Herald of the March (Cavalier/Bard)

With new battlefield technologies being developed every day, relaying commands to one’s troops has become an arduous task. The fog of war from discharged firearms obscure signal flags, while the blast of cannons and clashing of steel drown out even the loudest voice. Thus enters the herald of the march. With his trusty fife or drum, the herald of the march relays orders from his superiors to his comrades by using specific cadences of his instrument. Not only can the herald of the march induce a surge of energy in the average soldier, his music can rally the troops and bring them back to full fighting speed, often turning the tide of an otherwise lost battle. (Original Concept by mrtaco6)

Primary Class: Cavalier.

Secondary Class: Bard.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The herald of the march may select three bard skills to add to his class skills, in addition to the normal cavalier class skills, one of which must be Perform. The herald of the march gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The herald of the march is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with light armor, medium armor, and with shields.

Battle March (Ex): At 1st level, a herald of the march land speed is faster than the norm for her race by +5 feet. This improves by +5 feet at 5th level and every four levels thereafter (9th, 13th, and 17th) to a maximum of +25 feet. This benefit applies only when he is wearing no armor, light armor, or medium armor,