PnP Fey creatures
by aVENGER

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Component summary


This component brings all fey creatures in the game closer to their PnP counterparts. Legitimately missing abilities are restored and spuriously granted benefits are removed. For this purpose, the AD&D Monstrous Manual and the Monstrous Compendium were used as reference. The creatures' AI has been improved as well, and it now allows them to act in accordance to the behavior described in the source books. In effect, these changes may slightly increase the difficulty of dealing with fey creatures.



Fey creatures by type

Fey are magical creatures with a strong connection to nature. Their actions are strange and seemingly without reason at times. Logic has little if any place in their decision-making processes, if emotion tells them otherwise. They do what they feel like doing at the moment, even if they know it might bring about poor results. Fey are usually humanoid in appearance. Many of them posses spell-like abilities and other magical traits.


Dryad

Ability Scores: STR 10, DEX 15, CON 12, INT 14, WIS 14, CHA 18
Alignment: True Neutral
Base Armor Class: 9
Hit Dice: 2 (16 hp)
Base THAC0: 19
Attacks per Round: 1
Base Damage: 1d4 piercing (enchantment level 0)
On-hit effects: None
Special Defenses: Wild Empathy
Resistances: Magic 50%
Saving Throws: 14/16/15/17/17
XP Value: 975
Spell-like abilities: Charm Person (3x/day, target saves with a -3 penalty), Dimension Door (at will, only usable in forest areas), Speak With Plants (at will)


Hamadryad

Ability Scores: STR 10, DEX 18, CON 12, INT 14, WIS 14, CHA 18
Alignment: True Neutral
Base Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 4 (32 hp)
Base THAC0: 17
Attacks per Round: 1
Base Damage: 1d4 piercing (enchantment level 0)
On-hit effects: None
Special Defenses: Immune to the Entangle spell, Wild Empathy
Resistances: Magic 75%
Saving Throws: 13/15/14/16/16
XP Value: 1,400
Spell-like abilities (Caster Level 11th): Animal Friendship (at will), Charm Person (3x/day, target saves with a -3 penalty), Detect Snares and Pits (at will, only usable in forest areas), Dimension Door (at will, only usable in forest areas), Entangle (at will, does not affect allies), Speak With Plants (at will)


Nymph

Ability Scores: STR 10, DEX 17, CON 12, INT 16, WIS 12, CHA 19
Alignment: Neutral Good
Base Armor Class: 9
Hit Dice: 3 (24 hp)
Base THAC0: 17
Attacks per Round: 0
Base Damage: None
On-hit effects: None
Special Defenses: Blinding Beauty (always active), Wild Empathy,
Resistances: Magic 50%
Saving Throws: 13/15/14/16/16
XP Value: 1,400
Spell-like abilities: Dimension Door (1x/day)
Special abilities: may cast spells as a 7th level Druid (2x Bless, 2x Cure Light Wounds, 1x Barkskin, 1x Charm Person or Mammal, 1x Call Lightning, 1x Summon Insects, 1x Neutralize Poison)


Sirine

Ability Scores: STR 14, DEX 18, CON 11, INT 18, WIS 16, CHA 17
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Base Armor Class: 3
Hit Dice: 5 (40 hp)
Base THAC0: 15
Attacks per Round: 1
Base Damage: By Weapon
On-hit effects: Touch of Tranquility (only in melee)
Special Defenses: immune to all gas-based spells and attacks; +2 bonus to all saves vs. poison, Wild Empathy
Resistances: Magic 20%
Saving Throws: 11/7/9/11/8
XP Value: 3,000
Spell-like abilities (Caster Level 11th) Charming Song (1x/day), Fog Cloud (1x/day), Improved Invisibility (1x/day), Polymorph Self (1x/day, Mustard Jelly form)



Fey spell-like abilities and
special traits

As per PnP rules, Fey creatures cannot be interrupted while using their spell-like abilities, all of which have a casting time of 1. In all other aspects, spell-like abilities function exactly like the spells which they mimic.


Animal Friendship

By means of this spell, the caster is able to show an animal that he seeks its friendship. If the animal fails a saving throw vs. spell, it will regard the caster as a trusted friend and ally to be heeded and protected during the next 5 turns. If the caster harms, or attempts to harm, the animal by some overt action, or if a dispel magic spell is successfully cast upon the animal, the spell is broken.


Blinding Beauty


This ability affects all humanoids within 30 feet of the Nymph. Those who look directly at her must save vs. spells or become blinded for 24 hours. They Nymph's allies are unaffected by this ability. Furthermore, if the Nymph is invisible and/or if her opponents cannot see her, this ability will not affect them.


Charming Song

Upon hearing a Sirine's song, all humanoids within 30 feet must save vs. spell or become charmed for 2 turns.  Creatures  that have been deafened (i.e. by the Deafness spell) are not subject to the song. Similarly,  Sirines that have been magically silenced (i.e. by the Silence 15' Radius spell) cannot sing.


Detect Snares and Pits

This spell grants the caster the ability to detect snares, pits, deadfalls and similar natural hazards. A single casting of the spell will reveal all traps within a 30 foot radius of the caster during the following 10 rounds. This spell only functions in natural surroundings.


Fog Cloud

This spell creates a fog of any size and shape up to a maximum 20-foot cube per caster level. The fog obscures all sight, normal and infravision, beyond 2 feet. The fog persists for 1 turn. A Gust of Wind or a Zone of Sweet Air spell will disperse the fog. Walking out of the spell's area of effect will also restore normal vision.


Speak With Plants

This spell allows the caster to converse with plants and to exercise limited control over them. Creatures entwined by an Entangle spell can be released (even if the spell was cast by an opponent) and are protected from all subsequent entangle effects for 1 turn. Furthermore, by communicating her intent to nearby plants, the caster can prevent her own Entangle spell from affecting her allies - this ability is always active.


Touch of Tranquility

If a Sirine touches an opponent, the victim must make a saving throw vs. poison or have his intelligence reduced to 2, effectively becoming feebleminded. The touch is automatic for charmed individuals, but requires a normal attack roll for others. A successful dispel magic will restore the victim's intelligence and negate the feeblemindedness.


Wild Empathy

Fey creatures have a natural affinity for handling wild animals. Unless provoked, wild animals will never deliberately attack a fey creature.

More sensible fey creature encounters

This part of the component slightly alters the placement of fey creatures in certain areas in order to provide a more immersive gameplay experience. Here's the full list of changes:


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