Virtuous Poet (Skald/Paladin)

Song and rhyme are the purview of skalds and bards. And while many clans boast of the power of their skalds, there are those who have been touched by righteous hand of the gods. Rare, but not unheard of, virtuous poets rove their hereditary lands creating tales of legendary renown. They demonstrate their godly devotion by weaving words of praise into their sacred songs. In so doing, they obtain divine favor and powerful abilities to aid in their battle against evil-holy songs that can smite their enemies, enhance their weapons, heal their allies, or protect them from a manner of magical effects. (Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)

Primary Class: Skald.

Secondary Class: Paladin.

Alignment: Any good.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The virtuous poet may select three paladin skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal skald class skills. The virtuous poet gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The virtuous poet is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with light and medium armor, but not with shields.

Spellcasting: A virtuous poet casts divine spells drawn from the bard spell list and can cast any spell he knows without preparing it ahead of time. A virtuous poet otherwise learns and casts spells as a skald of equal level. He also gains bonus spells per day if he has a high Charisma score.

Detect Evil (Sp):