Excerpts 11/11/2005

Champions of Valor Excerpt
By Thomas M. Reid and Sean K. Reynolds

Expand the boundaries of your valiant character with the Forgotten RealmsChampions of Valor supplement. The counterpart to Champions of Ruin, Champions of Valor covers what it means to be valorous in the Realms. Not only can you find out more about several good-aligned guilds and organizations that characters can join, but you also can add the benefits for joining to your game. Additionally, the book provides you with an array of new spells, feats, and prestige classes appropriate for heroes of valor. The excerpts below include information on several character options, a prestige class, and some items. For text from the Introduction, check out the October 2005 Preview.

Faith Token

A faith token is a minor magic item attuned to a particular deity. These tokens normally bear a single cantrip or orison related to the deity's portfolio or dogma.

Lore: Faith tokens are usually given as gifts to exceptional members of a church or to someone who performed a significant but not life-saving service. (Knowledge [religion] DC 10)

Among good churches it is customary to for a bearer to give a faith token to another follower of his deity when he no longer has need of it or if he finds someone who needs it more than he does. (Knowledge [religion] DC 15)

Description: This small piece of jewelry looks like a simple necklace with a small charm stamped or carved with a holy symbol. A faith token and its necklace can be metal, wood, bone, or any material appropriate for the deity in question. When activated, a faith token can glow, make noise, flash brightly, or change temperature, depending on its function and its deity.

Prerequisite [optional]: A faith token only works for a worshiper of the deity whose holy symbol it bears.

Activation: Faith tokens are command word activated, usually requiring a few words of prayer (such as "Ilmater protect me"), but sometimes the deity's name is sufficient.

Effect: A faith token usually has embedded within it one 0-level spell usable twice per day. Some of them have two spells, each usable once per day. The following are common faith token spells associated with particular deities.

Arvoreen -- message, virtue
Chauntea -- mending, naturewatch[Mag]
Corellon Larethian -- detect magic, summon instrument
Eilistraee -- ghost sound, guidance
Garl Glittergold -- prestidigitation, virtue
Hanali Celanil -- minor disguise[Mag]
Helm -- virtue
Horus-Re -- flare, message
Ilmater -- cure minor wounds
Lathander -- light
Lurue -- cure minor wounds, light
Mielikki -- detect poison, know direction
Moradin -- resistance
Oghma -- songbird[Mag], summon instrument
Selûne -- light, lullaby
Sune -- daze, minor disguise[Mag]
Torm -- guidance, virtue
Tymora -- guidance
Tyr -- resistance, virtue
Yondalla -- open/close, purify food and drink

Aura/Caster Level: Faint (school depends on individual item). CL 1st.

Construction: Craft Wondrous Item, appropriate spell or spells, 150 gp, 12 XP, 1 day.

Weight: --.

Price: 300 gp.

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