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[Archetype] Whisperer (Wordcasting Shadowcaster) [PEACH]
Instead of using necromancy on this thread, I have decided to create this to build upon what peacenlove has made. I hope it is enjoyed, and know that all feedback is more than welcome.
A whisperer is a shadowcaster who draw words from silence, forming their own mysteries with the components that make up their brethren's repertoire. A whisperer has the following class features.
Words of Shadow: A whisperer begins play knowing a number of effect or meta words equal to the number mysteries he would ordinarily know, the boost meta word, and as all the target words—even those that he cannot yet use due to the level restriction.
Whenever he gains a level, he gains one new effect or meta word on odd numbered levels and two (or one of each) at even numbered levels.
He doesn't select effect words from any class wordlist, rather he treats mysteries as effect words of an equivalent level. The resulting wordspell is treated for all intents and purposes as a mystery with a level equal to its final level.
Given the nature of words, whisperers possess 'spell slots' as a wizard of the same level and gain bonus 'spell slots' based on a high Charisma score. Further breaking from convention, whisperers are not required to follow paths for their mysteries.
This ability replaces the Path Mastery class feature and alters the Fundamentals of Shadow class feature and the Mysteries and Paths class feature.
Mysterious Effect Words
A table with 111 mysteries categorized as effect word categories.
Mysteries marked with * have special rules regarding them, as listed after the table below.
Sources of Mysteries/Key
ToM: Tome of Magic
UrM: Web Enhancement: Urban Magic
CS: Complete Shadow
Effect Word Group Level Source Absolute Zero Weather 9 CS Acolyte's Charm Alignment 2 CS Afraid of the Dark Illusion 3 ToM Army of Shadow Summoning 9 ToM Arrow of Dusk Death 1 ToM Aura of Shade Body 4 ToM Bend Perspective Divination 1 ToM Black Candle Illumination 1 ToM Black Fire Cold 2 ToM Black Grip Teleportation 5 CS Black Labyrinth Wall 9 UrM Black Summons Change 5 CS Blade of Darkness Force 9 CS Bolster Body 4 ToM Burning Power Alignment 8 CS Burning Sins Alignment 8 CS Carpet of Shadow Binding 1 ToM Caul of Shadow Body 1 ToM Clinging Darkness Binding 3 ToM Cloak of Retribution Illumination 5 CS Congress of Shadows Divination 2 ToM Consume Essence Death 9 ToM Curtain of Shadows Wall 5 ToM Dancing Shadows Illusion 3 ToM Dark Air or Water Weather 5 ToM Dark Soul Command 7 ToM Deadly Shade Death 6 UrM Dusk and Dawn Illusion 1 ToM Echo Spell Power 5 ToM Echo Spell, Greater Power 8 CS Ephemeral Image Illusion 7 ToM Ephemeral Storm Death 9 ToM Far Sight Divination 9 ToM Fearful Gloom Fear 4 UrM Feign Life Change 5 ToM Flesh Fails Death 2 ToM Flesh Fails, Greater Death 8 ToM Flicker Teleportation 3 ToM Flood of Shadow Dispelling 6 ToM Frost Armor Armor 8 CS Grasp of Ice Cold 7 CS Grasping Shadows Binding 7 UrM Hidden from Evil Alignment 1 CS Hidden from Evil, Mass Alignment 4 CS Inquisitor's Verdict Change 6 CS Killing Shadows Destruction 3 ToM Languor Binding 5 ToM Last Word Alignment 9 CS Life Fades Death 1 ToM Life Fades, Greater Death 7 ToM Light from Darkness Alignment 6 CS Liquid Night Illumination 1 ToM Lost Continent Illusion 7 CS Magic Denial Dispelling 7 CS Menagerie of Darkness Animal 8 UrM Mesmerizing Shade Divination 1 ToM Mystic Reflections Detection 0 ToM Nights Away Body 4 CS Pass into Shadow Teleportation 5 ToM Piercing Sight Divination 2 ToM Planar Disjunction Divination 6 CS Prison of Night Binding 7 ToM Purifying Ray Alignment 9 CS Quicker than the Eye Body 1 UrM Reflection of Power* Illusion 9 CS Reflections of Things to Come Time 9 ToM Shadow Alacrity Time 7 CS Shadow Conjuration* Illusion 4 CS Shadow Conjuration, Greater* Illusion 6 CS Shadow Evocation* Illusion 4 ToM Shadow Evocation, Greater* Illusion 6 ToM Shadow Hood Concealing 0 ToM Shadow Investiture Body 6 ToM Shadow Plague Cold 8 ToM Shadow Skin Body 2 ToM Shadow Storm Electricity 6 ToM Shadow Surge Command 9 ToM Shadow Time Time 9 ToM Shadow Vestiges Alignment 7 CS Shadow Vision Concealing 4 ToM Shadows Fade Dispelling 4 ToM Shadows Fade, Greater Dispelling 6 ToM Sharp Shadows Body 3 ToM Sickening Shadow Illumination 5 UrM Sight Eclipsed Concealing 2 ToM Sight Obscured Concealing 0 ToM Smiting Darkness Alignment 4 CS Soul Puppet Command 8 ToM Steel Shadows Armor 1 ToM Step into Shadows Teleportation 4 ToM Summon Umbral Servant Summoning 7 ToM Thoughts of Shadow Divination 2 ToM Tomb of Night Binding 8 ToM Touch of Inevitable Fate Binding 8 CS Trail of Haze Illusion 2 UrM True Shadows Fade Dispelling 9 CS Truth Revealed Divination 7 ToM Twilight Aura Alignment 5 CS Umbra Angelus Alignment 7 CS Umbral Body Body 8 ToM Umbral Disruption Dispelling 8 CS Umbral Fist Body 3 UrM Umbral Hand Flight 1 ToM Umbral Touch Destruction 3 ToM Unravel Dweomer Dispelling 4 ToM Unveil Life 6 ToM Victorious Prophecy Alignment 3 CS Voice of Shadow Command 1 ToM Voyage into Shadow Teleportation 6 ToM Warp Spell Dispelling 4 ToM Widened Eyes Divination 1 ToM
*Shadow Conjuration and Shadow Evocation, along with their their greater counterparts, copy effect words of the appropriate school instead of whole spells. For instance; Shadow Conjuration can be used to imitate the Servitor Effect Word, in any of it's forms up to IV, but the resulting creature is only one-fifth as strong as the real thing unless it is believed.