The Iron Maiden
1st Level Vestige
Ronoveís seal must be drawn in the soil under the sky.
In life, Ronove was a charismatic guru who taught that enlightenment comes from denialófirst of the needs of the flesh, then of the perceived limits of reality, and lastly of the rules of reality. Her frequent demonstrations of power served to illustrate the validity of her ideas to others. She leapt from cliffs without harm, lifted boulders with her thoughts, and lived for months without eating or drinking. Although Ronove gathered many followers, not one of her disciples could manage her great feats. Some began to question her methods.
To prove the veracity of her teachings, Ronove entombed herself underground in an iron coffin, telling her students to dig her up only when they received a sign from her. However, years passed without a sign, and her followers dwindled, leaving only one. Disillusioned, he dug up the coffin. Finding it empty, he told the other former disciples of what had happened, but none believed him, and Ronove and her nameless follower faded into obscurity.
Your face settles into a frown if you succeeded on your binding check, or a smile if you failed.
The ground quakes, and a rusted iron sarcophagus erupts from the earth within her seal, shedding dirt and flakes of rust as it grates upward. The metal visage of a human woman is discernible on the lid. The metal bindings holding the lid closed burst in clouds of corroded metal, and the sarcophagus creaks open, releasing a tumble of human bones and noisome black liquid. Ronove does not speak to her summoner, but the visage on the lid smiles or frowns during the pact-making process.
Your melee attacks count as magic for purposes of overcoming resistance or immunity to weapon damage.
You can manipulate distant objects using invisible force. As an action, you can summon an invisible force, which you can use to move objects as a bonus action on your turn. This ability has a range of 30 feet, which increases to 60 feet at 5th level, and works similarly to Telekinesis, but with the following differences:
You can only move unattended objects, up to a weight of 10 pounds per Binder level you possess.
You cannot try to move creatures, but can instead use an action to push them with the force. This deals 1d6 Bludgeoning damage, and the target must make a Strength save against your Binder save DC. If it fails, you push it 10 feet in a direction you choose and knock it prone. Afterwards, the force dissipates, and you must use an action to summon it again.
You automatically fall as though under the influence of a Feather Fall spell. You can suppress or activate this ability as a standard action.
You can use Dexterity instead of Strength for the attack and damage rolls of your unarmed strikes, and you can deal Martial Arts damage with your unarmed strikes as though you were a Monk of your Binder level.
You gain +10ft to your base speed.
While bound to Ronove, you only need to eat, drink, and sleep one-third as often as normal, and you treat your level of exhaustion as being one less than it actually is, and thus suffer no penalties until you have received two levels of exhaustion.
||Despite what anyone says, you feel the need to prove your worth.
||You cannot eat or drink (including potions) while you remain bound to Ronove.