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Harper Agent

Harper Agent is a prestige class in NWN2.

Harper Agent[edit | edit source]

Description: The semi-secret organization known as the Harpers has members scattered all across the region. These individuals are dedicated to battling evil, discovering and preserving forgotten lore, and maintaining the balance between nature and civilization. Harper agents are the "field agents" of the Harper organization, acting directly to gather intelligence and eliminate threats to the greater good. Bards are the most common candidates for the Harper agent prestige class, but they are by no means the only qualified characters. Rangers, rogues, sorcerers, and wizards all possess the diversity of skill and ability necessary to become Harper agents. Barbarians, fighters, and paladins rarely become Harper agents because they lack the subtlety for the work.

A character can achieve a maximum of 5 levels in the Harper agent prestige class.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Alignment: Any non-evil

Skills: Diplomacy 8 ranks, Lore 4 ranks, Survival 2 ranks

Feats: Alertness, Iron Will

Class: One level in a spell-casting class is required to become a Harper agent.

Class Features[edit | edit source]

Hit die: d6
Proficiencies: Weapons (simple), armor (light)
Skill points: 6 + Int modifier
Class skills: Appraise, Bluff, Craft Alchemy, Craft Armor, Craft Trap, Craft Weapon, Diplomacy, Hide, Listen, Lore, Move Silently, Perform, Sleight of Hand, Survival, Taunt, Tumble
Base attack bonus progression: Medium
Saving throws high: Will
low: Fortitude, Reflex
  • While Perform is listed as a class skill, a glitch prevents one from adding skill points into perform on level ups.

Spells per Day / Spells Known[edit | edit source]

Starting at second level and each level after that, the Harper agent progresses in a selected spellcasting class. When the player first chooses this prestige class, if they have multiple spellcasting classes, they choose which one they advance in.

Harper Knowledge[edit | edit source]

Like a bard, a Harper agent has a knack for picking up odds and ends of knowledge. This ability works exactly like the bardic knowledge ability of the bard class. If a Harper agent has bard levels, the character's Harper agent levels and bard levels stack for bardic knowledge.

Deneir's Eye[edit | edit source]

At 2nd level, the Harper agent gains a +3 sacred bonus to saving throws against traps. This is a supernatural ability.

Lliira's Heart[edit | edit source]

At 2nd level, the Harper agent gains a +2 sacred bonus to saving throws against mind-affecting spells. This is a supernatural ability.

Tymora's Smile[edit | edit source]

At 3rd level, once per day, the Harper agent receives a +2 sacred bonus on all saving throws for 5 turns. This is a supernatural ability.

Lurue's Voice[edit | edit source]

At 4th level, the Harper agent may use this ability to cast Dominate Animal as per the spell, three times a day.

Mystra's Boon[edit | edit source]

At 5th level, the Harper agent gains a +2 sacred bonus on all saves against spells.

Class Progression[edit | edit source]

Level Features Gained
1 Harper knowledge
2 +1 spellcasting level, Deneir's eye, Lliira's heart
3 +1 spellcasting level, Tymora's smile x1
4 +1 spellcasting level, Lurue's voice x3
5 +1 spellcasting level, Mystra's boon

NWN Comparison[edit | edit source]

  • This class was introduced in the Shadows of Undrentide NWN expansion as the Harper Scout.
  • The Harper scout in NWN didn't have spellcasting level advancement or Mystra's boon. Instead, specific spells were assigned to the class per level. The scout also had a favored enemy similar to rangers and could create potions.
  • The discipline skill that was created for NWN was removed in NWN2 and combat feats relating to it now function closer to 3.5 rules.

3.5 Rules Comparison[edit | edit source]

  • The parry skill was created by NWN and is not a feature of DnD 3.5. It has returned in NWN2 for the same reasons it was in NWN.
  • The DnD 3.5 version of the Harper Agent has the following requirements:

Alignment: Any nonevil.

Skills: Diplomacy 8 ranks, Knowledge (local -- any one region) 4 ranks, Sense Motive 2 ranks, Survival 2 ranks.

Feat: Negotiator

Special: The candidate must be sponsored by a member in good standing of the Harpers and win approval from the High Harpers.

NWN2 does not have the Sense Motive skill nor does it have separate skills for the various Knowledge types (instead, lumping all Knowledge into the Lore skill).

External resources[edit | edit source]

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