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Horse Beaters, Beware -- HORSOLICH

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:17 pm
Author: Buddha
Ok, I'd been noticing several themes that won't seem to die. Noticing. Like "noticing" a tractor trailer running over your legs. So, in a fit of pique, I created (for your enjoyment):

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The Ultimate Thread Ender.

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[img]http://gallery.avlis.org/d/464-1/horsolich.jpg[/img]


Want Horsolich to peek into a thread to see what's going on?

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Now he can!




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[right][img]http://gallery.avlis.org/d/466-1/horso.gif[/img][/right]

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:30 pm
Author: Gumble Tinkertumble
Good one. :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:53 pm
Author: Brayon
LOL, Awesome... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Do you have an Avatar of this one?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:44 pm
Author: Gurky_Bogglewig
:haha:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:36 pm
Author: dhocott
:good:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:43 pm
Author: Moonyju
:haha: :bash:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:46 pm
Author: Vergilius
Necessary!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:55 pm
Author: chilingsworth
:haha: 8)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:20 pm
Author: Alporik
:D

(Doing his part to bring this thread to lichdom) 8)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:23 pm
Author: Darkfire
lol, That should be the Offical "Thread Locker" post. Once the moderator feels that the dead horse has been beaten enough, then put that picture there and lock it. :lol: ^^

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:30 pm
Author: Aeveras
Can we get some stats on that thing, Buddha? I always like shaking up my players with a new monster. :D Awesome job.

- Aeveras

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:54 pm
Author: neurotap
<--- Yarr

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:59 pm
Author: Aeveras
Alright, I got impatient. Here's the D&D 3.5 compliant Horsolich under the hood:

Horsolich
Large Unedad
Hit Dice: 10d12 (60 hp)
Initiative: +1
Speed: 50 ft. (10 squares)
Armour Class: 15 (-1 size, +1 Dex, +5 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple: +7/+14
Attack: Hoof +4 melee (1d6+1) or touch +4 melee (1d8+5 negative energy plus paralysis)
Full Attack: Hoof +4 melee (1d6+1) or touch +4 melee (1d8+5 negative energy plus paralysis)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.; anywhere the Internet is
Special Attacks: Damaging touch, insanity aura, paralyzing touch
Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent, +8 turn resistance, damage reduction 15/bludgeoning and magic, darkvision 60ft., immunity to cold, electricity, polymorph, and mind-affecting effects, undead traits, other invulnerabilities
Saves: Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +6
Abilities: Str 16, Dex 13, Con —, Int 4, Wis 14, Cha 8
Skills: Hide +5, Listen -15, Move Silently +5, Search +5, Sense Motive -10, Spot +13
Feats Endurance, Run, Power Attack, Cleave
Environment: Forums
Organization: Rarely
Challenge Rating: Always Impossible
Alignment: Any evil, usually chaotic
Treasure: Standard coins, 50% goods, three to nine forum pages standard

Damage: A horsolich's touch attack deals 1d8+5 points of damage to living creatures; a Will save (DC 15) halves the damage.

Insanity Aura (Su): Horsoliches are shrouded in a dreadful aura of death and evil. Creatures less than 5 HD (or a postcount lower than 500) in a 60-foot radius that look at the horsolich must succeed on a Will save (DC 15) or be affected as per the spell insanity. A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected again by the same horsolich's aura for 24 hours.

Paralyzing Touch (Su): Any living creature a horsolich hits with its touch attack must succeed on a Fortitude save (DC 15) or be unable to leave the thread alone, permanently. Remove paralysis or any spell that can remove a curse can free the victim (see page 203 of the Player's Handbook).

Turn Resistance (Ex): A horsolich has +8 turn resistance, making it nearly impossible to drive away even temporarily.

Damage Reduction (Su): A horsolich's undead body is tough, giving the creature damage reduction 15/bludgeoning and magic. Its natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Immunities (Ex): Horsoliches have immunity to cold, electricity, polymorph (though they can use polymorph effects on themselves), and mind-affecting attacks.

Other Invulnerabilities (Ex): While horsoliches can be ignored, they can never truly be destroyed. If ever vanquished by conventional means, unconventional means, locking or thread-deleting, the horsolich will return in 1d12 weeks. Horsoliches, unlike their humanoid counterparts, do not need or require phylactaries.

Skills: Horsoliches have a +8 racial bonus to Hide, Move Silently, Search, and Spot checks, as well as a -20 penalty to Listen and Sense Motive.


There's a request in #avlis that we get modellers and coders on this, so make your voices heard in the Players Suggestion Box!

- Aeveras

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:03 pm
Author: Urizen
I want one!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:20 pm
Author: Sarmanos
Try Nightmare models!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:31 pm
Author: pincushionman
Not to be anal, but shouldn't the name be hippolich? Sounds so much more...authentic...or something like that.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:50 pm
Author: Darkfire
pincushionman wrote:Not to be anal, but shouldn't the name be hippolich? Sounds so much more...authentic...or something like that.



:fouet: can't call a horse a hippo :D

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:04 pm
Author: Buddha
pincushionman wrote:Not to be anal, but shouldn't the name be hippolich? Sounds so much more...authentic...or something like that.

Dear anal :D ,

I also considered hippo-lich, but thought that the scientific latin naming scheme would be lost on many. I just didn't want folks staring at the screen trying to figure out how to wrap a hippopotamus skin around that thing.

Then there was equi-lich, but that just sounded like some Evil Mortgage Company...

EDIT: Oh, and Veras -- I thought about doing the complete writeup based on the 3.5, but just didn't feel like spending the time on it. Glad you filled the void!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:46 pm
Author: Heronimous Fox
Isnt this the standard mount of a gnome? :twisted:

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:20 am
Author: Elong Singalong
Makes me think of Hans Teeuwen.......

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:06 pm
Author: Buddha
At even the slightest sound of stick on bone, Horsolich can now come running to check on things. See the update in the first post.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:25 pm
Author: Arieanne
Buddha wrote:At even the slightest sound of stick on bone, Horsolich can now come running to check on things. See the update in the first post.

:shock:
Buddha, you are genius. :lol:
What about lesbian-pixie-lich to attach it to each Silk's post? :twisted:
Or....cheese-lich....
and...
;)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:07 am
Author: Humanist
Elong Singalong wrote:Makes me think of Hans Teeuwen.......


Why is that? Probably something obvious which I can't see...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:29 pm
Author: Zarithar Savageclaw
:lol:

Nice... and I apologize if this has already been posted but if it hasn't you must check this out!

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/02/01

"The horsepire whinnies malevolently" ... gotta love it!