It is listed along with the other ability scores and possesses a modifier and saving throw, as though it were any other score. If the danger is particularly severe, the regent may find themselves forced to raise a levy or dispatch units of troops to deal with the threat. Typically, this is used when resolving a domain event that requires the appointing or appeasement of a government official. To enact Investiture, a priest capable of casting the realm spell of the same name must be present for the ceremony. As pointed out under the section for Seasons, an occupying force can collect Severe Taxation on occupied provinces during the taxation phase. These methods will be covered more in depth below. Taking a brief break from Ghostwalk to churn out some more Birthright content that I've been tinkering with on the side. This step is only necessary when there are domains in conflict, or when the order of events is extremely critical. Within the same radius, you can detect the presence of magic from the necromantic school. The caster may summon one unit of undead with this spell. The regent does not need to pay the mustering costs for these troops, but must pay their upkeep. A celestial object impacts somewhere within a random province the regent controls. Among the most powerful magic available to mortals is realm magic. Law holdings that you possess in the domains of other regents may be used to collect taxes and fees in exchange for keeping law and order (or being outright thuggish, for some regents). In ancient days, Brenna was invoked by merchants and gamblers alike, as well as travelers seeking luck in their journeys. The cost involved allows the regent to bring their courtiers, lieutenants, and other present player characters with them to the new location. Once the desired level of the Castle is chosen and the initial cost is paid, progress continues automatically at a rate of 3 (or 1d6) GB each season and the regent does not need to continue to use this action unless they are adding features or upgrading the Castle level. The distance between provinces is only two along the shortest route (south through Hildon, and then to Alaroine), so the cost to build the ley line is 2 RP and 2 GB. A river that empties into a bay or a lake connected to the same river would count, but an isolated mountain spring would not. Birthright has dragons, don’t get me wrong ... Marsupialmancer suggests that dragons cannot have Bloodline scores; if this is BR canon, he’s drawing that text for someplace more obscure than I know about at the moment. Heartless Wastelander. Now, another book I enjoy is Oriental Adventures. Nor does a lack of bloodline preclude one from actually holding a title or position within a court; most NPC nobles and courtiers won't have a bloodline. Ability Score Increase. At 8th level, they can instead transform into a giant eagle. Dwarven kingdoms are fractious in these times, and few remain compared to the days of old. If the enemy unit retreats in this manner, the aggressor army may continue its move as though it were not halted. The caster may then cause that unit to take an immediate domain action, even if the target is not normally capable of taking domain actions. A lieutenant can be another player character if that player character is not themselves a regent. Furthermore, a regent can ready a particular action to trigger only after a condition is met. Trade routes with a terminus in the affected province do not generate gold bars for their regent, and the provinces (and the holdings within it) are immune to the Agitate or Contest actions if their owners are not within the boundaries of the mists. Now this is capped by the ruler’s bloodline score. All blooded scions that are sufficiently trained can learn and cast one of these spells, but must have access to a suitably powerful Temple or Source holding and have levels of a class capable of utilizing them. You have a bonus on Initiative rolls and Perception rolls (as well as passive Perception) equal to your Bloodline modifier, with a minimum value of +1. First, regents adjust loyalty in each province based on the following conditions: Law holdings are useful for preventing the loss of loyalty. You may elect to purchase them custom equipment from your own purse, but are otherwise assumed to come with the standard kit given to Guards. If the force is subjugated, or the regent is able to perform the Agitate or Diplomacy action to resolve the situation, the province returns to poor loyalty. Archivist of Lineages is a pure ribbon. The exact nature of this event varies depending on the events of the campaign and the Game Master’s whim, but some possible random outcomes are as follows. If the defeated force is entrenched in fortifications of any kind (such as a castle), it can choose not to retreat. If the dead scion is later returned to life, they will do so without their bloodline! Masela: Your entry and exit points must be partially immersed (up to at least your waist) in a natural body of water that connects to the sea. At 11th, the regent can instead affect three units. Once this bonus action is used, it cannot be used again on any subsequent turn in the round. Domain actions have conditions