready an action, he can choose to ready a full-attack action.

Flurry Assault (Ex): at 10th level, as many times as day as the custodian's Int Bonus, the custodian may take a move action as well as a full attack action in a round. They may take all of their attacks along their movement.

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