Friday, June 28, 2013

Shadow of the PCs: Part 2

So, time for the second of my PCs Shadows, Shadow Adiah. Well, Adiah is a Deva Avenger. Devas reincarnate when they die and the current version of Adiah has no memory of his last two "Lifetimes". So, I'm foreshadowing the reasons why that is so. And that is what most influenced my design for his Shadow. so, let us get on with the Statblock, then?

Shadow Adiah    Level 10 Solo Brute
Medium shadow humanoid (deva, shadow)    XP 2,500
HP 436; Bloodied 218
AC 22; Fortitude 23; Reflex 22; Will 22
Speed 6
Immune poison; Resist 10 necrotic, 10 radiant
Saving Throws +5; Action Points 2
Initiative +7
Perception +7
Betrayer of Friends
Whenever Shadow Adiah makes an attack against its Oath of Destruction target, each of the target's allies adjacent to it or Shadow Adiah take 10 Poison damage.
O Void of the Soul • Aura 1
Enemies in the aura lose all resistances.
Standard Actions
m Death Blade (poison, weapon) • At-Will
Attack: Melee 1 (1 creature.); +15 vs. AC
Hit: 2d10 + 6 Damage and Ongoing 5 Poison damage(Save ends).
r Ray of Noxiousness (implement) • At-Will
Attack: Range 5 (1 creature); +13 vs. Fortitude
Hit: 3d6 + 5 Poison damage. The Target is also pulled adjacent to Shadow Adiah or Falls Prone, the targets choice. If the target is Shadow Adiah's Oath of Destruction target, both happen instead.
C Poison Death Shroud (implement, poison, zone) • Encounter
Attack: Close Burst 1 (Enemies in Burst); +13 vs. Fortitude
Hit: 2d10 + 6 Poison Damage and Ongoing 5 Poison damage(Save Ends).
Miss: 5 Poison damage.
Effect: A zone is made in a Burst 1 centered on Shadow Adiah. The Zone lasts until the start of Shadow Adiah's next turn. The Zone provides total Concealment and Blocks Line of sight.
Double Trouble • At-Will
Effect: Shadow Adiah makes a Basic attack, then teleports to any square adjacent to one of its Oath of Destruction targets and makes a basic Melee attack against it.
Minor Actions
C Oath of Destruction • Recharge first bloodied
Effect: Close Burst 10 (1 Enemy in Burst); Until the end of the encounter, the target is subject to Shadow Adiah's Oath of Destruction. While under Shadow Adiah's Oath of Destruction, the target has Vulnerable 5 All to all damage dealt by Shadow Adiah's attacks.
Triggered Actions
Memory of A Thousand Lifetimes • Encounter
Trigger: When the Deva makes an attack roll, skill roll or saving throw and dislikes the result.
Effect (Free): The Deva adds 1d6 to the triggering roll.
Str 15 (+7)    Dex 15 (+7)    Wis 15 (+7)
Con 21 (+10)    Int 15 (+7)    Cha 15 (+7)
Alignment chaotic evil     Languages Supernal
Equipment greatsword, cloth armor (basic clothing)

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Going through this Shadows abilities out of order is counter intuitive but necessary for it.

Oath of Destruction-- So Avengers have an ability that makes it better against a certain foe. This is his version of it. Also, Shadow Adiah recharges this when he becomes Bloodied, allowing him to have multiple targets under the Oath. Of course, the first thing he did in the battle was make real Adiah his first oath target.

Betrayer of Friends-- This trait serves two purposes: 1: Foreshadowing that Adiah Betrayed his friends in a previous life. And 2: Allowing Shadow Adiah to Spread the damage around even while concentrating on his Oath target.

Void of the Soul-- Several PCs had Poison resistance at the time of this encounter, so I put this in to make him a bit more of a threat to the whole party.

Ray of Noxiousness-- I like giving my Players a choice between two very bad things. This was also a way of dealing with the Parties Swordmage's Mark. At the time i designed this, that PC had the Shielding Aegis. That PC retrained in to the Assult Aegis at 8th level. In other words, just before this was encountered. So, I made a bad choice by giving them a choice between being pulled around and falling down. BUT it was a learning experience and I learned from it.

Everything else-- is pretty much self explanatory, I think.

So, that was part two of this series. Part three is coming soon, but first I'm doing a List type thing. I'll be sharing lists of NPC Names regularly and first up is names for "Warforged/Gearforged/Robotfolk!" So, I'm hoping to have that up sometime on Tuesday.


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