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    Nanaya Bloodline



    A prestigious family of demon hunters, the Nanaya specialize in assassinating those with fiendish blood and striking at demons from the shadows. With the superior mobility and senses gained from their bloodline, they make fearsome assassins, often attacking from unexpected angles and finishing battles with swift strikes.

    Level Minor Intermediate Major
    1 - - Jump +2
    2 - Jump +2 Quick Draw
    3 - - Str +1
    4 Jump +2 Quick Draw Base Land Speed Increase (+10 feet)
    5 - - Affinity for Demonslayers +2
    6 - Str +1 Fiend bloodlust
    7 - - Balance +2
    8 Quick Draw Base Land Speed Increase (+10 feet) Mobility
    9 - - Con +1
    10 - Affinity for Demonslayers +2 Flying Leap
    11 - - Affinity for Demonslayers +4
    12 Str +1 Fiend bloodlust Wall Running
    13 - - Tumble +2
    14 - Balance +2 Fiendsense
    15 - - Dex +1
    16 Base Land Speed Increase (+10 feet) Mobility Spring Attack
    17 - - Affinity for Demonslayers +6
    18 - Con +1 Base Land Speed Increase (+10 feet)
    19 - - Spot +2
    20 Affinity for Demonslayers +2 Flying Leap Pure Eyes


    Affinity for Demonslayers: A character with this bloodline gains the listed bonus on all Bluff, Diplomacy, Gather Information, Intimidate, and Perform checks made to interact with creatures who dedicate themselves to slaying fiends of any sort.

    Fiend Bloodlust (Ex): A member of the Nanaya clan has a hereditary bloodlust drawn out by encountering fiends and other supernatural entities. Upon meeting any specific outsider or being with outsider blood for the first time, they must succeed on a Will save (DC= 10+ 1/2 creature's HD+ creature's Cha modifier) or enter a state similar to the Barbarian's Rage, with the only differences the allowance of Dexterity based skill use, and the state naturally ending only when the creature has fled or been slain or the Nanaya has been knocked unconscious. While in this state, the Nanaya must attack the being that triggered the bloodlust above all other targets to the best of their ability.

    Flying Leap (Ex): A Nanaya's superhuman abilities allow them far greater jumps than those of normal members of their race. The DC for Jump checks to make a high jump is reduced to 2/foot jumped, and the DC for Jump checks to make a long jump is halved

    Wall Running (Ex): A Nanaya is capable of moving even on surfaces that gravity would define as not viable. So long as they start and end their turn on a horizontal surface that can support their weight, they may move along walls as though they were the floor. The height they can achieve on the wall is limited only by this movement restriction. If they do not end their move on a horizontal surface, they fall prone, taking falling damage as appropriate for the distance above the ground. Passing from floor to wall or wall to floor costs no movement, allowing a Nanaya to change surfaces freely. This movement still provokes attacks of opportunity from opponents that the Nanaya would be threatened by.

    Fiendsense (Su): The bloodline of the Nanaya carries with it superior outsider detection capabilities, even allowing some to fight creatures of the type or descended from it in situations normally impossible. A Nanaya has a variant of blindsight to a range of 60 feet. The only creatures that can be detected with this ability are Outsiders and creatures descended from outsiders. Otherwise, this is as normal, and can detect obstacles and other non-creatures. Furthermore, a Nanaya can detect Outsiders in an area of up to 100 feet of him and know their general location, but not the square they're in until they come within 60 feet of the Nanaya.

    Pure Eyes (Su): A Nanaya's training allows them to pierce the illusions used by extraplanar creatures to hide their forms, as well as find chinks in their defenses. As a standard action, person with the Nanaya bloodline can gain the effects of True Seeing for five rounds, as well as the ability to bypass the Damage Reduction of outsiders for that same period of time. This ability may be used at will, but for every use each hour after the first, the Nanaya takes 1 point of Con damage that heals at the normal rate, as well as a cumulative -2 penalty to Search and Spot checks. For each point of Con damage healed, the penalty to Search and Spot checks is reduced by 2.




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    This is intended to replicate the abilities of the Nanaya clan of demon hunters, from the Nasuverse, but... Well, I only had one person to serve as an example of them in combat, so I took some liberties to make the mechanics work out right.


