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Avenger: Vengeful TraditionsD&D Insider Article
Class Acts
By Robert J. Schwalb

The avenger lives to destroy his or her gods’ enemies and represents the divine interests in the world by the weapons each wields. While the training’s principles are never far from the avenger’s thoughts, the degree to which an avenger pursues them varies from individual to individual. Some avengers see their training and doctrines as tools they can use to overcome the challenges they face, while others find they cannot see beyond the strictures and find their lives defined by the war the wage. These zealots are the godsworn nemeses, and they represent some of the most ferocious and single-minded warriors known in the world and beyond.

The monastery defined your early life. You might have trained in a secluded temple, hidden high in the mountains as Moradin’s and Kord’s often are. Or perhaps your home was tucked away in a city, concealed by powerful wards so it blends in, unseen, such as Erathis’s monasteries sometimes are. How did you come to this monastery? What was life like for you? In what ways did you excel in your training? In what ways did you fall short?

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    About the Author

    Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer whose more recent work can be found in Martial Power 2, Draconomicon 2, and Primal Power. Robert lives in Tennessee.

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