Dust Specter (4e Race)

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Dust Specter[edit]

I thought I saw something following us, it was probably nothing...

Racial Traits
Average Height: 2' - 2'6"
Average Weight: You are a Spirit, you do not weigh anything
Ability Scores: +2 Charisma, and +2 Wisdom or Intelligence
Size: Tiny
Speed: 4, Fly 7 altitude limit 2 squares
Vision: Low-Light
Languages: Common
Skill Bonuses: +2 Nature, +2 Arcana
Misty Form: Enemies making a ranged attack against you from further than 10 squares away take a -2 penalty to the attack roll.
Spiritual Origin: You are a creature from the Shadow Fell, so you are considered a Shadow creature for the purpose of effects that relate to creature origin. additionally, you gain the undead keyword
Glowing Body: You emit dim light to a radius of 1 square.
Spirit Power: You gain the flashing strike power.
Racial Utility Powers: When your dust specter character gains a class utility power after 1st level, you can forgo taking a power granted to you by your class. Instead you gain a dust specter utility power of the same level or lower.

Flashing Strike Dust Specter Racial Power
Encounter Star.gif Teleport, Weapon
Minor Action Close burst 10
Target: An enemy you can see in the burst
Effect: You teleport to the same square as the target and make a basic weapon attack against them. If the attack hits, you teleport to a square within 2 squares of your original location.

Dust Specters are the spirits of small fey creatures-such as pixies-who now wander the elemental chaos. They sometime go to the natural world to find someone to free their spirit or to try to find peace in the woods somewhere. They often make deals with wizards and mages to become an adventurer for a number of years, in exchange for their soul to be set free.

Play a Dust Specter if you want...

  • to be a small floating creature
  • to wander the plains looking for a home
  • to be peaceful, yet ferocious if there is no other way
  • To be a member of a race that favors the fighter, Ranger, Wizard, Avenger, Druid, Monk, and, Seeker classes.

Physical Qualities[edit]

Dust specters are foot-tall, featureless humanoids, made of dust that ranges from blue, to green, to gold. Most remark that they indeed seem similar to pixies when their forms are strong, with wings and pointed features. They are surrounded in s sphere of swirling dust that makes them appear slightly larger, their eyes glow the same color as the rest of themselves, but paler and they do not swirl or move. Dust specters do not grow any hair and cannot get tattooed or scared, but they can still die and feel pain.

Playing a Dust Specter[edit]

Most dust ppecters value peace very highly, for they have lived so long and seen so much blood shed that they wish for no more of it. However, some dust specters prefer a life of adventure, while these Specters still prefer peace, if someone does something unlawful or disgraceful, they will be punished accordingly. Dust Specters also love nature and animals, they are very in tune with the elements as well. And lastly, dust specters LOVE magic, it is what they value more than anything, if someone is using magic inappropriately or evilly, they must pay.

Dust Specter Characteristics: Playful, Protective, Brave, Loyal, Thoughtful, and sometimes, Mischevious

Male Names: Aramil, Arannis, Berrian, Dayereth, Erevan, Galinndan, Hadarai, Immeral, Mindartis, Paelias, Quarion, Riardon, Soveliss, Adran, Aelar, Beiro, Carric, Erdan, Gennal, Heian, Lucan, Peren, Rolen, Theren, Varis

Female Names: Althaea, Anastrianna, Andraste, Bethrynna, Caelynna, Jelenneth, Leshanna, Meriele, Naivara, Quelenna, Sariel, Shanairra, Theirastra, Valenae, Adrie, Birel, Chaedi, Dara, Enna, Faral, Irann, Keyleth, Lia, Mialee, Shava, Thia, Valna

Dust Specter Adventurers[edit]

Three sample Dust Specter adventurers are described below.

Dara is a Dust Specter Druid. She wandered the Elemental Chaos destroying any evil in her way and helping those in need. She was looking for someone to free her, when she happened upon a group of adventurers, they offered to help her find someone to set her free. She decided that she was very fond of her new friends and decided to stay with them, 10 years later she is still adventuring with them today.

Galinndan is a Dust Specter Fighter. When he was still alive, his parents were murdered by Demogorgon. As soon as he was old enough to, he learned how to fight, He now hunts in the Abyss searching for his parents' murderer and any other vile creatures he can rid the world of.

Thia is a Dust Specter Monk. She lives in a small city that rests in the middle of seemingly endless woods, here she helps those who need it and those who are fighting for a worthy cause. She doesn't have any memory of her past life, but she sometimes has visions of a woman trying to protect a little boy from some terrible beast. In the visions all the Woman ever says is "Run Galinndan! Run! Me and your father will protect you!" She doesn't have any idea who "Gilanndan" is, but she assumes that the woman is herself.

Dust Specter Utility Powers[edit]

Cloud of Light Dust Specter Utility 2
For a moment you glow with intense light, blinding enemies who came too close.
Encounter Star.gif Zone
Minor Action Close burst 1
Effect: The burst creates a zone filled with a cloud of light that lasts until the end of your next turn. Squares in the zone are brightly light, provide concealment to allies, and enemies in the zone take a -2 penalty to attack rolls.

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