Nature Whisperer (Druid/Bard)

Plants and animals have a language that scant few creatures can understand, let alone speak. Nature whisperers are what many jokingly refer as a side order of druids. They understand the ways of nature, but approach it with a certain wild joy that sometimes is at odds with the more stern approach of most other druidic circles. Nature whisperers feel a certain kinship with the beasts of the land more than with the plants and the earth. As such, their sympathy allows them to sing with an animal’s voice, and the animals join in with pleasure. However, unlike most other druids, nature whisperers have little qualms with the civilized world, as long as they do not witness the mistreatment of animals. Thus, they serve as superb teamsters, falconers, handlers and trainers, and are often found traveling to farmlands and other places where people may have trouble with animals, using their array of skills to smooth strained relationships between hunter and prey, or master and herd. (Original Concept by JonathonWilder)

Primary Class: Druid.

Secondary Class: Bard.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The nature whispererselects three bard skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal druid class skills, one of which must be Perform. The nature whisperer gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The nature whispereris proficient with all simple weapons, and with all natural attacks (claw, bite, and so forth) of any form that she assumes with her wild shape. The nature whisperer is proficient with light and medium armor but is prohibited from wearing metal armor; thus, she may wear only padded, leather, or hide armor. A nature whisperer may also wear wooden armor that has been altered by the ironwood spell so that it functions as though it were steel. A nature whisperer is pr