that must be satisfied in order to enact them. I am young, and my peers treat me with disregard or contempt. Undead units have no maintenance cost, can march day and night without rest, and strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. Units that have the Scout quality can identify the number and makeup of units in a one-province radius from wherever they are stationed. First, the regent must determine whether they declare light, moderate, or severe taxation for each province (it is typically much faster to do this across all provinces, but particularly desperate regents may wish to tax more populated provinces more severely than others). This act permanently reduces the level of the province by one. There is no way to determine without Espionage or magical divination whether a given province is protected by use of this spell. You may select one blood ability for which you qualify at the time you take this feat. Levies wear padded armor and carry whatever weapons are at hand; typically spears, small axes, or tools that easily double as armaments. Hostile NPCs are unaffected. A Game Master may either randomly determine the event (or lack thereof), or they may have a specific set of events that unravels depending on the outcomes of previous seasons or the plot they wish to present. A minor event is dealt with by placating the petitioning party through offerings and compensation. Now, another book I enjoy is Oriental Adventures. A supernatural event takes place somewhere in the regent’s domain. Gossip, rumor-mongering, or even a death by poison may be the impetus for this event, where the regent and their court become embroiled in the affair. Provinces up to level 3 can only be the source of one trade route, provinces between 4 and 6 can be the source of two, and provinces of level 7 or higher can support three. Every Gold Bar that exchanges hands in this way increases the DC by 1. Note that the source rating of the province is not indicative of any source holdings that may or may not be present; those must be constructed specifically to make use of the source. Multiple regents can opt to contribute RP to increase the difficulty (when applicable), representing their desire to see your efforts fail. Alternately, they hunt and slay blooded individuals in accordance with their god's ethos. Elven poetry, dwarven treatises on architecture or metalwork, and Rjuven war epics alike command high prices -- except in Vosgaard, where the vast majority of the populace is illterate due to the more pressing concerns of staying alive in the heartless wastes. Vorynn, Major: You may use the divination spell beginning at 7th level, once per day as a ritual. Her base success difficulty is DC 10, which should be easy for her to hit. As such, they make cheap and durable troops, if somewhat limited in combat capability. As a rule, the more wild and unexplored a place is, the greater its potential Source. This gift of the blood is a curse. Ability Score Increase. Sometimes a random event has a required action to mitigate its effects, and a consequence for not attending to the matter. Holding types are Law, Guild, Temple, and Source. This means that the vassal does not receive this extra value at the beginning of their seasons; it is a tithe given to the lord. At 4th level, the scion can instead transform into a panther. At 5th level, you gain advantage on Stealth checks made while attempting to hide in any location with dim or darker lighting and gain resistance to necrotic damage while under the effects of assume shadow form. Gold bars are acquired via taxation of provinces and holdings, as well as spoils of war when conquering enemy domains. I don’t know what to make of my heritage, and it makes me uncomfortable. These options are even more contentious in most campaigns, but there are examples of every monstrous player race save orcs in Cerilia. A minor act of legislation is passed regarding changes to the law, acceptable behaviors, or cultural integration. Skill Proficiencies. At 11th level, they may instead summon Orog Infantry or Gnoll Marauders. You automatically fail Strength (Athletics) checks made to swim or float in water due to your density; a Karamhul dwarf will literally sink like a stone. Another possibility is they are the reincarnation of some slain dragon from Cerilia's distant past, or a mutant creature twisted by the power of the Shadow World. The Vos dwell in a harsh land of monsters and deep, freezing winters. Basaia, Major: You are immune to conditions which would blind you, short of having your eyes directly removed or destroyed. This acts as a typical human, but this option reduces some of the flavor of the setting. In the event that hostile forces remain in a province unopposed and with no castles that remain unneutralized, the province is considered occupied. For each season that a Castle is besieged and the besieging force includes at least one unit of engineers, its effective level is reduced by one at the end of the season. You may also garrison a number of units in the Castle equal to its level. Speculation runs wild in certain interested circles, of course -- a sect of heretical clerics in Anuire even go so far as to suspect