Eilistraee’s church observes a number of festivals. Drow, Elves, Half-elves, Half-drow This includes a couple of variations of the Sword Dancers, as well as a Bardic college and a couple of Paladin Oaths, *and* lore going all the way back to before Araushnee's betrayal. Being extra awesome in the dark kinda steers into drow's weakness though. [1], The Sword Dancers were in direct opposition with the church of Lolth, due to joyless and cruel life that their tyranny forced upon the drow. Overall, Eilistraee's appearance inspired utter awe and astonishment, as well as emotions so deep to move mortals to tears. Please let me know if I have any rules wrong, or if you think there's a better mechanical or thematic way of building a Sword Dancer. These stories can be funny, dramatic, epic in scale, of very small scope, or really anything you can think of. The Sword Dancers shared the same allegiances and enemies of the church of Eilistraee. While she has apparently returned to the Forgotten Realms with the advent of the 5e version of D&D, I don't plan on actually running in the Forgotten Realms for a while. [1][3], The Sword Dancers shared the same allegiances and enemies of the church of Eilistraee. Alignment Clerics [1], The Sword Dancers could sing and dance to channel the power of Eilistraee and had the ability to sing their magic even amidst the chaos of the battle, while dodging and dancing around or while wounded. Dec 22, 2019 - Shialyn Vhaunil, drow Sword Dancer of Eilistraee by francisrpnavarro on DeviantArt aid other tabletop gamers in creating memorable characters, Press J to jump to the feed. A Spellsong could replicate the effects of many other spells, heal a given creature, or grant her protection from magic. Apr 6, 2017 - Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. I personally suggest Bard (Swords) X/Wizard (Bladesinger) 2 (this is from the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, which is essentially the 5e FRCS lite), to get the +INT to AC Bladesong feature. Eilistraee Cleric domain: Sword Dancer - 5e version of a prestige class from 3e, specialty priest from AD&D. log in or register to remove this ad . The Sword Dance is a ritual of shedding a small amount of blood and invoking Eilistraee’s favor to prevent a blade from breaking or rusting for the next three months. Followers of Vhaeraun, Ghaunadaur and Kiaransalee also counted among the Sword Dancers' enemies. Sword Dancers of Eilistraee. [3], The Sword Dancers had the ability to cast the magic missile spell, or to use its energy to empower their next sword strike, surrounding their blade with blue-white flames. Lanzlo Posts: 127 Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:35 am. Swords Bard also might fit a Sword Dancer (don't know Eilistraee or that video though). Priestesses of Eilistraee, particularly Sword Dancers, were known for their use of the Spellsong, the ability to invoke various magical effects through song and music. This is probably as close to official as you'll find outside of anything published by WotC. I'd like to hear any suggestions for a Thematic Spells, feats, or other choices I might have missed. They also had to be quick and agile, proficient in the arts of dance, song and acrobatics and skilled diplomats. They had the duty to lead and be on the frontline in missions to find, encourage, assist and protect any drow looking to return to the surface (or that could be made to return) and join a different life, far from Lolth. For example, the citizens of Waterdeep witnessed the Dark Dancer, as she danced in the moonlight, near the walls of the city, up the road to Amphail. Ah, Eilistraee... Every teenage male (and some female) gamer's fantasy goddess. [3], They could form a particular bond with their sword, which allowed them to infuse the weapon with Eilistraee's magic. They could also use their magic to temporarily enchant a bladed weapon with a silvery glow that increased the precision of its strikes, without the possibility of it being dispelled. The Sword Dancers of Eilistraee were the speciality priests of the Dark Maiden. Blessing of the forge is also a nice early bonus to AC. I'd never heard of her until yesterday, but now she's one of my favorites. Wiki Le Monde des Royaumes Oubliés (French), Organizations in the Promenade of the Dark Maiden, https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Sword_Dancer_of_Eilistraee?oldid=464082. The sword dancers are gifted artists, dancers, and acrobats, and--like every priestess of Eilistraee--they are skilled in the arts of singing and playing the harp, flute, and horn. This merits more research. Hit die. They encourage drow to return to the surface and renounce their evil ways. Patron: Eilistraee Special: The character must have seen the sun rise at least once and spent at least one continuous month living on the surface (without entering the Underdark), dancing each night under the light of the moon. WotC's take on Eilistraee in 5E. Brutus, Aventurier. I watched MrRhexx's recent video on Eilistraee and it made me really want to build a Sword Dancer. Leonides02 Traveler Posts: 1 Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:08 