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The official background of the Stormtroopers of Isis tells the tale that Lady Isis was so impressed by the creativity and faith of her faithful cleric Darkstar Omega that she charged him with creating an organization to spread the faith and defend the helpless and crush evil wherever it may be found.

Today, there are two branches of the Stormtroopers.  The largest body is found on Oerth, with a monastery near Waterdeep, and lead by a human paladin and halfling rogue.  This group numbers about one hundred members, all battle proven adventurers with a demonstrated record of supporting the causes of Law and Good. Officially, the only requirement is a strong devotion to Isis, but there are a few priests of Thoth as members, also.  The other branch of the SoI, the original branch, consists of just Darkstar and Marcus who do not recruit members and see no reason too (see below).

The real background is that Darkstar and his faithful assistant Marcus (played by Patric Rogers) were traveling and wandered into a bar. In this bar they found a half-dozen archetypal powerful adventurers (played by various people). Darkstar knew he needed to take immediate control of the situation, so he walked to the corner, stood thoughtfully facing the wall a moment, and in a flash of inspiration he pulled forth a can of flourescent orange spray paint and painted "Stormtroopers of Isis"on the wall. During the course of the next few days, they adventured together, and the human paladin and halfling rogue (played by Rich Dula) were so impressed by Darkstar that they asked how they could start a chapter of the Stormtroopers of Isis. Naturally, Darkstar had no idea since he hadn't ever thought about it before, so he gave them some vague instructions like "Honor Lady Isis and Lord Thoth above all others," and "You cannot charge for casting spells, but consultation fees can be enormous," and "If you ever insult Lady Isis, or me, I'll come back and kick your butts."

Mystic Stormtrooper of Isis Prestige Class

This path is the path of the mystic, advancing the study of magic and creating new and unique magic items.

Prerequisites: Knowledge (Arcana) 8 ranks, Knowledge (Religion) 4 ranks, must be able to cast both arcane and divine spells, proven devotion to Isis
Proficiencies: No weapon or armor proficiencies
Hit Die Type: d4
Base Attack Bonus:  Same as wizard
Saves: Same as cleric
Gained Abilities:

  • At each class level, the character gains +1 effective caster level in any one spell-casting class. Character gains extra spells known, extra spells per day, and increases effective caster level.  If character has more than one spell casting class, he gains the +1 level in only one of those classes, fixed at the time the prestige class level is gained. This is an extraordinary ability.
  • +1 free craft magic item feat at levels 4, 7, 10.  This is an extraordinary ability.
  • detect magic 1x/day as caster of class level.  Power gained at class level 1, +1x/day at levels 4 and 8.  This is a supernatural ability.
  • identify 1x/day as caster of class level.  Power gained at class level 2.  This is a supernatural ability.
  • one extra domain (total of three) chosen from Isis' domains (Good, Healing, Magic, Water) and domain power gained at class level 1.   This is an extraordinary ability.

Martial Stormtrooper of Isis Prestige Class

This path is the path of the warrior, advancing the cause of Isis by kicking butt.

Prerequisites: Base Attack Bonus +5, must know or be able to prepare spells of 2nd level or higher, Knowledge (Religion) 5 ranks, proven devotion to Isis. Note that paladins of Isis may freely multiclass with this prestige class.
Proficiencies: Proficiency with all simple and martial weapons, proficiency with all light, medium and heavy armor, proficiency with shields.
Hit Die Type: d8
Base Attack Bonus:  Same as cleric
Saves: Same as fighter
Gained Abilities:

  • At prestige class level one, the character gains the ability to cast two more spells per day. These are permanent additions to any spells per day the character can already cast. Only one of these can be added to the highest level spells per day in a given class. She gains +2 more at each odd level of the prestige class. At each even level, she gains +3 spells per day.  She does not learn any new spells, she can merely cast more.  This is an extraordinary ability.
  • +1 feat from the Fighter list at each level 2, 6, 10.  This is an extraordinary ability.
  • Reduce arcane spell casting failure incurred by armor or shield by 5% at each level 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (to 25% at level 10). This is a supernatural ability.  Failure chance cannot fall below zero.  This does not reduce failure chance from any other source (e.g. deafness).
  • Gain +1 to save against all fear-effects at class level 1. This is an extraordinary ability.

Artificing Stormtrooper of Isis Prestige Class

This path is the path of the builder and creator.  This group of Stormtroopers builds magic items for the order. They also conduct a great deal of research into new magic and new methods, which is very pleasing to Isis.

Prerequisites: Any three item creation feats, Knowledge (Arcana) 11 ranks, Alchemy 3 ranks, Spellcraft 8 ranks, Craft (Any) 5 ranks, proven devotion to Isis
Proficiencies: No new proficiency with armor, shields or weapons.
Hit Die Type: d6
Base Attack Bonus:  Same as wizard
Saves: Same as cleric
Gained Abilities:

  • At prestige class levels one, three, five, seven and nine the character gains +1 caster level to an existing class.
  • At prestige class levels one, three, five, seven and nine the character gains a +1 "skill bump" which represent a luck bonus to any one skill. The chosen skill cannot change once selected, but the bonus is always available.  Multiple bonuses can stack, so a fifth level Artificing Stormtrooper of Isis can gain a +3 "skill bump" to Craft (Woodworking) for example.
  • At prestige class levels two, four, six, eight, and ten the character gains a free Item Creation or Metamagic feat for which she otherwise has all the prerequisites.


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Last updated 21 July 2011 by
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