By turns imposing and sneaky, demonhand witches are often reavers and raiders, seekers after lost Caelmarath arts and leaders of motley bands of cutthroats and ne’er-do-wells. Their golden fiendflesh gauntlets are equally changeable, possessed of fiendish sentience and the power to flash as if composed of hellish flame or to become almost incorporeal, dark, and shadowy. Andek Fehrus, supposed scion of Demon Mountain sports a golden fiendflesh gauntlet, but his claim to be a demonhand witch or a son of the Master of Demon Mountain has never been proven.
Many sanctioned spellswords protect sites, people, and relics sacred to magic-focused deities. Religions that fear or police the use of magic may train a select few sanctioned spellswords to instead hunt down magic-users.
Class Skills: The sanctioned spellsword removes Knowledge (dungeoneering) from his or her list of class skills and adds Knowledge (religion) to the list of class skills in addition to the normal magus class skills.
Most magi seek a balance between steel and spell, though some may focus a fraction more of their attention on the martial or arcane aspect of their unique fighting styles. Some, however, seek to expand their repertoire, experimenting with a wider variety of skills and abilities. Presented below is a new archetype for the magus. The iron fist magus uses magic to transform his or her body into the perfect weapon.