Monday, April 18, 2011

O is for Opinicus - A to Z psionic monsters

Opinicus are magic winged camel-lions, with a monkey-looking face. Sounds pretty wacky, but they can bail you out in a pinch.

Due to their clerical and psionic powers, they could easily be played as "guardian spirits of the deserts", to which creatures would make pilgrimage and offer sacrifice in exchange for blessings or favors. Consider them as wild Clerics of the desert lands. Like Hollyphants, they seem specially designed to combat undead and demonic threats.

Unlike the other "Sentinel/Watcher/Guardian" psionic good monsters, these guys are Chaotic in alignment, and noted to be quite mischievous. They would be fond of "testing" their worshipers, and playing jokes on those they deemed superficial or unworthy, which would definitely restrict the popularity of their cults...

HD: 7+7
attacks: 4 claws (1-3, 1-3, 1-6, 1-6)
Magic resistance: 35%
INT: very to exceptional

Psionic ability: 205-250
attacks/defenses: All/All

3-5 minor disciplines (choose from):Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, Detection of Good/Evil, Detection of Magic, ESP, Molecular Agitation, Object Reading, Precognition, Sensitivity to Psychic Impressions

1-2 major disciplines (choose from): Body Control, Energy Control, Telekinesis, Molecular Manipulation, Molecular Rearrangement, Shape Alteration

Clerical spells per day (all spells available, including turning undead):
4th level - 1, 3rd - 2, 2nd - 3, 1st - 3

Other powers:

at will:
Astral Travel

1x per turn (10 rounds)
Sun Sparkle Gaze attack (2-16 damage on undead and devils/demons)

1x per day:
Holy Word

2x per day:
Dimension Door

3x per day:

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