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Alley Witch


Some witches find their spark of magic in the long, dark shadows and forgotten places within the city.

Child of the Streets

An alley witch gains Bluff and Knowledge (local) as class skills, but loses Knowledge (nature) and Knowledge (planes) as class skills. This alters the witch’s class skills.

Crowd Patron

An alley witch draws power not from a patron, but from the crowd of minds around her. She doesn’t select a patron at 1st level; instead, she gains the following bonus spells at the listed levels.

2nd—ears of the city, 4th—alter self, 6th—witness, 8th—shadow step, 10th—mage’s private sanctum, 12th—heroes’ feast, 14th—limited wish, 16th—create demiplane, 18th—shades.

This ability alters witch’s familiar.

Speak to the City

An alley witch builds a special rapport with a single city. At 1st level, she can select one settlement whose type is large town size or larger. Within this settlement, she gains a +2 bonus on initiative checks, as well as Knowledge (local), Perception, Stealth, and Sense Motive checks. At 6th level and every 5 witch levels thereafter, this bonus increases by 2. The alley witch can build a rapport with a new city after 30 days of remaining there; this severs her bond to her previous settlement.

This ability replaces the witch’s 1st-level hex.

Hex Trader

At 6th level, once per day as a full-round action, an alley witch can bind a hex she knows into a feather, bead, or other small token. Any creature holding this token can use that hex once as if using a potion, targeting itself or a creature it touches. While a hex is sealed into a token, the alley witch loses her ability to use that hex until the token is used or she can recover the token. If a hex can be used in increments (like the disguise hex), the alley witch decides how many increments the token contains when making it. If a hex has no set duration, it lasts for 1 minute once activated.

This ability replaces the witch’s 6th-level hex.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Player Companion: Heroes of the Street © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Mikko Kallio, Nicolas Logue, Michael McCarthy, Mike Myler, and David N. Ross.