Nox-touched come into the world screaming like they are dying, refusing to sleep, only going into a catatonic state once they have worn themselves out and their throats bleeding. They last this way for up to a week, few making it through this period. Those that survive however then abruptly go quiet. Many do not make a sound ever again, even once grown. Though personalities vary as widely as any others they tend to have dark-minded natures with a distinct sadistic streak. They do not seek so much to harm others as to intimidate them, to frighten and horrify in one way or another. For some it may be enough to become a power figure or create an unsettling appearance. For others the need to spread dread goes even deeper, committing gruesome and inexplicable deeds that are all the more terrifying for the unreal quality that permeates such events.
Nox-touched appear much as anyone else of their race, except for some key feature is just... wrong. Something disconcerting, whether it be eyes that never blink, a mouth lined with hair within, or perhaps a finger that is twice as long as the others. As well each one has a kind of mark upon them, somewhere from their neck on up, that looks like a festering black sore shining with wetness.
Nox-touched tend towards Chaotic Neutral with evil leanings.
Creating a Nox-touched
Nox-touched is an inherited template that can be added to any humanoid (refered to hereafter as the "base creature").
A nox-touched has all the special attacks of the base creature, plus the following special attacks.
Psi-Like Abilities (Sp)
: A Nox-touched possesses the psi-like abilities indicated below. Manifester level is equal to the crystal child's HD. The save DCs for a Nox-touched psi-like abilities are Charisma-based.
1/day - Aversion, *Primal Fear
*From Complete Psionic
A nox-touched has all the special qualities of the base creature, plus the following special qualities.
A nox-touched takes a -1 penalty to save against fear affects.
A nox-touched can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. They retain the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
A nox-touched gains 1 bonus power point.
Uncanny Presence (Ex):
All things in the presence of a nox-touched seems to have an added edge of eerie unreality. All fear-effects in their presence, whether the nox-touched produces them or not, gain a +1 bonus to the DC. This presence equals an area out to 5 feet per HD of the nox-touched.
Skills: A nox-touched gains autohypnosis, intimidate, and lucid dreaming as racial skills.
A Nox-touched gains Kiai Shout
as a bonus feat.
Increase from the base creature as follows: Con +2, Cha +2.
Same as base creature +1