Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Observer Orb

No. Enc: 1
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 60 (20')
               Fly: 150 (50')
Armor Class: 0
Hit Dice: 3
Attack: See Below
Damage: none
Save: F3
Morale: 6
Hoard Class: None
XP: 205

Observer Orbs were originally created by the Hourglass Mage as his personal spies. Hundreds of them would monitor the City of Silence collecting information. At the end of his reign he passed the knowledge of their creation to a cabal of Cybermancer. Eventually that lore found its way onto the Prime Material Plane and can be found in a rare formula book that holds the blueprints of their creation.

Observer Orbs are 2' in diameter, made of metal plates of various colors and hues. Inside it's metallic frame is a collection of brain matter that stores information. Four appendages with lenses at their ends are attached to the main body. The Observer Orb main purpose is to record visual imagery for their creators. One lens is used to record visual data, while the other three are used for defensive purposes. The Observer Orb houses years of recorded visuals that can be playback in a holographic scene. Only its creator can access the stored imagery.

There are rumors of psychically endowed individual who possess the ability to hack into the Observer Orbs memory bank. Observer Orbs go to great lengths to avoid combat.

  • Observer Orbs are immune to mind-affecting abilities like sleep and charm spells.
  • Observer Orbs have infravison 60', can see invisible creatures, can't be flanked, immune to back stabs, and cannot be surprised. 
  • Any spell that targets an Observer Orb has 50% chance of being reflected back at the caster.
  • Observer Orbs has four appendages that end in lenses. One lens is used to record visual data. The other three have defensive purposes. The Observer Orb can use all three defensive lenses during its turn. The range on the lenses is 60'. Listed below the effects of the lenses. 

Observer Orb Lenses
Lens 1
Used to record visual data. It can record decades of imagery. Can create a miniature holographic video of a scene or event.
Lens 2
This lens fires a beam of white light directly into eyes of its opponent. Save vs. petrify or be blinded for 1d4+1 rounds.
Lens 3
This lens fire a beam of red energy towards an opponent. Save vs. paralyze or be stunned for 1d4+1 rounds.
Lens 4
This lens fire a beam of violet energy towards an opponent. Save vs. spell or be confused as per the spell for 1d4+1 rounds.

Adventure Seeds
The group is travelling through a large town and begin to notice these strange orbs following their every movement. Any attempt to confront them has the Observer Orbs quickly retreat only to reappear again from a distance away.
A great event took place years ago. It was documented by an Observer Orb. You are hired to find a psychic and that particular Observer Orb to unravel the mysteries of that day.
The City of Silence is located on a demiplane. The sky is always black and the city is a cold fortress of steel and iron. Speech is outlawed and thousands of Observer Orbs patrol the streets waiting to report the breaking of the law.

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artwork by Joanna Ballendorf
owned by Steven Marella

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