This archetype can be taken by a character’s torchbearer, as well as other characters that qualify.
The groom attends to the needs of the party’s mounts and beasts of burden during their adventures, and guards these animals while the party goes underground.
A groom finds the best place to stable and conceal a party’s mounts while the group explores a dungeon. A groom adds half her level (minimum 1) on Stealth skill checks for both herself and the mounts she’s hiding while she is concealing a party’s mounts.
This ability replaces track.
This ability replaces Endurance.
At 3rd level, a groom gains a +4 bonus on Knowledge (local) checks. In addition, she always knows where to find the nearest expert or spellcaster who can provide a particular service, such as the nearest source of raise dead.
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