Dark Unicorn (4e Race)
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Rare, devastatingly beautiful creatures who lure young maidens away to their untimely demise...
|Average Height: 4' - 5'|
|Average Weight: 450 - 600 lb.|
|Ability Scores: +2 Charisma; +2 to either Strength or Wisdom|
|Speed: 7 squares|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 to Nature and Perception|
|Unwanted: You take -2 penalty to Charisma based skill checks when dealing with fey beasts or fey magical beasts.|
|Horn of the Unicorn: You can use the Horn of the Dark Unicorn as an encounter power.|
|Equiform: You are considered a magical beast for the purpose of effects relating to that type. You otherwise have no restrictions on equipment use. Armors are considered to be barding and magical armors reshape appropriately. Weapons, shields and implements are suspended at loci above or beside your shoulders and can be used without restriction.|
|Shadow Origin: You are considered a shadow creature for the purpose of effects relating to creature origin.|
|Horn of the Dark Unicorn||Dark Unicorn Racial Power|
|Your horn is twisted and colored black, but it lights up with power that slivers into your enemy's flesh.|
|Minor Action||Ranged 5|
|Target: One creature|
|Attack: Charisma + 2 Vs. Fortitude|
| Hit: The target is vulnerable to all damage, equal to your Charisma modifier, until the start of your next turn.|
Level 11: Charisma + 4
Level 21: Charisma + 6
Unlike normal unicorns, the very first dark unicorn was created with magic. This unicorn searched the scattered towns and villages to find a maiden of pure heart and soul. Once found, he was tasked with luring her into a dark forest where she was captured and bound by its creator. Using ancient forbidden spells, this sorcerer pulled the very essence of life from the girl’s body to sustain his beast permanently. Until he was slain by a great hero, his creations continued to rise in numbers, each being complete only after the infection of a pure maiden's soul. Now, these forgotten beasts roam a realm of pure darkness in which they cannot be freed... but then again, there have been many such places as well as many such escapees. A few each year break free their bindings and are released into our world. These creatures are not dangerous: none are incomplete, but it is wise to give them room to roam.
Play a Dark Unicorn if you want...
- to be a magical beast
- to be able to cause suffering to other creatures
- to play a secretive and untrusting character
- To be a member of a race that favors the cosmic sorcerer, blackguard or guardian druid classes.
Dark Unicorns are magnificent beasts. They closely resemble a wild horse, but always with a very dark coat. They can have either a pure black or dapple black/dark grey coat with a black or dark grey mane. Each dark unicorn has magical markings over their body to symbolize their unnatural origins, these markings glow either purple, dark blue, or most commonly red.
A misty haze follows in their wake, looking as though they are forever walking in the midst of a foggy place. Their eyes are always the color that best represents the soul trapped inside their bodies, but even so the color is always dark. They have a single twisted horn on their head that glows with power. These creatures are in all ways beautiful, but also deadly. It is often their sheer beauty that lures those they wish to destroy.
Playing a Dark Unicorn
You cannot mate. Dark Unicorns have no reproductive organs and therefore are not considered to have a gender. Those who know of their foul creation simply decide to assume they are all female as it is the soul of a maiden that was taken to imbue their bodies. Most are neutral in nature, but can easily become corrupt or saved. Still having the soul of a gentle being within them, some dark unicorns are more easily swayed to do good rather than evil.
They have a love for all things in nature that they cannot describe. This possibly stems from their original origins seeing as their manes do hold the hairs of real unicorns. In contrary to this though, they are always prepared and willing to fight. A dark unicorn is neither shy nor timid and will stand its ground or attack if threatened.
Dark Unicorn Characteristics: Fierce, brave, strong, secretive, outcast
Names: Danika, Adiana, Moriba, Marcello, Nestor