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    Default Re: GITP Monster Competition XXVI - Spooks and Spirits

    This is frightening, Gareth. I swear that I didn't see your post before creating this concept...more proof that we think along exactly the same lines, and yet so vastly differently at the same time. That said, the pair would make for an interesting partnership, I think. A Daughter of Silence, followed by the words she would speak, if only she could...

    Unspoken Chorus

    Fine Undead (Incorporeal Swarm)
    Hit Dice:
    8d12 (52 HP)
    Initiative: +4
    Speed: Fly speed 60 ft. (perfect)
    Armor Class: 29 (+8 size, +4 dexterity, +7 deflection), 29 touch, 25 flat-footed
    Base Attack/Grapple: +4/
    Attack: Swarm (1 Wisdom Drain plus Dreadful Murmurs)
    Full Attack: Swarm (1 Wisdom Drain plus Dreadful Murmurs)
    Space/Reach: 10 ft. / 0 ft.
    Special Attacks: Choir of Madness, Dreadful Murmurs, Frenzied Whispers, Silent Winds, Swarm Attack
    Special Qualities: Lifesense 150ft, Undead Traits, Swarm Traits, Immune to Weapon Damage, Formless Being
    Saves: Fort +2, Ref +6, Will +6
    Abilities: Str , Dex 19, Con , Int , Wis 11, Cha 25
    Environment: Any
    Organization: Solitary
    Challenge Rating: 7
    Treasure: None
    Alignment: Always Neutral
    Advancement: 9+ HD
    Level Adjustment:

    A quiet, disconcerting whisper dances lightly across the still air, it's haunting tones impossible to distinguish. Voices join the lilting chorus, full of sadness, fury, and desperation...then all is engulfed in a furious cacophony of toneless sound, and the world sinks into darkness and insanity.

    Anyone will tell you that unspoken words carry a great weight, but few realize how close to the truth they are. Words have a life of their own, and those thought but not spoken are denied the existence that is their right. These strange spirits are found in speech, song, and thought; bound together in verse, prose, rhyme, and conversation. Yet they are not harmless, for there is nothing on this earth that can destroy or create more than the power of speech. They carry a madness; a driving urge to be spoken, to pass their unspoken message on to the world at large...and woe betide the one caught within an Unspoken Chorus' maddening embrace.


    Unspoken Choruses are mindless entities, driven on only by their ability to sense life and their thirst to make themselves known. They will envelop a foe, following them unrelentingly until their maddening whispers consume their victim...and then the Unspoken Chorus moves on, always searching, never satisfied.

    Choir of Madness (Su): Any creature reduced to 0 Wisdom by an Unspoken Chorus is rendered permanently insane as if affected by an Insanity spell. Nothing short of a Wish or Miracle spell can reverse this effect. Often a new Unspoken Chorus is spawned during this occurrence, as the words the ruined victim would have spoken in life take form. This effect, however, is left up to DM judgment. This is a mind-affecting attack.

    Swarm Attack (Ex): Any creature occupying the same space as an Unspoken Chorus at the end of the Unspoken Choruses turn takes 1 point of Wisdom Drain. This is a sonic, mind-affecting attack.

    Dreadful Murmurs (Su): Any creature that begins its turn occupying the same space as an Unspoken Chorus must make a Will save (DC 21) or have its mind flooded with haunting whispers. The save DC is Charisma based. A creature so affected does nothing but stagger about, clutching his or her head, and cannot take actions, mental or otherwise, for 1 round. During this time the victim suffers -4 penalty to Armor Class and a -10 penalty on Reflex saves, and does not receive any shield bonuses to its Armor Class. The victim provokes attacks of opportunity each round on its turn. This is a sonic, mind-affecting attack.

    Frenzied Whispering (Su): Any creature that occupies the same space as an Unspoken Chorus cannot speak comprehensibly (even if the listener is under the effects of a Comprehend Languages spell), and automatically fails all Listen checks as the frenzied voices fill the air about it. Additionally, all spells with verbal components automatically fail if the caster is within the Unspoken Chorus.

    Lifesense (Ex): Unspoken Choruses cannot see like normal being, but they unerringly know the location and actions of any and all living beings within 150ft.

    Formless Being (Ex): Unspoken Choruses are naturally invisible, and are treated as such for all purposes. They also have no actual form, and, as such, a See Invisibility spell or similiar effect reveals nothing more than a slight shimmer in the air, detectable only with a Spot check (DC 25).

    Silent Winds (Ex): Unspoken Choruses make no sound, accidental or intentional, until they have engulfed a victim, at which point they remain audible only to creatures within their grasp.

    | Result
    20 (Divine) | Sages often speak of the magic contained in words, and some obscure legends even give them a life of their own.
    25 (Divine) | This may be an Unspoken Chorus, a mindless entity of words that never reached the air, now striving to make their messages known. They are formless, incorporeal creatures of speech alone, impossible to glimpse or feel.
    30 (Divine) | Unspoken Choruses drive their victims to utter madness with their sinister whispering, and do not relinquish their grasp even when faced with destruction.
    Last edited by Djinn_in_Tonic; 2008-10-19 at 07:09 PM.


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