Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elajess

...The Elajess are violently opposed to all forms of boredom, they regard ennui as nothing less than an affront to all life and act to confront it, fight it, destroy it wherever they may discern its insidious, soul-sucking presence...

Elajess
No. Enc.: 1d2
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 120' (in any environment)
Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 8
Attacks: 1
Damage: 3d6
Save: F8
Morale: 11

The Elajess can use Plane Shift or Passwall 1d6 times in a given day on a particular world/plane. They see invisible and out of phase objects and monsters as though using a True Seeing spell and possess a form of visual perception that extends into X-rays and other exotic spectra. Extremely visually-oriented, the Elajess are completely deaf and impervious to all sounds. They also tend to not pay attention to any noises they might make, so they almost never surprise anyone without resorting to their Plane Shift or Passwall ability.

Being incapable of discerning sound, the Elajess use a visual form of language and are often hyper-literate, being able to read/write hundreds of different languages. They are great students of calligraphy, manuscript illumination and penmanship. They prize scrolls, books and the printed word over gems or lumps of crude metal.

Should one know the correct wording and combination of icons/glyphs, a contract can be drawn-up to hire the services of an Elajess. The spell Visual Speech can also come in handy in this regard, as it translates spoken words into visual glyphs. Otherwise you are left with pantomime or sign language if you want to communicate with these beings.

Instead of rolling for initiative when encountering an Elajess, you roll to see how soon it takes to bore them. They have notoriously fickle temperaments and lose patience quickly. They also get distracted easily. Essentially, roll as for initiative but when/if the players lose to the Elajess, the creature(s) become bored and either attack (1d30=even) or leave (1d30=odd).

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