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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 filled with otherworldly monsters, cruel and insane races, and terrible powers that plot to seize control of 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.  Only time will tell as adventurers from above and below collide to witness the power of the heroes and villains of 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 two original new races 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 in your bid for total control of the world above!

- The Circle of Decay (NEW Druid Archetype):  Tap into the powers 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 Arbalist Martial Archetype (NEW Fighter Archetype):   Adapt to the shifting tides of battle by unlocking the potential unique new abilities through the use of many different crossbows, punish enemies for daring to move within your range with a volley of crossbow bolts, and become the quickest draw in the land with the martial archetype of the Arbalist! An archetype for those who want to play a Gunslinger esque character while still playing in a medieval setting. 

-The Way of the Unshackled Mind(NEW Monk Archetype):  Unleash the terrifying potentional of your mind to punch others with the use of the mage hand spell, unlock a wide variety of psionic abilities, shield your allies with telekinetic barriers, and blast your enemies to kingdom come with this new psionic archetype for monks. 

-The Oath of the Inquisition (NEW Paladin Archetype):  Lead the inquisition to root out enemies of the faith who lurk behind friendly faces, issue daming accustations to make the closet of allies turn on one another, walk through the shadows to sneak unhindered into your enemies' dens, and bring the light of truth to the darkness of the Underdark as a Paladin of the Inquisition!

- The Mariner Conclave (NERanger Archetype):  Dive deep into the deepest waters of the darklake to discover the conclave of rangers who lurks just beneath. Command the creatures of the seas with magic no other rangers know, unlock a unique fighting style that turns the use of Nets into an art form of traps and steel as a member of the Mariner conclave!

-The Soulblade(NEW Rogue Archetype):   Hone your will to a razor's edge and join an order of psionic assassins to unlock your hidden potential, unleash a variety of psionic abilities, and ignite the most powerful weapon of all of creation: the iconic soulblade! 

-The Arcane Savant(NEW Sorcerer Archetype): Delve into the very heart of magic to learn the hidden truths of magic, break all restrictions that others impose on you and rebuild the laws of magic to your very whim with the prodigous sorcerous origin of the Arcane Savant!

-The Shapeless Lords (NEW Warlock Patron):  Call upon the powers of the things that crawl in the dark and murky places to unleash a tide of shapeless minions to devour the world at the whim of all shapeless things!

-The Pact of the Mask (NEW Warlock Pact Boon): Done the pact of the mask to unlock skills and abilities that will earn you the admiration and respect you deserve!

-The Mimic Ooze (NEW Ooze Monster): Discover the Mimic ooze, a monster who uses its fluid form in order to take on all kinds of shapes and sizes to snare its prey!

-The Beholden Race (NEW and Original Underdark Race): Uncover 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!

-The Mandian Race (NEW Original Underdark Race): Rediscover the forgotten race of the Mandians, an insectoid race that uses genetic manipulation and a rigid caste system to follow their hope for the creation of Utopia! (With Concept art drawn by Joshua Shogren). 

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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-The Mandian Race (NEW Original Underdark Race): Rediscover the forgotten race of the Mandians, an insectoid race that uses genetic manipulation and a rigid caste system to follow their hope for the creation of Utopia!

Change Log

V2-- Changed the Inquisition paladin's Piercing Gaze ability to Sense Deception due to balancing issues. 

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