Aspect of Spring (Template)

12 April, 2010

In ages past, when the World and the Otherworld were more closely intertwined, the Seasonal Courts all had their chosen in the mortal world, the gifted, the blessed, and, occasionally, the cursed.  After the Sundering, travel between the realms became difficult and most of these Courts lost contact with their agents who were lost to them.

Now those rare people chosen as agents of the Seasonal Courts are given their strength, not out of compassion but out of need, as they cannot afford to lose any of their few agents in the moral world.

Aspect of Spring [Template]

Those granted the touch of Spring are healthy and appealing, even in the worst of conditions they show the promise of hope and renewal.  Sometimes the chosen of spring acquire a green tinge to their skin or hair and their eye color is always a pure and brilliant tone.

Creating an Aspect of Spring

“Aspect of Spring” is an inherited template that can be added to any living creature native to the Otherworldly Court of Spring.  It is also an acquired template that is added to any creature that is granted it by the Court of Spring.  An aspect of spring retains all the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

Challenge Rating: Same as the base creature +1.

Type: If the base creature is not of the fey type, it also gains the feyblood subtype (see Feyblood Subtype below).

Alignment: The members of the Court of Spring are rarely rigid in their thinking nor are they prone to cruelty, but they are also outside the normal bounds of mortal morality.

Senses: An aspect of spring gains low-light vision.

Special Qualities and Defense:

Blessed by Spring (Su): The aspect embodies the growing and renewing nature of spring, they gain +4 to saves against diseases and poison.  During the spring season, they heal their level/HD in hit points per hour (otherwise as fast healing), the rest of the year they heal their level/HD in hit points per day in addition to other natural healing.

Otherworldly Resilience (Su): The aspect is not fully of this world nor fully mortal and thus difficult to would by normal means, they have DR 3/magic and non-wooden.  An aspect of spring may use their Charisma bonus rather than their Wisdom bonus, if higher, when making Will saves against illusions, mind-effecting and necrourgic spells.

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level equals the creature’s level/HD, any DC is Charisma based.

Thrice a day – purify food and drink, resistance, stabilize, virtue.

Once a day – calm animals, endure elements, magic fang (self only), pass without trace (half duration in autumn and winter).

Abilities: Con +2, Chr +2

Skills: An aspect of spring has a +2 racial bonus on Perception and Stealth skill checks when surrounded by living things, this applies equally to a forest as to a crowded city street.

New Subtype
Feyblood: This creature is considered both a fey creature and a creature of its normal type for the purpose of spells, abilities, and effects that affect those types. If its type renders it immune to an effect that would normal affect a fey creature, it remains immune unless the effect specifically targets creatures of the fey type. In addition, the creature may use magic items with racially specific qualities as though it were of the fey type. (From the Pathfinder SRD entry for Unseelie Creature.)

Notes: More spring and more fey.  Compare and contrast with the Aspect of Autumn and Aspect of Winter.

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