Unseen Horror
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Lurking Forces (Su)

At 4th level, an unseen horror summons an unseen force that lurks around him, and is capable of giving it mental commands as a free action. This force is an invisible, mindless entity that can perform simple tasks anywhere within 20 feet + 5 feet per 5 class levels of the unseen horror, such as lifting or moving items, opening doors, or lightly tapping someone on the shoulder. It can perform only one activity at a time, but may repeat an activity if desired. It has an effective Strength score of 2, allowing it to lift 20 pounds and drag 100 pounds, moving any object it carries up to 30 feet per round. It can trigger traps and similar devices, if its strength is adequate to do so. It cannot perform any task that requires a skill check with a DC higher than 10 and is considered untrained in all skills. It cannot attack in any way, but also cannot be killed or destroyed, though it ceases to exist if he dies, only reappearing if he is resurrected in some manner. In addition, he gains one unseen augmentation listed below.

This ability replaces the thaumaturge bonus feat at level 4.

Unseen Augmentations

When the unseen horror would gain a thaumaturge bonus feat at levels 8, 12, 16, and 20, he may choose to gain one of the following unseen augmentations instead. He can only select any given unseen augmentation once.

Flicker of Intelligence

The unseen horror’s unseen force gains a skill point for each level of unseen horror he possesses, which may be invested into Craft (Int), Disable Device (Dex), Perform (Cha), or Sleight of Hand (Dex), allowing it to perform relevant tasks with a bonus equal to its rank in that skill. Its ability modifiers are 0 for the purposes of these skills, and it has no class skills. However, it can perform skill checks with DCs higher than 10 if it has at least one skill point invested in that skill, and is considered trained in those skills.

Forceful Presence

The unseen horror’s unseen force now has an effective Strength score of 10. It can use the aid another action to assist him or an adjacent creature with attempting any Strength check or Strength-based skill check, and always succeeds on its aid another roll for such purposes.

Hungering Maw

The unseen horror’s unseen force can wrap itself around objects and swallow them, making them inaccessible until he commands it to produce them. Items swallowed this way count against its carrying capacity normally, and it cannot store more than its heavy load this way. His unseen force must pick up an unattended item before it can swallow it. Picking up an unattended item and swallowing it, or producing a swallowed item again is a full-round action. If he perishes, all items swallowed this way appear in his square.

Reaching Fingers

Add 10 feet to the unseen horror’s unseen force’s reach. In addition, it can slip through thin cracks, reaching under doors and through keyholes without hampering its ability to perform tasks, though he still needs to direct its actions appropriately.

Serpentine Coils

The unseen horror can use his unseen force as a rope with a length equal to its reach. While in this form, his unseen force has hit points equal to his level, and hardness equal to his casting ability modifier. It can be broken with a Strength check (DC 20 + his casting ability modifier) or if used to tie up a creature, escaped with an Escape Artist check (DC 20 + 1/2 his unseen horror level + his casting ability modifier). It may automatically attach or release itself from any location within its reach suitable for a grappling hook. If broken or cut, his unseen force instantly reforms in his square, but cannot assume rope form until his next turn.

Twin Forces

The unseen horror gains a second unseen force that is identical to the first, gaining any benefits from other unseen augmentations.

Umbral Ink

The unseen horror’s unseen force can silently etch smoking black lettering onto a surface as if it had a quill and an infinite supply of ink. It can create a transcript of any conversation he understands, or accurately copy images, patterns, or writing that he can see or that is adequately described to him. In addition, it can write on abnormal surfaces such as liquid or even in midair, though such writing only lasts a single round or until disturbed by motion before evaporating. In addition, it can use the Linguistics skill to create forgeries (but not any other purpose) untrained with a bonus equal to his unseen horror level, and can reach a DC higher than 10 with such a check.

Whispering Wraith

The unseen horror’s unseen force can make sounds issue anywhere within its reach, and can mimic sounds he has heard. A listener may attempt a Sense Motive check (DC 10 + his unseen horror level) to recognize the mimicry, though they suffer a -4 penalty if they are not familiar with the person or type of sounds mimicked.

His unseen force has a maximum volume equal to one normal human per unseen horror level he possesses.


New Feat

Extra Unseen Augmentation

Prerequisite: Unseen forces class feature.

Benefit: You gain an additional unseen augmentation for which you qualify. You may take this feat multiple times. The effects stack.


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