The study of warfare among the forgeborn has lead to the rise of a group of half-flesh, half-construct warriors that ride on the backs of mounts of similar origins.
The forgesteed rider’s mount is a mount that, like the forgeborn, has been reconstructed using some combination of minerals, metals, or crystal, and it is always in the form of a horse. This forgeborn mount, like the forgeborn, does not eat, breathe, or sleep. Should the forgesteed rider’s mount die, the rider must spend one week in the process of creating and bonding with a new forgeborn mount.
This ability replaces mount.
A forgesteed rider’s mount has a deep connection to its rider, granting it the use of all psionic feats the forgesteed rider has learned.
This ability replaces the order normally gained at 1st level.
Challenging Steed (Ex)
The forgesteed rider’s mount gains the same bonuses as the rider against the target of the challenge. In addition, the mount gains a +1 bonus to AC against attacks from the target for every 4 levels of cavalier the rider possesses.
This ability replaces the bonus normally gained to challenge from the rider’s order.
Boost Steed (Ex)
Starting at 2nd level, as a standard action, the forgesteed rider can increase his mount’s Strength and Constitution by 2 for a number of rounds equal to 1 + the rider’s Intelligence modifier (minimum 1 round). Every six cavalier levels beyond 2nd, this bonus increases by 2 points and lasts one additional round.
This ability replaces the order ability normally gained at 2nd level.
The forgesteed rider can also select psionic feats as his bonus feats at 6th, 12th, and 18th level instead of only combat feats.
Life Link (Su)
At 8th level, while mounted or within 30 feet of each other, neither forgesteed rider nor forgeborn mount can be brought below 1 hit point as long as the other has more than 1 hit point. All hit
point damage in excess of that last 1 hit point is instead applied to the mount if the rider is at 1 hit point, or to the rider if the mount is at 1 hit point. When both are at 1 hit point, this ability ceases to work. In addition, the mount and rider are always treated as if under the effects of mindlink to the other.
This ability replaces the order ability normally gained at 8th level.
Call Steed (Su)
As a move action, a forgesteed rider of at least 15th level can summon his steed to his side as long as the steed is on the same plane as the rider. The rider can use this ability up to 1+ his Intelligence modifier times per day.
This ability replaces the order ability normally gained at 15th level.
Ultimate Psionics, © 2013, Dreamscarred Press; Authors: Andreas Rönnqvist, Jeremy Smith.