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Epic Spell Date 1111-12-12
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Epic SPells: Adara

The Scourge of the Underdark Campaign


NPCs mentioned in this Episode:


Acererak

Bigby

Pelor

Seraphimanaxius

Tzzanak

Pelor's Protection of Providence



  • Transmutation

  • Spellcraft DC: 23

  • Components: V, S

  • Casting Time: 10 minutes

  • Range: Personal

  • Duration: 20 hours

  • Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)

  • Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

When the renegade Githyanki tribe of Kthllak'Thor kidnapped one of
Pelor's junior clerics to challenge their dreaded lich-queen based on a
senseless prophecy, Adara, knowing the
magic of the mighty blades of the Githyanki, prayed to Pelor to grant her
protection while she went to retrieve her priestly associate. Her prayer
was granted in the form of Pelor's Protection of Providence, which made her
nearly immune to the potent greatswords of the githyanki, though was not as
effective against their red dragon steeds. Fortunately, Adara had already
been granted Pelor's Punitive Wrath, and she returned with her junior
unharmed.



Spell Effect



Upon casting this spell, the caster is protected by a faintly glowing
nimbus giving her damage reduction of 14/epic.



 





 



Pelor's Punitive Wrath



Transmutation

Spellcraft: 62

Components: V, S

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: 12,000 feet

Duration: Instantaneous

Target: One creature, or up to a 10-foot cube of non-living matter

Saving Throw: Fortitude half

Spell Resistance: Yes



To prevent the balor sorcerer Tzzanak
from assembling the dreaded artifact Song of Night's Sorrow, Adara had to
journey to his underworld lair. Knowing the legends of the legendary
guardian to his cave, a great Three-Headed Sirrush (see the Epic-Level
Handbook), Adara prayed for the power to destroy the creature so she could
move on to her true target, the demon-magician. "hub?var=pelor">Pelor granted her prayer, and she used the
spell to great effect on the beast. Unfortunately, Tzzanak was scrying the
battle and teleported in to finish Adara off after the spell had weakened
her. But Adara was well prepared, and, one quickened heal later, let
Tzzanak feel Pelor's wrath as well.



Spell Effect



This spell inflicts 20d20 points of damage to one target. The caster
takes 27d6 points of backlash damage. The damage is of no particular type
or energy--it is purely destructive force. It automatically destroys
effects that are otherwise impervious to damage, such as wall of force,
Bigby's Hand spells, globe of invulnerabilty and antimagic field. It may
destroy Epic Wards on an opposed caster level check.



 





 



Pelor's Obstacle Obliterator



  • Transmutation

  • Spellcraft DC: 32

  • Components: V, S

  • Casting Time: 1 action

  • Range: 12,000 feet

  • Duration: Instantaneous

  • Target: One creature, or up to a 10-foot cube of non-living
    matter

  • Saving Throw: Fortitude half

  • Spell Resistance: Yes

When Adara and her friends traveled back in time to stop a living
Acererak's monstrous creation, a
Flesh Colossus (see the Epic-Level Handbook), from wreaking havoc upon the
citizens of the Flanaess, they were thwarted by the construct's large
antimagic field, which nullified the magic of her companion's weapons.
Adara prayed for a spell to overcome the colossus' defenses and received
Pelor's Obstacle Obliterator. When they confronted the giant golem again,
she cast the spell upon it, ruining the field of antimagic. "hub?var=balinor">Balinor, "hub?var=lelldorin">Lelldorin and "hub?var=arikazi">Arikazi then made short work of the
construct, allowing history to unfold as it should.



Spell Effect



This spell automatically destroys spells and effects that are otherwise
impervious to damage, such as wall of force, Bigby's Hand spells, globe of
invulnerabilty and antimagic field. It may destroy Epic Wards on an opposed
caster level check. The caster takes 10d6 points of backlash damage. It may
also inflict 20d4 points of damage to one target. The damage is of no
particular type or energy--it is purely destructive force.



