I think we briefly discussed this but did we land on how taking a prestige class works in the Daerma world? Assuming a prestige class doesn’t multiclass in the same manner as your standard base classes. Since not all prestige classes are created equal.
As previously discussed during game, here is an example.
Not sure if this qualifies as prestige or variant, but link to class below.
The Maester variant requires:
Skills: Craft (any) 8 ranks , Use Magic Device 4 ranks
Race: Gnome. (There are ways around this, but yes i know i’m not a gnome - lets put that aside for a moment)
Feats: Any two item creation feats.
Spells: Arcane caster level 5th.
But all Kargin really wants is Maester level , for the Quick Crafting ability.
Minimum level 5 buy in, which is 10k, for a bonus feat, and quick crafting ability.
Yeah, I’m going to have to ponder things more on initial buy in cost.