Child of Atali: Feat and Template

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Child of Atali: Feat and Template

Postby librarycharlie » Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:51 pm

Given that the story involving this temptress of the North suggests the possibility, and that the Faith and Fervor book does the same, I've created a template for making a Son (or Daughter) of Atali. This is applied in the same way as the Spawn of Dagoth Hill or Salome feats/templates.

This is, of course, a custom build and GMs should feel free to adapt or discard it for their personal use.


Feat: Child of Atali (General)
Though your father was human, your mother was Atali, the seductress daughter of Ymir.
Prerequisites: Must be a Nordheimer, Cimmerian, Hyperborean, or Pict, may only be taken at 1st level.
Benefit: You apply the Child of Atali template to your character.

Child of Atali
Atali seems to be a beautiful girl with the most perfect form imaginable. She will happily use her hypnotic powers to lure men to their deaths in icy crevasses, exposed snow plains, or lethal combat with her brothers the frost giants, but if any seem either immune to her charms or able to deal with all the threats they encounters, she will simply vanish away. If, somehow, a mortal could prevent her escaping, and fulfill his inevitable passionate desire for her, the result cannot easily be predicted. He might father a semi-divine being…

Creating a Child of Atali
‘Child of Atali’ is an inherited template that can be added to any living creature with an Intelligence score of 1 or more (referred to hereafter as the base creature).
Size and Type: The creature’s subtype changes to (cold). Do not recalculate Hit Dice, base attack bonus, or saves. Size is unchanged, although males are usually 1-2 feet taller than other humans of similar stock.
Speed: As the base creature.
Damage Reduction: As the base creature plus 1.
Attacks: As the base creature.
Special Attacks: As the base creature.
Special Qualities: A child of Atali has all the special qualities of the base creature, plus the following special qualities.
† Cold subtype (grants immunity to cold, double damage to fire, except on successful save)
† Snow-running: Children of Atali are considered to have the Fleet-Footed feat when running through snow over 1 inch deep.
Spells: Entrance: Children of Atali with a Charisma 12 or greater may attempt to Entrance members of the opposite sex. This effect is identical to the Entrance spell (page 204) and counts as a known sorcery type and spell. When Atali scholars select Hypnotism as a new sorcery style, they may choose any other Hypnotism spell for which they qualify as a spell gained.
This ability appears to be a spontaneous locking of the eyes as though between lovers. The entranced person does not have their attitude shifted, but may be more willing to listen to what the Child of Atali has to say.
Favored class: Scholar and Temptress (Daughters of Atali) or Barbarian (Sons of Atali)
Base Power Points: As the base creature.
Abilities: Adjust from the base creature as follows:
Sons of Atali: Str +2, Dex -2.
Daughters of Atali: Cha +2, Int -2
Furthermore, a creature whose Intelligence was 6 or below has its Intelligence increased to 6.
Fate Points: Reduce by 1.
Skills: Daughters of Atali gain a +2 racial bonus to diplomacy and bluff checks against males.
Sons of Atali gain a +2 racial bonus to all Intimidate checks.
Corruption: As base creature +1.
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Postby Majestic7 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:11 pm

Looks nice, I might use that some day. I'd allow the player to choose which stat modifiers to take, though - whether the character receives legacy of strength of the glaciers, or subtle manipulation of the winter wind.
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Postby Kyorou » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:58 am

Excellent... I could use such a NPC :twisted:
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Postby Supplement Four » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:55 am

Bump.

This is a neat take on a game, kinda like Baldur's Gate's Children of Baal. Except, this is Conan's world. Here, in the icy slopes of the north, we have Children of Atali!
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Postby kintire » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:15 am

Perhaps. I am not entirely sure that Atali ever actually produces children: its tough to do when your partner's heart is steaming on Ymir's trencher!
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Postby Spectator » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:40 am

Child of Atali’ is an inherited template that can be added to any living creature with an Intelligence score of 1 or more (referred to hereafter as the base creature).


Does that mean any living creature?
Like a horse, kitty-cat, dog, snake, bird, or fish?
Just imagine a Giant son of Set/ Atali, yikes!!!!
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Postby Supplement Four » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:08 pm

kintire wrote:Perhaps. I am not entirely sure that Atali ever actually produces children: its tough to do when your partner's heart is steaming on Ymir's trencher!
LOL. That's probably why there aren't many around!
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Postby Jotenbjorn » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:59 am

Spectator wrote:Child of Atali’ is an inherited template that can be added to any living creature with an Intelligence score of 1 or more (referred to hereafter as the base creature).


Does that mean any living creature?
Like a horse, kitty-cat, dog, snake, bird, or fish?
Just imagine a Giant son of Set/ Atali, yikes!!!!
If Loki can get knocked up by a horse, it doesn't seem to be much of a stretch that Atali can. At least she has the right parts.
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Postby Spectator » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:58 am

Jotenbjorn, was that part of the norse mythos that Loki got banged by a horse?
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Postby kintire » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:39 pm

Indeed it is and Sleipnir, Odin's eight legged horse, was the result.

Among Loki's other offspring were a wolf and a giant snake

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