I kept waiting for the twist where The Friends turn out to be psychopaths who gain the party's trust only to turn around and utterly betray them.
Maybe I've become a bit jaded... Could be I just need a Friend to restore my faith in humanity :p
I think I need to mull this one over. My mind wants it to have a deeper meaning. A secret society which controls the fate of the world through divination and minor acts of kindness, perhaps, although I'm still not giving up on my psychopath theory.Go to Comment
Very interesting. The thing that strikes me most about this is how clean it all is. Put someone in a little room, close the door, and wait for some harmless little moonlight. Afterwards, just get out the broom and clean up the innocuous pile of dust. A method of such brutality wrapped up in such a neat fashion says a lot about the type of tyrant who would use such a device and could inspire of number of linked adventures.
This puts me in mind of a combination guillotine (which was supposed to be a humane method of execution for its time) and some of the methods used to kill victims of the Holocaust.
How wonderfully horrible! I think I will send my players after some bit of hidden lore that has already been gobbled up. See just how many hoops a Niyott can get them to jump through, knowing that a physical confrontation will only destroy what they seek.
Nice. I do enjoy elemental creatures and powers and this delivers, while also adding in characters that feel rage, loss, pride, and love.
My favorite part is the Fury Invoking Mantle: The wielder is not immune to this blast, and as such it is only ever used once. Then the sword gets a new bearer.
A sword that can vaporize its wielder in a suicide attack has crossed over into a new class of uber. :)