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Charles Meynier (1768–1832) Title: Apollo, God of Light, Eloquence, Poetry and the Fine Arts with Urania, Muse of Astronomy
Charles Meynier (17681832) Title: Apollo, God of Light, Eloquence, Poetry and the Fine Arts with Urania, Muse of Astronomy
Deities & Demigods

By Rich Redman, Skip Williams, James Wyatt

The deity is the epitome of the bard and has abilities that far surpass those of mortal bards.

Prerequisite: Bard level 20th.

Benefit: This ability has several benefits:

• For the deity’s bardic abilities that have a range (countersong, fascinate, inspire competence, inspire greatness), that range is a number of miles equal to the deity’s divine rank.

• The deity can use any bardic music inspiration ability as a standard action. The inspiration takes effect immediately after the deity concludes the action.

• The deity’s bardic music abilities can affect even those normally immune to mind-affecting effects. However, such creatures gain a +10 bonus on their Will saves to resist such effects.

• The effects of all the deity’s bardic music abilities are doubled.

Inspire courage grants a +4 morale bonus on saving throws against charm and fear effects and a +2 morale bonus on attack and damage rolls; inspire competence grants a +4 competence bonus on skill checks; and inspire greatness grants +4d10 Hit Dice, a +4 competence bonus on attack rolls, and a +2 competence bonus on Fortitude saves.

The number of allies the deity can affect with inspire competence or inspire greatness doubles. When inspiring competence in multiple allies, the deity can choose different skills to inspire
for different allies.

• The effects of the deity’s bardic music inspiration abilities last for ten times as long as normal after the deity stops singing. This has no effect on inspiration abilities that have no duration after the bard stops singing (such as inspire competence).

• When any effect that is subject to countersong (any spell, supernatural ability, or spell-like effect that has the sonic or language- dependent desriptor) occurs within the deity’s hearing, the deity can attempt a countersong as if it had prepared an action to do so.

Suggested Portfolio Elements: Art, bards, beauty, dance, love, music, poetry.

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