Supreme Initiative

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Deities & Demigods
By Rich Redman, Skip Williams, James Wyatt

The deity always goes first in the initiative order. This is an extraordinary ability.

Prerequisites: Dexterity 29, Improved Initiative.

Benefit: The deity goes first in the initiative order, no matter what its initiative result is or what initiative result anyone else in an encounter or battle has.

Notes: Determine initiative normally among any beings who don’t have this ability, placing them in order after the deity.

The deity can choose to delay or ready an action, just any other being can, and doing so changes the deity’s initiative as noted in Chapter 8 of the Player ’s Handbook. The deity also can refocus, thereby resuming its position at the beginning of the initiative order.

If two or more deities who have this ability are in the same battle, the deity with the highest divine rank gets the first position in the initiative order, the deity with the second highest rank gets the second position, and so on.

Other beings then go in order after the last deity with the Supreme Initiative ability.

If two deities with this ability and the same divine rank are in a battle, make an initiative check for each deity, and the deity with the higher result goes first.

Suggested Portfolio Elements: Agility, thieves, war.

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