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Barrister Creature-1

LN Medium Human Humanoid

Perception +6

Languages Common

Skills Deception +10, Diplomacy +12, Legal Lore +13, Performance +10, Society +9

Str +0, Dex +1, Con +1, Int +3, Wis +2, Cha + 4

Items court garb (functions as fine clothing), law book (functions as scholarly journal), writing set

Sway the Judge and Jury A barrister gains a +2 circumstance bonus to Diplomacy checks to Make an Impression or Request something of the deciding members within a courtroom. If the barrister successfully Performs against a DC of 20 during the 20 minutes prior to the check, they increase the circumstance bonus to +4.

AC 13; Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +12

HP 8

Melee [one-action] fist +4 (agile, nonlethal), Damage 1d4 bludgeoning

Cite Precedent [one-action] (auditory, linguistic) The barrister uses existing case law to undermine their opposition. If they succeed at a DC 20 Legal Lore check, they impose a -2 circumstance penalty on the next Diplomacy check an opponent attempts in a legal argument. Any further attempts to Cite Precedent fail until a new topic with different precedents is being argued.


Barristers may serve as criminal prosecutors or as legal advocates, defending the rights of those accused of crimes or named as defendants in civil cases. In a court case or other legal proceeding, the barrister is a 4th-level challenge.

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