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Bards of the College of Martyrs are sometimes confused with wandering priests and clerics, though they have less direct relationships with deities or religion. Indeed, many of these bards begin life in the service of a temple or deity as leaders of worship and hired artists. Their numbers include many artisans, minstrels, and poets retained by priests or rulers to create works that beautify temples or immortalize local heroes.

But the true desire of these bards is to weave stories and legends that inspire and mold civilization towards their ideals—be they moral, political, or religious philosophies. Members of this college often fade into the background of history themselves, though they are also sometimes found at the heart of social and political revolutions, championing radical ideologies. Zealous or fanatical to a fault, they are willing to pay any cost, including their own lives (and sometimes even the lives of others), to preserve their beliefs.

The College of Martyrs is a Bardic College option that emphasizes healing, protection, and sacrifice. Characters that choose this Bardic College gain the ability to enhance healing spells, redirect an enemy's magic, and dramatically inspire their allies from beyond the grave. This subclass lends itself perfectly to players seeking a sacrificial hero or even a reckless villain character.

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Dyer R December 12, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
Hey! Downloaded this today to check it out, along with several other bard colleges. I'm looking for a bard to replace my druid healer in the party (because high level divine prepared casters are WAY too much bookkeeping for me in this campaign) and I really like the look of this, alot! I'm gonna talk to my DM about it tonight, and if he gives me the go ahead to use it i will be back to throw some $$ at ya! great work! :D
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This title was added to our catalog on June 07, 2016.