    Well? Thoughts and suggestions on/about the bloodline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Mage-King View Post
    Fiend Bloodlust (Ex): A member of the Nanaya clan has a hereditary bloodlust drawn out by encountering fiends and other supernatural entities. Upon meeting any specific outsider or being with outsider blood for the first time, they must succeed on a Will save (DC= 10+ 1/2 creature's HD+ Cha modifier) or enter a state similar to the Barbarian's Rage, with the only differences the allowance of Dexterity based skill use, and the state naturally ending only when the creature has been slain or the Nanaya has been knocked unconscious.
    As written, a Nanaya, upon meeting an Outsider, immediately goes into a Rage, which works, except that they can stay in it as long as they want. There is nothing stating they must immediately attempt to destroy the Outsider, so if they chose, a player could abuse this easily. Sure, they lose access to a lot of skills, but they could just walk off and terrorize whoever they want. If they decide they want to end the Rage, they just knock themselves out or get another player to do it. To fix that, I would add that "upon entering the Rage, the Nanaya may not take any actions to flee from or to benefit the Outsider which caused them to Rage."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeper of Starlight View Post
    As written, a Nanaya, upon meeting an Outsider, immediately goes into a Rage, which works, except that they can stay in it as long as they want. There is nothing stating they must immediately attempt to destroy the Outsider, so if they chose, a player could abuse this easily. Sure, they lose access to a lot of skills, but they could just walk off and terrorize whoever they want. If they decide they want to end the Rage, they just knock themselves out or get another player to do it. To fix that, I would add that "upon entering the Rage, the Nanaya may not take any actions to flee from or to benefit the Outsider which caused them to Rage."
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    Aaaaaannnnnnddddddd I knew I missed something. Will fix that in the morning, probably by changing it to be closer to a Frenzy than a rage.


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    Default Re: The hidden clan of demon hunting assassins... [3.5 Bloodline]

    Another (possible) problem with Fiend Bloodlust is that it activates vs. good outsiders as well, but the bloodline fluff seems more focused on hunting demons/devils.
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    I don't know about your source, but from what you've written it looks like you want the bloodline to be good at killing demons specifically. However, the abilities written don't do much to accomplish that specific goal.

    None of the abilities are specifically against demons but outsiders in general, so they're as good at defeating celestials as they are against fiends. If you want to be demon-focused, I suggest changing the wording from "outsider" to "demon" and perhaps giving them some bonuses against them, like a bonus to skillchecks against them, a way to suppress their telepathy, get by their cold iron / good DR, increased attack bonus / damage / DC against them, etc.

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    Default Re: The hidden clan of demon hunting assassins... [3.5 Bloodline]

    Quote Originally Posted by drakir_nosslin View Post
    Another (possible) problem with Fiend Bloodlust is that it activates vs. good outsiders as well, but the bloodline fluff seems more focused on hunting demons/devils.
    That was entirely intended. Though organization that the family the bloodline flows through belongs to primarily focuses on killing demons... The bloodline itself is intended to be functional against most outsiders, since it appears to be so in the one example of it we get...


    Quote Originally Posted by Dralnu View Post
    I don't know about your source, but from what you've written it looks like you want the bloodline to be good at killing demons specifically. However, the abilities written don't do much to accomplish that specific goal.
    See above.


    None of the abilities are specifically against demons but outsiders in general, so they're as good at defeating celestials as they are against fiends. If you want to be demon-focused, I suggest changing the wording from "outsider" to "demon" and perhaps giving them some bonuses against them, like a bonus to skillchecks against them, a way to suppress their telepathy, get by their cold iron / good DR, increased attack bonus / damage / DC against them, etc.
    Hm... Those abilities might be good... Ability to pass outsider DR as a later ability... Maybe part of Pure Eyes, so it's only for five rounds...? Treat it as seeing the right places to strike to pass through the defenses...?
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    Do we get a Mystic Eyes of Death Perception template to go with this? Because the Nanaya are alright, sure, but just being a Nanaya doesn't make you the second-biggest badass in the Nasuverse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkathellar View Post
    Do we get a Mystic Eyes of Death Perception template to go with this? Because the Nanaya are alright, sure, but just being a Nanaya doesn't make you the second-biggest badass in the Nasuverse.
    I was thinking about it- I need to finish the PrC I'm working on first, though- working out the progression of the Master of Gradation Air is a pain, after all.


    ...Maybe a general template to get some sort of gaze attack...?
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