Keystone Characters

A keystone character is a unique person (NPC) in the plane whom one (or more) of the players have befriended. By virtue of this bond, the Keystone character grants the player access to one or more special abilities, depending on the level of the bond. Allies grant a single feat or ability, while trusted friends grant an even more powerful bonus, and a secondary ability. This second level of ability represents a lifelong bond of trust and friendship.

A character may possess a bond with any number of Keystone characters, but may only apply the bonus from one character for every 7 levels (or portion thereof) he possess. So, for example, a 1-6th level player would be able to use the benefits of only one Keystone character at a time, although there is no limit to how many he could befriend. A 7-14th level player could gain the benefits of a second Keystone character, and so on.

It is possible to ‘switch out’ which Keystone NPCs you are gaining the bonus from. The process takes 24 hours.

New Feat

Close Allies

Prerequisite: You must have at least one ‘loyal’ Keystone character.
Benefit: You gain the ability to apply the benefits of one additional Keystone character at a time.


Character List

Henry Armitage – The Professor

Recruit Bonus: Gain a +2 Bonus to any Knowledge check.
Loyalty Bonus: The Bonus improves to +5.
Recruit Bonus Unlocked by: Moira, Korric, Garm, Louis, Galren.
Loyalty Bonus Unlocked by: Moira, Korric, Garm, Louis, Galren.


Max Crowely – The Psychic

Recruit Bonus: You gain the Wild Talent feat.
Loyalty Bonus: You gain access to ONE first level psionic power. If you can already manifest psionic powers, you gain the Expanded Power feat instead.
Recruit Bonus Unlocked by: Moira, Korric, Garm, Louis, Galren.
Loyalty Bonus Unlocked by: Moira, Korric, Garm, Louis, Galren.


Claude Raines – The Sharpshooter

Recruit Bonus: You gain any one Grit feat for which you meet the pre-requisites.
Loyalty Bonus: You gain a second Grit feat.
Recruit Bonus Unlocked by: Moira, Korric, Garm, Louis, Galren.
Loyalty Bonus Unlocked by: No one. Yet.

Keystone Characters

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