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Syn Dethroc's Bardic College of Metal
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Syn Dethroc's Bardic College of Metal


For millennia, music has served as form of expression and a vessel for storytelling -- an art form taken up by bards the world over. From beautiful ballads to sorrowful funeral dirges, and mariners’ sea shanties to jaunty folk songs, there is no denying that there is power in music. But there is one genre that has remained taboo, a profane legend spoken of only in whispers of fear...

"The devil's music", some have called it, and they aren't wrong. It is indeed born of Hell, and since its inception, the genre has served as a wicked tool of fiends and those that worship them -- but no longer. Its secrets have now been revealed to the Material Plane, shared with those who are strong of heart, steel-willed, and ready to heed the call of revolution. The genre is as hard and heavy as an iron maiden. It bears the searing heat of the Hells' eternal flames, the speed of a devil taking flight, and the mighty roar of an infernal war machine. It's called... metal. Are you worthy of wielding its legendary power?

The College of Metal is an original subclass designed for the 5th edition bard. It is a powerful option that excels in melee combat, battlefield control, and supporting allies with expanded uses for Bardic Inspiration. This college is something of an homage to Brütal Legend, one of my all-time favorite games and that which originally inspired the Syn Dethroc character.

As an added bonus, this document includes a small collection of metal-themed spells, which can also be found in my Spells of the Hells Vol. 1.

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