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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Candyland Witch

This is the default spell-caster in Candyland, usually seen as a brightly dressed young lady on a broom. They are most known for their capacity to create potions which they use to help allies. Overwhelmingly good in alignment with many fae and magical creature allies. This was one of the most trickiest Candyland encounter creatures for me to write up though easy for me to picture, I wanted to distinguish them from the witch class in the standard rules.

CANDY WITCH       CR 5
NG (NE) Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +1; Senses darkvision 90 ft.; Perception +15

DEFENSE
AC 15, touch 11, flat-footed 14 (+1 Dex, +4 natural)
39hp (6d10+6 con)
Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +6
SR 16

OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee Dagger +8 (1d4)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)
Constant — Create Food & Water, Tongues, Speak to Animals
At will — alter self, dancing lights, consecrate, invisibility, make whole, whispering wind
magic missile (4/ day)

STATISTICS
Str 11, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 15, Wis 13, Cha 14
Base Atk +6; CMB +6; CMD 17
Feats Alertness, Blind-Fight, Combat Casting, Craft Potion, Great Fortitude
Skills Bluff +10, Diplomacy +18, Disguise +10, Spellcraft +11, Perception +15, Sense Motive +9, Stealth +13,
Languages Common, Giant, Elf, Faerie
SQ +4 reaction bonus to faerie; Advanced Potion Craft, Witches Broom

ECOLOGY
Environment Candyland
Organization solitary or coven (3 witches of any kind)
Treasure standard
Advancement: Most often they take Druid or another class levels

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Witches Broom (Su) A candy witch can create a flying broom with their spell-craft knowledge. The broom has a flight speed of 50 and maneuverability of Average. A green witch can cast her spells on the broom without making balance checks. If the broom is attacked, it has an +4 AC versus the witches own AC. If destroyed, the witch will automatically featherfall. It will take a witch 7 days to create a new broom after taking a day to gather the required components. For some unknown reason, Witches are unable to use invisibility while on their flying brooms.

Advanced Potion Craft (Su) A green witch can create any potion used to mimic a 1st-4th level spell from either the cleric or wizard's spell listing. They can only have up to 1 + their wisdom bonus in potions at any time. Their potions lasts four days per point of intelligence bonus.

Candy Witches are female spell-casters native to Candyland. Almost all are youthful in appearance, dressing in bright colours, with pretty decorations on their clothes, with blond or pink hair very common. Most are quite polite and pleasant, a little self obsessed but otherwise good citizens.  The majority are happy and helpful but a small number of them are vile spellcasters, intent on wrecking vengeance on those they believe have caused them grief.

Most Candy Witches make their living selling potions or minor magical trinkets. They get involved in the adventurers by their friends and allies who sometimes get in trouble and need help to get out of Candyland.

The evil Candy witches are those that have been spurned or tormented and they turn to vile magics to enact their revenge but in doing will horrifically wrinkle their skin and turn it green. Most often Candy Witches will not spurn their evil kin, and try to turn them back to good. Witches rarely fight each other, but each side will try to undermine the worst of their opposite kin. Fortunately, the good aligned witches vastly outnumber the evil ones and can sometimes convince the evil ones to help out in a plan for the common good.

Candy Covens
When three witchs of any type gather, they can form a coven to gain increased magical ability to serve their good cause. Most witches try to meet with their covens at least once a month to share tips and socialize.

Whenever all three hags of a particular coven are within 10 feet of one another, all three of them can work together to use any of the following spell-like abilities once a day: Bless, remove curse (DC 17), clairaudience/clairvoyance, charm monster (DC 17), commune, control weather, dream, forcecage, mind blank, mirage arcana (DC 18), reincarnate, speak with dead, veil (DC 19), vision.