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Sorority of Ye Olde Battle Axe

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"What! I'll not be lower'n meself ta lootin' the dead!" The hardened warrior yelled at her companions, "tis' unclean fer a women ta be touchin' tha dead. I jus' kill'em, I don't clean 'em" The woman turned towards a large rock in the middle of the field strewn with the newly dead, "That'll do," she said to herself yet everyone in her party heard. She hefted her battleaxe upon her shoulder and raised her head to the sky, "Nurmun!" She yelled. Energy crackled around her then shot out at the rock. In a flash, a slim figure appeared standing on the rock facing the warrior.

The man's eyes focused then he smiled, "yes, dear."

"Nurman. Search them corpses, see if'n they's got anythin' for ya ta take back ta our children."

"Yes, dear," the man repeated and stepped off the rock.

Founded by a powerful warrior long ago the Sorority of Ye Old Battle Axe has grown in membership over the decades but remains loosely organized. Most hardened members meet at preferred taverns, on a somewhat monthly basis, to swap stories and complaints of their adventures and husbands respectively. Usually, due to the adventurous nature of a Sorority member, her husband is also an accomplished adventurer. Though due to the intimidations and forcefulness of the Sorority member's personality her husband tends to be quiet and submissive or the husband tends to stay out of his wife's way by becoming bookish wizards, drunken paladins, etc. Occasionally a Sorority member's husband is a simple commoner who stays at home to tend the farm while she goes about making a name for herself in the larger world.


Hit Dice: 1d12
Requirements:
Must be Female
Base Attack: +6
Skills: Intimidation 8+ ranks, Sense Motive 4+ ranks.
Feats: Power Attack and Proficiency with Battle Axe
Special/ Other Requirements: Must be married for over five years.

Sorority of Ye Olde Battle Axe Class Table
ClassBaseSavesSpecial
LevelAttack BnsFortRefWil
1+1+2+0+2Cohort, Focused Anger, Handle Battle Axe
2+2+3+0+3Battle Axe Cleave
3+3+3+1+3Battle Cry, Improved 2-Weapon Fighting with Battle Axe
4+4+4+1+4Call Cohort, Damage Reduction +2/-
5+5+4+1+4Greater Battle cry, Battle Axe Greater Cleave
6+6/+1+5+2+5Summon Cohort, Battle Axe Specializations
7+7/+2+5+2+5Greater Focused Anger, Damage Reduction +5/-
8+8/+3+6+2+6Teleport Cohort
9+9/+4+6+3+6Aura of Anger
10+10/+5+7+3+7Plane Shift Cohort

Class Skills: Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Handle Animal (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Intuit Direction (Wis), Profession (Int), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Swim (Str)
Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Intelligence Modifier.

Class Features:

Focused Anger (Ex): Like the barbarian a Sorority member can fly into a rage that increases Strength and Constitution by +2, and Morale on Will saves by +1 but also decreases AC by -1. Constitution increase also applies to Hit Points as per Barbarian Rage. Focused Anger lasts for a number of rounds equal to the improved Constitution modifier +3 and can be canceled voluntarily after at least half the time (round up) has expired and after which the character suffers fatigue in the same way that a Barbarian coming down from a Rage does. A Sorority member can Focus Anger a number of times equal to her Sorority Class level divided by 2 (round up). Focused Anger stacks with the bonuses from a Barbarian's Rage, but in doing so the number of times that the character can enter the stacked Rage is equal to her Barbarian Rage's limit. Only the worst modifier to AC is used when stacking the two abilities.

Cohort (Ex): When a woman becomes a member of the Sorority of Ye Battle Axe her husband automatically becomes her Cohort. She is always aware of the general location, in respect to herself, that her husband is (i.e. he is north, or south-west, etc.) and can, by concentrating for one round, discern the general health and well being of her husband. A Sorority member also gains a +5 circumstance bonus to Sense Motive with her Cohort.

Handle Battle Axe (Ex): A Sorority member automatically gains the feat Two Weapon Fighting with Battle Axes only. Should the Sorority member already have this feat, she gains a +1 Attack bonus that acts as an increase in her base attack with Battle Axes only.

