Campaign of the Month: April 2011
Psycrystal CR -
Diminutive construct (Neutral good)
Init +2 Senses Sighted 40 ft., Perception +6
AC 16, 16 touch, 14 flat-footed (+2 Dex*, +4 size)
Fort 6, Ref 8, Will 13 – Hardness 8
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.*
Space 1 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Str 1*, Dex 15*, Con -, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 10
BAB +0; CMB -9; CMD +3
Skills Climb +10*, Perception +6, Stealth +6
A psicrystal has immunity to poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, necromancy effects, mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects), and any effect that requires a Fortitude save unless it also works on objects or is harmless. It is not subject to non-lethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain. It cannot heal damage, but it can be repaired.
Psicrystals do not have the usual construct traits of darkvision and low-light vision.
Psicrystal Granted Abilities
Jane has the special abilities of self-propulsion, alertness, improved evasion, share powers, telepathic link, sighted, and personality (If Violetta chooses not to activate the self-propulsion ability, the psicrystal reverts to a Speed of 0 feet and has no Strength score and no Dexterity score.) Detailed descriptions of thee abilitys appear below the line.
Skills: Jane (with its self-propulsion ability activated) uses its Dexterity modifier instead of its Strength modifier on Climb checks. It has a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and can always choose to take 10, even if rushed or threatened.
The presence of a psicrystal sharpens its master’s senses. While a psicrystal is within arm’s reach (adjacent to or in the same square as its owner), its owner gains the Alertness feat.
Improved Evasion (Ex)
If a psicrystal is subjected to an attack that normally allows a Reflex saving throw for half damage, it takes no damage if it makes a successful saving throw and half damage even if the saving throw fails.
Every psicrystal has a personality. Jane’s is Friendly and grants Violetta a +3 on Diplomacy Checks.
As a standard action, its owner can will a psicrystal to form spidery, ectoplasmic legs that grant the psicrystal a land speed of 30 feet and a climb speed of 20 feet. The legs fade into nothingness after one day (or sooner, if the owner desires).
Share Powers (Su)
At the owner’s option, he can have any power (but not any psi-like ability) he manifests on himself also affect his psicrystal. The psicrystal must be within 5 feet of him at the time of the manifestation to receive the benefit. If the power has a duration other than instantaneous, it stops affecting the psicrystal if it moves farther than 5 feet away, and will not affect the psicrystal again, even if it returns to its owner before the duration expires. Additionally, the owner can manifest a power with a target of “You” on his psicrystal (as a touch range power) instead of on himself. The owner and psicrystal cannot share powers if the powers normally do not affect creatures of the psicrystal’s type (construct).
Although it has no physical sensory organs, a psicrystal can telepathically sense its environment as well as a creature with normal vision and hearing. Darkness (even supernatural darkness) is irrelevant, as are areas of supernatural silence, though a psicrystal still can’t discern invisible or ethereal beings. A psicrystal’s sighted range is 40 feet.
Telepathic Link (Su)
The owner has a telepathic link with his psicrystal out to a distance of up to 1 mile. The owner cannot see through the psicrystal’s senses, but the two of them can communicate telepathically as if the psicrystal were the target of a mindlink power manifested by the owner. For instance, a psicrystal placed in a distant room could relay the activities occurring in that room. Because of the telepathic link between a psicrystal and its owner, the owner has the same connection to an item or place that the psicrystal does. For instance, if his psicrystal has seen a room, the owner can teleport into that room as if he has seen it too.