Subversive Spell List

A subversive's connection to nature is so strong that he draws spells from it. Because of this, and because of his particular calling, a subversive's spells focus on animals, protection, stealth and the wilderness.

1st-Level — charm animal, detect poison, detect snares and pits, endure elements, lesser faerie fire*, lesser mark of the wild, pass without trace, purify food and drink, roar, speak with animals, summon nature's ally I.

2nd-Level — bear's endurance, call of the spirits, cat's grace, cure light wounds, delay poison, hold animal, owl's wisdom, reduce animal*, resist energy, summon nature's ally II.

3rd-Level — cure moderate wounds, dominate animal, entangling roots, faerie fire*, neutralize poison, remove disease, protection from energy, speak with plants, summon nature's ally III, thorn shield.

4th-Level—commune with nature, cure serious wounds, freedom of movement, mark of the wild, nondetection, renew*, summon nature's ally IV, wall of thorns.

* See More Magic and Mayhem.

Description: While most associate the Scarlet Crusade with the decline of the Knights of the Silver Hand, members of the organization come from many different backgrounds — the Scarlet Crusade includes former members of the Kirin Tor and other arcane spellcasters. Battle magi are some of the deadliest members of the Scarlet Crusade; their knowledge of arcane magic is tempered with zeal and training in martial arms. In combat, powerful battle magi might charge into a unit of Scourge creatures and lay it to waste with incendiary magic, and then obliterate any survivors with ordinary or enchanted steel.

Battle magi are among the rarest of their order and are highly respected. The overwhelming majority of battle magi are trained in Tyr's Hand and the newly founded Scarlet Monastery, and then sent to the locations where they are most needed. While the Scarlet Crusade opposes both the Forsaken and the Scourge, battle magi are typically assigned to deal with the latter, since the Scourge is considered more dangerous. Since normal spells and swords are typically ineffective against the stronger members of the Scourge, Scarlet battle magi focus their studies on fire magic. While most of their spells are designed to destroy large groups of weak monsters, battle magi also learn to empower their weapons, knowing that situations arise where ranged magic might fail. Overall, Scarlet battle magi are versatile, and that quality makes them feared by their enemies — and the rest of the world.

Scarlet Battle Magi in the World: Like all members of the Scarlet Crusade, Scarlet battle magi are humans.

Most began their careers as magi.

As members of the Scarlet Crusade, and typically among the most zealous members of the organization, battle magi are unpopular among the educated members of the Alliance. A battle mage who flaunts her title is likely to be considered insane and turned away by any adventuring party; many battle magi know this well enough conceal their identities. Some battle magi despise or disdain the rest of the world and travel only with other members of their organization.

When a battle mage participates in an adventuring group, she often takes a leadership or front line role, in spite of the tendency of most spellcasters to do the opposite. Battle magi have a reputation for fearlessly charging into battle — a reputation that is not always remembered in a positive light. Battle magi deal with their targets quickly, using instantaneous spells to eliminate weak opponents immediately. Their spells and reflexes are impressive, which may ensure the battle mage's stay within an adventuring group, even if she is not entirely trusted.

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