Crow Lord used to belong to a noble family who had a crow on their coat of arms, however, he
does not remember the family name. After his father became ill and developed madness, Crow Lord left
his family to seek a cure, and went into the wilds where he met with a druid, who taught him about
nature and helped him seek a cure for his father. When Crow Lord returned to his father, he arrived
too late, as his father was murdered by the house advisor, Cao Cao. After attempting to avenge his
father, Crow Lord suffered injuries to his neck from Cao Cao, limiting his speech and causing his words
to sound like "Kaw." The house then fell apart, and Crow Lord returned to the wilds to continue his
druidic training. Years later, his druidic mentor was killed after the druid failed to befriend a pack
of bears. The same disease that had gripped his father has now taken its toll on Crow Lord, creating
amnesia and causing Crow Lord to forget his identity, but never his vandetta against Cao Cao.
Crow Lord is a druid class that focuses on the character's favortism towards birds. Animal Shape,
Conjure Animals, and other transformation spells should be used to shape shift into birds. If the DM
allows it, substitute the stats for Giant Eagle to Giant Crow.
For Crow Lord's stats, Wisdom and Constitution should be his highest stats, as the character should
focus on gaining health and Wisdom for spell casting.
The skills, medicine and survival, depend on Wisdom. Religion and Nature use Intelligence, meaning
that Intelligence should be his next highest stat, as it also does not get replaced while in
a beast form. His next highest stat should
be dexterity, for initiative purposes. Strength gets replaced, however will still be useful out of combat.
Charisma should be the dump stat for this character, as his speech is limited and his madness should
interfere with conversations going his way.
Hermits experience a "Great Discovery" while they are out and about. Crow Lord makes no great discovery in
his journey, unless the player wants to know the cure for madness. The great discovery can also be that
BIRDS ARE GREAT! KAW! KAW! The DM can also use this to get the character involved with the main characters,
as the character "discovers" something that causes him to venture to a nearby town and join the group.
Crow Lord, as a druid, cannot fly in animal form until level 8. In the meantime, Crow Lord should either
learn spells and magic, and buy better armor (no metal!) and use a shield for combat. Bark skin is an
important spell for Crow Lord, as this will be the first spell he casts in combat, and with a shield he
will have 18 AC.
For spells, Crow Lord should use Faerie Fire and then Fog Cloud, as this will allow him
to outline enemies with light, and then Fog Cloud will conceal the characters. From there, Crow Lord should
cast Cantrips such as Poison Spray, which can hit an enemy 10 ft away from Crow Lord. If the player
casts Produce Flame, odds are the enemies will be able to see Crow Lord, however he will have more range
from his spell if he chooses and the enemies won't know where he is once Produce Flame is casted.
At level 3, Crow Lord should learn Moonbeam(1d10) for ranged spells and Flame Blade(3d6) for
high melee damage.
At level 5, Crow Lord should learn Conjure Animals, as this spell can summon one beast with a challenge rating
of 2, two challenge 1 beasts, four challenge 1/2 beasts, or eight 1/4 beasts. Once he has this spell, Crow
Lord should focus on summoning two Giant Crows. The Giant Crows have multi attack and decent health.
At level 8, Crow Lord can turn into a Giant Crow, but the player can turn into any creature with a
difficulty rating of 2, and 3 once they are level 9.
At level 18, Crow Lord can cast spells in beastform, and should cast Barkskin. By this point, Crow Lord can turn into
beasts with a challenge rating of 6, however there aren't too many birds in this game that are strong.
With the DM's permission, the player should try to make stronger crows, following the difficulty level.
I will be releasing crow creatures soon, such as the Gargantuan Crow.