Battle Axe Cleave (Ex): A Sorority member of 2nd level gains the feat Cleave when using Battle Axes. Should she already have this feat she gains another +1 Attack bonus that acts as an increase in her base attack with Battle Axes only. This bonus stacks with the +1 bonus from Handle Battle Axe should she already have Two Weapon Fighting and Cleave or should she takes these feats as standard feats later on.

Battle Cry (Su): Once per encounter a Sorority member can let loose a fearsome war cry that affects all opponents within 30 feet at the time of the Cry unless the make a Will save (DC 10 + Constitution or Charisma modifier, which ever is better + 1/2 HD). The effect of the Cry is a -2 Moral penalty to opponents' Strength, Dexterity, and Will saves. She may use the Battle Cry as a Free Action but the effects of the Battle Cry take affect at the end of the round at which the Cry was sounded. The duration of the effects from the battle Cry is 3 rounds + Charisma modifier if any (with a minimum of 1 round).

Improved Two Weapon Fighting with Battle Axe (Ex): At 3rd level a Sorority member gains the feat Improved Two Weapon Fighting with Battle Axes only. Like Handle Battle Axe and Battle Axe Cleave should the character already have Improved Two Weapon fighting she instead gains a +1 Attack bonuse that acts as an increase in her base attack with Battle Axes only. This bonus stacks with the bonus gained from Handle Battle Axe and Battle Axe Cleave.

Call Cohort (Su): With this ability the Sorority member can let out a loud, bellowing, call that can be heard by her husband up to one mile away. To resist dropping everything and coming to the character's side the Cohort must make a Will save with a DC of 15 + the Sorority members' Charisma modifier. This can be done once per day plus an additional amount of times equal to her Charisma modifier.

Damage Reduction +2/- (Ex): The Sorority member can shrug off a small amount of pain and damage. This ability stacks with other forms of Damage Reduction.

Greater Battle Cry (Su): As per Battle Cry save that the Moral Modifier is -4 and affects all opponents within 60 feet at the time of the Cry.

Greater Battle Axe Cleave (Ex): At 5th level the Sorority member gains the Feat Greater Cleave with Battle Axes only. Like Handle Battle Axe, Battle Axe Cleave and Improved Two Weapon Fighting with Battle Axe, should the character already have the Feat Greater Cleave she gains a +1 attack bonus that acts as an increase in her base attack with Battle Axes only. This bonus also stacks with the other listed bonuses when using a Battle Axe.

Summon Cohort (Sp): Like the Summon Monster spells at 6th level a Sorority member can summon her husband to her side for a duration of 1 round per Sorority level at the end of which the Cohort returns to the place from which he was summoned. A Sorority member can do this a number of times per day equal to her Charisma modifier +1. Battle Axe Specialization: The Sorority member gains the Feat Weapon Specialization with Battle Axes. Should she already have this feat she gains an additional +1 bonus to damage with Battle Axes only.

Greater Focused Anger (Ex): As per Focused Anger save that Strength and Constitution are increased by +4 and +2 Moral for Will saves.

Damage Reduction +5/-: At 7th level the Sorority members Damage Reduction increases by +3 for a total of +5/-. This stacks with other Damage Reduction abilities that the Sorority member may have.

Teleport Cohort (Sp): The Sorority member is able to teleport, with out error, her husband to her side a number of times per day equal to her Charisma Modifier + 1. The Cohort must find other ways to return.

Aura of Anger (Su): Once per encounter a Sorority member can fill her companions with inspired anger. To do so she must first let out a Greater Battle Cry and use Greater Focused Anger and then all companions within 10 feet of her at the time of the Cry are filled with anger, giving them a +2 to Strength and Constitution, +1 Moral bonus to Will Saves and a -1 penalty to AC. The effect lasts for a number of rounds equal to the amount of time that the Sorority member is Angered. A companion may elect to not become angered by making a Will save at a DC of 12 + the Sorority members Charisma modifier. Anyone who became angered suffers the same effects as a Barbarian coming off a Rage when the effects of Aura of Anger end.

Plane Shift Cohort (Sp): At 10th level the Sorority member my Plane Shift her husband to her side a number of times per day equal to her Charisma modifier +1. Like Teleport Cohort the husband must find alternate means of getting back to where he was before the Plane Shift.