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Here I made a quick Wrath Daevic using only Akashic Mysteries, that is a little braindead to use, but still fun.

Arslan the Lion, CG male human Daevic of Wrath
Str 17, Dex 10, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 13.

Skills: Intimidate +6, Knowledge (Local) +4, Sense Motive +5, Survival +5.

Feats: Improved Initiative, Power Attack.

Traits: Indomitable Will, Reactionary

Fort +4 Ref +2 Will +2

Initiative +6

AC 15, Touch 10, Flat-footed 15 (Scale Mail +5)

Atk +3 (BAB +1, Str +3, Pwr Atk -1) (1d12+10, 4 Str, 3 Pwr Atk, 3 Daevic Aspect)

Veilweaving
Daevic Aspect (Wrath) 1 essence (+2 insight bonus to Fort saves against poison/disease, +3 insight bonus to melee damage)
Tactics: Hit the biggest creature until it dies.

Level Up:
At 2nd level, you get a second veil from the normal list and can bind veils to the feet chakra. Checking the ones from Akashic mysteries, Immovable Boots and Horselord’s Greaves are the best ones to use without essence, since we are using that essence to get even more melee damage.

At 3rd level, we get bonus to bull rush from the passion, so as a feat we will take Improved Bull Rush to get the most from the ability.

At 4th level we will increase strength to 18. We will get a new passion veil and a second point of essence; the new veil is going to be a hands one, since this level unlocks hands binding. To be even more fearsome in combat, we will take Armory of the Conqueror and empowering it with one essence, increasing the greataxe damage as if it was one size bigger, to 3d6, and we will continue to take all the penalty from power attack. At this level without anything else, we will be having +6 to hit (+4 BAB, +4 Str, -2 PwrAtk) for 3d6+15 (6 Str, 3 Daevic Aspect, 6 PwrAtk). Not bad if I may say so ;)


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Thanks. I hope my creativity is inspired by your example. I'll check James Ray's blog as well.
I just got finished reading the Akashic Kaiju supplement. Very good! Love me some Kaiju. There's 4 new ones! A new race too. Have you seen it?


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Let's make an akashic "rogue"

Wijen “Shady” Shadowbottle, CN female halfling Eclipse
Str 10, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 10.

Skills: Acrobatics +7, Climb +4, Disable Device +7, Escape Artist +7, Perception +4, Sleight of Hand +7, Stealth +7, Use Magical Device +4.
Feats: Point-Blank Shot
Traits: Wild Shadow (Urban), Natural Essence (if available)

Veilshaping: Eclipses have a lot of freedom for their veilshaping, since it complements and helps them in any area they want to focus. Normally, Wijen would shape Sable Shots, and depending on the adventure, Gloves of the Master Thief, Ebon Blaze, Stalker’s Tabi or Cloak of Darkness.

Leveling Up:
At 2nd level, you get your first enigma and trap finding. For Wijen’s first enigma, I would chose Chilling Blow, since it really amps the damage. However, if the campaign will rarely have undead, Channeled Shadowstrike is a more powerful option. Later enigmas can be more specific depending on the campaign.

At 3rd level, you get a 2nd veil, a feat and can bind veils to the hands. I would make Wijen specialize in the Sable Shots veil, so she would have it bound to the hands to improve it. For the second veil I would choose one of those mentioned above. As for the feat, Two-Weapon Fighting to have an extra attack with the Sable Shots.

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the xiao wrote:
I asked the same question to Michael Sayre, and he said that the guys on the cover of the individual files are the "iconics". They are a male halfling daevic (or possibly gnome)

Female halfling daevic, actually.


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Female halfling daevic, actually.

Were they ever stated? Named? It would be cool to have Akashic iconics, but with Dream Scarred Press dead, it would be difficult to get a Ultimate book and use them for art

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the xiao wrote:
Michael Sayre wrote:


Female halfling daevic, actually.
Were they ever stated? Named? It would be cool to have Akashic iconics, but with Dream Scarred Press dead, it would be difficult to get a Ultimate book and use them for art

I feel like I probably posted their names and backstories online once upon a time (probably on GitP?), but that was almost a decade ago now so I don't know that I could find them and I only vaguely remember them.

