Arcane Assertor (Inquisitor/Sorcerer)

The arcane venator burst into the room sword drawn. Looking around, instead of seeing the lab supplies of a dangerous wizard, he instead sees a bare room with a man in light armor rocking in a chair in the corner. “If your looking for my employer, he has long since fled”, the man quietly said “however if you are looking for entertainment, I will be happy to provide you some.” “How dare you support such heathenism” said the venator “tell where the necromancer is now!” The man smiled, stood up, and said “I guess you will have to make me.” The man's eyes began to glow an unearthly light. The venator lunged forward only to stop, screaming, as hundreds of skeletal hands ripped up from the floorboards to tear at his flesh.

Just as the arcane venator exists to ensure arcane magic is kept in check, arcane assertors exist to protect it from the forces that seek to suppress it. The arcane assertors are chosen from among young sorcerers who have not yet developed their arcane potential. Instead of focusing their magic on arcane forces, they instead are taught the ways of combat and subterfuge. Sometimes called battle sorcerers, they often lend their considerable talents to arcane spellcasters as personal bodyguards, though some take to the protector role naturally. (Original Concept by +5 Toaster)

Primary Class: Inquisitor.

Secondary Class: Sorcerer.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Die: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The arcane assertor adds Appraise and Use Magical Device to her class skills in addition to the normal inquisitor class skills. The arcane assertor gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The arcane assertor is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with light armor, but not with shields. An arcane assertor can cast arcane spells while wearing light armor without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. Like any other arcane spellcaster, an arcane assertor wearing medium armor, heavy armor, or using a shield incurs a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has a somatic component. A multiclass arcane assertor still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.

Spellcasting: The arcane assertor casts arcane spells drawn from the arcane assertor spell list, but uses her Charisma instead of her Wisdom to determine the save DCs of her spells and her bonus spells. She otherwise learns and casts her spells as an inquisitor of equal level.

Allied Spellcaster: At 1st level, an arcane assertor gains Allied Spellcaster as a bonus feat. This ability replaces monster lore.

Arcane Training: An arcane assertor can manipulate arcane energies. Starting at 1st level, an arcane assertor adds one spell from the sorcerer/wizard spell list to the inquisitor spell list. This spell must be of a level that she can cast. At 3rd level and every two levels thereafter, she can add one additional spell from the sorcerer/wizard spell list to her list. To cast any of these spells, she must choose the spell as one of her spells known.