Planewrights

Planewrights

The Planewrights’ Guild is an order of craftsmen who make planes. They were founded by an archmage who studied the planes (some credit Alastherion with being the first of the order; others claim it was the sorcererchiurgeon Qui). The great days of the Planewrights’ Guild are long past – once, they alone held the secrets of planecraft, so any arcanist or powerful being wanting its own made-to-order demiplane would have to trade with the Planewrights. Their coffers overflowed with the wealth of empires and kings, until a thief stole one of their spellbooks and the knowledge of spells and infusions passed into common lore.

The Planewrights remain the pre-eminent experts on planecrafting and the metaphysics of space; they also have alliances with the Wayfarers, the Combine and the powers of Law to ensure that the planes stay safe and traversable. Planewrights have been known to descend on endangered realms and fend off dangerous minglings or extraplanar invasions. The forces of Chaos are opposed to the Planewrights and the highly morphic realms of Chaos are often stolen and shaped by opportunistic Planewrights.

Member of the Planewrights’ Guild

You are a member of the Guild of Planewrights. Prerequisite: Knowledge (the planes) 5 ranks. Benefit: You can perceive the traits of a plane automatically, without needing to use arcane sight or similar spells; merely standing in the plane is enough.

Most Planewrights are spellcasters or sages of some sort, although the organisation does welcome investigators and bodyguards to aid and protect their more cerebral members. The guild is still wealthy, both from its trade in infusions and spells and from the residue of its original vast fortune, but the guild is in something of a decline. Without some grand project to unite its membership, the guild may slip away to become nothing but an adjunct to the powers of Law or the Combine.

Organisation

The Planewrights are modelled on a loose guild structure, with apprentices, journeymen, masters and grandmasters. A Planewright must complete an act of planecrafting to progress beyond a journeyman and must make a new demiplane to become a master. The Grandmaster dwells on the home plane of the organisation, the Guildhouse, a demiplane that constantly orbits through the Astral Plane near the Inner Planes, harvesting infusions as it goes.

Planewright

Hit Dice: d6

Requirements

To become a Planewright, a character must fulfil all the following criteria: Skills: Spellcraft 15 ranks. Feats: Member of Planewrights’ Guild.

Class Skills

The Planewrights’ class skills (and the key abilities for each) are Appraise (Int), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (any) (Int), Speak Language (None), Spellcraft (Int), Survival (Wis) and Use Magic Device (Cha). Skill Points at Each Level: 6 + Int modifier.

Planewright

Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special 1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Bonus Feat, Secrets of the Doors 2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Stance of Yggdrasil, Countercraft 3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Planecraft, Improved Planecrafting Class Features

All of the following are class features of the Planewrights’ prestige class.

Weapon and Armour Proficiency: Planewrights’ gain no additional weapon or armour proficiencies.

Bonus Feat: The character gains the Craft Portal feat for free as a bonus feat. If he already possesses this feat, he gains Skill Focus (Spellcraft) or Skill Focus (Knowledge (the planes)) instead.

Secrets of the Doors (Su): The Planewrights know the best methods for making portals. When constructing a portal, the Planewright can reduce the cost in both gold and experience to two-thirds normal.

Stance of Yggdrasil (Su): The character now counts as a vergestave for the purposes of creating pockets and extraplanar areas.

Countercraft (Sp): The character may cast countercraft once per day at a caster level equal to his character level.

Planecraft (Sp): The character may cast planecraft once per day at a caster level equal to his character level.

Improved Planecrafting (Su): The character may add half of his Knowledge (the planes) ranks to his Spellcraft check when crafting a plane.