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Exemplar Traits

This section introduces a new variety of traits known as exemplar traits. A character can have only one exemplar trait, and selecting an exemplar trait takes the place of two regular traits. Each exemplar trait is tied to a trait category, such as combat traits or regional traits; a character with an exemplar trait is no longer restricted to a single trait of that category and can select any number of such traits when gaining further traits. In addition, a character with an exemplar trait can select the Additional Traits feat any number of times and use the feat to gain an exemplar trait of a valid trait category for which she qualifies.

Artist of Battle in All Forms [Link]

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 2
Exemplar Type Combat Exemplar
You employ complex combat tactics with ease. Choose a type of combat maneuver. You gain a +1 trait bonus on combat maneuver checks to perform that maneuver, and you do not provoke an attack of opportunity from the target unless that creature has the appropriate Improved feat, such as Improved Grapple if you attempt a combat maneuver check to grapple. For every two other combat traits you have, choose an additional type of combat maneuver to gain these benefits.

Charming Smile, Cunning Soul [Link]

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 3
Exemplar Type Social Exemplar
You know how to guilefully weave words, sway hearts and minds, verbally destroy rivals, and pierce cunning lies. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, Intimidate, and Sense Motive checks. This bonus increases by 1 for every two other social traits you have.

Curator of Mystic Secrets [Link]

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 3
Exemplar Type Magic Exemplar
Your broad collection of lore grants unparalleled understanding of magic’s underlying principles. Twice per day when spontaneously casting a spell altered by metamagic, you can do so without increasing the spell’s casting time. For each other magic trait you have, you can use this trait’s benefit an additional time each day.

Faith Unshakable and Unassailable [Link]

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 3
Exemplar Type Faith Exemplar
Your dedication to your ideals is stronger than steel. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Will saves against charm, compulsion, and fear effects. For every two other faith traits you have, this bonus increases by 1.

Traveler of a Hundred Lands [Link]

Source Chronicle of Legends pg. 3
Exemplar Type Regional Exemplar
You have learned the ways of many lands. Choose any two skills; each of those skills becomes a class skill for you. For every other regional trait you have, select an additional skill to treat as a class skill.