|Sam Kay (talk)|
|Date Created:||18th January 2009|
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Chosen of the Spider Queen
The spider queen makes you the living vessel of her power in the mortal world.
The spider queen you seve chooses you to serve her above all others as her proxy. As a chosen of Arachne, you protect her followers and battle the followers of Lolth, and are the instigator in many uprisings against Lolth. As a chosen of Lolth, you purge the weak and incompetent, and fight against Lolth's enemies. To aid you in this task, the spider queen weaves the essence of the arachania into your body and soul. As the chosen of the spider queen, you are entangled in the fierce civil war for the mastery over spider kind. Your spider queen has chosen you as the leader of her followers in the war that has consumed the spiderkind for many ages. You are also, like other chosen, a worldly exarch, recieving advice and commissions from your deity.
Divine Allies Bring Divine Enemies
You’re a hero. It’s not bad news that your deity’s enemies want to eradicate you before you can achieve full divinity. Their efforts make your god’s enemies easier to find. If other characters in the adventuring party are not happy about having a cosmological target painted on you, that can be up to the party or the DM to account for in the campaign’s final tier.
Route to Imortality
Many Chosen can live for centuries. However, as a Chosen grows more powerful, the divine fire placed in his or her soul inevitably transfigures the mortal shell. When no vestige of the mortal life remains, it is time for the Chosen to ascend to the celestial court of his or her deity and champion the deity’s cause in the immortal realms. No Chosen remains long in the mortal sphere once he or she has reached the pinnacle of divinely sponsored power.
Chosen of the Spider Queen Features
All Chosen of the spider queen have the following class features.
- Spider Queen's Gift (21st Level): Increase two ability scores of your choice by 2 each.
- Return From the Great Web (24th Level): The first time you die each day, you can retern to life at the start of your next turn. You appear in a space of your choice within 5 squares of where you died and have hit points equal to your bloodied value. When you do this, you unleash the power of the great web (close burst 2). Make an attack against each enemy in burst (Charisma Vs. Reflex). On a hit, the target is restrained (save ends). The burst creates a zone of spiderwebs which lasts until the end of the encounter. The zone is difficult terrain.
- Spider Queen's Favor (30th Level): When you have expended your last remaining encounter power, you regain the use of one encounter power of your choice. In this way, you never run out of encounter powers.
Chosen of the Spider Queen Powers
Each Chosen of the Spider Queen has a specific level 26 utility power granted by his or her deity. The powers associated with the two spider queens are described below. If you are a Chosen of Lolth, you gain purge the weak at 26th level. If you are a Chosen of Arachne, you gain Arachne's blessing at 26th level.
|Arachne's Blessing||Chosen of Arachne Utility 26|
|Arachne places her blessing upon you.|
|Usage::Daily ✦ Arachane|
|Action Type::Minor Action||Close burst 20|
|Target: You or one ally in burst.|
|Effect: The target can spend a healing surge. At the start of each of your subsequent turns, until the end of the encounter, your ally with the fewest number of hit points above 0 gains regeneration 20 until the start of your next turn. The effect ends if you become unconscious.|
|Purge the Weak||Chosen of Lolth Utility 26|
|You call the battle to the attention of Lolth. Her divine gaze hastens the fall of the incompetent and the weak.|
|Usage::Daily ✦ Arachane|
|Action Type::Minor Action||Personal|
|Effect: Until the end of the encounter, every creature that attacks you and fails to hit takes damage equal to one half its level.|