Classes Of Solara

Roman adventurers follow many different traditions and occupations, some similar to other lands and some different. Below is given a list of character classes by power source with suggestions for how to make them feel more Roman.


The universities of Roman cities create many skilled arcanists and a well-bred patrician is expected to have a working knowledge of the arcane arts even if they cannot cast spells themselves. Only a few arcanists in the empire consider themselves strong enough to march alongside soldiers, which are still considered the empire's backbone.



A strong tradition of oratory has long been a part of the Roman Empire. Whether stirring leaders of the emperor's forces, celebrated folklorists traveling the lands with the gods' stories, or









Runepriests are not part of the traditional worship of the gods in Roman tradition. What few do travel the empire are typically from the hinterlands and come from tribes such as the dwarves or tieflings who have at tradition of crafting as well as worship in their culture. Somewhat recently, however, a few temples among the halfling population in Hispania have begun to make mosaics like the ancients, incorporating some of their mystical signs. To their surprise, some of these glyphs turned out to be runes of power and at least one Hisperian runepriest has made a name for himself.


Gladiators are a common origin for martial adventurers, and the Arena Fighting feats given in Dragon 368 are invaluable for such a character. In order to emulate the versatility of the gladiator, multiclass feats or the hybrid class option from D&D 4E Player's Handbook 3 give martial characters a spectrum of skills.


Legionaires in the emperor's army are strong fighting men who have conquered many lands. Still, these are common soldiers quickly overshadowed by the legendary adventurers. Whether centurion commanders, experienced gladiators, or fierce warriors from the frontier, fighters are the most feared warriors in the empire.
A warrior from the Roman legions is disciplined and focused, perhaps even with multiclass feats into warlord to make him a tactician as well as a fighter. They may also have Armor Specialization or Fighter Weapon Specialization to make good use of their equipment. A frontier warrior may have a cultural weapon that he excels at, wielding his dwarven axe or goliath greatsword as a symbol of his origin within the larger melting pot of Rome. Because Rome is such a crossroads, superior weapons from exotic locales are more common in these lands than in others.











Psionic power is all but unheard of in Rome and what practioners there are have almost certainly learned from Indian travelers.


Assassins are a dark but accepted part of Roman society. Publically, all Romans despise them but in private many patricians turn to their services in the complicated and brutal politics of Roman aristocracy.

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