Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Warped Wizard, Begotten of the Old One

This Old One's mind has been twisted and tuned by the Old One into alignment with arcane magics, and has become a powerful wizard. It lurks beneath the mountain in "Stealing Moments", an adventure coming soon from Unicorn Rampant by S.D. Hilderbrand.

The result of prolonged exposure to Old Ones, persons too near their reality warping effects undergo a transformation into beings which resemble them in some ways. These changed creature's features are bestial and reminiscent of fish, lizards, and amphibians, with claw-tipped hands or occasionally tentacles for arms. They are cunning and physically powerful, yet twisted and crippled in appearance. These creatures are ruled by the Old Ones through fear, violence and mental domination.

Those that can still speak do not usually chose to do so. Instead they mainly communicate simple thoughts to each other by telepathy, accompanied by whimpering groans and croaks.

Begotten Wizard CR 11
chaotic evil wizard 11
Medium Size Abberation

Init: +3 Senses: darkvision 60'
Listen +7 Spot +7

: Telepathy 60' and common

AC: 26 (+3 dex, +5 natural armor, +4 mage armor, +4 shield)
HP: 128 (HD 9d8 + 11d4 + 60)
Defenses: SR 15, DR 5 / lawful, 50% miss chance (displacement)
Fort: +9 Ref: +9 Will: +12

Speed: 20, swim 30
Attack: +12 appendage 1d6
Full Attack: +12 appendage 1d6 and +12 appendage 1d6
Attack Options: Lightning Touch
Space / Reach: 5ft. / 5ft.
Base Attack: +11 Grapple: +15

SQ: DR 5/lawful, SR 15, darkvision 60'
SA: spell like abilities: blur, wizard spells
Feats: weapon focus (appendage), power attack, ability focus (Otherworldly Gaze), quicken spell-like ability (blur), spell focus enchantment, improved spell focus enchantment, spell penetration, scribe scroll, spell focus transmutation, improved spell focus transmutation,

Abilities: Str: 9 Dex: 16 Con: 17 Int: 18 Wis: 12 Cha: 6
Skills: Concentration +17, Knowledge (Arcana) +18, Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +18, Knowledge (Planes) +14, Listen +7, Spellcraft +18, Spot +7

Lightning Touch (Su): Begotten of the old ones can generate, as a free action, a burst of electricity from within their bodies that damages and may stun their victims. The touch deals 1d8 points of electricity damage and stuns the target for 1d4 rounds. A DC 17 Fortitude save avoids the stun effect - the save is constitution based. They may use this ability once per round, delivered by melee attack.

Otherworldly Gaze: As a standard action begotten can focus their otherworldly gaze upon a mortal creature and create a haze of confusion as the spell. A DC 17 will save is required to avoid this confusion (save is wisdom based), which lasts as long as the begotten concentrates upon it. This is a mind-affecting ability.

Spell-like abilities: blur 1/day. Caster level 5th.
Damage Reduction: 5 / lawful (axiomatic)
Spell Resistance: 15

Wizard Spells Prepared (save DC 14 + spell level, +2 for Transmutation and Enchantment)
0th: ray of frost x 4
1st: mage armor, shield, protection from good, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement
2nd: mirror image, scorching ray x 4
3rd: displacement, slow, fireball, lightning bolt, dispel magic
4th: enervation, mass reduce person, fear, charm monster
5th: dominate person, baleful polymorph
6th: repulsion

Having warded itself with repulsion, displacement, mage armor and shield, this wizardly horror will attempt to use it's transmutation and enchantment spells to neutralize those it faces, polymorphing rogues and casters, dominating fighters, and so forth. Those that it defeats become it's dominated slaves. It will fight to the death.

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