“They don’t like you. I don’t like you either. Watch yourself, we all bite.”
Prerequisites: Ranger, Beastmaster path
To most mortals, an animal is a pet or a tool, a companion or a means to an end. Such creatures provide food, labor, protection, and even company. Only in rare cases does the relationship between master and beast transcend these mundane trappings. Every beastmaster is an exception to this generality, learning to become one formidable unit with the animals that are at once frienda, guardians, and weapons. Beastmasters know that, after the bond is formed, the capabilities and fate of master and beast are linked.
Beastmasters among many races have nurtured the mystical connection between master and pet. They cultivated communication that transcends speech and approaches telepathy. As such a beastmaster
grew in power, the magic of the world infused the relationship. It bound the animals and mortal
closer together, driven to do so by the devotion, ritual connection, and common cause they all shared. Contact among peoples spread this technique, which some claim originated with elves, who in turn deny such ideas claiming the technique was a gift from the gods to those closest to nature.
Elf or Gods, you’ve managed to foster such a transcendent relationship with your animal companions.
Although each one of you is fiercely independent and deadly, you share emotions and thoughts. Each knows when the other is in need. You work in unison to fell your foes, and even your allies swear you act to support each other more quickly than any communication could possibly allow.