am. I played a human paladin who was raised by her cult to be a Darksong Knight. Sword dancers are priestesses of Eilistraee, the Dark Maiden. As far as feats go, I was thinking Elven Accuracy Would be good. I'm planning to take his suggestion from the video and go with a Bladesinger with a dip in Cleric. A festive softcover of holiday-themed D&D 5E resources, including the short adventure 'Presents for Goblins'. Questions About Character Builds, Build Critiques, and Build Sharing. [1], Church of Lolth, Church of Ghaunadaur, Church of Vhaeraun, slavers, tyrants and ''all those who caused intelligent creatures to wander about in fear''. They could use a particular kind of Spellsong. I got lucky rolled 2 17's for my ability scores, so with one in dex a one in int, I could get my two mainstats maxed in 3 ASI's if I rushed them, but I'm Planning Two levels in forge cleric to start because my wisdom is crap and I cant reasonably hit the multiclass minimum. Eilistraee appears as an unclad, glossy-skinned drow woman of great height with ankle-length, sweeping hair of glowing silver. So from there started my fascination with the drow and Eilistraee in particualar. Church of Lolth, Church of Ghaunadaur, Church of Vhaeraun, slavers, tyrants and ''all those who caused intelligent creatures to wander about in fear''[1][2]. Eilistraee, Church of Eilistraee Build Challenge: Sword Dancer of Eilistraee. 21/02/2019, 14h36 #4. [1], The Sword Dancers were skilled sword wielders, known to use their art while fencing. I'm planning to take his suggestion from the video and go with a Bladesinger with a dip in Cleric. She is greatly angered by the evil of most drow but glad that some worked their way free of the Spider Queen's web. Resurrection (Mass Market Paperback), p. … Please limit the use of this forum to out of character discussions. You could achieve that possibly by playing a Cleric with the War domain. It makes bright light extra sucky because its not only imposing disadvantage, its also costing my advantage, and elven accuracy. You could also take Crossbow Expert with a hand crossbow and build a gun dancer aka Bayonetta :D. I'm super into the gun dancer idea, but Eilistraee worshippers more or less shun projectile weapons, so I'm saving that idea for later. A solitary spellsinger could replicate the effects of many spells (of 4th level or lower), heal a given creature or grant her protection from magic, a choir of them could create more powerful beneficial effects (like restoring lost limbs). At 7th level as an action you can imbue your sword (or swords) and the weapons of anyone standing within 10 feet of you with Eilistraee's Moonfire, you and eveyone else affected gains advantage on all attacks and Saves vs. There they worked to aid the local population by bringing food, cures and protection, in order to establish friendships and offer to the drow converts a place on the surface world. Board index Chosen of Eilistraee Roleplaying Board Stories; Journal of a Sword Dancer. Though the followers of Lady Silverhair try to solve problems by avoiding unnecessary bloodshed, they do answer violence with swift violence and many of them are known for holding a grudge against the yochlols, the handmaidens of Lloth. Si vous avez des questions par rapport a la 5e C'est a l'antre du Roliste qui faut les poser* * Personnages joués: Talianna du Tethyr,Adrastia du Tethyr,Kyrone du Tethyr,Pisca Delorcoth. Order cleric also is an interesting dip, you could say your dancing inspires your alliea to fight with more effort, so that they take an extra attack when you allow them to do so with a bonus action Healing Word for example. Sword Dancer (3.5e Class) From D&D Wiki. References Edit ↑ Paul S. Kemp (February 2006). This led many moondancers to the City of Splendors, with the goal of creating a shrine to their goddess within its walls. I need to see more of what they are doing. Unfortunately there is no way to emulate the Sword Song power (+2 to attack and damage while the sword sings) because that isn't how bardic inspiration works in 5th edition. D&D 5e. [3], The Sword Dancers were artists, excellent dancers, fit acrobats and--like all priestesses of the Dark Maiden--skilled in the arts of singing and playing the harp, flute or horn. Actually, she's pretty cool when you break down the character. Allegiances Kinda throws a wrench in, but I think you're right, I can move around it with Tasha's new race rules. Except Drizzt, because he has godlike awesomeness."). Mathira Melarn, Sword Dancer from Ched Nasad. I'm here to pay my respects to Lady Silverhair. Specialized clerics are known as Sword Dancers of Eilistraee. And it's even free. Eilistraee was seen dancing and speaking to mortals in many places, especially along the Sword Coast. NOW LIVE! Requirements for Sword Dancers as I understand are: There are more, but those are the main mechanical ones. *New* Sword Dancer of Eilistraee. If more priestesses took pa… We are starting at Level 3. It's where your interests connect you with your people. The Sword Dancers are a special order of drow priestesses that worship Eilistraee, Goddess of the Moon. Only females elves, drow, half-drow