I think I put the iconic vizier in as an NPC for DSP's Lords of the Night, if I'm remembering correctly.


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Understandable. Gotta check that vizier though, I think I have LoN somewhere in my drives.


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So I found a vizier in the vampire book @Michael Sayre mentioned. My guess was that he is the iconic vizier, but later found that he isn't LOL. Anyway, he is cool nonetheless.

Alvion Smythe, ancient-born dhampir path of the ruler vizier.

Basically he is adouble agent working against two vampiric organizations, and interestingly he uses some of the nastiest and "evil.est" veils, but he himself is Lawful Good.


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Quoting @Ssalarn, who some people say in hushed tones is the secret identity of certain Paizo designer, from the giantip forums:

Aabharana (our gnome iconic) was the daughter of a gnomish merchant who grew rich creating a trade bridge between the haughty elven nations and the dwarven tribes. An elven noble, jealous of her father's success, hired a band of mercenaries to attack her father's caravan and make it look like a bandit attack. Aabi was the only survivor of the raid, and her grief and anger drew the attention of the fledgling daeva Nor'basheer, who offered her the power to take revenge if she would serve as its mortal host. Scarred but unbroken, Aabi accepted the deal and now uses the power of her daevic bond to hunt down the man responsible.

Hassim Ajam, our iconic vizier, is a minor half-elven functionary in the court of a very powerful and very cruel elven sultan. During the day he goes around evicting human, dwarf, and gnome merchants who fail to pay brutal taxes that basically equate to legal extortion while his pet zombie lugs around the collection box and serves as added muscle for dealing with recalcitrant citizens. At night, he throws on the ol' hood and mask and helps unjustly imprisoned non-elves sneak out of the city and occasionally orchestrates daring robberies of particularly cruel members of the elven aristocracy, using his veils and his powers as a Seer to coordinate these risky heists.

The dwarven Guru, Pala Upadhaya, is the last surviving member of his clan. Pala now travels where he will, standing as a bulwark against the forces of darkness and teaching others that goodness and and a gentle nature need not be sacrificed for strength. Pala will often stay in small villages where his skills have helped protect or free the people to teach them some of his philosophies, occasionally founding small schools or temples if he finds a particularly gifted or insightful initiate.

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the xiao wrote:

So I found a vizier in the vampire book @Michael Sayre mentioned. My guess was that he is the iconic vizier, but later found that he isn't LOL. Anyway, he is cool nonetheless.

Alvion Smythe, ancient-born dhampir path of the ruler vizier.

Basically he is adouble agent working against two vampiric organizations, and interestingly he uses some of the nastiest and "evil.est" veils, but he himself is Lawful Good.

Ah, yeah, there's definitely some overlap between Smythe and Ajam. I can't remember if they started out as the same character and got teased apart or if they've just mushed together in my head in the decade since I wrote them, lol

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Have you ever done anything with the veil weaving sphere or the sphereweaver (akashic that grants Spheres) class?

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I should have read the whole thread you and I talked about it. Lol


I have been a bit absent, but yeah. I really enjoyed the classes' archetypes that get standard spheres, but the sphereshaper is too different for my taste. Not bad, just too open.


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Thanks. I hope my creativity is inspired by your example. I'll check James Ray's blog as well.

I just got finished reading the Akashic Kaiju supplement. Very good! Love me some Kaiju. There's 4 new ones! A new race too. Have you seen it?

Yeah! I reviewed it on Drivethru, as well as the new compilation. I think I have reviewed all of Azoth's books, which are all really good.

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Akashic Kaiju?


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Akashic Kaiju?

F yeah! And not only monsters for the GM to use. Players can also join the fun with all the archetypes and class options in the book. I mean, there is even a whole minor cosmology for Zodiacs!

Here!

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