With the release of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Intrigue sourcebook, it seems only fair to introduce a vigilante of the City in Shadow for possible use in your games. Racing the towered skyline of the ever twilight city and dancing the rooftops of the Prime Material, the Laced Moth prevents the will of the Parity Council from endangering the sunlit worlds…
The Laced Moth
Artella Monscient was a Prime Material girl of noble blood when she stumbled upon agents of the Parity Council aligning seraph statues in her home city to increase the stability of Hyraeatan and assuming the worst attempted to stop them in the fashion of the heroes of her romantic novels. During the conflict, a mesmerist among the Council’s agents commanded Artella to flee and inadvertently caused her to race through a shadow-tangency and into the depths of Hyraetan. Her panicked dash continued, until lunging through a glowglass window she fell several stories.
As the compulsion ended, the young Monscient girl found herself overwhelmed by the sheer alien weight of the planar metropolis, trauma of the mental attack, and the pain of the fall that should have killed her. These combined stresses caused her own arcane and psychic abilities to bloom violently. The being who had been Artella shattered like the luminous shards of glass.
Taken in by the Hands of Onus, her body was mended. Her mind however resolved into something else. At the core, the being who still harbored suspicions about the Parity Council remained. But to the side, lifting her like wings, there were now others. Sweet Jain a young hopeful woman healed by the Sanatorium and now working its halls healing troubled minds whispered encouragement from the left. And at her right, Tella a rich young heiress wooed to this strange place by the Descendants and their artistic lifestyle.
Fluttering with the support of these two new and yet familiar selves, a new creature emerged from the Sanatorium. A champion for the worlds of the Prime Material that may not even know of Hyraeatan’s existence. A mystic avenger bent on exposing the corruptions within the Parity Council, the Laced Moth.
The Laced Moth CR 13
Female Human Vigilante (Warlock) 14
Chaotic/Neutral Good Medium Humanoid (Human)
Init +3; Senses ; Perception 18+
AC 19 (23 with shield); Touch 15; Flat-Footed 14; (mage armor)
HP 75 (14d8); false life
Fort +4; Ref +14; Will +10
Defensive Abilities elemental armor 2d6 electrical; Resist electricity 10
Speed 30′ (fly 60’/40′)
Space 5 ft; Reach 5 ft
Melee mystic bolt +11 4d6+3 (acid, electricity or cold) +1d6 shocking
Ranged mystic bolt +16 4d6+3 (acid, electricity or cold) +1d6 shocking
Spells Known/Prepared (CL 14th)
5th — extended greater invisibility, overland flight
4th — dimension door (x2), greater invisibility, polymorph
3rd — fly (x3), stinking cloud (x2)
2nd — invisibility (x2), alter self, false life (x2), darkvision
1st — mage armor (cast), shield, jump, obscuring mist (x2)
0 — detect magic, read magic, prestidigitation, open/close, message
Str 10, Dex 20, Con 10, Int 18, Wis 12, Cha 16
Base Atk +10/+5; CMB ; CMD ( vs. trip)
Feats Arcane Strike, Liminal Self (x2), Extend Spell, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Combat Casting, Acrobatic Spellcaster, Brilliant Planner, Weapon Focus (mystic bolt)
Skills Acrobatics +22, Appraise +16, Buff +20, Climb +17, Diplomacy +15, Disable Device +22, Disguise +20, Intimidate, +17, Knowledge (local) +15, Perception +18, Sense Motive +17, and Use Magic Device +15.
Languages Fade, Planar Trade, Celestial, Prime Material Languages
SQ Deeper Self (x2), Arcane Strike, Social Simulacrum, Elemental Armor, Quick Change, Immediate Change
Combat Gear glowglass mask
Other Gear headband of mental superiority +2, gloves of dexterity +4
Sweet Jain – The healer, caretaker persona of the Laced Moth’s Hands of Onus splinter persona oddly has the same powers of the mesmerist who drove Artella into Shadow. She is loathe to violence and uses her hypnotic powers to calm the troubled minds of the Sanatorium.
Lady Tella – The vapid remnants of the worst parts of the Laced Moth’s socialite past, the Lady Tella persona is a low level functionary of the Descendants of Dream, her abilities to dance and titter convincingly move the Laced Moth into places she would otherwise have no hope of reaching.
Book of Beyond Preview – Deeper Self (Vigilante Social Talent)
Deeper Self (Ex) – You gain the Liminal Self feat. While changing into social identity, once a day, a vigilante may assume their liminal state instead when entering a situation appropriate to the Liminal Self‘s abilities. This transformation lasts as long as the situation persists and does not discharge the vigilante’s abilities upon ending. Other uses of the Liminal Self feat follow the rules as normal. A vigilante may select this talent up to three times.
More info on Hyraeatan can be found in the Mythic Paths of the Lost Spheres appendix and the upcoming Book of Beyond WIP. Hyraeatan, City in Shadow will also be available later this year. For our other products visit: d20pfsrd.com, drivethruRPG, paizo and RPGNow.