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College of Mourners

Beyond their duties to the community, helping people cope with the deaths of loved ones and the continuous presence of the dead all around them, the College of Mourners can put their skills to terrifying effect in combat. Their woeful dirges and steely gaze strike fear into living and undead alike.

Resolute Stare

When you join this college at 3rd level, you have advantage on saving throws against being frightened. Whenever you make a Charisma (Intimidation) check, you are considered proficient in the Intimidation skill and add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.

Stirring Word

Also starting at 3rd level, you may use the defeat of an ally or loved one to inspire those around you and avenge the fallen. When a friendly creature you can see within 30 feet of you is rendered unconscious or killed, you can use your reaction and expend one use of Bardic Inspiration. Choose any creatures within 30 feet of you. Provided it can hear you, a chosen creature gains one Bardic Inspiration die. Duration and use of this die otherwise conforms to the parameters in the Bardic Inspiration feature.

Soul Speech

Beginning at 6th level, you can communicate by telepathy with any undead creature you can see within 60 feet of you. You add speak with dead to your spells known; it doesn’t count against the number of bard spells you know. Whenever you make a Charisma (Persuasion) check against an undead, you are considered proficient in the Persuasion skill and add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.

Hymn of Life

Starting at 14th level, you add death ward, prayer of healing, and revivify to your spells known. They count as bard spells for you but don’t count against the number of bard spells you know. When you use Song of Rest, you may roll the die twice and use the better result to determine how many hit points are healed.

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