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College of the Sphere

Since time immemorial, musicians and storytellers have looked to the heavens for inspiration, imagining them to be the souls of great heroes or the divine singers of some eternal ballad. Now that bards can travel among the celestial spheres for themselves, the true sound of the Universal Music has been found: not in the roaring of stars or the crashing of asteroids, but in the incredible diversity of peoples and cultures that permeates the galaxy. Bards who belong to the College of the Spheres seek to blend as many of these influences together as they can, creating stunning, multi-layered compositions that push both the player and the listener to the limits of possibility.

Universal Music

When you join this college at 3rd level, you begin to explore the relationship between music and mathematics, gaining a deep understanding of cutting-edge science. You have advantage on any Intelligence check relating to advanced mathematics, geometry, kinematics, acoustics, or ballistics.

Astronomy Domine

Also at 3rd level, you begin to channel the majesty of the stars with your spellcasting. Whenever you deal damage with a bard spell, you can change the damage type to radiant damage. Additionally, you can increase the damage by expending one use of your Bardic Inspiration, adding that die to the spell’s damage roll.

Stellar Chorus

Starting at 6th level, your voice gains the backing of a distant chorus that echoes across the heavens. Whenever one of your Bardic Inspiration dice is rolled, you can roll it twice and take whichever result you prefer.

Harmonic Convergence

When you reach 14th level, you are so attuned to the rhythm of the cosmos that the skies shake when you sing. Once per turn, when a creature makes a saving throw against a spell you cast, you can expend one use of Bardic Inspiration, rolling a Bardic Inspiration die and subtracting the number rolled from the creature’s roll.

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