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Class Archetypes From the World Below (Part 1)


Despite all the dangers of the land above, there exists a place even more dangerous still. There are whispers of a land deep underground, a world below where even the bravest adventurers dare not travel. The terrible realm of the Underdark. A subterreanen world of darkness that plots to seize the world above. In the darkest corners of such a land, powerful individuals rise, armed with skills, magics, and powers unknown to the world above. In their hands rests the future of this Underdark. Perhaps they shall rise and bring about the redemption the Underdark needs? Show themselves not as the monsters everyone expects, but as the heroes they could be. Or perhaps they too shall succumb to the darkness and bring about the conquest of the underdark all the surface knows well to fear.  It is in the hands of those who dare take on the archetypes that dwell in the World Below.  

This packet contains the following class archetypes for anyone who wants to add class archetypes perfect for any Underdark themed campaign or character and an original new race for the Underdark:

-The Path of the Earthbreaker (NEW Barbarian Archetype):  Channel the raw strength of the earth itself to smash through everything in your path, toss your opponents around like ragdolls, cause earthquakes, and tunnel your way through the very earth itself!

-The College of the Buried Stars(NEW Bard Archetype):  Light up the darkness of the Underdark with starlight, shield your allies from harm, and redirect the spells of enemies right back at them with the College of the Buried Stars!

-The Domain of the Spider (NEW Cleric Archetype):  Listen to the whispers of the demonweb to unlock the power of the spider queen, weave your spells into traps for your opponents, and take on the forms of the powerful handmaidens of Lolth!

- The Circle of Decay (NEW Druid Archetype):  Unearth the mysterious ways of the necromantic circle of decay to unlock dark druidic magic, summon disturbing fungal minions, and unleash a mushroom cloud of destruction on those who would oppose you! 

-The Beholden Race (NEW and Original Underdark Race): Discover the persecuted race of the Beholden, creatures born from the darkest depths of a beholder's nightmare and wield their ocular powers to unleash chaos and death upon those who would dare hunt you!

These Class Archetypes and Race have been playtested for balance in 5th edition campaigns using The Monster Manual, The Player's Handbook, Xanathar's Guide to Everything, and The Dungeon Master's Guide.

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UPDATE (2.0) Fixed the grammatical mistakes that caused some confusion about the limitations of some of these archetypes. 

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Christopher B November 09, 2019 9:01 pm UTC
You made an error when updating this file. The download file says it is "Part I," but it is actually "Part II" containing the Arbalist, the Way of the Unshackled Mind, etc.
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Peter E November 11, 2019 3:22 pm UTC
Thank you very much!!! I have just updated this product with the right file! I hope you enjoy both Part I and II now!
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