Scared Ones (4e Race)

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The Scared Ones[edit]

Although Scared Ones have no physical body, they have a wide knowledge.

Racial Traits
Average Height: 5'10"-6'2"
Average Weight: N/A
Ability Scores: +2 Intelligence, +2 Charisma
Size: Medium
Speed: 5 squares
Vision: Normal
Languages: Common, one other language
Skill Bonuses: +2 Arcana, +2 History
The Scared Education: You get one bonus skill.
Physic Infused: You get +2 racial bonus to attack and damage rolls with powers that have the psychic keyword.
Mental Being: Due to not having a real body, you gain these traits while in mental form:
  • You are insubstantial
  • You can't use weapons and implements.
  • All damage that you give is psychic damage.
Physical Being: As a standard action, you can take over a creature's dead or unconcious body. While possessing a body, you gain these traits:
  • You are dazed until the end of your turn.
  • The target is dominated.
  • You have the height, weight, size, speed, and vision of the creature.
  • You can only use weapons that the creature can use.
  • If you are bloodied, you are rejected by the body. You can't repossess until the end of the encounter.
  • When you are rejected, you are pushed into any adjacent square.
Psychic Blast: You gain psychic blast as an encounter power.


Psychic Blast The Scared Ones Racial Power
You use some of your power to blast the creature before you.
Encounter Star.gif Psychic
Standard Action Close Blast 2
Requirement: You cannot be in physical form.
Target: All creatures in blast
Attack: Intelligence Vs. Reflex
Hit: 1d8 + intelligence modifier psychic damage


<!- Fluff. ->

Play an Scared One if you want...

  • To possess other bodies.
  • To be intelligent.
  • To be a member of a race that favors the Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Warlord, Wizard, and Psion classes.

Physical Qualities[edit]

A Scared One (or simply a Scared) can be described as ghostly or phantasmal. Scared Ones have a wraith-like, haunting form in shades of blue, purple, green, and rarely black or red. A Scared One has blank, white eyes with human-like, blurred facial features. The rest of their body can change to resemble any manner of clothing at will. Scared Ones have a musical voice but when processing, they talk in a monotone, sometimes with both their own voice and their body's voice (a Bluff check can be made to counter-act this).

Scared Ones live as long as humans until they fade away into the Shadowfell.

Playing The Scared Ones[edit]

A long time ago the Scared Ones were human. They had a great kingdom in the Elemental Chaos, protected by huge domes. But one day a powerful force(depending on your campaign) blasted the cities so they could take the human's resources away. The bombs would have destroyed every living creature, but due to a malfunctioning spell, the colonist's souls didn't pass on and become more physical. This was a curse for the Scared Ones. The Scared Ones are people of great knowledge. They strive to learn and use their knowledge to survive. Scared Ones had suffer many hardships, but because they possessed such lore, they become masters over mental classes.

When they lost their bodies, they started to use others. This is useful when lying or making a similar Bluff check but it creates a problem: It's almost impossible to tell the different Scared Ones apart, and evil beings sometimes take advantage of this.

The Scared Ones Characteristics: beautiful, cunning, otherworldly, smart

Male Names: Typical Human names.

Female Names: Typical Human names.

Some Scared Ones take a concept as their name, just like tieflings.

Scared One Adventurers[edit]

Three sample <!-your race-> adventurers are described below.

Harmony is a Scared One bard. She prefers a animate body that she made herself. Harmony uses her voice to help her allies and uses her mind to research other lore. Her goal is to compose a magic song that will reunite the Scared One race.



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