View Full Version : bladebearer of the who? (2 racial feats)

2008-02-02, 02:07 AM
a pair of racial feats inspired by the bladebearer of the valenar--though these needed to be higher level--for the elite warriors of two specific lands in my setting:

one editing note: what kind of a damage bonus does the bladebearer of the valenar give? unnamed? racial (if there is such a thing)?

Bahadúram (Racial)
Prerequisites: Baharin origin, 14 Intelligence, BAB +3, Proficiency and Weapon Focus with the longspear or bastard sword (one-handed), and proficiency with shields.
You have served within the ranks of one of the most respected fighting forces in all of Baharin, and comfortably wield the skill and might of an accomplished veteran.
Literally meaning 'the golden sword of the people,' the bahadúram have many long centuries of defending their home from foreign invaders. A bahadúram is relentlessly trained in the arts of combat, their specialty being the longspear and bastard sword, paired with a shield. Though renowned as the best deep-formation fighters in recorded history, with their solid discipline and their mastery of the shield and spear, it was when separated and surrounded that they truly struck terror into the hearts of their enemies, for they fought like the lions that were emblazoned upon their crests.
Effect: You gain a +1 bonus to damage and a +1 dodge bonus to armor class when using either a longspear or bastard sword with a shield of any kind, and have mastered the ability to use the longspear one-handed so long as you have a shield in the other hand. Further, when utilizing a shield and either of these two weapons, you can add one point of Intelligence modifier per point of base attack bonus to your damage rolls, to a maximum of +4.

and some of their enemies:

Ritu’cozik (Racial)
Prerequisites: Ritu origin, 14 Strength, BAB +3, Proficiency with the greatsword, bastard sword, or shortsword, Power Attack.
You are one of the feared Ritu Black Blades, the fiercest of a fierce people in a land that is inhospitable and harsh, and powerful enough to have conquered the world many times throughout history, if only they could have learned to work together.
Though nothing of their former glory, the Black Blades of the Ritu are still a force to be reckoned with. Indoctrinated into their strange war-cults at very young ages, and feasting to a frenzied degree upon the terror of their foes, the ritu’cozik smash through enemy formations like wolves scattering panicked deer.
Effect: You gain a +1 bonus to damage when using either the greatsword, bastard sword, or shortsword, and if you have weapon focus in one of these weapons, you are considered to have it for all of them. Further, if you are using the Power Attack feat with any of these weapons at a -3 or greater penalty to attack rolls, you gain your Strength modifier multiplied by 1.5 for one-handed attacks, and your Strength modifier multiplied by 3 for two-handed attacks.

2008-02-02, 07:59 PM
i just had a thought. are you able to take racial feats at levels other than level one?

this is supposed to be racial in the sense that it is a cultural aspect of these two particular peoples. but it is also supposed to be one that is elite, hence, not learned at first level. i might have to change the kind of feat...

2008-02-03, 11:58 PM
so, no one thinks that they're particularely good or bad? broken? not broken? no thoughts on the racial feat dilemma?