d20 Future: CODEX GALACTICA
Basic Stock: Elohim
Progress Level: PL5
Creating: A race of fire elemental like people that had a powerful empire centuries ago. After a revolution war against them, they were driven extinct by their enemies. This is a Prohibited Race for Player Characters.
Elohim – A member of the now extinct Elohim Empire. A slang for any elemental creature or elemental force. (MMp33) See Racial entry.
Elemental: An Elohim has the traits and immunities common to elementals.
Fear Aura (Su): When in its fire form (see below), an Elohim projects an aura of righteous wrath that is fearsome to behold. Each creature within 30 feet must succeed on a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the Elohim’s Hit Dice + its Charisma modifier) or cower until the Elohim moves out of range, until it stops using its fire form ability, or until 10 rounds have elapsed. Thereafter, the creature is shaken for 24 hours.
A creature that makes a successful saving throw or has stopped cowering after a failure is immune to that Elohim’s fear aura for 24 hours.
Fire Form (Ex): At will, an Elohim can assume fire form, changing its body and equipment into a pillar of living, semisolid flame. In this form, the Elohim can use its flame shield ability and swing its flame sword normally, but any normal, unattended objects it touches immediately catch on fire. Any creature that touches or is touched by an Elohim in fire form takes 2d6 points of fire damage; a successful Reflex save (DC 10 + 1/2 the Elohim’s Hit Dice + its Charisma modifier) halves the damage. A creature that grapples with an Elohim in this form takes 4d6 points of fire damage per round of grappling (no saving throw). In fire form, the Elohim can deal an extra 2d6 points of fire damage to an opponent with a successful unarmed attack, though it usually prefers to use its flame sword. An Elohim in fire form can fly at a speed of 60 feet with perfect maneuverability, and it gains damage reduction 10/+1 and a +10 circumstance bonus on Escape Artist checks. Assuming fire form or reverting to human form requires a full-round action. An Elohim that is killed or knocked unconscious while in fire form instantly reverts to its human form.
Fire Subtype (Ex): Elohim are immune to fire damage and take 50% more damage from cold attacks.
Flame Shield (Su): At will as an attack action, an Elohim can summon a shield of semisolid fire that floats near its body. This shield grants the creature a +2 bonus to Defense, and any adjacent foe that makes a melee attack against the Elohim takes 1d6 points of fire damage from the shield.
If desired, the Elohim can use an attack action to send the flame shield hurtling toward a foe up to 100 feet away with no range penalty. On a successful ranged touch attack, the shield deals 3d6 points of fire damage to the designated foe; a successful Reflex save (DC 10 + 1/2 the Elohim’s Hit Dice + the Elohim’s Charisma modifier) halves the damage. The Elohim loses the shield’s other benefits, and the shield itself disappears.
Flame Sword (Su): At will as a free action, an Elohim can summon forth a greatsword made of semisolid fire. The Elohim must use both hands to wield this weapon, which deals 2d6 points of damage and 3d6 points of fire damage on a successful hit. The sword threatens a critical hit on a roll of natural 20 and deals double damage on a confirmed critical hit. Should the weapon leave the hands of the Elohim, it vanishes in a puff of smoke.
Telepathy (Su): An Elohim can speak telepathically to any other creature within 100 feet. Its telepathic words are comprehensible to any intelligent creature, even if the creature and the Elohim share no common language. An Elohim cannot read thoughts, so any creature that receives a telepathic message from an Elohim must respond verbally in a language that the latter can understand in order to converse.
2126.12 – It was discovered by the crew of the GCS Penelope that the Elohim Empire was influenced by The Void and that caused the First Galactic War that lasted thousands of years. It was also discovered that very advanced ( PL9) Elohim technology could be a combination of Elemental technology with Psionic technology. With that technology the Elohim was able to move the starship The Chariot from Elementia to Pipeworld in a few days instead of a month or weeks.
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