The spirit medium is a messenger who regularly communes with the spirit realm. Spirit mediums are rare, as spirits quickly learn of the presence of a youthful medium and often suffocate them with their influences, much as how fearful drowning victims will drag their saviors into the depths. Spirit mediums are ever wary of this danger, as the spirits view them as nothing more than tools to accomplish their ends.
A spirit medium can seal pacts with spirits. The character’s binder level equals his or her oracle level, and a spirit medium binds spirits as an occultist of that same level.
A spirit medium is sensitive to the plight of spirits both occult and natural and from the moment the character manifests an oracle’s curse, these spirits buffet a spirit medium like endless waves against a rocky shore, wearing the medium’s resolve away. This constant struggle has several negative side effects. First, a spirit medium gains none of the benefits of listed by the oracle curse’s curse class feature. A spirit medium can possess the dual cursed archetype, in which case neither curse provides the character with any benefits. In addition, a spirit medium suffers a –2 penalty on Will saves and the character always suffer the influence of all spirits that the character initiates a pact with, even when the spirit medium makes a good pact. Feats and effects that suppress or mitigate a spirit’s influence provide no benefit to a spirit medium, such as Unyielding Personality.
Add the following spells to the spirit medium’s list of spells known at the indicated levels: identify (2nd), augury (4th), clairaudience/clairvoyance (6th), divination (8th), contact other plane (10th), true seeing (12th), greater scrying (14th), discern location (16th), foresight (18th).
This replaces the oracle’s ability to add all cure or inflict spells to her list of spells known.
A spirit medium must select the following revelations at the indicated levels.
Recommended Mysteries: ancestor, dark tapestry, spirit realm.
Pact Magic Unbound Vol. 2 © 2012, Radiance House. Authors: Alexander Augunas and Dario Nardi.