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    Dwarf in the Playground

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    Default Raenia- Celestial Assassins

    The Knight of the Black Rose wiped the blood from his blade, glancing carelessly at the corpses of the Moon Blades who had once claimed this derelict warehouse as a base. It had taken dozens of the Order's agents months to root out this last cell. But it had only taken one man to kill them. They had been a disease in the lifeblood of the Order, and the Knight had to smile at the irony. An infestation in the church of the Queen of Plagues. But in the end, they were little more than a nuisance. Insects, crushed as easily as all the others.

    A sound made the Knight jump. A survivor? Glancing around the room, he caught a fleeting glimpse of white at the top of the stairs. He cautiously moved toward it, when twin explosions of pain interupted in his back. Turning as he fell, he saw an unimposing dark haired woman, her face twisted with fury. Holding daggers covered in blood.
    His blood.

    And then he knew no more.
    Raenia (Crow Women, or Ladies of the Moon)

    Medium Outsider (Good, Chaotic)
    Hit Dice: 10d8 + 50 (95)
    Initiative: +14
    50 ft (10 squares), fly 100 ft (20 squares)(good)
    Armor Class:
    29 (14 dex + 5 natural ), touch 24, flat-footed 15
    Base Attack/Grapple: +10/+13
    Attack: +2 keen shocking burst dagger +24 melee or ranged (1d4+5/17-20)
    Full Attack: 2 +2 keen shocking burst daggers, +22/+17 and +22/+17 melee or rnaged (1d4+5/17-20)
    Space/Reach: 5ft./5ft.
    Special Attacks:Spell-like Abilities, Spells, Summon Sister, Sneak Attack +8d6
    Special Qualities: Damage Reduction 10/evil or cold iron, darkvision 120 ft, low light vision, blindsense 60 ft, Evasion
    Saves: Fort +12, Ref +21, Will +12
    Abilities: Str 16, Dex 38, Con 20, Int 28, Wis 20, Cha 24
    Skills: Balance+ 27, Climb +16, Escape Artist + 27, Gather Information +20, Hide + 27, Intimidate +20, Jump +16, Knowlege: The planes +22, Listen +18, Move Silently +27, Search +22, Sense Motive +18, Spellcraft +22, Spot +18, Tumble +27,
    Feats: Weapon Finesse, Two-Weapon Fighting, Improved Two Weapon
    Environment: A chaotic good aligned plane, or an evil aligned plane.
    Organization: Solitary
    Challenge Rating:11
    Treasure: Standard
    Alignment: Always Chaotic Good
    Advancement: By character class Favored Class: Rogue
    Level Adjustment:+5 (ECL 15)

    Raenia appear as either a giant crow, a comely human woman, or a humanoid with black feathered wings and half-mask shaped like the head of a bird. The height and weight of their human and humanoid forms varies between individuals, though they always have jet black hair and silver eyes.
    Raenia speak Common, Celestial, Abyssal, Infernal, and Draconic.

    Raenia are celestial assassins, and generally favor speed and stealth over brute force.

    A raenia’s natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as good-aligned and chaotic-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

    Spell-Like Abilities
    At will- undetectable alignment, detect magic, detect evil, detect thoughts (DC 22), cure light wounds, inflict light wounds

    Raenia can cast spells as 8th level clerics, and have access to two of the folllowing domains. Travel, Trickery, Protection, Good, Chaos
    Typical Cleric Spells Prepared (6/7/5/5/4)
    0- cure minor wounds, detect magic, guidance, light, Inflict minor wounds, resistance 1- bane, cause fear, command, divine favor, doom, entropic shield, protection from evil* 2- align weapon x2, delay poison, find traps, invisibility* 3- bestow curse, cure serious wounds, magic circle against evil, protection from enemy, nondetection* 4- death ward, cure critical wounds, inflict critical wounds, holy smite*
    *Domain spell. Domains: Good and Trickery

    Alternate Form (Su)
    A Raenia can shift between crow, human, and crow-human forms as a standard action. In crow form, it can fly, but cannot cast spells. In human form it cannot fly, but it can cast spells. Crow-human form allows for both spellcasting and flight, but her speed is reduced to 75 ft (15 squares) and average manuverability.
    A raenia's human and humanoid forms are the same every time, and always unique to the individual. A raenia remains in one form until she chooses to assume a new one. A change in form cannot be dispelled, but a raenia reverts to crow-human form when killed. True seeing reveals crow-human form.

    Summon Sister (Sp)

    Once per day, a raenia can attempt to summon another raenia with a 50% chance of success. This ability is the equivalent of a 5th level spell.

    Evasion (Ex)
    A raenia can avoid even magical and unusual attacks with great agility. If she makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, she instead takes no damage.

    Sneak Attack
    The raenia's attack deals 8d6 extra damage any time her target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when she flanks her target. Should she score a critical hit with a sneak attack, this extra damage is not multiplied.


    Not all battles of good and evil are fought on battlefields with shining swords. Others are fought in back alleys with knives. The Crow Women are the emessaries and assassins of Davikal, god of the moon. Archons charge forward to do battle with evil head on. Raenia walk undetected beside it, and slay it with a single sudden stroke.

    Raenia hunt fiends into the very depths of the lower planes, and incur swift venegence on evil mortals who anger the god of the moon.

    These are made for my homebrew Sharra setting, but change the name of the deity and you can use them for pretty much any good god of a roguish persuasion. C&C much appriciated.
    Last edited by Phoenix Talion; 2007-03-08 at 12:14 AM.
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    Default Re: Raenia- Celestial Assassins


    They seem like they would get on swimmingly with Asuras.

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    Ettin in the Playground

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    wow. I must say, VERY awesome. I love the idea, especially the crow-human form. Got to say, the speed is a little bit ridiculous, 38 dex? But still, they are extremely awesome. They should travel in pairs, that'd be an impressive assassination team. I may use these, in some form or another.

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    Default Re: Raenia- Celestial Assassins

    Yep, 38 Dex is pretty crazy. But then, they were specifically created for the one purpose. They're ninja-stealth with wings.
    Last edited by Phoenix Talion; 2007-03-08 at 03:14 PM.
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