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Apophos - Sentient Undead Race

    • 437 posts
    June 9, 2021 12:00 PM PDT
    Apophos
    Undead Race

    They originated from a world lost to an undead apocalypse where a corrupted magic caused everything to die. The sentient, humanoid race, in their desperation, managed to save themselves only through magically binding their soul essences to the reanimated corpses of those who had already fallen. On Terminus, the apocalyptic plague no longer spreads, but their soul essences can only be bound to reanimated bodies, so they can never regain biologic life nor ever have children.

    The Apophos are sentient and not inherently evil. Most Clerics and Paladins do not outright opposite them because they are not soulless.

    In game terms, they would be an amalgamation of one or more Terminus races. You choose which race your head, torso, and each limb comes from. It can use existing art assets (with new art layered on top, like how tattoos are handled). The composition of your character determines provides some of the racial benefit of the specific parts (ex. having two Dark Myr legs would boost swim speed).

    They would have their own racial actives and passives (in addition to some minor benefits related to the race(s) they are made from.
    • Healing received is reduced but they have a slightly higher regeneration.
    • Certain Necromancer spells can heal them (as a secondary effect).
    • When they die, they can self-rez after a couple minutes (and come back with only a couple HP).
    • If they are entirely composed of parts from one race, they can pass as a member of that race.
    • Immune to all diseases from undead mobs.
    • More vulnerable to certain mez effects (since they are already a consciousness controlling a body).

    One interesting possibility would be to allow the swapping out (at great effort and expense) of body parts (except for the head).
    • 437 posts
    June 9, 2021 12:06 PM PDT
    My above post is a suggestion for a new playable race, just in case that wasn't obvious.
    • 161 posts
    June 11, 2021 9:06 AM PDT

    An undead playable race.  That's interesting. The Frankenstein's monster version of Gnomes.