The Water Margin
This character class originally appeared in Athas.org’s Prestige Classes document.
Restorationists are preservers whose main goal is to return Athas to its former state of verdant vegetation and plentiful water.
Wholly subsumed to their task, restorationists often tutor others in ecologically sound land management. A restorationist seldom takes lives unnecessarily, eats meat only when fruit and other plants that can return something to the land are unavailable, and searches for magic in her travels that can revitalize Athas.
Restorationists are preserver wizards of any race. Multi-classed druid/wizards who become restorationists are perhaps the most knowledgeable when it comes to nurturing the land. Multi-classed ranger/wizards are particularly adept at surviving in the wilderness during long travels.
Restorationists can be encountered teaching ecologically sound land management or on their travels in search of magic that can revitalize Athas. Defiler wizards are sworn enemies of restorationists, and restorationists are naturally wary of templars and other agents of the sorcerer-kings.
To qualify to become a restorationist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.
Skills: Knowledge (nature) 8 ranks, Profession (herbalist) 4 ranks.
Feats: Path Dexter.
Other: Must be a preserver.
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level): Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (Arcana) (Int), Knowledge (Nature) (Int), Profession (Wis), and Spellcraft (Int).
Table: The Restorationist Hit Die: d4
|Level||Base Attack Bonus||Fort Save||Ref Save||Will Save||Special||Spells per Day|
|1||+0||+0||+0||+2||Brew potion fruit||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|2||+1||+0||+0||+3||Plant whisperer||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|3||+1||+1||+1||+3||—||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|4||+2||+1||+1||+4||Brew potion fruit (4th)||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|5||+2||+1||+1||+4||Ecological insight||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|6||+3||+2||+2||+5||—||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|7||+3||+2||+2||+5||Brew potion fruit (5th)||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|8||+4||+2||+2||+6||—||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|9||+4||+3||+3||+6||Timeless body||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|10||+5||+3||+3||+7||Brew potion fruit (6th)||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Restorationists gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.
Extended Spell List: Due to their intimate relation with nature, restorationists have their wizard class spell list expanded to include the following spells: 0 – nurturing seeds; 1st – goodberry; 2nd – pass without trace; 3rd – plant growth; 4th – rejuvenate; 5th – wall of thorns; 6th – transport via plants; 7th – spellstaff; 8th – animate plants; 9th – control plants.
Brew Potion Fruit: The restorationist receives the Botanical Enchantment feat for free at 1st level. At 4th level the restorationist has gained so much insight that she can make potion fruits that contain 4th level spells, at 7th level 5th level spells, and at 10th level 6th level spells.
Plant Whisperer (Sp): The restorationist can speak with plants as per the spell at will.
Ecological Insight: The restorationist has accumulated wisdom from her travels and experiences. At 5th level the restorationist’s Wisdom score is permanently increased by 2.
Timeless Body (Ex): At 9th level the restorationist no longer suffers ability penalties for aging and cannot be magically aged. Any penalties she may have already suffered remain in place. Bonuses still accrue, and the restorationist eventually dies of old age.