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    Default Servant of the Great Old One - Disciple of Yog-Sothoth (PrC)

    Disciple of Yog-Sothoth

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    This is based upon my personal interpretation of Yog-Sothoth and as he usually appears in popular culture. It is not a perfect match for Lovecraft's Yog-Sothoth (who might not be evil) but intended to tap into the themes and archetypes which we associate with Yog-Sothoth which, as someone who is a bit of an elitist and purist, I have to say do not line up perfectly with Lovecraft's.


    Those who sell themselves into thrall to the Keeper of the Silver Key do so for knowledge as much as power. Yog-Sothoth demands his followers act to work towards the opening of ancient seals and the release of the Great Old Ones into the modern universe, even as he bestows upon them the knowledge that this will mean the end of all that is; though the most vain of his followers believe that they may survive as something more than mortal.

    Becoming a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth


    Becoming a disciple of Yog-Sothoth requires finding the Ritual of the Threshold and performing it to contact Yog-Sothoth. If the would be disciple meets Yog-Sothoth’s approval they will be blessed with his dark knowledge. If not they are rendered permanently insane to the point that they cannot care for themselves, their mind destroyed by the horrors revealed to them. A heal spell can cure this insanity, but only by wiping their mind completely clean leaving them with no memories.

    Prerequisites:
    Skills: Knowledge (Arcana) 10 ranks, Knowledge (the Planes) 10 ranks.
    Feats: Servant of the Old Ones, Dread Knowledge
    Spellcasting: Ability to cast a 4th level or higher arcane divination spell.
    Special: Must find knowledge of the Ritual of the Threshold and perform it which costs 250 GP in costly components, and requires the sacrifice of one born into a sorcerous bloodline whose powers have not yet awakened.

    Class Skills: The class skills for a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth (and their key ability scores) are Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Disguise (Cha), Knowledge (any, each taken individually) (Int), Lucent Dreaming (Wis), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Speak Language (n/a), Spellcraft (Int), and Use Magic Device (Cha).
    Skill points per level: 2 + Int modifier.

    Hit Dice: d4.

    Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Spellcasting
    1 +0 +0 +0 +2 Dream Communion, Knowledge (Secret Whispers) -
    2 +1 +0 +0 +3 Peer Through Time +1 level existing spellcasting class
    3 +1 +1 +1 +3 Obtain Secrets +1 level existing spellcasting class
    4 +2 +1 +1 +4 Read Dreams +1 level existing spellcasting class
    5 +2 +1 +1 +4 Dream Transport +1 level existing spellcasting class
    6 +0 +0 +0 +2 Magic of Knowledge, Telepathy -
    7 +1 +0 +0 +3 Divinatory Spell Power, Peer Deeply +1 level existing spellcasting class
    8 +1 +1 +1 +3 Call through the Threshold +1 level existing spellcasting class
    9 +2 +1 +1 +4 Free of Space and Time +1 level existing spellcasting class
    10 +5 +3 +3 +7 View from Beyond Time +1 level existing spellcasting class

    Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth gains no new weapon or armor proficiencies.

    Spellcasting: Ye olde standard boilerplate, misses 1st and 6th level.

    Dream Communion (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth is able to petition their master for knowledge. 1/day when a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth sleeps for at least 4 hours they may question Yog-Sothoth as if they had cast Contact Other Plane (caster level equals 5 + your character level). Yog-Sothoth is considered a Greater Deity for this purpose, but if you fail the Intelligence check the ability decrease is only for 1 hour after waking. Yog-Sothoth will always lie if telling the truth would inconvenience its personal plans, and a Disciple who turns against their master will find this information increasingly useless.

    Knowledge (Ancient Whispers) (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth gains the special ability to place ranks in Knowledge (Ancient Whispers). This skill is a knowledge skill which may be used in place of or in addition to any normal knowledge skill. However it represents the whispers of ancient ones into the mind of the Disciple. As such using this skill is a supernatural ability. This is considered a class skill for any class the Disciple of Yog-Sothoth takes from here on.

