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291 posts. Alias of Rednal.


Ether 5 | HP: 22/22 (R:2) | EP: 19/19 (R:3) | AC: 16, T: 14, FF: 13 | Fort: +2, Ref: +5, Will: +6 | R. Touch: +8 (Dmg: 5d3+6) | CMB: +2, CMD: 16 | Perception: +9, Init: +3

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Strength 11
Dexterity 16
Constitution 10
Intelligence 12
Wisdom 12
Charisma 21

About Regina, the Ethermancer


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Female eldritch human ethermancer 5
NG Medium humanoid (human)
Init +3; Senses Perception +9

Ether Pool: 18/18 (Regen: 3)
AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+2 armor, +1 deflection, +3 Dex)
hp 22 (5d6); regeneration 2 (Holy)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +6
Defensive Abilities aberrant form (10%)
Speed 30 ft.
Ranged +1 ranged touch attack +8 (5d3 + 6 | Crit: 20/x2) [+7 atk past 30 ft]
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +11)
. . alteration etherheart (cost: 2+)
. . . level 1: Might of the Cosmos (1), Ultraviolet Shift (2)
. . . level 2: Ablative Ether (4), Light Speed (4)
. . bestow etherheart (cost: 1+)
. . . level 2: Taste of the Void (4), White Noise (2)
. . lesser blast etherheart (cost: 2+)
. . . level 1: Atrophy the Mind (1), Conical Shaping (2), Extremes of Infinity (1), Scale Model of the Galaxy (2), Raw Ether (2)
. . . level 2: Athermal Extremes (1), Farshaping (3)
Str 11, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 22
Base Atk +2; CMB +2; CMD 16
Feats Ethershaping, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Focus (Ray; i.e. Lesser/Greater blasts)
Traits business associate, talented
Skills Acrobatics +4, Bluff +11, Diplomacy +7, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (arcana) +6, Knowledge (planes) +6, Perception +9, Perform (dance) +15, Perform (sing) +14, Spellcraft +6, Survival +2, Swim +1, Use Magic Device +14
Languages Aklo, Azlanti, Common
SQ alteration mani.: ablative ether (cost: 4), alteration mani.: light speed (cost: 4), alteration mani.: ultraviolet shift (cost: 2), alteration mani: might of the cosmos (cost: 1), bestow mani.: taste of the void (cost: 4), bestow mani.: white noise (cost: 2), blast mani.: athermal extremes (cost: 1), blast mani.: atrophy the mind (cost: 1), blast mani.: conical shaping (cost: 2) (shape), blast mani.: extremes of infinity (cost: 1), blast mani.: farshaping (cost: 3) (shape), blast mani.: scale model of the galaxy (cost: 2), blast mani: raw ether (cost: 2), ether point regeneration rate (3), ethermagic, ethermagic saving throws, maximum manifestation level (2), multiuniversal philosophy
Other Gear silken ceremonial armor[UC], ranged touch attack, ring of sustenance, entertainer's outfit, 3,970 gp
Special Abilities
Aberrant Form (10%) (Su) Oddly enough, being exposed to the energetic leavings of an infinite number of universes with vastly different laws of physics tends to… alter those so exposed after a long enough period of time. The changes are initially quite subtle, perhaps a yellowing of the fingernails or a rash on the right leg that simply won't go away, but the slight aberrations accumulate until the merest of glances is enough to be quite sure that something isn't right. At 5th level, the slight shifting of the ethermancer's form as compared to that of standard creatures of his race grants him a 10% chance to ignore sneak attack and other precision damage. At 9th level and every four levels thereafter, this chance increases by an additional 10%, to a maximum of 40% at 17th level. Unlike other abilities that negate precision damage, aberrant form does absolutely nothing to hinder critical hits. Weird still bisects.
Alteration Etherheart (Cost: 2+) (Sp)
Range personal
Target you
Duration 1 minute/level
Saving Throw as manifestation; Spell Resistance yes
EP Cost 1 + 1/4 level, rounded down
An etherspell with this etherheart affects the ethermancer directly. Exactly one manifestation must be added to this etherheart. Only one alteration etherspell can be active at a time.
Alteration Mani.: Ablative Ether (Cost: 4) (Ex)
Ethermagic 2
EP Cost: 4
The caster produces a thick, unsightly smear of foamy ether all over his body that rapidly regenerates when blasted off. Select acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. The foamy ether prevents the first 10 points of damage dealt to the caster by the selected energy type each round. The amount of damage absorbed per round increases to 15 at 7th level and 20 at 10th level.
Alteration Mani.: Light Speed (Cost: 4) (Sp)
Ethermagic 2
EP Cost: 4
Raw ether allows for raw speed. The caster's swim, fly, burrow, climb and base land speeds are all increased by +20 feet. It logically follows that an individual who does not know how to swim, fly, etc. well enough to have an individually listed speed for that mode of movement gains no increased speed to that mode of movement when under the effects of this manifestation.
Alteration Mani.: Might of the Cosmos (Cost: 1) (Ex)
Ethermagic 1
EP Cost: 1
As it turns out, layering crystallized strands of ether among bones and muscle does much to enhance their function, though it does tend to lead to cancer thirty years down the road. Select Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution. The caster receives a +1 enhancement bonus to the selected ability score. This bonus increases by +1 for every three levels beyond 3rd, to a maximum of +3 at 9th level.
Alteration Mani.: Ultraviolet Shift (Cost: 2) (Sp)
Ethermagic 1
EP Cost: 2
The light reflected by the caster's body and attended objects shifts into the ultraviolet, rendering him invisible as the condition. If the caster was carrying a torch or some other source of light, nobody gains any benefit from that source of light any longer. Objects dropped by the caster immediately become visible. Though still very much a solid mass of flesh and bone, by standing quietly, he gains a +40 bonus to Stealth checks while invisible. If the caster takes any action other than a free action, this etherspell ends immediately.
