Sheogi (3.5e NPC)
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|Female custom golem barbarian 4|
|N Medium construct|
|Init/Senses||+2(4)/darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Listen +0, Spot +0|
|AC|| 17, touch 12, flat-footed 17; uncanny dodge|
(+2 Dex, +5 armor)
|hp||58 (4 HD)|
|Immune||mind-affecting effects, poison, sleep effects, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, necromancy effects, critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, energy drain, any effect requiring a Fortitude save (except those that affect objects or are harmless), death from massive damage|
|Speed||30 ft. (6 squares); Fleet of Foot, Run|
|Melee||+1 crystal guisarme "The Star" +5 (2d4+1/×3) or|
|Melee||+2 dagger +6 (1d4+2/19–20)|
|Special Actions||rage 2/day|
|Abilities||Str 10(18), Dex 15(19), Con —, Int 15(20), Wis 10(1), Cha 12(8)|
|Feats||Fleet of Foot, Run|
|Skills||Climb +8, Disguise +6, Handle Animal +4, Jump +8, Listen +6, Survival +8, Tumble +8, Swim +4|
|Possessions||+1 crystal guisarme "The Star", +2 dagger, bracer of armor +5, monk's outfit, 5gp|
|Patron Deity||The Lady (Deity of her creator)|
|Self-Repair (Ex)||When Sheogi's mind is in tier one, her body repairs itself at 5 hit points per 8 hours.|
Sheogi was created by the artificer Joel Minza, a wizard famous for his many strange creations. She was desgined to be a golem powered not by a earth spirit, but by a wholey human synthisized soul. She lived with him for several years before clerics of several churches attacked his home in retribution for one of Sheogi's brothers, who also contained an artifical soul. The priests burned his house to the ground in retribution for tampering in the realm of the gods. He hid Sheogi in a pocket dimension and fled as the house burned. His body was never found, but he is assumed dead. Sheogi now wanders the world, looking for her creator, and trying to understand... life.
Sheogi stands at about 5' 6", with a whispy build, that gives the impression that she is not entirely there. Despite her otherworldy appearance, she was modeled against a human, and can easily be mistaken for one. Her natural color is cloud grey, with her hair a slightly darker grey. However, whenever the situation calls, she can change the colors of her skin and hair at will.
She usually wears a loose pair of pants and comfortable shirts, the cheap kind that can be bought at any town.
Sheogi is a strangely innocent person. She has a fair understanding of some things, but when it comes to matters of human interactions, she is lost. She's easily confused, and attaches easily to people. She is very kind to any person, regardless of their allignment, and is naive to an extreme. She is very defensive about herself, and usually will only answer question about herself when asked by a close friend.
Sheogi has three tiers of behavior, hard coded into her body. She can willingly put one of them in control of her body at any time, although usually her Kernel level controls operations.
First Tier: "Logic Net"
The first Tier of Sheogi's mind is hard coded into her very body, allowing her to act logically and mechanically. It also holds hard coded memories, like her knowlage of languages. It is very animalistic, and has little concept of friend or foe, only danger and not. She loses control of her body when it is in control, and the body will immediatly take steps to ensure its safety. If that requires killing, it will. This tier is static and unchanging, and has the fastest reaction time. It is also the only tier that can repair Sheogi's body, requiring her to shift to first tier in order to heal by normal means. Due to the strange magical layout of the logic net, Sheogi becomes immune to psionics and mind effecting magic. Also, when the first Tier is active, her stats will undergo the following changes:
Strength +8 Dexterity +4 Intelligence +5 Wisdom -10 Charisma -4
Sheogi Hates this side of herself.
Second Tier: "Emotive Memory"
Sheogi's Emotive memory sector contains all of her memories, and also control her emotions. When it is active, it can modify parts of the logic net to better respond to situations. When the Emotive tier is in control, Sheogi gains a non-magical empathy with creatures around her, giving her a +8 in Sense Motive.
Third Tier: "Kernel"
This was Joel's crowning achivement, the artificial soul. When the third tier is active, Sheogi behaves in the way described in her personality. She seems very human, except that something seems... off. Due to the strange layout of her Kernel, while it is control, it causes magical spells and effects aimed at her malifunction and fail.
Observation Based AI
Sheogi's mind has little prior knowedge, and her Kernel mind is programmed to learn observation. As a result, when her Kernel is in control, she is easily distracted, and will focus on something indefinately until something else catches her eyes.
When Sheogi takes damage, she must take a will save of DC 5+ the amount of damage taken. If she fails, she will immediatly revert to Tier one.
Sheogi will, in a fight, attempt to flee, no matter which tier she's in. If force to fight, she will tend to fight defensively until it becomes clear there is no escape. Then, she will usually grudgingly allow the first tier to take over. The first tier is the only one that will use her rage ability.
Sheogi appeared a few times in our champaigns, as a helpful NPC. Her role was limited, but we did aid her for a sub-quest in her journey to find her father.