Those who devote themselves to using pact magic to preserve or destroy nature are known as pactsworn pagans. While the vast majority of pactsworn pagans use their powers in harmony with nature while trying to promote a regression to the old ways, other pagans see the might of the spirits as proof of the folly of the intentions of nature and use that power to bring blight and suffering to the world.
This ability replaces nature’s bond.
At 4th level a pactsworn pagan can shift his or her body into a form that better pleases the spirits. Specifically, the pactsworn pagan may assume the form of a currently bound spirit’s vestigial companion (or a similar creature,with GM approval) as a polymorph effect. A pactsworn pagan can only assume the form of a vestigial companion if it is one of the following creature types: animal, dragon, elemental, magical beast, plant, undead, or vermin. This ability functions as one of the spells on the list below, based on the vestigial companion’s creature type and the pagan’s level.
This ability has no duration; the character may remain in the form for part or all of the pact’s duration. While in vestigial form, the character benefits from his or her spirit’s minor granted abilities. However, the spirit’s major granted ability counts as expended while in vestigial form and for 5 rounds after the end effect ends. In addition, a pactsworn pagan cannot assume a shapeshifted form while the spirit’s major granted ability is expended. At the GM’s discretion, a pactsworn pagan may shift into a form that reflects the constellation of a bound spirit. For example, a GM might allow any sufficiently-leveled pagan acquire the form described in form of the dragon I while bound to a dragon spirit. This ability is modified by any feat, spell, or effect that specifically works with the wild shape druid class feature. For example, the Planar Wild Shape feat lets the pagan add the celestial or fiendish template to his or her spiritshape.
This ability replaces wild shape.
At the GM’s option, a druid with the blightcaller archetype can select this archetype as well. Such blightcallers replace the Tree constellation from their list of constellation alignments with the Skull constellation. Moreover, they can select the Occult domain in addition to the normal additional domains allowed to blightcaller druids.