Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Orc in the Playground
     
    ClericGuy

    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Default What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    I'm trying to build an encounter that has terrified a small earth (mud) elemental in the past...

    Every had a small rp encounter come back to bite you with short notice XD

    edit: Clarification, preferably something from bestiary 1-3
    Last edited by Ravenica; 2012-10-29 at 05:57 PM.

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Amnestic's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Castle Sparrowcellar
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    I like to think that earth elementals have an enormous fear of flying.

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Madara's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Up north, dontcha' know
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Perhaps Ice and cold would make sense. I don't think fire would bother them, but if you were made of mud and you were froze.....

    Well, imagine having the blood inside your human body freeze.

    That certainly scares me.
    Quotes:
    Spoiler
    Show
    Quote Originally Posted by Hashmir View Post
    When I die, I donate my body to the cause of whatever ******* finds it first.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodgruve View Post
    Really though, how effin scary would the beach be if an octopus could launch itself outta the water at a 200' move speed every 6 seconds. I'd never go to the beach again... I thought flying sharks were scary...
    Blood~

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    LordDeathkeeper's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Definitely lost
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Earth elementals often have stones and gems for eyes. You could say someone/something wanted them. There are plenty of monsters that would, and obviously people would.
    Spako Highclaws by Ceika.

    [Sorry Boss, but as always, I get the last word.]

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    nedz's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    London
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    If it were more metallic than muddy: a Rust Monster.

    Otherwise Air opposes Earth; so a creature of the Air elemental type.
    p = 4
    Consider a 5' radius blast: this affects 4 squares which have a circumference of 40' — Actually it's worse than that.


    Completely Dysfunctional Handbook

    Avatar by Caravaggio

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Invader's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    I second the flying thing. Nothing would seem more unnatural for an earth elemental than not being in contact with the earth.
    "The icy cold fingers of reason have choked the life out of this thread and despite all logic it keeps squirming", nope, it's dead.

    "Occasionally I'd just like someone to quote me in their signature"
    -Invader

    Epic threads with awesome revelations.

    Awesome Avatar by Kymme!

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    ElfWarriorGuy

    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    You can also use taint.

    Quote Originally Posted by (Un)Inspired View Post
    Contingency is like playing chess but you get to make several moves on your turn, several on you opponents turn and you're aloud to rearrange the board when he gets up to go to the bathroom.

  8. - Top - End - #8
    Orc in the Playground
     
    ClericGuy

    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    hehe ok thanks for the advide

    the encounter is hashed out.

    As the mud elementals were hashed out in the rp encounter as childlike and described the area as "smelling bad" with a hint of fear I went with a young templated thunderbird that was trying to "play" with them by picking them up and flying with them as a "ride" heh

    It won't end up being a combat encounter at all. That will throw my group for a loop heh

  9. - Top - End - #9
    Orc in the Playground
     
    BarbarianGuy

    Join Date
    Oct 2011

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    the cleaning power of oxygen!

  10. - Top - End - #10
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    altus oklahoma
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Honestly...I think waterboarding would scare an earth elemental incredibly bad. Erosion is an awful thing (the grand canyon used to be a tiny trickle remember)

  11. - Top - End - #11
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    StreamOfTheSky's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2012

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Does the Delver exist in PF?

    If so, use that.

  12. - Top - End - #12
    Orc in the Playground
     
    BardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Freeport, IL
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Quote Originally Posted by StreamOfTheSky View Post
    Does the Delver exist in PF?

    If so, use that.
    This or flying. I remember this thing. DID YOU WANT A TUNNEL? GOOD CAUSE I MADE 8.
    Always write your character sheet as if you had to give it to someone else to play, and you had to accept and use the character sheet written by a different anonymous player.

  13. - Top - End - #13
    Banned
     
    SolithKnightGuy

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Sydnah, Australia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Murder of loved ones

    Being imprisoned and either forced to dig the earth and rape it for minerals or power a golem in constant agony

    something acidic that destroys rock

    something that burrows

    a thoqqua? melts earth and stone away to nothing

  14. - Top - End - #14
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Dr.Epic's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    What scares an earth elemental? Nothing.
    I have a PhD....in epicness
    Awesome Dr.Horrible Avatar by DemonZypher.

