from the Mystara Mailing List posted 22 March 2004.
Hit Die: d4.
To qualify to become a Radiance Mage, a character must fulfil all the following criteria.
Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 9 ranks, Spellcraft 9 ranks.
Spells: Ability to cast 7th-level arcane spells Special: The character must learn about the Radiance through research (see other mail) and create a Radiance Receptacle (see other mail).
The Radiance Mage's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Concentration (Con), Craft (alchemy) (Int), Knowledge (all skills taken individually) (Int), Profession (Wis), Search (Int), and Spellcraft (Int).
Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier
Table : The Radiance Mage
|Level||Att||Fort||Ref||Will||Special||Spells per Day|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Brotherhood Contacts||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Radiance Magic I||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|3rd||+1||+1||+1||+3||Radiance Magic II||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|4th||+2||+1||+1||+4||Radiance Magic III||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|5th||+2||+1||+1||+4||Radiance Magic IV||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|6th||+3||+2||+2||+5||Radiance Magic V||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|7th||+3||+2||+2||+5||Radiance Magic VI||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|8th||+4||+2||+2||+6||Radiance Magic VII||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|9th||+4||+3||+3||+6||Radiance Magic VIII||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|10th||+5||+3||+3||+7||Radiance Magic IX||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
All of the following are Class Features of the loremaster prestige class.
Weapon and Armour Proficiency: Loremasters gain no proficiency with any weapon or armour.
Spells per Day/Spells Known: When a new loremaster level is gained, the character gains new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if she had also gained a level in a spellcasting class she belonged to before she added the prestige class. She does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. This essentially means that she adds the level of loremaster to the level of some other spellcasting class the character has, then determines spells per day, spells known, and caster level accordingly.
Brotherhood Contacts: Once the Radiance Mage has created a Radiance Receptacle, he is contacted by the Brotherhood of the Radiance through the receptacle. At 1st level he is able to contact other members of the Brotherhood and may ask them for advice or help. The members are extremely secretive about their identities and will not do anything that will make them reveal this, even to other Radiance Members. Furthermore, members will want something in return for favours done.
Radiance Magic I through IX: This ability allows the Radiance Mage to gain access to all Radiance Spells of that spell level. For instance Radiance Magic III allows the Radiance Mage to learn and use all 3rd level Radiance Spells as part of his regular spell reservoir. This does not allow the caster to use spells of higher spell level than he would normally be able to.