Ghoigwnnwd was actually a previously unknown elven deity, hidden in the guise of a humble smith. As with provinces, Game Masters who wish to save some rolling or who are generating income for NPC regents can use the flat values provided instead of rolling for each. The base cost of a Castle is 6 GB per level. Additionally, garradalaigh pact warlocks that are also blooded scions may learn and cast realm magic provided they possess the means -- they are the only warlocks capable of doing so. The strength of a province’s source rating is inverse to the province’s level; the only exception to this rule is a domain ruled by an elven regent with a predominantly elven population. You must pay 1 Gold Bar for every five provinces, holdings, and fortifications you own, rounded up to the next Gold Bar. For example, the vile lich Manentorok, an awnsheghlien that is effectively an 18th level wizard, maintains a frightened and meager populace of peasants to tend his land and fuel his experiments. You increase your Wisdom or Charisma score by 1. By means of this spell, you may copy written texts from any non-magical book, parchment, or other written medium. Erik’s Blessing. You may use this a number of times equal to your Bloodline modifier (minimum 1), and your uses recharge after a long rest. Bloodlines are a Feat We have a precedent set forth from UA: Eberron for Dragonmarks being acquired via a feat, even if they are "late bloomers". A half-orog is also a possibility, as orogs (typically a stout breed of orc in other settings) completely replace the niche of the orc in Cerilia. My allies are pillars of support and friendship. Among the savage species of Cerilia, however, nothing is guaranteed. For example, a unit of pikemen that suffers 25% casualties merges with a unit of pikemen that suffered 50% casualties. Major events, such as a dragon that rumbles awake after being disturbed by miners, is absolutely not something to be ignored. Spellcasters can also expand on ley lines by creating “networks” stemming from the home Source province. This relationship is both political and mechanical; the vassal is promised some functional support (whether it be in the form of a mutual defensive pact, a one-time or repeated donation of wealth, or a threat to submit or be eradicated) and in exchange the vassal agrees to add the regency points they would normally gain from the Bloodline ability score to the regent instead. You do not need to make checks to determine if you or your party become lost, unless the setting is unnatural (such as the twisted landscape of the Shadow World). It should be stated that a character who begins play with a Tainted bloodline strength, or who later becomes blooded and does not have at least a Minor strength score, does not get to select a blood ability. The Basarji, with their respect for academic achievement, also consider it essential to learn to read. This may be used to sever the link between the land and one regent to give to another, or transfer holdings accordingly, as outlined under the domain action of the same name. The troops are not available for use while moving, and the movement completes at the end of the action round, whereupon they become available for battles waging in that province. A unit of mercenaries that goes unpaid and does not receive the requisite RP will become brigands in that province. Critical Success: You recuperate the RP spent on this action. An excuse could be made for the inclusion of gnomes by stating that they are fey creatures in secluded communities deep within Cerilia's magical wilderness. Typically, the construction of a “road” really means any number of paths throughout the province. Possibilities include a religious holiday or a festival celebrating a local hero. Goblins are a cowardly lot when forced into battle in small numbers, but 200 of the creatures packed into a unit carrying bows emboldens the savage humanoids enough to take the field. At 2nd level, a scion of Brenna can transform into a cat as a druid of equivalent level. Masela's domain was the sea, and elemental water is hers to command. The spell cannot copy diagrams or illustrations, nor can it transcribe magical texts, duplicate spell scrolls, or create, Components: V, S, M (a small vial of snake venom), This spell, created as a bane to blooded scions and. You may spend your action to end a single enchantment or charm effect of your choice that is currently affecting you. The mysterious Vorynn was associated with the moon and the mysteries of magic. This action may be performed only once per season, and the number of Gold Bars that can be converted is equal to the sum total of all Guild holding levels the regent controls, plus their Bloodline modifier. For this option, magically-inclined fighter and rogue archetypes can be populated by unblooded characters, as their magic does not reach such heights of power that the setting lore is particularly damaged. This use recharges after a long rest. Instead, Erin dispatches Eist to settle the matter, and does not gain his bonus action this season. An enemy of the regent, whether it be one they have feuded with before or one that has an otherwise hidden grievance with the scion, sends