  15. - Top - End - #15
    Troll in the Playground
     
    herrhauptmann's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Epic View Post
    What scares an earth elemental? Nothing.
    Awesome...

  16. - Top - End - #16
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Flumph

    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Though an earth elemental moves slowly, it is a relentless opponent. It can travel though solid ground or stone as easily as humans walk on the earth’s surface. It cannot swim, however, and must either walk around a body of water or go through the ground under it. An earth elemental can move along the bottom of a body of water but prefers not to.
    Someone was "drowning" it into a lake or ocean, perhaps in a sinking ship, slowly dispersing it's mud form into the water (I know it's not RAW, bear with me here). Imagine watching pieces of your body slowly drifting off into the infinite nothingness as you frantically struggle for a solid surface which just doesn't exist. Imagine, through a child's mind (Int 4), drowning when you are literally physically unable to swim. That's real fear.


    A bully was intentionally torturing the elemental by submerging him. The elemental encounters that person.
    Last edited by Slipperychicken; 2012-10-30 at 08:07 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Tippy View Post
    By level 20 though, you aren't capturing a wizard. A character lives to level 20 by being the most ruthless, lucky, capable, and paranoid bastard around. A wizard is throwing around a 30+ Int score and has, entirely in character, planned contingencies for his contingencies. He may well be running around with flat out total immunity to harm, he does not walk outside without an entire bevy of defensive magics around him and enough magic items to buy himself a nation.

  17. - Top - End - #17
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Dr.Epic's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Quote Originally Posted by herrhauptmann View Post
    Awesome...
    Thank you.
    I have a PhD....in epicness
    Awesome Dr.Horrible Avatar by DemonZypher.

  18. - Top - End - #18
    Orc in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    Dec 2011

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    What about the Thoqqua?
    Its a fire elemental that is known to inhabit the elemental plane of earth (old 'family' feud?), it can "burn trough solid rock" including your mud elemental, and if I remember correctly, in the official adventure 'The Sunless Citadel' it is mentioned that they like to eat gems; like the mud elemental's eyes (if you use that idea). so the Thoqqua might have a special taste for elemental eyes.
    Hide behind your tower shield, to gain total cover for you and your equipment. Your tower shield now has total cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by Story Time View Post
    Good job, Wookiee-Ranger.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yora View Post
    You can always start the game by making a coup the grace against yourself.

  19. - Top - End - #19
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Crustypeanut's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Theres something about this exactly in the Ultimate Magic book.. let me find it for ye.

    These are mainly for binding elementals, but since you need to include things it hates in the binding to make it easier.. it works out.


    Earth Elemental: Prepare the summoning chamber
    with swirling wind- and air-based spells to prevent the
    elemental from touching the floor. Maintaining this state
    for 5 rounds demonstrates the binder’s superiority over the
    elemental, and grants a +4 bonus on the Charisma check.

    Mud Elemental: While mud elementals vary in
    consistency, all of them fear becoming too watery or too
    dry, as both conditions have adverse effects on them.
    Using air spells and petrification spells as punishments
    for noncompliance usually makes these elementals more
    willing to take direction and enter into negotiations for
    appropriate gifts for services rendered.
    78% of DM's started their first campaign in a tavern. If you're one of the 22% that didn't, copy and paste this into your signature.
    Where did you start yours?
    In a Gladiatorial Arena.

  20. - Top - End - #20
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Kobold

    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Cleric with Air domain?

  21. - Top - End - #21
    Barbarian in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Default Re: What Scares an earth elemental.(PF)

    Quote Originally Posted by Slipperychicken View Post
    Someone was "drowning" it into a lake or ocean, perhaps in a sinking ship, slowly dispersing it's mud form into the water (I know it's not RAW, bear with me here). Imagine watching pieces of your body slowly drifting off into the infinite nothingness as you frantically struggle for a solid surface which just doesn't exist. Imagine, through a child's mind (Int 4), drowning when you are literally physically unable to swim. That's real fear.


    A bully was intentionally torturing the elemental by submerging him. The elemental encounters that person.
    Keep in mind that its a Mud Elemental not a straight up Earth Elemental. I would think a Mud Elemental would be fond of a bit of water, what with adding water to earth being how mud is made in the first place.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •