Assassin (class)

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Embraces those who discard the belief that overarching power must be fought with equal power. Assassins believe that hierarchies, however powerful, can be unbalanced and toppled by insurgency, terrorism and surgically applied force. The assassin is a fighter prepared to use any means necessary to accomplish goals. Those goals are personal and may be far-ranging, depending on the assassin — but they are as blunt and deliberate as a knife through an enemy's ribs.

Assassins are often found leading informal wars, acting to defend rebellions of the weak against their masters, acting as spies and heads of cabals, raiding kingdoms and empires — or merely adventuring to accumulate resources, for an intended putsch or the establishment of a political faction.

To Become an Assassin

The primary attribute of the assassin is strength. Assassins may be dwarves, elves, gnomes, half-elves, half-orcs and human.

To become an assassin, a character must have these minimum ability stats:

Level Max. X.P. HD Level Title
1st 0 1 bravo
2nd 1,751 2 rutterkin
3th 3,501 3 waghalter
4th 7,501 4 murderer
5th 15,001 5 thuggee
6th 30,001 6 killer
7th 60,001 7 cutthroat
8th 115,001 8 executioner
9th 230,001 9 assassin
10th 425,001 10 expert assassin
11th 650,001 11 senior assassin
12th 850,001 12 chief assassin
13th 1,050,001 13 prime assassin
14th 1,275,001 14 guildmaster assassin
15th 1,750,001 15 grandfather assassin

Multi-classed assassins must have a minimum dexterity of 15. Assassins gain no experience bonuses. The table shown describes the necessary experience to claim each level of the assassin, gaining hit dice and further abilities. Assassins cannot progress beyond 15th level. [experience table]

Contrary to myth, there is no limit to the number of grandfather assassins that may exist at one time. Each is usually aware of the next, respecting and competing with one another for power in the world.

Assassins possess specific combat and sage abilities. Players wishing to become an assassin should familiarize themselves with these characteristics.

When in an urban environment, assassins are only surprised on a 1 in 6.

See Also,
Player Characters