2006-04-21, 12:05 PM
Re: For dread of silver puddles...
Pdians were fun, so thought I might expand upon them ;)
Large Magical Beast (extraplanar, psionic)
Hit Dice: 6d10+6 (39 hp)
Speed: Fly 60 ft. (good)
Armor Class: 22 (+5 dex, +8 natural, -1 size), touch 14, flat-footed 17; 20% miss-chance
Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+13
Attack: Bite +10 melee (1d8+3)
Full attack: Bite +10 melee (1d8+3) and slam +5 melee (1d4+1)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Improved grab
Special Qualities: Concealing amorpha, darkvision 60 ft., ectocloud, greased, power resistance 15, puddle sense, slippery mind, telepathy
Saves: Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +5
Abilities: Str 17, Dex 20, Con 12, Int 7, Wis 16, Cha 14
Skills: Concentration +6, Escape Artist +14, Listen +6, Spot +6
Feats: Dodge, Psionic Charge, Speed of Thought, Weapon Finesse(B)
Environment: Astral Plane
Organization: Family (2 pdians)
Challenge Rating: 5
Alignment: Often choatic neutral
Advancement: 7-11 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: -
A pdian'doola is the young offspring of the Pdian, and appears in all ways as a miniature version of the parent, though somewhat more stream-lined and flexible seeming, surrounded by a silvery white haze.
Though adventerous and possessed of great curiosity, a pdian'doola rarely ventures far from its parent's. The death of both parents or a particularly violent psychic storm is practically the only time a pdian is found alone. It then roams about, crying out mentally in distress.
A pdian'doola understands the same language as its parent's, but can only speak telepathically, and then only to other pdians, an ability it will lose upon maturity.
Pdian'doolas are more prone to pick a fight than its parents, but also more wont to flee if their play provokes dangerous retribution. It will then seek out its parents whom are always close-by unless it has become seperated. When feeling particularly threatened it spins a great cloud around itself within which to hide.
Concealing Amorpha (Ex):
Because of its inexperience with controlling ectoplas, a pdian'doola is constantly surrounded in a cloud of shifting ectoplasmic particles that grants it continous concealment as the Concealing Amorpha power.
Detain Ectoplasm (Ps):
A pdian may use Detain Ectoplasm (p.82 of Complete Psionic) as a 5th level manifester at will as a standard action. Their is no duration limit to how long it may retain this ectoplasm.
As a full-round action once per minute a pdian'doola can go into an energetic spin that flings the ectoplasm upon itself in all directions, with itself at the center. This forms a hazy cloud alike to an Obscuring Mist spell. It can flee the cloud, or as another full round action it may regather the particles. If the cloud disipates before it can regather the ectoplasm, or it flees the cloud, it loses its concealing amorpha and greased traits until it can gather more ectoplasm.
A pdian'doola gains a +6 bonus on escape artist checks from the slick ectoplasm coating it.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a pdian'doola must hit a creature of huge or smaller with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.
Puddlesense (Su): A pdian'doola can sense its parent's extradimensional pocket and if it wishes the pdian can reopen the portal to allow it in. Diving within this puddle counts as a move action.
Slippery Mind (Ex): A pdian'doola has the ability to wriggle free from magical and psionic effects that would otherwise control or compel it. If it is affected by an enchantment spell or effect and fails its saving throw, it can attempt it again 1 round later at the same DC. It gets only this one extra chance to succeed on its saving throw.
A pdian'doola can speak mind-to-mind with any pdian out to 200 feet. Any non-pdian 'listening in' detects only the occassional emotional spike that cannot be pinpointed with any degree of accuracy.
Last edited by The Vorpal Tribble; 2008-08-22 at 12:47 PM.