5th Edition Tsoreva Quori

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5th Edition Tsoreva Quori

Post by AvonRekaes » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:09 am

Ah, the tsoreva. One of two quori not written by Keith, and it shows. Part of what really bothers me about the tsoreva (and "dream master") are their physical similarities to the tsucora. Like, the other quori are so dissimilar in appearance, and that says something about the nature of the dreams and emotions the quori embody. But the tsoreva and dream master just share a lot of the "horror lobster' traits of the tsucora. Just a nitpick, I suppose.

Otherwise, I really like the tsoreva. Maybe I'm just a sucker for soulknives, but I like how the designer took a popular thing from the psionic handbook and made a psionic monster revolving around it, and made the monster a quori. I like it so much that, unlike the original 3.5 tsoreva, the 5th edition one can summon its mindblades even while possessing a host.

QUORI, TSOREVA
The weakest of the quori, tsoreva make up a legion of expendable troops for the Darkness that Dreams. Where the more cunning tsucora employs sophisticated fears and horrors as its weapons, the brutish tsoreva wields instinctual, primal terror like a knife--literally. While they form fear itself into blades of psionic energy, tsoreva have no understanding of what it is to feel fear themselves, to the point of having no survival instincts. Each tsoreva wishes only to distinguish itself in battle and die, hoping its energies reform into a tsucora quori.

Tsoreva spend their time patrolling the border around the core of Dal Quori. They keep the quori's territory free from other natives of the Region of Dreams and slaughter errant thought-forms of dreaming mortals that stray too close.

TSOREVA
Medium fiend (quori), lawful evil
Armor Class 17 (mage armor)
Hit Points 42 (5d8 + 20)
Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.
_[b]STR[/b]_|_[b]DEX[/b]_|_[b]CON[/b]_|_[b]INT[/b]_|_[b]WIS[/b]_|_[b]CHA[/b]_ 17 (+3)|15 (+2)|18 (+4)|17 (+3)|18 (+4)|17 (+3)
Saving Throws Dex +5, Con +6
Skills Intimidate +6, Perception +5, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances acid, cold, fire; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities charm, frightened
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Quor, Riedran, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)

Magic Resistance. The tsoreva has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects, including psionics.

Nightmare Awareness. Magical darkness doesn't impede the quori's darkvision, and magic can't put the quori to sleep.

Quori Possession (1/Day). See the tsucora quori entry for the full description of this ability.

Innate Spellcasting (Psionic). The tsoreva's innate spellcasting ability is Charisma. It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:

At will: mage armor (self only; AC equals 14 + Dex bonus; the armor is invisible), teleport (self only; on Dal Quor only)
1/day: elemental weapon (casting time of 1 bonus action; can target two weapons at once, but only weapons held by the caster; 5th level, +2 attack bonus and 9 (2d8) extra psychic damage)

Create Mindblades. The tsoreva creates two visible, rapier-like blades of psionic energy, requiring no action to do so. It can create these weapons even while possessing a host. The weapons appear at the end of the tsoreva's arms, or extending from the closed fists of its host. When created in a host's body, the weapons are treated like rapiers, except with the light weapon property, and they deal force damage. A tsoreva possessing a host has a multiattack action, allowing it to make two mind blade attacks as an action.

Frightful Strike (1/Turn). When the tsoreva hits with a mindblade attack, the target must make a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened of the tsoreva for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. The tsoreva makes two mindblade attacks.

Mindblade. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit or +7 to hit with elemental weapon, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) force damage. If the tsoreva has cast elemental weapon, the mindblade deals 9 (2d8) extra psychic damage.
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Re: 5th Edition Tsoreva Quori

Post by AvonRekaes » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:18 am

This sample possessed NPC is the first using the updated quori possession rules. A bit of a poor example since the Tsoreva gives extra abilities to the host beyond normal quori possession, but I think it turned out pretty good.

TSOREVA-POSSESSED GUARD
Tsoreva quori are rarely allowed to possess a host, and few Chosen bloodlines exist for them. This may be because tsoreva are entirely unconcerned with the life of their host. They enjoy possessing humans that common folk trust. They then spread terror, using a once-trusted face, until the body can move no longer.

The few Chosen vessels that exist for tsoreva are used as enforcers and security for greater quori spirits inhabiting Chosen in much higher stations. The Inspired government of Riedra trusts only those tsoreva who have shown a modicum of restraint and cunning for such tasks.

TSOREVA-POSSESSED GUARD
Medium humanoid (human), lawful evil
Armor Class 17 (mage armor, shield)
Hit Points 11(2d8 + 2)
Speed 30 ft.
_[b]STR[/b]_|_[b]DEX[/b]_|_[b]CON[/b]_|_[b]INT[/b]_|_[b]WIS[/b]_|_[b]CHA[/b]_ 13 (+1)|12 (+1)|12 (+1)|11 (+0)|17 (+3)|15 (+2)
Skills Intimidate +6, Perception +5, Stealth +3
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened
Senses passive Perception 20
Languages Common, Riedran, Quor, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Driven (1/Day). The guard can automatically gain advantage on any d20 roll.

Dual Spirit. While possessed by a tsoreva quori, the guard can't be magically put to sleep and the quori makes all Perception checks with advantage.

Innate Spellcasting (Psionic). The tsoreva's innate spellcasting ability is Charisma. It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:

At will: mage armor (self only; AC equals 14 + Dex bonus; the armor is invisible), teleport (self only; on Dal Quor only)
1/day: elemental weapon (casting time of 1 bonus action; can target two weapons at once, but only weapons wielded by the caster; 5th level, +2 attack bonus and 9 (2d8) extra psychic damage)

Create Mindblades. The tsoreva creates two visible, rapier-like blades of psionic energy, requiring no action to do so. The weapons appear extending from the closed fists of the guard. The weapons are treated like rapiers, except with the light weapon property, and they deal force damage.

Quori Possessed. The guard is possessed by a tsoreva quori spirit. The guard is conscious but incapacitated, aware of its surroundings but unable to control its body. The quori controls the body, retaining its alignment; its Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores; its proficiencies; and its condition immunities, languages, and its innate spellcasting trait. It otherwise uses the target's statistics, including the target's proficiencies, languages, and actions.
_The possession lasts until the guard is killed, the quori ends it as a bonus action, or the quori is turned or forced out by an effect like the dispel evil and good spell. The quori cannot be otherwise targeted or effected. If possession ends before the guard is killed, use the regular guard statistics with the same remaining HP total and the driven trait of the former host .

ACTIONS
Multiattack. The tsoreva-possessed guard makes two mindblade attacks.

Mindblade. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit or +5 to hit with elemental weapon, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d8 + 1) force damage. If the tsoreva-possessed guard has cast elemental weapon, the mindblade deals 9 (2d8) extra psychic damage.

Spear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage, or 5 (1d8 + 1) piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.
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