Forbidden Lore (Kayyam)

Key attribute: Wisdom

Rank 1 Ability

Initiation Rite
In times of stress or unease, you speak in tongues. Whenever you are in combat, you can only speak the sacred tongue of the Unnamed God. You can understand other languages during this period, and this ability does not interfere with spellcasting.

Rank 2 Ability

Worship Circle
You may gather a minimum of 10 adults with at least 1 rank in Forbidden Lore (Kayyam) in a worship circle. It requires a five minutes of participation of each person in the worship circle, all participants must be immediately adjacent to another member of the circle, and the circle must be complete. Each member of the circle receives +1 bonus on all saving throws for three hours, plus one hour per your Wisdom modifier. You may use this ability a number of times per day equal to ¼ of your ranks in this skill.

Rank 4 Ability

I am His Champion
You may reroll your damage on a successful attack, choosing which result you wish to use. You may use this ability a number of times per day equal to half of your ranks in this skill.

Rank 5 Ability

Psalm of Protection
Once per day, you may sing a psalm that praises the Unnamed God's ability to protect his children. All adult worshipers with at least 1 rank in Forbidden Lore (Kayyam) within a 30-ft. radius receive a +2 sacred bonus to their Defense. This protection lasts for as long as the psalmist sings plus a number of rounds equal to twice your Wisdom modifier. You must spend a move-equivalent action each round reciting the psalm or it expires.

Rank 6 Ability

His Time Has Come
You may take a full-round action to speak the word “Selah” (a meditative pause). When you do, all adult worshippers with at least 1 rank in Forbidden Lore (Kayyam) may roll 1d6 and add the result to their Initiative for the remainder of the combat. You may use this ability a number of times equal to half your ranks in this skill.

Rank 7 Ability

You may increase the critical hit range of all your weapons by +2 for a number of rounds equal to your Wisdom modifier. You may use this ability a number of times a day equal to ¼ of your ranks in this skill.

Rank 8 Ability

Psalm of Fortitude
Once per day, you may sing a psalm that praises the Unnamed God's ability to strengthen his children. All adult worshipers with at least 1 rank in Forbidden Lore (Kayyam) within a 30-ft. radius receive Fast Healing 3. This protection lasts for as long as the psalmist sings plus a number of rounds equal to twice your Wisdom modifier. You must spend a move-equivalent action each round reciting the psalm or it expires.

Rank 10 Ability

I am His Instrument
The Trauma of all your weapons increases by +2.

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