View Full Version : Stronghold help required

2008-05-15, 07:19 PM
My 17th level wizard has decided that he wants to create a retreat for himself where he can engage in alchemical and magical research. I plan on using shapechange to become a beholder and use the dintegrate ray supernatural ability to hollow out a floor plan for my stronghold. Can anyone help me find other creatures with supernatural abilities useful in its construction?

Azerian Kelimon
2008-05-15, 07:25 PM
Hell, just use Genesis. (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/epic/spells/genesis.htm)

2008-05-15, 07:31 PM
Genesis doesn't get round having to build the stronghold, just gives me a pretty safe place to do so. I'm looking for efficient supernatural abilities for construction and setting up an infrastructure.

2008-05-15, 07:36 PM
You can turn into a Mohrgh and go slay some townspeople to create an army of zombie contractors.

Out of curiousity, any particular reason you don't want to just pay someone else to build you a stronghold?

Azerian Kelimon
2008-05-15, 07:38 PM
The one hundred thousand or one million gold pieces, my guess.

Hmm...If you use Genesis, you can Gate one or two Earth elementals to do the job for you. They should be done in a short while, maybe a few weeks, even less with a lyre of building.

Emperor Tippy
2008-05-15, 07:38 PM
How to make your stronghold depends on what the DM will let you get away with.

2008-05-15, 07:38 PM
Major Creation + Stone Shape + Fabricate + Wall of Stone should be a pretty good help to stronghold building.

2008-05-15, 07:39 PM
Use Daern's Instant Fortress.

As for your question, try a Delver.

2008-05-15, 07:43 PM
For 13k, a Lyre of Building will do everything you need.

Azerian Kelimon
2008-05-15, 07:45 PM
Ninja'ed by the follower of the tarantela dancing monkeys!

*Claims victim*

2008-05-15, 07:52 PM
Hmm the delver idea. I'll get 17 uses of stone shape at an equivalent of CL 15 through the duration of a shape change. Useful but not really on par with the 1700 uses of disintegrate I initially use to carve out my basic floorplan. What I'm trying for is to build at least the bare bones of my stronghold using no outside aid, via shapechange, in as little time as possible. Downtime is a precious commodity in our games usuallly.