Lesser Outsider Template

   Quite a few people want to play outsiders – minor angels or demons, emissaries of order or chaos, or guardians of nature. Sadly, most of them have either very-tightly defined roles or ECL modifiers so high as to make them virtually unplayable. Ergo, here’s a 63 CP/+1 ECL template for Lesser Outsiders. Like the Dragon template, this is fairly extensively optimized and thus is pretty formidable for +1 ECL – but the game master should take care to play up the fear, mistrust, and extra attention that any party containing an outsider (no matter how benign) will attract. Secondarily, of course, any group which contains an outsider will automatically attract the attention of opposing forces.

   Like all our templates, this one is designed using Eclipse: The Codex Persona, available in a shareware version here and in print here.

  • +2 Charisma (8* CP)
  • Occult Sense: Darkvision (4* CP)
  • Occult Sense: Low-Light Vision (4* CP)
  • Resist II: +4 to saves versus Poison (4* CP)
  • Spell Resistance of [5 + Level] (4* CP)
  • DR 5/- (Specialized: Physical Only, Corrupted: vulnerable to opposing alignment forces and to some special material, 4 CP)
  • Immunity: All Energy damage except for opposing alignment energies (Resistance 12) (Very Common, Major, Minor, 7* CP).
  • Advanced Blessing: Special powers apply in a 10′ radius, Specialized: only works for Spell Resistance (rolled as a group), Tongues, and Protection from Opposing Alignment effects (4* CP)
  • Celerity: 30′ Flight (Specialized: Must have room for wings, cannot be wearing medium or heavy armor, can be entangled, etc, 6* CP)
  • Empowerment (Innate Enchantments, 4* CP)
  • Innate Enchantment: All Specialized: Only while remaining true to alignment and to the service of a patron deity, 42,000 GP total value, 14* CP.
    • +4 to any single attribute (Personal Only, 8400 GP)
    • Heroism (Personal Only, 8400 GP) (+2 Morale Bonus to Attacks, Saves, and Skill Checks)
    • Tongues (Personal Only, 8400 GP).
    • Protection from Opposing Alignment Type (Personal Only, 1400 GP).
    • Detect Opposing Alignment (Personal Only, 1400 GP).
    • Imbued Weapon (as per Bless Weapon but of appropriate alignment type, Personal Only, 1400 GP).
    • Warding Rune (gain 1 + CL/3, +4 maximum, Resistance Bonus on Saves, 1400 GP)
    • Select 11,200 GP worth of additional innate enchantments. Note that curative effects can be used three times per day each, other spells may be used at will or taken as personal enhancements normally.

   *Corrupted: The user’s supernatural nature, innate alignment, and type are obvious, the user is vulnerable to effects which target outsiders, and has an established set of natural enemies and opponents.

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