agents to extinguish their life. You do not need to use these 10 minutes concurrently. While he is not a regent, he acts in her stead where she cannot. While "pure" Cerilia has only those races listed earlier as suitable for the setting, there's nothing to say an inventive group cannot make room for other races. Elvish archery prowess is the stuff of legends for a reason. If you are also a paladin, you need only expend 3 hit points from your pool to cure one of these conditions, rather than 5. A local festival springs up in one of the regent’s provinces, its exact nature determined by the Game Master. Secondly, a regent may elect to rule a province; only one province can be ruled at a time by this action. Ruling a realm is a time-intensive process that takes away from the usual adventuring most characters undertake, but the demands on a regent are no less strenuous. The presence of a Castle is a significant obstacle for invading regents. The damage caused happens instantaneously, but the caster must be within sight range of the castle being affected throughout the period of time the spell is being cast. The encounter should be played out, and the regent must expend 1d4 GB to fund the proceedings in their realm. Bonus Action: Agitate may be performed as a bonus action if you control a temple holding in the targeted province. You must be of the bloodline strength associated with the ability in question. For a given campaign or gaming group, some of the following options may useful. Erin Velescarpe’s frontier Castle is only level 2, but she has two units of troops stationed there. If the Castle is ever reduced to zero, it is considered destroyed and any units garrisoned there must come out to fight; they cannot flee to a friendly province on the following season. Languages. The aftermath of the destruction lays waste to the surrounding countryside. There's also like a thousand versions of, Components: V, S, M (a quill with a silver point worth at least 10 gp, plus adequate parchment or paper to complete the copy). If the recipient is not a blooded individual, they gain a Bloodline score of 11 and the derivation of the divested scion, unless that scion’s Bloodline score was less than 11 (in which case, the new value is equal to the scion’s previous value; for this reason, Tainted bloodlines are almost never invested in this way). History, Performance. He pays only an additional 2 RP and 2 GB to push the ley line two more provinces south, but must still succeed at his domain action check to complete the forging. Only blooded spellcasting regents can cast realm magic, and each realm spell has its own entry for success and failure considerations. Critical Success: The loyalty of the affected province is increased or decreased by two grades instead of one. Castles may have troops stationed there, but even a Castle with no inactive units garrisoned will have a skeleton crew of guards and soldiers who maintain and defend the structure. Most of the text herein focused around the copious rules and references one would need to run a campaign in Cerilia, but it is concise and complete. Draconic is typically spoken by arcane spellcasters as part of their verbal spell components. The incursion is strong enough to allow creatures from the Shadow World to invade by night, ravaging surrounding villages and causing loyalty in the province to steadily decay until the problem is dealt with. Giants count as a unit capable of assailing fortifications, and a unit of giants consists of no more than 3 of the creatures. At the time of character creation, provided you have elected to be a blooded scion, you may choose one blood ability from the list of those available to your derivation. Their more studious counterparts at Cerilia’s few arcane universities may even look down on sorcerers for their unorthodox talents. A rare few become regents in their own right. Court expenses are a combination of retainers, decorations, lodging costs, and food available for visiting dignitaries and ambassadors. Units of the same type that suffer casualties can be merged freely before battles commence. The type of monsters summoned is also contingent on the level of the invoker. Only regents can amass a Regency Point score. As outlined previously, a regent collects Regency Points equivalent to their Domain Power (sum of all levels of all holdings and provinces) plus their Bloodline score modifier. The regent must determine a course of action when this event arises, even if it is a simple Decree. Holdings can be thought of as ways a province is structured both on a policy and political scale as well as the nature of its populace and income. They do have regular hand weapons and ring mail to sustain them when the foes get too close, and do have a disadvantage against standard infantry units. Upon reaching 5th level, the caster can spend additional RP to affect a second province that is adjacent to the initially targeted province. You are proficient in the History skill and double your proficiency bonus on checks made to recount Anuirean historical events, identify the heraldry of Anuirean regents, or recall facts about lineages and station. 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