Maybe you want access to a particular high-up in Sigil’s Hall of Speakers. Or maybe you want to find a merchant who sells that rare spell component you’ve run out of. Perhaps you’re a merchant yourself and you’d like a few more customers steered your way. Or maybe you’re new to Sigil and you’re looking for the best time you’ve ever had. Whatever you need, there’s guaranteed to be a dozen touts who’ll say they know just how to get it for you for a few stingers. Most of these ‘touts’ are little more than gleaming pips and urchins trying to eke out a living on the streets of the Cage. Make sure you’re dealing with the real thing, ‘cause not all touts are created equal. Look for the official guild mark – three concentric blue circles tattooed or painted on the tout’s forehead – that distinguish guild touts from the peelers.
The most famous and talented tout in the Cage is a tiefling named Kylie. Kylie ran a loose but extensive network of touts and runners spanning the city and extending as far as the Gate Towns, but now she’s now the official guild master of the Escorts and Tout’s Guild, but she runs her ‘crowd’ as she’s always done and she’s still picky about who she’ll admit. Guild members may cost you more than most of the peelers you’ll encounter, sure, but they’re trustworthy and you can be sure they’ve got the connections you need. Sound like a career you’d be interested in? Hold up a minute, basher. Kylie the Tout doesn’t accept new guild members lightly. Her reputation’s at stake, so if you want to run with her ‘crowd’, you’d better be well-lanned, fleet-footed and sharp as a tack.
This prestige class is best suited to rogues and bards, especially those with high Charisma. However, characters of other classes may benefit from the unique talents learned as a tout.
Hit Dice: d6
Requirements: Kylie’ll offer you guild membership… if you’ve got the right stuff. To qualify, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.
- Faction: Free League or none (Factioneers need not apply!)
- Base Attack Bonus: +4
- Skills: 6 ranks of either Knowledge-Sigil or Knowledge-The Planes, and 6 ranks in at least two of the following — Gather Information, Diplomacy, Bluff or Sense Motive.
- Languages: Must be fluent in two languages spoken on the Planes and be able to read and write.
- Special: The character must demonstrate, directly or by reliable testimonials, exceptional initiative and resourcefulness.
Skill List: The Sigil Tout’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are; Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disable Device (Int), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Forgery (Int), Gather Information (Cha), Hide (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Intuit Direction (Wis), Knowledge-The Planes, or Sigil (Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Open Lock (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession-Tout (Wis), Read Lips (Int), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Speak Language, Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis), and Use Magic Device (Cha).
Skill points per level: 6 + Int
Armor and Weapon Proficiencies: Sigil touts are proficient with all weapons and armor normally permitted to the rogue class.
|1||0||0||2||2||Kylie’s Cant, Well-Lanned|
|2||1||0||3||3||Analyze Portal; Peel the Berk|
|3||2||1||3||3||Bonus Lang., Uncanny Dodge (Dex Bonus to AC)|
|5||3||1||4||4||Give ‘em the Laugh, Canny Culler|
|6||4||2||5||5||Bonus Lang., Uncanny Dodge (can’t be flanked)|
|7||5||2||5||5||Street Smart, Lady’s Grace|
|9||6||3||6||6||Bonus Lang., Uncanny Dodge (+1 vs. traps)|
All of the following are features of the Sigil Tout prestige class.