Discussion:Good thing to control?
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 Good thing to control?
 Lord Dhazriel 22:29, 17 May 2008 (MDT)
Okay, I need something one my NPC will have complete control over. For my warlock variant, one of my PC decided to use sand as the basic of his invocations (replacing eldrith blast by sand spear). I want to make more of these variants, but im in desperate search for ideas. I need some suggestion on the force he will control (the NPC). However i have some criteria:
- Please no raw element like fire, wind, earth or water but variant like sand for earth, ashes for fire are fine.
- Be original.
- Must be very focused and no too abstract (like demonic energy)
Shadow: Was made hundred of times before.
Ashes: Much like sand but with a few differences, first ash is less movable than sand so ash spear is out of question. Maybe a little control over fire thought ashes. I need idea for the main invocation of this one.
Leaves: A desperate idea, leaves are hardly dangerous in any way i can find (except suffocation).
Blood: Original, wasn't much done before but limited, how im I supposed to destroy construct or undead with this ? The powers can be very bloody however.
I know im not very precise but if any one got an idea, even a bad one please post it. I have plenty of time the next game is the next week end, during my birthday so...
EDIT: Oh! and another requirements, but this one is a bit hardy: the NPC must never have seen his own blood...
What odd requirements. Hopefully I am to understand you're looking for interesting flavored themes for warlock's energy blasts then, right?
Light: This one is kind of close to the normal blasts but specifically it has all of the properties of light rather than mysterious colored energy.
Organics: Do an Akira, shoot tendrils of fleshy arm bits from your hand suddenly, form a glaive from crafted meat, and so forth.
Metal: I could see liquid metal...
Animals: No serious, say he has a patron spiritual animal, or he has the soul of a dragon, or whatever. And all his attacks come off looking like ghostly beast heads they snap out and bite the enemy.
Trouble is, not too many things in the world have the highly mailable properties needed. Am I close to the mark?
 Lord Dhazriel 09:22, 18 May 2008 (MDT)
That some good ideas! Oh! and for the He must never have seen hid own blood, it is because I opened my mouth too wide when I introduced a NPC i did not yet create.
Also I have:
Evil Spirits: Hundred of evil ghost surround him, he may a aura of walling souls and other goodies.
Lightning: not a base elements but a bit unoriginal, still fearsome however.
He have the soul of a powerful evil being, trapped in little human body so the power must have some evilness. Or he can be cursed, I did not yet decided. I really want make this NPC unique and troubling...
In my campaign all warlocks are different:
There is the Born Warlock: Those that have a ancestor warlock or some extraordinary being in their family tree.
There is the Pact Warlock: Those that make pact with outsiders or feys.
And finally there is the Cursed Warlock: They are able to draw power from a curse they bear, the curse are alway powerful and irremovable (not even by wish!). This include having a fiend souls.
I hope these are considered original:
Ice: He shoots an icicle out of his hand.
Steam: He shoots a line of superheated steam that can melt flesh.
Ectoplasm: He shhots the energy of the spirits out through his blast.
Mud: He shoots a heavy ball of mud.
Shrapnel: from his arm, thousands of little razor sharp pieces of metal erupt and explode forward, lacerating and slashing all those in his path.
I hope that helps.
 MorkaisChosen 13:26, 19 May 2008 (MDT)
I like blood- alternative being Bone (Boneshards for Eldritch Blast, for example). You could also do it with a more nature-themed variant and use Sap.
 Lord Dhazriel 15:38, 19 May 2008 (MDT)
In fact the theme is for the whole set of invocation not only the blast.