Earth-Bound (3.5e Class)
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Earthbound are a type of magic-user that use the realm's powers to fight. They are the most limited and most varied magic users at the same time, using only one spell but using it for everything. This is meant for mainly stone realms.
Making an Earth-bound
Earthbound can be many things, as their earth manipulation allows them to create armor, weapons, strike enemies, climb, and other things. They are mostly combat and physical utility.
Abilities: Earth-bound need high Concentration and Craft, so high Int is key. All other ability scores are up to the player, as Earth-Bound can do most anything.
Races:Dwarves are often Earth-bound as they love stone. Any race can be Earth-bound but the less intelligent creatures are generally worse off.
Starting Gold: No starting gold.
|1st||0||0||0||2||Earth Manipulation x 100 Applied Earth, Earth Move, Earth-bound +1, Earthen Ability, Long Sleep, Focused Skillset|
|2nd||1||0||0||3||Earth Manipulation x 110|
|3rd||1||1||1||3||Tendril damage 1d12, Earth Manipulation x 140|
|4th||2||1||1||4||Rank up specialization, Earth Manipulation x 190|
|5th||2||1||1||4||Earth-bound +2, Earth Body +1, Earth Manipulation x 260, +1 Move/round|
|6th||3||2||2||5||Earth Manipulation x 350|
|7th||3||2||2||5||Tendril damage 2d6,Earth Manipulation x 460|
|8th||4||2||2||6||Rank up specialization, Earth Manipulation x 590|
|9th||4||3||3||6||Earth Manipulation x 740|
|10th||5||3||3||7||Earth-bound +3, Earth Body +2, Earth Manipulation x 910, +1 Move/round|
|11th||5||3||3||7||Tendril damage 2d8, Earth Manipulation x 1100|
|12th||6/1||4||4||8||Rank up specialization, Earth Manipulation x 1310|
|13th||6/1||4||4||8||Earth Manipulation x 1540|
|14th||7/2||4||4||9||Earth Manipulation x 1790|
|15th||7/2||5||5||9||Earth-bound +4, Tendril damage 2d10, Earth Body +3, Earth Manipulation x 2060, +1 Move/round|
|16th||8/3||5||5||10||Rank up specialization, Earth Manipulation x 2350|
|17th||8/3||5||5||10||Earth Manipulation x 2660|
|18th||9/4||6||6||11||Earth Manipulation x 2990|
|19th||9/4||6||6||11||Tendril damage 2d12, Earth Manipulation x 3340|
|20th||10/5||6||6||12||Earth-bound +5, Tendril damage 3d10,Rank up specialization, Earth Body +4, Earth Manipulation x 3910, +1 Move/round|
Earth-bound are good fighters to use their earth powers more effectively. They also use their earth manipulation to make them more skilled in many ways. Their most prominent feature is their Earth Manipulation - it is their only ability that s a common person. All of the following are class features of the Earth-bound.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: All Simple Weapons, Light Armor.
Focused Skillset: You get a bonus equal to half your Earth Bound level to Concentration and Craft skills.
Long Sleep: Earthbound require more sleep than other people. If an Earth-bound gets standard hours of rest, they are Fatigued for the first and 16th hour they are awake, and lose half their manipulation points. An extra hour of sleep lowers the Fatigued time to half an hour and manipulation point loss to one quarter, and two hours eliminates all penalties.
Earth Manipulation (Sp): All Earth-bound use the Earth to help them do extraordinary things. This requires a 1 hour meditation to ask the earth for its powers each day. Only one thing can be manipulated at once, increasing by 1 every 5 levels.
Move:You can move 10 lbs of the main material of their realm (almost always rock) at 10 ft per round with their mind for 1 round, 100 times per day, increasing each level and with a maximum for a single movement equal to one-tenth of the total maximum. This requires a concentration check with DC 10+1 per pound, minimum 1. You can use more 'manipulation points' to move heavier things, move faster, or move for longer. For each additional 10 lbs, 10 ft per round, or 1 round of duration, add one point of cost. You can only move one object at a time. You can easily create any armor or weapon in 1 round with move. Moving objects deal 1d6 damage, plus 1d6 per five points spent into speed or weight, up to 10d6. For example, spending an extra 3 points on speed (for a total speed of 40 feet per round) and 2 points on weight (a total of 30 lbs) deals 2d6 damage.
Animate: You can animate stone for 10 times the cost of Move. This stone follows any verbal instructions given, and when orders cannot be fufilled the stone will crumble, returning points to the owner equal to (points spent)x hours left/24. This requires no check. Any item created weighs five times as much as wood and the same as metal, and has an enchantment bonus equal to your Earth-Bound Level/5. Animated stone does not count towards the limit of one moving object maintained, and last for 24 hours.
Tendrils: The basic, uncreative but powerful attack that Earth-bound can use - slicing up the opponent with sharp tendrils of rock. This deals more damage as the Earth-bound grows in power, starting at 1d10+Dex damage, and making attacks as a manufactured weapon with 10 foot reach. They also allow you to act with them as if they were arms, allowing you to grapple, disarm or otherwise act with additional reach. Using Tendrils costs 5 manipulation points per round.
Creating Creatures: You can create the equivalent of elementals and stone golems instantly using move and animate. However, these have no actual will, and crumble at the end of the move or animation. This costs ten times as much as moving or animating an equivalently weighted piece of stone at a speed of the creature's base land speed.