and half elves could become Sword Dancers. That's most of what I have planned out so far, and that gets me to Level 6 with all the basic stuff I need to be a sword dancer and a pretty cool/powerful Combo in Shadowblade+searing smite. Multiclassing Bard (College of Swords) and Monk was the closest I could come, but maybe you all know of a better way. General Tabletop Discussion *Pathfinder & Starfinder. This mods adds content for players who decided to spare Solaufein's life and let him escape. Those who contemplated her could feel as if they had found the answer to all that their soul ever longed for, but upon her leaving, they would experience a feeling of deep loss, or even desolation, though only for a brief time (as Sharlario Moonflower and his son, Cornaith, felt when the Dark Dancer manifested to them, warning them of the dangers of Ilythiir). They were little known and often seen as enemies by the surface dwellers, even as the priestesses tried to establish good relationships and to live in peace with them. They put a lot of effort into promoting harmony and cooperation between the drow and other races, and as a result they usually lived near elven (or other races) settlements. It can round out my Int to 18 and works well with Faerie fire and with shadow blade, which I plan to use as my main weapon, to gets advantage on all attacks in dark or dim light. Archers Bane. Roleplaying can be a great source for stories. Sword Dancers usually live together in small groups … If there is anything you wish to talk about with the Chosen then this is the place to do it. Light, life, and nature all might though. The sword dancer of Elistraee prestige class from 3.5 appears to be a cleric with swordfighting ability. Though Eilistraee is CG aligned so I'm not certain order fits. Being away from D&D for a long time I needed an update of things. (Which I doubt they'll do, since they seem to be trying to ignore all the lore and reduce drow to "evil elves. The Sword Dancers were in direct opposition with the church of Lolth, due to joyless and cruel life that their tyranny forced upon the drow. Shae'lyn Veladorn, Sword Dancer of Eilistraee CG female drow elf Monk 3/Sorcerer 17 Design Notes This build attempts to approximate the previous editions' take on the Eilistraeean Sword Dancer, a female drow divine spellcaster who wields a heavy sword and often wears no armor. So I looked over the DMs guild and found the following two releases. Build Challenge: Sword Dancer of Eilistraee. I had not realized multiclasses need minimum stats in both their new and old classes. I think that the 5e bard could be a very good fit for a Sword Dancer of Eilistraee, even alone. d8. Top. Enemies Members They were also known to nurture beauty, music and song and to work to spread joy whenever they could. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A sword dancer gains no weapon or armor proficiencies. [3], As priestesses of Eilistraee, the Sword Dancers acted according to her teachings. Followers of Vhaeraun, Ghaunadaur and Kiaransaleealso counted among the Sword Dancers' enemies. Why are you trying to reinvent the wheel? Eilistraee's Song is a project, which expands the plot of Eilistraee - the deity of drows that rebelled against Lolth the Spider Queen. I chose Knight of the Order as my background because it gives proficiency with an instrument and I chose Forge Cleric to channel divinity for making swords/armor. They fought employing an agile and acrobatic style, that allowed them to quickly and gracefully move on the battlefield, with movements that resembled a dance. Moderators: Moderator, DM. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 7 posts • Page 1 of 1. Sword Dancers of Eilistraee They could imbue it with a variety of magical enhancements, let it sing like a singing sword (making them strike with increased precision and rallying their hearts), or let it dance (like a dancing weapon) to attack the enemy on its own or to protect the priestess. But whether your stories come from roleplaying or whether you wrote them separate of anything else, this is the forum to post your stories. Class Features. The author knows his stuff, with extensive footnotes and citations that probably cover nearly every published mention of Eilistraee. Community. This isn't aimed for a power build, but having a strong character is always nice. Sword dancers hone their battle skills with swordplay, as Eilistraee’s favored weapon is the sword. If you think you can improve this page please bring the page up to the level of other pages of its type, then remove this template. [1][3], Other magical abilities of these specialized priestesses were the capacity to cast spell turning, commune, true seeing, stone telling and plane shift. For in character roleplaying please use the Free Form Roleplaying forum. This forum is for general discussion and open to all. Skill points. [1][3], Like the rest of the clergy of the Dark Maiden, the Sword Dancers didn't have a rigid hierarchy or chain of command and recognized Qilué Veladorn as the spiritual guide of all followers of Eilistraee. 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