Bestow Etherheart (Cost: 1+) (Sp)
Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration 1 round / level
Saving Throw as manifestation; Spell Resistance yes
EP Cost 1/4 level, rounded down
An etherspell with the bestow etherheart is delivered as a melee touch. The ethermancer may not touch himself. If the ethermancer fails to touch a creature upon casting a bestow etherspell, the charge is not lost; however, the duration of the etherspell begins as soon as it is cast and will begin to count down accordingly. For the duration of the etherspell, the ethermancer's maximum EP is reduced by an amount equal to the etherspell's EP cost. Exactly one manifestation must be added to this etherheart.
Bestow Mani.: Taste of the Void (Cost: 4) (Ex)
Ethermagic 2
EP Cost: 4
Each round, the subject is Staggered for 1 round. A successful Fortitude save negates the Staggered effect for that round.
Bestow Mani.: White Noise (Cost: 2) (Ex)
Ethermagic 2
EP Cost: 2
The touched creature's ears fill with the crackling noise at the edge of the void. Each round at the beginning of its turn, the subject takes 1 point of sonic damage and is deafened for 1 round with a Fortitude save to negate the deafened effect. Creatures without a sense of hearing are immune to this manifestation.
Blast Mani.: Athermal Extremes (Cost: 1) (Ex)
Ethermagic 2
EP Cost: 1
A blast etherspell with this manifestation deals the caster's choice of acid or electricity damage.
Blast Mani.: Atrophy the Mind (Cost: 1) (Ex)
Ethermagic 1
EP Cost: 1
A blast etherspell with this manifestation that successfully deals damage deals 1 point of damage to the caster's choice of Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma with a Fortitude save to negate. If the etherspell includes a shape manifestation that offers a Reflex save for half damage, a successful Reflex save also negates this effect. In this case, no Fortitude save is called for.
Blast Mani.: Conical Shaping (Cost: 2) (Shape) (Sp)
Ethermagic 1
EP Cost: 2
A blast etherspell with this manifestation is a 15-foot cone instead of a ranged touch attack. There is now a Reflex save for half damage. Only one shape manifestation can be applied to an etherspell.
Blast Mani.: Extremes of Infinity (Cost: 1) (Sp)
Ethermagic 1
EP Cost: 1
A blast etherspell with this manifestation deals the caster's choice of fire or cold damage.
Blast Mani.: Farshaping (Cost: 3) (Shape) (Sp)
Ethermagic 2
EP Cost: 3
A blast etherspell with this manifestation has a range of medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level) instead of close. It is still a ranged touch attack. Only one shape manifestation can be applied to an etherspell.
Blast Mani.: Scale Model of the Galaxy (Cost: 2) (Sp)
Ethermagic 1
EP Cost: 2
Duration: 1 round / level
A blast etherspell with this manifestation leaves behind a number of tiny, starlikes spheres in the entirety of its area of effect. These spheres cause those who walk over them to fall prone unless they make a DC 10 + the caster's caster level + the caster's Charisma modifier Acrobatics skill check. Any abilities that grant a bonus to CMD against the trip combat maneuver grant a corresponding bonus to this Acrobatics check. Creatures that travel through the spheres at half speed need not make a check. If a blast etherspell has no area of effect, but is rather a single-target spell, the spheres are deposited in a 10-foot radius around the point of impact.
Blast Mani: Raw Ether (Cost: 2) (Sp)
Ethermagic 1
EP Cost: 2
Duration: 1 round + 1 round / 10 levels
Eew, unprocessed extrauniversal goo! A blast etherspell with this manifestation entangles those damaged by it with a Reflex save to negate. If the etherspell includes a shape manifestation that offers a Reflex save for half damage, a successful Reflex save also negates the entangle effect.
Ether Point Regeneration Rate (3) (Ex) An ethermancer regains ether points equal to half their class level, rounded up, at the beginning of their turn.
Ethermagic (Ex) Regina is an ethermancer, and can draw power through the void for various evocations.
Ethermagic Saving Throws (Ex) The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against an etherspell is 10 + the highest manifestation level used in the etherspell + the ethermancer's Charisma modifier unless stated otherwise in a manifestation's entry.
Alteration DCs:
-Level 1: 17
-Level 2: 18
Bestow DCs:
-Level 2: 18
Lesser/Greater Blast DCs:
-No Manifestations: 16
-Level 1: 17
-Level 2: 18
Ethershaping Lesser and Greater Blasts can deal Slashing, Bludgeoning, or Piercing damage without the need for a manifestation.
Lesser Blast Etherheart (Cost: 2+) (Sp)
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target creature touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw as manifestation; Spell Resistance yes
EP Cost 1 + 1/4 level, rounded down
An etherspell with this etherheart is a ranged touch attack that deals 1d3 + the caster's Charisma modifier points of bludgeoning damage, plus an additional 1d3 points of bludgeoning damage for every caster level beyond 1st. A maximum of three manifestations can be added to this etherheart. There is no minimum number of manifestations that can be added. [Ethershaping: Allows for Slashing or Piercing as a free change]
Maximum Manifestation Level (2) (Ex) The maximum manifestation level that an Ethermancer can know.
Multiuniversal Philosophy (Ex) Multiuniversal Megalomaniac (+3 EP) - Taken 1 time
Point-Blank Shot +1 to attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at up to 30 feet.
Precise Shot You don't get -4 to hit when shooting or throwing into melee.
Regeneration 2 (Holy) Heal HP quickly and cannot die.