Enveloping: You can envelop things much like a Shifting Stone. This does not cost manipulation points.
Earth-bound You gain a +1 to all rolls when touching the ground and a -2 penalty to all rolls when not touching the ground, both increasing at every 5 levels. You cannot purposefully remove yourself from the ground - skills requiring this (such as jump) require you to use Applied Earth. If separated from the Earth, an Earth-bound loses all powers until he touches the earth again, except manipulation points. However, manipulating cost 10x the points.
Applied Earth: You can use the earth to assist you in almost every skill. Any time you want to make a skill check, you can make a concentration check to use Earth Manipulation to boost the check. On a success, add one fourth of your level to the check.
Earth Ability: You can take feats that require a Str or Dex score without that score. However, you can only use these abilities while using an Earth-Bound power to act (e.g. Tendrils for attacking, Applied Earth for skills).
Earthen Body: As the Earth-bound grows in power, his body becomes earth. He gets a +1 to Natural Armor, saves, attack and damage rolls and checks for every 5 levels of Earth-bound he has.
Earthen Specialty Earth-bound specialize in types of fighting. At 5th level and every 4th level thereafter, you gain 1 rank in any of these specialties.
Fighter: You use the earth to smash enemies better than the average person.
Artillery: You use the earth to slice up your opponents from afar.
Defender: You make walls and armors of earth, protecting allies.
Rouge: You attack, then sneak underground until the next opportunity.
Any Earth-Bound who displease the earth lose the compliance of their realm. They lose 100 Earth Manipulation points and then halve the remaining points. In addition, they lose Earth Move and Applied Earth.
Enlightenment At 21st level, an Earth-Bound ahd begun the journey to enlightenment. Once per day, by meditating for an hour, they can ask the earth to perform terraforming and such giant movements of the land, a DC 50 concentration check, which can be lowered by one as many times as you want by spending 1000 manipulation points. At 25th level, the check is lowered to 40 and can be preformed 10 times per day in 5 minutes. At 30th level, an Earth-Bound is Enlightened, and is one with the Earth. They gain extremely high Earth Manipulation Points and can get more at any time by succeeding a DC 20+((Points Asked For+Points used today+Points Left)/1000) concentration check, as long as he has not failed a check for more points today. In addition, he can become part of any earth he encounters, staying in even the smallest piece of stone. If the entire body of stone is turned into something other than stone, he teleports into the nearest stone, costing Earth Manipulation points equal to the miles teleported. If he cannot teleport and cannot get more points, he takes 10d10 damage and returns to his original body. They can now terraform instantly and automatically for 1000 points.
'Specialization: You continue to gain ranks in specializations. However, you cannot progress past U, so any over must be invested into other specializations.
Bonus Feats: The epic Earth-bound gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic Earth-bound bonus feats) every 2 levels after 20th.
Epic Earth-Bound Bonus Feat List: Any feats, as long as you meet the requirements.
Ability Scores: Strength 10, Dexterity 10, Constitution 10, Intelligence 24, Wisdom 12, Charisma 12.
Skill Selection: Pick 12 cross-class skills.
Feat: Combat Reflexes.
Bonus Feats: None.
Gear: None. Earth-bound make their own gear.
Gold: None. Earthbound buy next to nothing.
Specialization: Rouge Rank 1.
Playing a Earth-bound
Religion: Generally does not worship any particular god.
Other Classes: A few levels of Earth-bound can help most classes. They can fit any part of a group, and can add almost anything, the exception being skills.
Combat: Any. Earthbound can do basically be anything in combat.
Advancement: Generally, Earth-bound start fairly weak, as they cannot deal very much damage. However, as they advance, they get much stronger.
Earth-bound in the World
Most non-BunBun Earth-bound live lives as defenders, hermits, or adventurers. Some are outcasts due to their less religious ways, while others are heroes respected and loved for their might.
Daily Life: Most Earth-bound sleep early and wake late,.
Organizations: Most earth-bound do not congregate. There is, however, a species of rabbit-looking Earth-bound who will accept any good creatures into their group. There are four subgroups of these rabbits, using the four classical elements. They are inherently good and skilled at Earth-manipulation, and can be called for simply by calling out their name if you are an Earth-bound.
NPC Reactions: Most NPCs think of Earth-bound as regular casters. However, they are sometimes hated for not having a specific deity by certain groups, as a nasty but false rumor paints them as those who actually don't believe in gods.
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (Arcana)or Knowledge (Geography) and can research Stone-bound to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
Earth-bound in the Game
Earth-bound usually fight
Adaptation: Wind, Water and Fire versions of BunBun exist (Nubnub, Ranran, Narnar), and their own manipulators too. Stronger Time and Space versions (Xanxan and Carcar), as well as a combined ultimate version (???) exist.
EL 26: The 6 regular BunBun are level 17 Earth-bound, and the Evil bun is a level 26 Earth-bound Rouge with 1 specialization rank in Fighter. The Defenders try to grab any enemies attacking the artillery, and pull hiding enemies close. The rouges go up front and wreak havoc by Earth Gliding with 7 arms out, each with a kukri, attacking large groups while the artillery send out 5 tendrils on animation and 5 on move. The Evil bun goes out into the fray, with 10 arms and kukri, while staying hidden in the chaos of the other rouges. He makes his attacks far less visibly than his rouge allies. If the BunBun are too injured, the evil bun retreats alone, and both defenders and artillery surrender, while the rouges flee.