Wounded_Lion Posted November 23, 2005 Share Posted November 23, 2005 AUTHLIM OF IYACHTU XVIM: Iyachtu Xvim is said to the result of a union between the Black Lord, Bane, and a greater or a true tanar'ri, and thus the blood of Bane runs through his veins. Another tale says he is the spawn of the Black Lord and a corrupted Paladin. Also called the Godson and the Son of Bane, Xvim has served as Bane's instrument in the Realms, carrying out the will of his father. He appears either as a gaunt, naked man with a great scimitar or a black cloud with glowing green eyes. Xvim was imprisoned under Zhentil Keep during the Time of Troubles, where he was held for ten years. He managed to free himself when Zhentil Keep fell during the Cyrinishad fiasco, where he also managed to steal the portfolios of Tyranny and Hatred away from Cyric. He is now the god of Fear, Hatred, Malice, and Tyranny. He is working toward fully taking the place of his father, Bane, which makes him a bitter enemy of Cyric. His following is strongest in the East, particularly in Thay, but his priesthood is rapidly spreading throughout the Realms. His priests favor black robes trimmed with dark green. They also wear black iron gauntlets with glowing green eyes painted on the back of the hand. These gauntlets are actually the priests' holy symbols of Xvim. Authlims of Xvim can be members of any race. They can only be of Lawful Evil, Lawful Neutral or Neutral Evil alignment. Abilities: - Spiritual Weapon: Scimitar - 'Scimitar of Souls' once per day. The scimitar is the spiritual weapon of the Authlim of Iyachtu Xvim, and is wielded as if the caster had grand mastery in the weapon. It is a regular weapon at levels 1-5, +1 at levels 6-10, +2 at 11-15, +3 at 16-20, +4 at 21-25, and +5 at levels 25 and above. The spiritual weapon lasts for one round per level of the caster, up to 20 rounds. - Immune to Fear. - From level 7 can cast Greater Malison once per day, as fourth level mage spell of the same name - From level 9 can cast Lower Resistance once per day, as fifth level mage spell of the same name - From level 11 can cast Death Spell once per day, as sixth level mage spell of the same name - From level 14 can cast Mantle once per day, as seventh level mage spell of the same name - The Authlim may only cast his curative spells on himself, not others. Xvim and his Authlim despise weakness and do not help those in need. Sphere access: - Major access to the spheres of all, combat, divination, guardian, healing, necromantic, summoning and war - Minor access to the spheres of charm, creation, elemental, and law - No access to the spheres of animal, chaos, numbers, plant, protection, wards and weather The Authlim despise weakness and do not help those in need... but surely they believe in helping themselves, right? And doesn't healing one's party members generally aid one's own cause? Tis hard to kill that Dragon on your own... Besides, this disadvantage makes the kit near worthless. Why have a Cleric that can't heal your party? Defeats the point of having one, doesn't it? Just my thoughts. a Wounded Lion Link to comment
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