The hetaera tradition is an ancient one, rising out of a desire for beauty and excellence and a taste for sensual pleasures. It is an institution guarded by the noble and the wealthy because it grants access to some of the most interesting men and women in the world. No mere commoner can command a hetaera’s affections, but many visitors at court wish they had a hetaera’s connections. Hetaerae are chosen not only for their breathtaking faces, but also for their ready minds and keen insight. Sometimes fostered as children, they are trained extensively in politics, performance, and magic, so that they can gain and hold the attentions – and the patronage – of the mighty. In so doing, they take on the essence of grace and start to become mighty themselves, and through the assistance of their lovers.
This is a 20-level class for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.