Tuesday, April 14, 2009

City State: Tal'Aral Neen


Tal'Aral Neen (Ancient Astronaut)
Armor Class: 2 [17]
Hit Dice: 4
Attacks: Fire-wand 2d6
Saving Throw: 13
Special: ESP; Immune to sleep, charm, paralysis, etc
Move: 12
Challenge Level/XP: 5/240

The Tal'Aral Neen are seven holy engineers currently in service to the Invincible Overlord. They were first spotted in his court about three years ago. Since their appearance, the City State has made astounding improvements to the sewer system (though it is still infested with sewer eels), the city walls (which withstood a Purple Claw catapult last winter without a scratch), and to the Overlord's citadel itself, which was already a place of mystery, and has become much more so in the last 3 years. The Neen never make an appearance without their bizarre ceremonial garb, which includes an armor-like suit of gem-studded metal plates and a full helmet. Though the Neen do not speak the common tongue of the Roglaras, they understand it perfectly, and somehow are able to make their garbled, clicking language understandable to any they directly address. The Neen are known to have a fondness for the Pleasure district, though some who attend them have been known to disappear. It is not known what the Neen eat, but they do have a fondness for wine, and rumor has it they are easily enebriated.

The Tal'Aral are capable of mind-reading, but are immune to any mind-affecting magic directed against them. They possess ornate, serpent-shaped wands which emit a spell of fire upon silent command, doing 2d6 damage with at a range of up to 100 yards. They were witnessed using these wands to help cut stone for the reinforcing of the city walls. It is rumored they have hidden a crystal-domed chariot adorned with gold and platinum reliefs somewhere beneath the Overlord's palace, and that this chariot may traverse sea and air as easily as it does land.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome, very awesome. This "serpent shaped wand" wouldn't be called a "Zat Gun" by any chance, would it?

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