Runescarred Fury (Wizard/Barbarian)

In many primitive societies, warriors receive personalized training from the greatest and strongest among them, while spellcasters, though feared and respected, are self-taught in their arcane schooling. With such disparagement between warrior and wizard, some spellcasters resort to dangerous and primal methods meant to challenge their mettle and unleash their often pent-up rage, often resulting in their own destruction. However, from the smoldering ashes of this inner conflict rises the runescarred fury. Wizards at heart, the runescarred fury embraces the often feared but respected internal rage of her people, in an attempt to harness and exploit it in her magic. Like other book-learned spellcasters, the runescarred fury relies upon a spellbook to recharge her arcane energies, but with one difference–her spells are permanently scribed in blood as runescars, into her very flesh. By employing or sacrificing magical spells, the runescarred fury can extend her rage, enhance her personal defenses, or increase her arcane might. (Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)

Primary Class: Wizard.

Secondary Class: Barbarian.

Alignment: Any nonlawful.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The runescarred fury may select three barbarian skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal wizard class skills. The runescarred fury gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 2 + Int modifier.

Table: Runescarred Fury