Bard

Bard

Mage Class Archetype

Musical spellcaster who utilizes instruments to channel power

Bards are a group of slightly mischievous wanderers, traveling across the lands as storytellers. While Bards are trained to play a wide variety of different instruments, many have a personal favorite that they use most of the time. The most talented performers are able to make a living by enchanting audiences with their tales and ballads, although many Bards sometimes go through hard times, and need to resort to more devious means of survival. They often depend on their luck to get them through difficult situations.

A perky, young sidhe named Belatru and several other adventurers were traveling through the Callias Mountain Range, a couple of them struggling to make it over the rocky terrain. They had come a long way, but it was still several miles before they reached the entrance to Dungeon Wroth.

Knowing that they would need all the energy they could to kill the kobolds, Belatru motioned for everyone to stop and rest for a minute. After the party had caught its breath, Belatru began to play a song on an enchanted flute. The adventurers all felt lighter as their feet rose off the ground. Refreshed and levitating, the rough terrain was suddenly easier to traverse.

While Bards will insist that they have more integrity than the members of the Rogue class, they possess many of the same skills. Their talents include picking locks and pockets, identifying obscure items, scanning for victims, and moving without being detected. Harsh responses from easily-offended audience members make it necessary for Bards to be masters of escaping danger, and they are very difficult to hit during combat. If provoked into a fight, Bards often surprise their victims with a quick but deadly stab to the back. They also enjoy making battles into public spectacles, and will use swords to engage their opponents in impressive duels. However, Bards are also skilled with daggers, nunchaku, whips, yo-yos, and thrown weapons such as knives, stars, or darts.

The most important ability of the Bards is the power to affect the world through music. By playing a certain series of notes and accompanied by vocal modulations, they are able to bend the fabric of reality and produce various magical effects. While most require the formal training offered by schools of music, some Bards are gifted performers who can play naturally. The most popular destination for young Bards looking to make a name for themselves is New Rigel, a city on the continent of Sepharia. The many tourists visiting there provide willing audiences, or if need be, unsuspecting victims.

Bard Proficiencies

Weapon

Dagger Dart Exotic Nunchaku
Sword Throwing Knife Throwing Star Whip
Yo-yo

Defense

Acrobatics Dodge

Combat

Backstab Hand To Hand Second Attack

Technical

Hide Lock Picking Peek Perception
Scan Sneaking Stealing

Mystical

Lore Music

Bard Spells

No skills found.