(Oriental Adventures variant, p. 220)
Akodo champions are the leaders of the mighty army of the Lion clan.
Base Attack Bonus: +5
Alignment: Lawful Good
Race: Human (Lion)
Skills: Knowledge (history) 4 ranks
Feats: Iron Will , Ki Shout , Weapon Focus (katana)
4 + Int
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Akodo champions do not gain any additional weapon or armor proficiency.
Detect Evil (Sp): At will, the Akodo champion can use detect evil.
Ancestral Favor (Ex): At 2nd level and higher, an Akodo champion applies his Charisma modifier (if positive) as a bonus on all saving throws.
Leadership Feat: At 2nd level, an Akodo champion gains the Leadership feat for free.
Smite Evil (Su): Once per day, an Akodo champion of 2nd level or higher may attempt to smite evil with one normal melee attack. He adds his Charisma modifier (if positive) to his attack roll and deals 1 extra point of damage per level. If the champion accidentally smites a creature that is not evil, the smite has no effect but it is still used up for that day.
Aura of Courage: Beginning at 3rd level, an Akodo champion is immune to fear (magical or otherwise). Allies within 10 feet of the champion gain a +4 morale bonus on saving throws against fear effects. Granting the morale bonus to allies is a supernatural ability.
Great Leader: At 4th level, an Akodo champion's Leadership score is increased by 1. This bonus increases by 1 every three levels thereafter (to 2 at 7th level and 3 at 10th level). This bonus stacks with other bonuses to Leadership, including the Great Diplomat (Asako ancestor) feat.
Inspire Greatness (Su): An Akodo champion of 5th level or higher can inspire greatness in another creature, granting extra fighting capability. For every two levels the champion attains beyond 5th, he can inspire greatness in one additional creature. To inspire greatness, the Akodo champion must meet his ally's gaze, and the ally must be within 30 feet. A creature inspired with greatness gains temporary Hit Dice, attack bonuses, and saving throw bonuses as long as the Akodo champion continues participating in the same battle. The target gains the following boosts:
- +2 Hit Dice (d10s that grant temporary hit points).
- +2 competence bonus on attacks.
- +1 competence bonus on Fortitude saves.
Apply the target's Constitution modifier, if any, to each bonus Hit Die. These extra Hit Dice count as regular Hit Dice for determining effects such as the sleep spell. Inspire greatness is a mind-affecting ability.
|Level||BAB||Fort Save||Ref Save||Will Save||Special|
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+3||Ancestral favor, Leadership feat, smite evil|
|3rd||+3||+3||+1||+3||Aura of courage|
|4th||+4||+4||+1||+4||Great leader (+1)|
|5th||+5||+4||+1||+4||Inspire greatness (1 ally)|
|7th||+7||+5||+2||+5||Great leader (+2), inspire greatness (2 allies)|
|9th||+9||+6||+3||+6||Inspire greatness (3 allies)|
|10th||+10||+7||+3||+7||Great leader (+3)|
|Skill name||Key ability||Trained only||Armor check penalty|
|Knowledge (nobility and royalty)||INT|