Support the GITP forums on Patreon
Help support GITP's forums (and ongoing server maintenance) via Patreon
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Andion Isurand's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tintageer Terrace
    Gender
    Male

    Lightbulb Varient Avariels + Modified Winged Template

    VARIENT: Avariels exist not as a subrace, but manifest seemingly at random among normal elves.

    Much in the same way that dwarven thunder twins, a four-armed sahugain or a blue goblin is periodically born, there is a small chance an elf will develop avian traits during puberty, becoming an avariel at adulthood. Elves that become avariels aquire the winged template. One in a hundred elves, never including sea elves or drow, develop these traits by the time they reach maturity.

    MODIFIED WINGED TEMPLATE
    "Winged" template is an inheritated template that can be added to any corporeal creature (except elementals, oozes and plants) that doesn't already have a fly speed. A winged creature has all the base creature's characteristics except as noted here.
    Size and Type: Animals become magical beasts.
    Speed: A winged creature gains a fly speed equal to twice its base land speed with Good manuverability.
    Special Qualities: A winged creature gains the special quality described below.
    Improved low-light vision. If the base creature already has a form of low-light vision, that ability improves by two steps instead (to a maximum of Superior low-light vision).
    Abilities: +4 Dex, +2 Wis
    Skills: A winged creature gains a +4 racial bonus on Balance, Jump and Spot checks.
    Feats: A winged creature gains the benefits of the Altitude Adaptation and Cold Endurance (Frostburn, pg. 45) feats.
    Challenge Rating: Base creature's CR +1
    Level Adjustment: +2

    Sight distances among those creatures with low-light vision:
    • Low-light vision (x2 distance)
    • Improved low-light vision (x3)
    • Greater low-light vision (x4)
    • Superior low-light vision (x5)


    The feats help with high altitude flight... I wanted the template to outfly similar LA templates that grant flight, but don't focus primarily on it.

    Also, having avariels emerge in this manner has a few benefits:
    • gives you more choices for your avariel
    • removes it from the "menu" of the Alter Self spell
    • Avariels won't die out as long as surface dwelling elves remain
    • these Avariels will live longer due to having a different age chart


    ////////////////////////////////

    Thoughts? Suggestions? Similar ideas?

    The wording in blue is done to prevent chaos shuffling.
    Last edited by Andion Isurand; 2011-10-01 at 06:39 PM.

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Banned
     
    Harperfan7's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cydonia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Varient Avariels + Modified Winged Template

    I like the idea.

    Is the +4 dex added on top of an elfs +2?

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Andion Isurand's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tintageer Terrace
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Varient Avariels + Modified Winged Template

    The orginal Avariel gets +4 dex, -2 con, +2 int and +2 wis... which is like a sun elf (-2 con, +2 int) being given the winged template...

    ...so yes, the template bonuses are in addition to what the creature already has.
    Last edited by Andion Isurand; 2010-07-26 at 09:47 PM.

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Banned
     
    Harperfan7's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cydonia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Varient Avariels + Modified Winged Template

    What are the fluff reasons for avariels being random births, and what percentage of births are they?

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Andion Isurand's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tintageer Terrace
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Varient Avariels + Modified Winged Template

    It could be a blessing bestowed upon them by Aerdrie Faenya... or an effect of race-altering high magic along the same vein that first altered the dark elves into eventually becoming the drow (FR)... though done with different intent.

    /////////////////////////////////////

    The odds of a four armed sahugain being produced is 1 in 200.

    So I'd say the odds of this kind of avariel would be 1% to make for a clean 1d100 roll in the case a DM makes you roll for it.
    Last edited by Andion Isurand; 2010-07-15 at 03:58 AM.

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Colossus in the Playground
     
    hamishspence's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Default Re: Varient Avariels + Modified Winged Template

    Hmm- maybe one elven faction allied with the last remnants of the Aaeree (avian creator race) and as a result, had magic bestowed on them to grant them wings.

    After the devastation of the avariel aeries by dragons, most fled, merged with the ordinary elven population, interbred, and now "avariel genes" are spread across the world.

    Occasionally, they manifest themselves in an elf with avariel ancestry- and a new avariel appears.
    Marut-2 Avatar by Serpentine
    New Marut Avatar by Linkele

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •