The Academy of the Faithful Practitioners of the Mystical Arts trains a special breed of man. Sworn, and highly trained, these legendary figures stalk Catara in search of those who would endanger civilization itself with their dangerous and unsupervised tampering in magical forces. This is the Witch Hunter.
His mission: Seek out anything and anyone that uses weird and wild magical force without training and permission from the proper authorities. To bring them back for training if possible, and if not to destroy them utterly: Burn the Witch!
The Witch Hunter is a Prestige Class,(PrC) made completely from scratch to uniquely fit into the world of Catara. Unlike our previously released PrCs (the Paladins of Jaletar and Rilos), which were strongly based on an existing class, this is not a pseudo core class, which you can start leveling in from level 2 and up.
Where the Paladins only required a firm belief, a vocation, and some basic skill at arms, the training that an individual has to go through before mastering even the most basic of witch hunter abilities is strenuous and difficult. Many find themselves too weak of mind to persist and earn their staff.
Witch Hunters have the ability to sniff out magic, to parry spells being cast with their special Witch Hunter staves, and to gather a pitchfork-and-torch wielding mob in a village or city to hunt down their prey.
Currently the class is only available on Catara, and cannot portal over to any of the other CoPaP worlds. The necessary change has not yet been made to the CoPaP haks.
Even if this change has been made, do not count on these abilities to be available equally everywhere on CoPaP.
Still: W00t! A significant addition to the pen and paper feel of Catara has been made.