Regina is an Ethermancer - a relatively rare type of caster who can draw energy through a tiny hole in reality itself. This energy lends itself well to simply being hurled in people's faces, and while it can be very flexible indeed - particularly the blast etherheart - it doesn't quite have the same degree of raw power as true sorcery.

Of course, that hasn't stopped her from making good use of it. Her main offense - the Lesser Blast etherheart - can be configured in many different ways. Without any particular effort, Regina can set it to slash, bludgeon, or pierce her foes. With a little more effort, she can also deal acid, cold, electric, or fire damage to her targets... and that's not even counting the ways she can twist its form, allowing her to launch it at a distance, spread it as a cone, or even do things like entangle her foes.

Blasting usually solves her problems, but when that fails, she has two other etherhearts that can shape her power. The Alteration etherheart can provide her with a series of mild but useful effects (such as concealing herself or moving faster), while she can use the Bestow etherheart to directly inflict conditions on the bodies of others.

Less obvious on the surface are the subtle changes that Regina's use of ethermagic has caused. The big part of this is the way that ether can repair and reshape her body - it's no transformation power, but it's slightly improved her overall charm and use of ether while simultaneously making her very hard to kill. She is, however, vulnerable to holy damage (including good-aligned attacks) - these can briefly shut down her connection to the ether as the divine overpowers the mundane source of her powers.