There is a longstanding culture of oral tradition among the wilds. Those who are attuned to nature are often the most informed with respect to cycles of life and the cycles of the world. However, not everyone is capable of balancing all of the attention that nature, history, and the world demand. Those who are capable of accomplishing this task are called thoughtsurgers. They take the best of what the formbound surgers and the thoughtsingers have to offer and blend it in a remarkable way.
Becoming a Thoughtsurger:
The path to becoming a thoughtsurger normally goes through the thoughtsinger and formbound suger classes. However, these are not the only routes that can produce a satisfactory character. Any class that offers a path to psionic manifesting, animal companions, the assume form power, bardic knowledge, or the thoughtsong class features can help a character arrive at becoming a thoughtsinger.
To qualify to become a thoughtsurger, a character must fulfill the following criteria.
Manifesting: Manifester level 3 in two different classes
Class Features: animal companions, bardic knowledge, thoughtsong, wild empathy, and wild surge
Powers: Access to the assume form power
GAME RULE INFORMATION
Appraise (Int), Autohypnosis (Wis), Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Gather Information (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Hide (Dex), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Int) (all skills, taken individually), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Psicraft (Int), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Speak Language, Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex), and Use Psionic Device (Cha). Skill Points: (4 + INT)
All of the following are class features of the thoughtsurger.
Manifesting: At each level of thoughtsurger, you gain powers known, maximum power level known, and power points as if you had also gained a level in two manifesting classes that you had access to before taking this class. One of these classes must be a class that has the assume form power on its class list. The second manifesting class that gets advanced must be a psionic class that also grants access to the thoughtsong class feature. You do not, however, gain any other benefits a character of either class would have gained. If you have more than one manifesting class that meets the above qualifications, you must decide to which class you add a level of manifesting progression. If you have a class that that grants access to both the assume form power and the Thoughtsong ability you may only advance that class one level for each level of thoughtsurger. If you have gained access to the assume form power through the Expanded Knowledge feat you may choose any of your manifesting classes to advance.
Animal Companion: Levels of thoughtsurger stack with levels from another class that grants access to an animal companion. To find the appropriate level for the animal companion class feature, simply add all appropriate class levels together to get the final result.
Wild Empathy: Levels of thoughtsurger stack with levels from another class that grants access to the Wild Empathy class feature. To find the appropriate wild empathy level simply add all appropriate class levels together to get the final result.
Bardic Knowledge: Levels of thoughtsurger stack with levels from another class that grants access to the Bardic Knowledge ability. To find the true Bardic Knowledge level simply add all appropriate class levels together to get the final result.
Thoughtsong: At each level of thoughtsurger you gain an additional use of the thoughtsong ability. You can use your thoughtsong to create any effect that you knew from the class that granted access to the thoughtsong class feature.
Wild Surge Increase: At 4th level, your wild surge ability increases by 1. Levels of thoughtsurger stack with levels of any class that grants access to the wild surge class feature for determining the power points lost during a psychic enervation effect. At 8th level, your wild surge ability increases by another point.