Tree Dancer

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Julius LeBlanc Stewart (1855–1919) : Nude in the Forest
Julius LeBlanc Stewart (1855–1919) : Nude in the Forest

The Quintessential Druid
Author Robin O. Duke
Series The Quintessential Series
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Publish date 2002
Pages 128
ISBN 1-903985-46-6
OGL Section 15 qdru
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Tree dancing is one of the most respected traditions in the druidic order, the art of cajoling a tree into giving up part of itself to the druid. By dancing and singing about a tree, the tree dancer can cause the tree to grow in any shape he desires. The tree dancer can create in a moment items of incredible beauty. As he advances, the tree dancer can produce intricate items with ease, he can convince trees previously invested with magical energies to give those powers up to him and he can even produce items of incredible physical resilience.

Hit Dice: d8.


To become a tree dancer, a character must fulfil the following criteria:

Knowledge (nature): 9 ranks.
Spellcraft: 9 ranks.
Diplomacy: 10 ranks.
Feats: Invest Magic, any other item creation feat.
Spells: The character must be able to cast ‘’wood shape’’.

Class Skills

The tree dancer’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Appraise (Intelligence), Concentration (Constitution), Craft (Intelligence), Diplomacy (Charisma), Escape Artist (Dexterity), Knowledge (nature) (Intelligence), Profession (Intelligence), Rope Use(Dexterity) and Wilderness Lore (Wisdom). See the SRD for skill descriptions.
Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Intelligence modifier.

Class Level
Base Attack Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Spells Per Day
1 +0 +2 +0 +2 Tree Craft +1 druid level
2 +1 +3 +0 +3 Heal Craft +1 druid level
3 +2 +3 +1 +3 Perfect Tree Craft +1 druid level
4 +3 +4 +1 +4 Draw Forth the Power +1 druid level
5 +3 +4 +1 +4 Tree’s Resilience +1 druid level

Class Features

The following are all the class features of the tree dancer prestige class:

Weapon and Armour Proficiency: The tree dancer has no additional proficiency with any form of weapon, armour or shield. The character must abide by the normal druid strictures against the uses of certain weapons and armour once he takes this prestige class.

Spells Per Day: The tree dancer continues his study of druidic magic. When a new tree dancer level is gained the character gains new spells per day as though he had also gained a level in his druid class. He does not, however, gain any other benefits a character of the druid class would have gained. This essentially means that the character adds his tree dancer levels and druid levels before calculating spells per day and caster level. If the tree dancer previously had no levels in the druid class, he can now cast spells as a druid with a caster level equal to his levels in this class.

Tree Craft (sp): By touching a tree, the tree dancer may use a special form of the ‘’wood shape’’ spell on the tree. The tree will be unharmed by the Tree Craft but some portion of the tree will exude the form the tree dancer desires. Though a living tree must be used, this ability works in all ways as a ‘’wood shape’’ spell except that the wood form has no size limitation bar that of the tree from which it is crafted. This spell-like ability requires a standard action to use and functions as if cast by a druid of the tree dancer’s character level. Creating particularly intricate items may require a Craft checkat the Games Master’s discretion.

Heal Craft (sp): By planting a wooden object that has been damaged in the ground and watching over it for at least one hour, the tree dancer may heal the object of all damage, returning it to perfect operation.

Perfect Tree Craft: When the tree dancer uses his Tree Craft ability, there is no chance that something he creates will fail to operate.

Draw Forth the Power (sp): The tree dancer can use this power on any ‘’wand tree’’ or ‘’staff tree’’ (see Living Magic for details on ‘’wand trees’’ and ‘’staff trees’’). As a full round action, the tree dancer causes the tree to exude a fully-formed wand or staff with all the powers of the tree. The tree will retain its magical power but the tree dancer must distribute the tree’s charges between the item he creates and the tree. The tree must always be left at least one charge.

Tree’s Resilience: Once a tree dancer has perfected his craft, any item he produces using Tree Crafting benefits as though made from ironwood. This is a permanent magical enhancement of the wood. It cannot be dispelled but it is suppressed in an antimagic field.

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