    Peer through Time (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth gains some measure of their master’s knowledge which is detached from time. Beginning at 2nd level a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may use Augury as a free action once per day plus a number of times per day equal to their Intelligence modifier if positive. Their effective caster level for this effect is 5 plus their character level.

    Obtain Secrets (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth develops a minor telepathic skill which allows them to fish for the truth behind the lies of others. Beginning at 3rd level, if a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth beats an opponent’s Bluff check with a Sense Motive check by at least 5 they learn what truth the opponent was Bluffing to hide. This is a mind-affecting effect.

    Read Dreams (Su): Once a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth has reached fourth level they gain the ability to sense the happenings of the dreams of others. By concentrating on a creature for 10 minutes (require 100 consecutive full round actions) a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth can create a link with that creature which reveals to the Disciple the details of that creature’s dreams for the night. This ability only works if the creature is currently asleep and within 1 mile per class level. A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may expend a 6th level or higher spell slot to expand this range to 10 miles per class level, an 8th level or higher slot to expand it to anywhere on the same plane, or a 9th level spell slot to expand it to anywhere on any plane.
    In addition a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth can sense whenever they are being dreamt and who is dreaming about them, regardless of distance (this ability functions even when the Disciple of Yog-Sothoth is sleeping themselves).

    Dream Transport (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may move through dreams. Beginning at 5th level whenever a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth sleeps for at least 4 hours they may teleport to any known location on any plane as if they had used either Greater Teleport or Greater Plane Shift (as appropriate) except it transports only the Disciple, any creatures with which it can share spells, and 50 lbs of worn equipment. Using this ability does not awaken the Disciple of Yog-Sothoth and therefore one should not use it to transport somewhere dangerous. If a creature is dreaming about you then you may teleport to it regardless of your knowledge of its location.

    Magic of Knowledge: A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth subsists upon the magic of knowledge and divination. Beginning at 6th level a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may expend a spell slot or prepared spell of the same level or higher to spontaneously cast any spell on the Knowledge Domain. The Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may only use this ability to use each domain spell 1/day. The Disciple does not need to know the appropriate spell or even have it on their spell-list.

    Telepathy (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth’s mental puissance continues to extend as they devote themselves to their inhuman lord. Beginning at 6th level a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth gains telepathy out to a range of 60 ft.

    Divinatory Spell Power: A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth gains great power with divination magic. Beginning at 7th level a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth gains a +4 to their caster level for Divination spells and a +2 to save DCs of Divination spells they cast.

    Peer Deeply (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth can look more deeply through the fogs of time. Beginning at 7th level a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may emulate a Divination spell once per day (CL = 5 plus Character level) as a free action.

    Call through the Threshold (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth is able to speak the secret names whispered to them by their unspeakable master and call forth the servants of their master. Beginning at 8th level a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may summon 1 Hashalaq Quori, 2 tsucora quori, or 4 tsoreva quori as a standard action once per day. The summoned quori appear within 60 ft and remains for 2 rounds per Disciple of Yog-Sothoth level.

    Free of Space and Time (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth has become divorced from reality, existing only lightly tethered to it. Beginning at 9th level a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may remove themselves from reality to appear anywhere else in it, transporting themselves, any creature with which they can share spells, and up to 50 lbs of carried gear and equipment, as if with Greater Teleport or Greater Plane Shift. In addition a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth may choose to vanish from time for a duration of their choice when they use this ability. If they do so the Disciple of Yog-Sothoth ceases to exist for the period they choose, no time passing for them or effects upon them, until they return. Unfortunately a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth is still lightly tethered to reality and cannot move backwards in time with this ability.

    View from Beyond Time and Space (Su): A Disciple of Yog-Sothoth learns to see the world through eyes similar to their unspeakable lord’s. Beginning at 10th level a Disciple of Yog-Sothoth continuously gains the benefits of a Foresight spell and may duplicate the effects of a HindsightSpC as a standard action 1/day.
    Last edited by Zaydos; 2015-10-05 at 05:46 PM.
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