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Monday, 17 March 2014

Nyssian Leprechaun

In celebration of the day, the Leprechaun the way I run them in my game world. The biggest difference is that these sprites have found a way to force peace between themselves and others. They still trick anyone, but they do so for fun and not profit. Many evil creatures avoid contact with a Leprechaun, as they know they simply can do no violent action after meeting one.

Nyssian Leprechaun CR 2
XP 600
Any Non-Evil or Non Lawful; Small fey
Init +5; Senses low-light vision; Perception +7

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+3 Dex, +1 size)
hp 8 (2d6+2)
Fort +2, Ref +7, Will +6
DR 1/cold iron; SR 15

Speed 20 ft.
Melee club +4 (1d8–1)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th; concentration +7)

Spells: Gain +1 to casting level for every level gained
Options: dancing lights, ghost sound (DC 13), invisibility (self only), mage hand, major image (visual and auditory elements only, DC 16), prestidigitation, ventriloquism (DC 14)

Str 7, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 16 (Typical)
Base Atk +2; CMB –1; CMD 12
Base Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse
Skills: They gain +1 on every major skill rank every level, +1 on their minor ranks every second level
Major Skills: Any four; Minor any six
Typical skills: Bluff,  Escape Artist,  Knowledge (nature), Knowledge (religion), Perception, Perform (comedy), Perform (dance), Sense Motive, Sleight of Hand , Stealth,
Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Sleight of Hand
Languages Common, Elven, Halfling, Sylvan, Faerie, Elemental
SQ leprechaun magic


2nd: Shillelagh (at will), SR 15,
3rd; At will: Choose 3 new minor spells; DR 3; Peace of the Goblet, Gain Feat
4th At will: Choose any 4 new minor spells; Gain +4 (total) to any three ability scores (Dex, Int, Wis, Cha)
5th: Colour Spray; DR 5; Speed 30; Peace of the Path, Gain Feat
6th: Immune to Intoxication or Charms; Gain +4 (total) to any three ability scores (Dex, Int, Wis, Cha)
7th: Fabricate; DR 7; Speed 40; Faerie Peace; Luck (1 / day), Gain Feat
8th: Major Creation, Find Treasure; Peace of the Forest, Gain Feat
9th: Trade Luck (3 / day):  DR 10; Speed 50; Gain +6 (total) to any three ability scores (Dex, Int, Wis, Cha), Gain Feat

Peace of the Goblet: Leprechaun are mischievous creatures, but they are never intentionally cruel. Their peace abilities are sometimes used to trick opponents, but they NEVER cheat or attack someone that even another leprechaun has made a peace pact with. Their initial ability comes into place if they share fare with another traveler and make an offer, if it is accepted, then the leprechaun and their partner(s) are into a non-aggression pact. If their `friend`wishes to  attack or take an aggressive action, they must beat a Will DC 20.  This effect lasts for one day.

Peace of the Path: Like PotG, except the peace pact is extended to anyone that shares a small beneficial action to any other faerie traveler. Warning of weather or pirates, getting out of the way, the smallest act creates a peaceable intent between the leprechaun and other travelers. Their would be foes must beat a Will DC 25 to break the peace.  This effect lasts for one day.

Faerie Peace: Like PotG except it is automatically extended to all faeries, elven folk or those who visit faerie communities. So, while Leprechauns are notorious for their tricks, they are always allies with their faerie kin.

Peace of the Forest: Like Faerie Peace, except this extends to the entire forest. Anyone that is an ally, or that has been helped by elves, cannot take harmful action. This extends to everyone in a group. So if there is even one faerie ally, none would be able to find or deliberately take harmful action; if they try they must beat a Will DC 30.  This effect lasts for one day after the peaceable ally is still in a group.

Luck: Add + 20 on any individual saving throw in the next 12 hours

Trade Luck: Like luck, except they can give individual instances of luck to someone else.  The recipient can wait no more than 24 hours before utilizing this given luck. Most times they give this luck for a favour or gift.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Quanna - High Goddess, Queen of Light, Mistress of Flight, She who Soars


Goddess of Light, Mistress of Flight, Queen of the Gods

Alignment: Lawful Good
Follower's Alignment: Any non-evil
Associated Colour: Gold or Bright Yellow
Holy Days: Every Week
Sacrifice: Tithe (10%) or two hours of service
Familiar Form: Avian (dove)
Domains: Air, Good, Healing, Protection, Sun
Followers: All, Good Aligned people, Tenderfeet, City Folk, Farmers
Rank: Usually called Sisters, Most places only ordain female priestess. Males that are in command position are often Paladins or Knights

The Shining One, the light-bringer, the one holy sun. Her faith is simple and unquestionable, just as the light is. She looks down upon all the mortal children and blesses them with her wisdom, her heat, her light and her glory. Unlike many other faiths, hers does not have a specific focus as the other good holy gods, instead.hers is the center, the ideal, which unites all good aligned beings to a common cause.

Her followers fight evil in all its many forms: injustice, social impropriety, prejudice, and greed. She strives to establish peace and community to all beings, regardless of origin. Yet because of their broad range of activity they rarely fall into the constructs of battle. Often the Quannian preacher will go into an evilly aligned community and talk of peace, harmony and fellowship. Or they may work against unjust laws to rectify a constraint against a particular race. They struggle to defeat enemies without shedding blood, for all beings are children under the sun. And the loss of life is an unhappy, unjoyous act that is to be avoided if possible. This does not mean they are simple pacifists, they understand the danger of leaving oneself open to attacks. The church uses members of all races and professions, including openly professed wizards and thieves in their employ.

Since they operate in so many levels all across the domain, they are also despised by evil; sought out by evil creatures to be executed and tortured. The dark-magi understands what the light means to the people and they will always work against her to dim if not extinguish the light. They fear the hope her faith brings, and the church’s ability to bring all people and all races together to defeat a common foe.

Bright yellow is the colour of her priest’s vestments. They will also use gold, silver, blue and green as their edge. Quannians wear amulets or robes adorned with avians for they believe birds to be blessed, able to get nearer to the heaven, and thus closer to their Queen. Her familiar form is an avian, usually a golden hawk or eagle, flying high above, its shimmer hidden by the glow of the sun itself. It comes toward the faithful to show a true path, straight towards either the sought after foe or a safe haven. Many Wastelander Charr revere the golden dove a symbol of gentle passiveness, always leading the charr towards a sanctuary from the cold.

Her avatar form is usually a devout priest or soldier dressed in chain mail with a shield and mace of honour, always a precursor to battle. They come to give good aligned peoples a chance to prepare. If the foes attack, the avatar will hold off the enemy to give the faithful enough time to prepare their defenses. In fact, a lone cleric approaching a town or spire with a single raven or other carrion circling the rider is seen as an ominous sign of oncoming battle. Quanna is the eye and she sees all and will always give her people time to prepare.

Like many other Nyssian deities, the Quannian faithful do not have an official list of rules they must follow. Instead they have a code that they learn to recite in times of danger; this guides them to make the correct decision. Individuals may interpret the code differently. However as long as they truly and faithfully follow their heart, they are true to their Queen.

Quanna’s Code
The light shines
On all her children
All her equal
All are born to be free
Let no injustice
Fall on any of her children
For you must protect them
As they will protect you
The evil can never overcome
The light and the faith
You have in your hearts
Do good,
In your thoughts, actions and beliefs
And you too will have her blessing