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Code Runner



A code runner specializes in the subtle and speedy transfer of secret messages. He performs long runs between distant lands, sometimes spanning continents and often traversing difficult terrain. He trains his mind both to memorize long messages and to resist any attempts to steal his covert communiques.

Class Skills

A code runner adds Knowledge (local) and Linguistics to his list of class skills, instead of Handle Animal and Heal.

This alters the ranger’s class skills.

Mnemonic Genius (Ex)

A code runner learns to memorize and accurately recall information, even if he does not speak or understand the language in which the information was presented. The code runner can spend 1 hour and attempt a DC 15 Linguistics check to memorize a single passage of up to 150 words of information in a language he speaks.

For every 5 by which he exceeds the DC, he can memorize 150 additional words. The DC is increased by 10 if the message is encoded or in a language he doesn’t understand. A code runner can memorize one such message at any given time. If he fails to memorize a message, he can retry as many times as he wants, as long as he spends 1 hour each time. Once a message has been memorized, he can recall it with perfect accuracy until he memorizes a different message.

This ability replaces wild empathy.

Resist Interrogation (Ex)

At 4th level, a code runner gains a bonus equal to half his ranger level on saving throws against divination effects. At 11th level, if he succeeds at a saving throw against a divination effect that would grant its caster knowledge or information, the caster is not aware that the saving throw was successful, and the code runner can attempt a Bluff check opposed by the caster’s Sense Motive check in order to send false information to the caster.

This ability replaces hunter’s bond.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Intrigue © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Robert Brookes, Jason Bulmahn, Ross Byers, Robert N. Emerson, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Steven Helt, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Mikko Kallio, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Thomas M. Reid, Alexander Riggs, David N. Ross, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Linda Zayas-Palmer.