Bardic College of the Shadowfell
College of the Shadowfell
Bards of the College of the Shadowfell specialize in the study of that realm, gleaming great knowledge of shadow magic in the process. These bards are few in number and their study is far harder than most, for knowledge of the Shadowfell is hard to come by. These bards occasionally gather in great libraries to share their knowledge, but most of their time is spent out in the world, looking for any glimpses of knowledge that might lead them to their goal.
These bards generally do not perform music, and are instead more inclined to creating stories and manufacturing histories, with most of these stories ending as dark as the realm they study. They write the histories of the dark gods of the Shadowfell and tell the stories of those that dare to reside within it, always seeking to find more knowledge of this strange plane.
When you join the College of the Shadowfell at 3rd level, you gain proficiency with medium armor, martial weapons, and the Stealth skill.
Also at 3rd level, you learn how to empower your ally’s movement within shadows and darkness. When a creature that is in darkness or dim light and has a bardic inspiration die from you begins to move, it can choose to roll that die and add 5 x the number rolled to their speed until the end of their turn.
Shroud of Darkness
Starting at 6th level, whenever a creature uses a bardic inspiration die from you or you cast a spell of 1st level or higher that targets you or another creature, you can choose to imbue shadow magic into that creature. If you do so, the creature becomes enveloped in shadow, causing all attacks against it to have disadvantage and allowing it to disengage as a bonus action until the end of your next turn.
Beginning at 14th level, you gain the ability to transform into pure shadow. You can cast umbral form at will, without expending a spell slot or material components. When you cast the spell using this feature, you may only target yourself.