Cheliax is well known for its elaborate operas, and as with any kind of theater, there are performers whose egos get the better of them. Some have an inf lated idea of their talent and importance. A few, the Chelish divas, are wholly justified in their feelings of superiority. In their pursuit of glory, their magic and discipline allows them to prove themselves better than any upstart actor, dancer, or chorus member—and when crossed, their fury is legendary.
A Chelish diva has the following class features:
At 1st level, a Chelish diva may choose a region where she is famous, and within that region, the locals are more likely to react favorably toward her. The bard gains a bonus on Bluff and Intimidate checks in that area and to influence people from that area.
At 1st level, this region is a settlement or settlements with a total population of 1,000 or fewer people, and the modifier on Bluff and Intimidate checks is +1. As the diva grows more famous, additional areas learn of her (typically places where she has lived or traveled, or settlements adjacent to those where she is known) and her bonuses apply to even more people. At 5th level, the region is a settlement or settlements with a total population of 5,000 or fewer people, and the modifier on Bluff and Intimidate checks is +2. At 9th level, the region is a settlement or settlements with a total population of up to 25,000 people, and the modifier on Bluff and Intimidate checks is +3. At 13th level, the region is a settlement or settlements with a total population of up to 100,000 people, and the modifier to Bluff and Intimidate is +4. At 17th level and above, the diva’s renown has spread far, and most civilized folk know of her (GM’s discretion); the diva’s modifier on Diplomacy and Intimidate checks is +5.
This ability replaces bardic knowledge.
At 2nd level, as her efforts to outdo her rivals increase, a Chelish diva can spend additional rounds of bardic performance to augment countersong, deadly performance, fascinate, frightening tune, and scathing tirade (see below). When used, this ability gives her a +2 bonus on her Perform check or saving throw DC for those performances. The diva must spend an additional round of bardic performance for every round she uses prima donna to increase her Perform check result or saving throw DC.
This ability replaces well-versed.
At 5th level, the Chelish diva has become so used to wearing strange and cumbersome costumes for her performances that she gains medium armor proficiency and can cast bard spells while wearing medium armor without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. At 11th level, she gains heavy armor proficiency and can cast bard spells while wearing heavy armor without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. A multiclassed diva still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.
This ability replaces lore master.
A Chelish diva gains the following bardic performances. This can never be performed more quickly than a standard action.
Devastating Aria (Su):
Scathing Tirade (Su):