- Category: Races
- Published on Friday, 02 March 2012 13:39
- Written by David Kunkel
Sometimes a brave or foolish mage will seek out wells of raw arcane energy from the magicial laylines that pools in secret places. These daring mages tempt fate by making contact with such wells. Many are consumed by said wells, but the very rare few merge and fuse with the well and become Arcane surges and anr forever changed...
An Arcane Surge is a template that can be added to any creature type.
An Arcane Surge is a rare creature that is created when someone comes in contact with a well of arcane energies.
When a person attemps to make contact with a well of arcane must succeed a DC 30 Will Save or the well consumes the character completely, and cannot be resurrected unless by direct divine intervention. If a caracter does succeed on the Will Save the DM rolls a d% to determin if the caracter merges with the well. the character has a 5% chance of merging with the well.
If a character does merge with the well they become and Arcane Surge. their body is infused with arcane energy to the point that thier body ceases to circulate and the internal funtions of there body goes into a stasis like effect. They cease to age, no longer need to eat, sleep, breathe or drink. They become neither living not undead. Thier body moves by arcane energy that is tied to thier mind and soul.
This transformation wipes away the memories of who or what the character may have been or still is permantly. They still retain any knowledge they had previously but have no idea how thay know it.
The characters type changes to Aberation in addition to any other types it has already. It becomes immine to criticals, non-leathal damage, sneach attach or similar precition damage, sleep like spells. Becausean arcane Surge is neither living nor dead they are unaffected by either positive or negative energy and can only heal with raw magic or thier own Arcane fire abilites (see below)
Arcane Burn: An Arcane Surge can convert spell levels into raw magical energy to get an effect equivalent to the spell level used.
If a 1st level spell is converted the arcane surge produces a small arcane flame in thier hand that can be used to heal themselves or other creatures that heal from raw magic like a cure light wounds, 1d8 +1 per level (MAX +5) or can be used to harm any other creature like an inflict light wounds. This effect is pure arcane energy and isnt counted as either positive or negative energy.
A 2nd level spell is similiar to a 1st but is like cure/inflict moderate wounds, 2d8 +1 per level (MAX +10)
A 3rd level spell is similiar to a 1st but is like cure/inflict serious wounds, 3d8 +1 per level (MAX +15)
A 4th level spell is similiar to a 1st but is like cure/inflict Critical wounds, 4d8 +1 per level (MAX +20)
If a 5th level spell is converted the Arcane Surge produces a Spell Resistance affect upon itself only as per the spell of the same name.
If a 6th level spell is converted the Arcane Surge produces a large arcane flame in thier hand that can be used to heal themselves or other creatures that heal from raw magic like the Heal spell, 10 points per level or can be used to harm any other creature like the Harm spell. This effect is pure arcane energy and isnt counted as either positive or negative energy.
If a 7th level spell is converted the Arcane Surge proguces a Greater Restoration (self only) as per the spell of the same name.
If a 8th level spell is converted the Arcane Surge surrounds itself in an Arcane Aura similar to a Holy/Unholy. It grants +4 defection bonus to AC, +4 bonus to all saves, and a spell resistance of 25
If a 9th level spell is converted the Arcane Surge creates an ability called Arcane Inferno that deals 10 damage per level to one creatuer per round, up to 1 round per 2 levels. This Effect is similar to the Implosion spell.
Arcane Surges are always under the effect of Greater Arcane Sight as per the spell of hte same name.
Arcane Surges have an effective caster level that is 2 higher for all acrane casting classes they have.
Example a 2nd level bard/3rd level wizard Arcane Surge is effectively a 4th level bard and a 5th level wizard for spell casting purposes.
The level adjustment for an Arcane Surge is +2
|Balance:||1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 2.80 (5 Votes)|
|Utility:||1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.25 (4 Votes)|
|Clarity:||1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 2.50 (6 Votes)|