Society of Veil and Shadows

The Society of Veil and Shadows are a group of rogues dedicated to obscuring and protecting their guild from spies — both arcane and mundane. While able to contribute to the uprising’s success via sneak attacks and other clandestine abilities their true power is their ability to cast a few spells, most of which help keep the rebellion secret.

This is a work in progress for a subclass of Rogue. Language still needs adjustments to meet 5e. My purpose in sharing is to garner feedback about the concept as it fits the description and entertainment within most 5e paradigms.

Spellcasting (3rd Level)

Similar to what is described for the Arcane Trickster, but the two schools allowed are Abjuration and Conjuration. Every member of the Society learns the spell “Block.” This spell is one of the cantrips learned at third level.

Block (3rd Level)

cantrip abjuration

  • Casting Time: 1 reaction
  • Range: touch
  • Components: V S M (steel ring)
  • Duration: until next turn
  • Classes: Wizard, Cleric
  • When an Enchantment, Divination, Illusion, Transmutation spell is cast targeting yourself or an ally you can touch, you grant the target advantage on saving throws versus that spell and on any saves versus spells until your next turn.

Safehouse (9th Level)

You have learned certain rites and patterns in order to cast any ritual from the following schools of magic – Abjuration, Conjuration, Divination, Illusion. The spells must be on the Wizard spell list. To cast such a ritual you must have a spellbook, or similar, in your possession. These rituals may only be cast once per long rest, each.

Cloud of Doubt (13th Level)

You may create a 30′ by 30′ cloud of patchy fog. Any target within the Cloud of Doubt is partially obscured. In addition, any creature entering the the cloud must make a Charisma saving throw or shift its demeanor towards the positive (hostile become indifferent, indifferent become friendly). The cloud is centered on a space up to 60′ from yourself. You must maintain concentration on the Cloud of Doubt, or it dissipates in 8 hours.

You may create a Cloud of Doubt a number of times equal to your Intelligence bonus (minimum 1) per Long Rest.

Unchained (17th Level)

When in shackles, handcuffs, jail, and the like, while conscious and able to speak, you are able to cast Misty Step without using a spell slot. If you cast using a spell slot you may take a number of allies with you equal to the level of spell slot used.

Misty Step no longer counts as a known spell for you.

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