2008-09-09, 02:03 PM
Re: [Creatures] The Seven Heavenly Virtues
Abstinence is the surety of temperance... - Plato
Medium Deathless (extraplanar, good, incorporeal, psionic)
Hit Dice: 18d12 (117 hp)
Speed: Fly 60 ft. (perfect)
Armor Class: 20 (+1 deflection, +1 dex, +8 insight), touch 20, flat-footed 19
Base Attack/Grapple: +9/+9
Attack: Incorporeal touch +10 melee (1d8+8)
Full Attack: Incorporeal touch +10 melee (1d8+8)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Force of will, psionics, psi-like abilities
Special Qualities: Damage reduction 15/evil, darkvision 60 ft., deathless traits, distanced from the flesh, low-light vision, power resistance 22, telepathy 90 ft.
Saves: Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +21
Abilities: Str -, Dex 12, Con -, Int 17, Wis 26, Cha 13
Skills: Autohypnosis +29, Concentration +21, Diplomacy +21, Heal +29, Knowledge (any 2) +24, Sense Motive +29
Feats: Extend Power, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Maximize Power, Psionic Meditation, Purify Psi-like Ability,Transdimensional Power
Environment: Any good-aligned plane
Challenge Rating: 11
Alignment: Always neutral good
Advancement: 19-28 HD (Medium), 29-40 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: -
This appears as the faint essence of an angelic shape, less substantial than a ghost and softly glowing.
Abstinence is the personification of self-control, moderation, and mind over flesh. So much so that they have relieved themselves of practically all physical needs and wants, becoming but of pure thought and holy energy. They often remain aloof from others, remaining for long periods in meditation and seeking mastery of self and form. They are not so far removed that they will not give aid when it is needed, and will often come down from their seekings to teach others their discipline.
Abstinence disdains battle, but if sufficiently disturbed or in the protection of another they let lose with the powers of their mind to drive them away.
Abstinence's natural weapons and any he wields are considered good-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
Distanced From the Flesh (Ex): Abstinence is immune to all ability burn, damage and drain.
Force of Will (Ex): Once per round, when targeted by an effect that allows a Reflex or a Fortitude save, Abstinence can instead make a Will saving throw to avoid the effect. As well, Abstinence adds its Wisdom-modifier to it's attack damage.
Psionics: Manifester level 18th. (Power Points per day = 361; Save DC 18 + power level):
Ardent Powers Known
1 - Empty Mind, Psionic Protection From Evil, Touch of Health
2 - Empathic Transfer, Serenity
3 - Body Purification, Touchsight
4 - Psionic Dismissal, Steadfast Perception
5 - Psionic Plane Shift, Psionic Revivify
6 - Planar Champion, Psionic Restoration
7 - Psionic Ethereal Jaunt, Personal Mind Blank
8 - Greater Glory, Hypercognition, True Metabolism
9 - Psionic Etherealness
Psionic Mantles: Good (1d6 to evil), Knowledge (+5 knowledge check), Life (+1 ML), Mental Power (+9 power points), Repose (+5 concentration), The Planes (+4 ML to overcome outsider power/spell resistance)
Psi-like Abilities: Manifester level 18th. Save DC's are Charisma-based.
At Will - Co-Opt Concentration (DC 16), Mindthrust (DC 19, 18d10)
3/day - Tower of Iron Will, Ultrablast (DC 17, 18d6)
1/day - Fuse Flesh (DC 19)
Telepathy (Su): Abstinence can communicate telepathically with any creature within 90 feet that has an Intelligence score. The creature can respond to Abstinence if it wishes - no common language is needed.
Tongues (Su): Abstinence can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using a tongues spell (caster level 18). This ability is always active.
Touch of Temperance (Su): If it wishes, the touch of Abstinence immediately cures a victim of all addictions, poisons, and nausea. Those touched also gain an extreme reluctance to even come within close proximity to alcohol and addictive substances as the Aversion power for 48 hours. The latter is a compulsion, mind-affecting effect. Bonuses from multiple touches do not stack.
Purify Power [Metapsionic]
You can charge your damaging powers with celestial energy that leaves good creatures unharmed.
Prerequisite: Any good alignment.
Benefit: A power you modify with this feat gains the good descriptor. Furthermore, if the power deals damage, neutral creatures take half damage, or one-quarter with a successful saving throw (if allowed), while good creatures take no damage at all. Evil outsiders affected by the power take extra damage: The power's damage is increased by one die type (each 1d6 becomes 1d8, each 1d8 becomes 2d6, and so on, using the same progression as weapons increasing in size). For example, a purified ultrablast manifested by a 7th-level psion deals 13d6 points of damage to evil creatures, half damage to neutral creatures, and no damage at all to good creatures caught in its path. Evil outsiders (except ones immune to mind-affecting effects) take 13d8 points of damage.
Using this feat increases the power point cost of the power by 2. The power's total cost cannot exceed your manifester level.
Purify Psi-like Ability [Psionic]
You can charge your damaging psi-like abilities with celestial energy that leaves good creatures unharmed.
Prerequisite: Any good alignment.
Benefit: This feat adds the good descriptor to a psi-like ability. Furthermore, if the ability deals damage, neutral creatures take half damage, or one-quarter with a successful saving throw (if allowed), while good creatures take no damage at all. Evil outsiders affected by the ability take extra damage: The ability's damage is increased by one die type (each 1d6 becomes 1d8, each 1d8 becomes 2d6, and so on, using the same progression as weapons increasing in size. For example purified ultablast manifested by Abstinence deals 18d6 points of damage to evil creatures, half damage to neutral creatures, and no damage at all to good creatures caught in its path. Evil outsiders (except ones immune to mind-affecting effects) take 13d8 points of damage. Each of your psi-like abilities can be purified three times per day, though this feat does not allow you to exceed your normal usage limit for any ability. Thus, if Abstinence chooses to purify its mindthrust ability, it can use a purified mindthrust up to three times that day. Thereafter, it could use its mindthrust ability again normally (since it can use mindthrust at will), or it could purify another of its psi-like abilities, such as ultrablast.
Last edited by The Vorpal Tribble; 2008-09-09 at 02:30 PM.