 





 



Pelor's Almighty Attendant


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Conjuration (Summoning)

Spellcraft: 62

Components: V, S

Casting Time: 1 full round

Range: 75 feet

Duration: 20 rounds (D)

Effect: One summoned creature

Saving Throw: None

Spell Resistance: No



When Adara was left with Balinor
to guard the planar rupture caused by "hub?var=grazzt">Graz'zt while her companions went to the demon
prince's lair to find out how to seal it, Graz'zt tried to launch his
hordes through to the Prime Material Plane. The holy warriors fought back
swarms of demons for over eight hours, until Balinor finally fell. After
receiving telepathic communication from Arianna that her friends were about
to be successful and needed only a few moments more but that the demon
prince himself was preparing to walk through, Adara asked for one of
Pelor's mightiest servants to come to her aid. With the presence of
Seraphimanaxius, Adara was
able to push back the Dark Prince and his fiends until her friends sealed
the rift. Her first action afterwards was to raise Balinor.



Spell Effect



This spell summons Seraphimanaxius, a half-celestial great wyrm gold
dragon for 20 rounds. Seraphimanaxius acts to the best of her ability to
defeat the forces of evil and aid those of good, and is not above
sacrificing herself for the sake of others.



XP Cost: 3,300 xp



Seraphimanaxius



Female Great Wyrm Half-Celestial Gold Dragon (Fire); Hp: 758;
Initiative: +1; Spd: 60 feet, fly 240 (clumsy); AC: 43 (+1 Dex, + 40
natural, -8 size); Atk: Bite +53/19-20 (4d8+20), 2 claws +51/19-20
(4d6+10), 2 wings +51 (2d8+10), tail +51 (4d6+30); AL: Lawful Good; Saves:
Fort+35, Ref+23, Will+35; Str 51, Dex 12, Con 37, Int 34, Wis 37, Cha 34;
Appraise +33, Bluff +56, Concentration +54, Craft + 33, Diplomacy +56,
Escape Artist +44, Gather Information +33, Intimidate +33, Jump +61,
Knowledge (arcana) +55, Knowledge (history) +55, Knowledge (planes) +55,
Knowledge (religion) +55, Listen +56, Perform + 33, Scry +55, Search +55,
Sense Motive +34, Spellcaft +53, Spot +56; Cleave, Extra Spell (8th), Extra
Spell (7th), Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite], Improved
Critical (claw), Multiattack, Power Attack, Snatch, Wingover.



Dragon Abilities:



Fire Subtype; Immune to sleep and paralysis effects; Blindsight 360'
radius, Breath Weapon: cone of fire 70' (24d10, Ref 43 for half) or cone of
gas 70' (12 Str damage, Ref 43 for half) once every 1d4 rounds. Crush: Ref
(43) or suffer 4d8+30 points of damage + pin. Frightful Presence: Will (43)
or shaken for 4d6 rounds. Spell resistance 33.



Half-Celestial Abilities:



Immune to acid, cold, disease, and electricity. +4 on saving throws vs.
poison. Spell-like abilities: holy aura and protection from evil 3x/day;
aid, bless, cure serious wounds, detect evil, dispel evil, hallow, holy
smite, holy word, neutralize poison, remove disease, resurrection, summon
monster IX (celestials only), and symbol, 1x/day.



Spells (6/9/9/9/9/8/8/8/8/5; DC = 22 + spell level): face="Arial">1
size="2">) divine favour, mage armor, magic missile, shield, shield of
faith; 2) bear's endurance, bull's strength, calm emotions, cure moderate
wounds, hold person; 3) displacement, haste, lightning bolt, major image,
protection from elements; 4) death ward, fire shield, holy smite,
restoration, stoneskin; 5) break enchantment, cone of cold, feeblemind,
plane shift, true seeing; 6) disintegrate, eyebite, greater dispelling,
heal, repulsion; 7) control weather, delayed blast fireball, greater
teleport, limited wish, reverse gravity; 8) maze, polymorph any object,
polar ray, prismatic wall; 9) dominate monster, time stop, wish.


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