Prophecy: Monastic Orders

Monk Monastic Orders

Order of the Golden Fist – Monks of the Golden Fist
(Pelor) are able to gain levels in one other class and still
progress as a monk, as long as their monk level remains their
highest level at all times.  If they ever violate this
restriction, or advance in a third class, they can never again
return to their monk studies. They teach the Empty Hand, Temerad,
all the Psion styles, Spirit’s Grasp and Defender’s Attack fighting
styles.

Order of the White Tome– Monks of this order are
followers of Delleb and may freely multiclass as wizards (as well
as any appropriate wizardly prestige classes) with no restrictions.
They teach the Undying Way, Broken Fist, and Bladesong fighting
styles.

Order of the Silver Bolt – This relatively new monastic
order is dedicated to Heironeous.  Monks of the Silver Bolt
may freely multiclass as fighters, paladins, Cavaliers, and Divine
Champions without restrictions. They teach the Empty Hand, all the
Psychic Warrior styles, Demon Wrestling, Passive Way, Might of the
Hand, Axefury, and Meditations of War fighting styles.

Order of the Red Arrow – Thought to have been formed
purely to thwart the order of the Silver Bolt, this monastic order
is dedicated to Hextor.  Monks of the Red Arrow may freely
multiclass as fighters and Fists of Hextor without restriction.
They teach the Invisible Eye, all the Psychic Warrior styles,
Overwhelming Attack, Dance of Blades, Twin Swords, Yuur’grot, Talon
Swarm, Longfang, Skullcracks, Storm of Blood and Meditations of War
fighting styles.

Monks of the Enabled Hand – This order is not
dedicated to any one god, but serves all the good gods. They seek
to do good works and assist the downtrodden. They have normal
multiclassing restrictions. They teach the Blue Mountain, Cobra
Strike, Hand and Foot, Empty Hand, Might Works, Foot and Fist,
Temerad, Broken Fist, all Psion and all Psychic Warrior styles, The
Gentle Way and Hin Fist fighting styles.

The Sun Burst – This monastic order, dedicated to
Mayaheine, may freely multiclass as Divine champion, cleric, arcane
devotee, divine disciple and hierophant without restrictions. They
teach the Denying Stance, Sleeping Tiger, Mighty Works, Might of
the Hand, Tanglefoot, and Longfang fighting styles.

Order of the Wheat Sheaf – This highly pacifistic monk
order is dedicated to Merikka.  Members of the order may
freely multiclass in one other class and still progress as a monk,
as long as their monk level remains their highest level at all
times.  If they ever violate this restriction, or advance in a
third class, they can never again return to their monk studies.
They teach the Undying Way, Denying Stance, Invisible Eye, Passive
Way, and The Gentle Way fighting styles.

Order of the Oaken Cudgel – Devoted to the worship of St.
Cuthbert, monks of this order may freely multiclass as Divine
champion, cleric, arcane devotee, divine disciple and hierophant
without restrictions. They teach the Cobra Strike, The Sign of One,
Overwhelming Attack, Sleeping Tiger, Mighty Works, Foot and Fist
and Stonegrind Wrestling fighting styles.

The Ruby Heart – Followers of Ulaa, Monks of the Ruby
Heart may freely multiclass as Rangers or fighters without
restrictions. They teach the Stonegrind Wrestling, Blue Mountain,
all Psychic Warrior styles, Invisible Eye, Empty Hand, Mighty
Works, Axefury, Hin Fist, Tanglefoot, and Talon Swarm fighting
styles.

The Crescent Moon – Followers of Pholtus, monks of
the crescent moon may freely multiclass as clerics, divine
champions, and shadowdancers. They teach the Denying Stance,
Overwhelming Attack, Sleeping Tiger, Empty Hand, The Gentle Way,
Shadow’s Embrace, Commanding Voice, The Sign of One, Shadow Guard
and Winterlight fighting styles.

Order of the Scarlet Brotherhood – This evil organization
is known to involved a very potent monk order.  It is rumored
that these monks are able to multiclass without losing the ability
to advance as monks, but details of what other classes are open to
these agents of the brotherhood is not known. Monks from this order
have demonstrated the following fighting styles – Meditations of
War, Empty Hand, Mighty Works, Foot and Fist, The Gentle Way, Black
Panda, Iron Robe, Return to Center, and Shadow’s Embrace. They
probably teach other styles as well.

Reaper’s Children – This order follows Nerull.
Monks may freely multiclass as clerics or necromancers. They teach
the Undying Way, Sleeping Tiger, Foot and Fist, Winterlight,
Infinte Harmony, Shadow’s Embrace, Shadow Guard and Storm of Blood
fighting styles.

Any Monks: In addition to the less-restrictive guidelines
of the orders listed above, ALL monks may freely multiclass as the
Prestige Classes Zerth Cenobite and Arcanopath and any other
prestige class that grants “Monk Abilities” as one of its
benefits.  Note, however, that most of these prestige classes
involve joining a monk order different from that which the monk
started out in.  In both cases, the order for these prestige
classes is a unique order, which the monk must first find, and then
petition to be granted membership…as well as meet all the other
requirements.