Vates (Chronicler Archetype)

Prophet and poet, a vates evokes fortune, guides revolutions, and soothes heroic spirits with her performances.


To qualify to become a vates, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.

  • Skills: Knowledge (religion) 3 ranks, Perform (any) 5 ranks, Sense Motive 5 ranks.
  • Feats: Spellsong.
  • Spells: Able to spontaneously cast 1st-level divine spells.
  • Special: Revelation class feature.

This alters requirements.

Class Skills

The vates’ class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Diplomacy (Cha), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (all skills, taken individually) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Perform (Cha), Sense Motive (Wis), Survival (Wis), and Use Magic Device (Cha).

This alters class skills.


At every even-numbered level, a vates gains new spells per day as if she had also gained a level in a divine spellcasting class she belonged to before adding the prestige class. She does not, however, gain other benefits a character of that class would have gained, except for additional spells per day, spells known (if she is a spontaneous spellcaster), and an increased effective level of spellcasting. If a character had more than one divine spellcasting class before becoming a vates, she must decide to which class she adds the new level for purposes of determining spells per day.

This replaces deep pockets, master scribe, live to tell the tale, pathfinding, and improved aid.

Holy Narrator

A vates’ class level counts as (and stack with) her oracle level when determining the effects of her revelations. This does not grant additional abilities.

In addition, the vates can use Spellsong to cast oracle spells as if they were bard spells.

The Way to Follow (Ex)

At 5th level, whenever the vates uses the Spellsong feat to cast one of her mystery spells, she considers her character level as her caster level to determine the spell’s duration and effects.

This replaces whispering campaign.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Legendary Oracles © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors: Author Margherita Tramontano and Aaron Hollingsworth.

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