Ki Energy Strike (Su): Brithelm, as a modified monk, has an energy strike in place of the standard Ki Strike and Flurry of Blows abilities. Ki Energy Strike is a touch attack that does the same amount of damage as the ordinary monk ability Ki Strike. For example, Brithelm's Ki Energy Strike ability does 1d8 damage, the same as the unarmed strike damage of an ordinary 6th level monk. A side benefit of this ability is that when Brithelm charges his hand with energy it is bright enough to see small distances.
Balance +9, Climb +6, Concentration +9, Diplomacy +9, Hide +3, Jump +6, Move Silently +5, Sense Motive +9, Tumble +11.
Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Disarm, Mobility, Stunning Fist**, Weapon Finesse**, Weapon Focus (ki energy strike)**.
Ki energy strike +8 melee touch (1d8)
Description and Background:
Brithelm Pathwarden is the studious second son of Sir Andrew Pathwarden, Knight of Solamnia and the older brother of Sir Galen Pathwarden, Knight of Solamnia, sometimes known as Weasel. Born in the Pathwarden moat house on the edge of Solamnia, Brithelm led a sheltered scholarly existence, spending his time either reading books or communing with nature, until becoming involved in the machinations of Benedict di Caela aka the Scorpion. He was instrumental in Bayard Brightblade's defeat of the villain ending the centuries long curse on the di Caela family. He was later kidnapped by Firebrand the insane shaman of the Que Niri in his nefarious plan to take control of the Crown of Thorns. He was rescued by his younger brother Sir Galen.
Brithelm's physiology has been modified by his childhood next to the Pathwarden swamp, a vast and powerful creation of the powers of Benedict di Caela aka the Scorpion. Brithelm is able to tap into the powers of Mysticism in a tiny small way, but even to access this minor amount of mystic power Brithelm must maintain a regular meditative regimen as described in the Feat, Meditative Mystic. In all probability others who have lived within the region near the potent magical phenomenon have also been altered. None of these people however, have displayed the insight, patience and self awareness that Brithelm has and therefore he remains the only currently known individual with mystic powers at that time and place.
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