Crimson Legionnaire PrC

originally posted by Kalthadrix

Final Version

Crimson Legionnaire

For Tyr and Freedom!
-War cry of the Crimson Legion.

After the destruction of the original Crimson Legion that marched against Urik, Tyr has had not standing army to defend it or the city-state’s boarders. Fearing that another war would find Tyr unprotected, a group of veterans from the original Legion petitioned the Council to allow for a reformation of the Crimson Legion, under the Councils supervision, in order to protect the Free City. Since then, the Crimson Legion has gained in numbers and skill and now stands ready to defend Tyr with the lives of all those who make up their ranks.

Crimson legionnaires may come from any race; with human, half-elves, muls, and dwarves making up the larger part of its ranks. Of the thousands that made up the original Crimson Legion, only a few hundred survived its destruction, and it is those veterans, composed of barbarians, fighters, gladiators, and psychic warriors, that form most of the crimson legionnaire’s ranks. Other warriors besides veterans are accepted within the crimson legionnaires. In the intervening years since the Crimson Legion re-forming, there has been a large increase in the legionnaire ranks as Tyrians step forward to ensure their continued freedom. To become a crimson legionnaire, these warriors must prove themselves through physical trials and tests of the heart; those that are accepted are taught by the veterans the hard-learned lessons of the lost war.

In exercise patrols along the city-state’s borders, or while on protection details for the city’s pauper farms and noble estates, the Crimson Legion is ever active protecting the city’s interests, with the crimson legionnaires at its core. Fore they are the elite core of the Legion, forming the strong center in every line or the tip of the spear as they charge the enemy.

Hit Dice: d10

To qualify to become a crimson legionnaire, a character must fulfill the following criteria.
Base Attack Bonus: +3
Skills: Knowledge (warfare) 2 ranks, Survival 3 ranks
Feats: Freedom
Special: Must be a Tyrian citizen. The crimson legionnaire must have been part of the original Crimson Legion or they need to have been taught by one.

Class Skills: Climb (Str), Handle Animal (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (warfare), Ride (Dex), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis). Skill points at each level: 2+ Int modifier

Class Features:
All of the following are class features of the crimson legionnaire prestige class.

Weapons and Armor Proficiency: A crimson legionnaire gains proficiency in all simple and martial weapons and with all armor and shields.

Service: As part of the Crimson Legion, there are certain benefits and duties to fulfill. As long as you serve, you have room and board in the cities barracks and are provided with your war kit, which consists of a set of chitin armor, heavy wood shield, obsidian-tipped short spear, and bone short sword. Food and drink are also provided in the Legions mess halls. Crimson legionnaires are paid 5 bits per day per class level.
It is required of the crimson legionnaires to take part in any guard duty, missions, maneuvers, or wars that your superiors tell you to take part in (details of service are left up to the DM).
In order to advance within this class, the crimson legionnaire must be part of Tyr’s Crimson Legion. Service in the Legion can be terminated, which does not cause the crimson legionnaire to lose any of their class features, but they cannot gain anymore level within this class unless they join the Crimson Legion again.

Freedom’s Defense (Ex): As a veteran defender of Tyr’s freedom, the crimson legionnaire can mobilize a greater surge of heroism than most. At 1st level the crimson legionnaire gains another use per day of the Freedom feat.

Bonus Feat: The training within the Crimson Legion is very good, utilizing the knowledge of its members to forge a strong cohesive unit. At 2nd and 4thlevel a crimson legionnaire gains a bonus feat that may be selected from the following as long as they meet the prerequisites: Concentrated Fire, Endurance, Diehard, Protective, Rotate Lines, Spear Wall. He must still meet the requirements for any feat selected.

Brother’s In Arms (Ex): The crimson legionnaires usually find themselves in the heart of the battle, securing their fighting line as their enemies try to penetrate their defenses. Individually they would fall to a greater force, but by working together they are much stronger. At 3rd level, a crimson legionnaire gains the Companion feat as a bonus feat.

Legion’s Bond (Ex): By 5th level the crimson legionnaire’s close bond with his fellow soldiers translates into a greater facility while fighting in groups. The crimson legionnaire can make use of the Aid Another action in melee combat as a swift action, as long as he is aiding a fellow soldier or friend of the Free City.

Level BAB Fort Reflex Will Special

1 +1 +2 +0 +0 Service, Freedom’s Defense

2 +2 +3 +0 +0 Bonus Feat

3 +3 +3 +1 +1 Brother’s In Arms

4 +4 +4 +1 +1 Bonus Feat

5 +5 +4 +1 +1 Legion’s Bond