Devout Thespian (Bard/Cleric)

Actor, dancer, singer, storyteller, and musician–these are all common aspects of bards, the wondrous performers and ramblers of the open road. But on occasion, something deep within these free-willed wanderers tugs on their souls, and they begin searching for something more–something greater than themselves. It is these pious seekers of truth that petition local temples or solitary priests to teach the ways of deity and the divine. The devout thespian seeks to obtain greater influence, whether for him or for his newly found devotion, and to spread the faith through his actions and performances; whether such actions beneficial or disparaging, it up to the devout thespian to decide, according to the dictates of his own soul. (Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)

Primary Class: Bard.

Secondary Class: Cleric.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The devout thespian may select three cleric skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal bard class skills. The devout thespian gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The devout thespian is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the longsword, rapier, sap, short sword, shortbow, and whip. The devout thespian is also proficient with light armor and shields (except tower shields). A devout thespian can cast bard spells while wearing light armor and using a shield without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. Like any other arcane spellcaster, a devout thespian wearing medium or heavy armor incurs a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has a somatic component. A multiclass devout thespian still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.

Spellcasting: The devout thespian casts arcane spells drawn from the bard spell list, and adds the following spells to his spell list at the indicated levels: 2nd level–aid, death knell, restoration (lesser); 3rd level–contagion, remove disease; 4th level–enervation, neutralize poison, pois