Radiant Herald (Paladin/Bard)

The radiant herald serves as a divine messenger, a harbinger of light and goodness on behalf of her god. Imbued with heavenly power and gifted with an angelic voice, the radiant herald uses her vocal performances to strike down her enemies, protect and heal her allies, and glorify her god through her songs and actions. (Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)

Primary Class: Paladin.

Secondary Class: Bard.

Alignment: Any good.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The radiant herald may select three bard skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal paladin class skills, one of which must be Perform (oratory or sing). The radiant herald gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The radiant herald is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with light and medium armor, and with shields (except for tower).

Spellcasting: A radiant herald casts divine spells drawn from the paladin spell list, and adds the following bard spells to her spell list at the indicated levels: 1st level–adoration, alarm, anticipate peril, invigorate*, lock gaze†, remove fear, timely inspiration*; 2nd level–acute senses, animal messenger, cat’s grace, compassionate ally, delay pain, eagle’s splendor, enthrall, gallant inspiration*, heroism; 3rd level–blink, charm monster, coordinated effort*, exquisite accompaniment, fear, good hope, invigorate (mass)*, purging finale*, thunderous drums*; 4th level–denounce*, freedom of movement, heroic finale*, legend lore, primal scream, secure shelter, serenity, sonic thrust, wall of sound. The radiant herald otherwise learns, prepares, and casts spells as a paladin of her radiant herald level. (*Advanced Player’s Guide, Ultimate Magic, †Ultimate Combat)