Pelor’s Protection of Providence
- Spellcraft DC: 23
- Components: V, S
- Casting Time: 10 minutes
- Range: Personal
- Duration: 20 hours
- Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
- Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)
When the renegade Githyanki tribe of Kthllak’Thor kidnapped one of Pelor’s junior clerics to challenge their dreaded lich-queen based on a senseless prophecy, Adara, knowing the magic of the mighty blades of the Githyanki, prayed to Pelor to grant her protection while she went to retrieve her priestly associate. Her prayer was granted in the form of Pelor’s Protection of Providence, which made her nearly immune to the potent greatswords of the githyanki, though was not as effective against their red dragon steeds. Fortunately, Adara had already been granted Pelor’s Punitive Wrath, and she returned with her junior unharmed.
Upon casting this spell, the caster is protected by a faintly glowing nimbus giving her damage reduction of 14/epic.
Pelor’s Punitive Wrath
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 12,000 feet
Target: One creature, or up to a 10-foot cube of non-living matter
Saving Throw: Fortitude half
Spell Resistance: Yes
To prevent the balor sorcerer Tzzanak from assembling the dreaded artifact Song of Night’s Sorrow, Adara had to journey to his underworld lair. Knowing the legends of the legendary guardian to his cave, a great Three-Headed Sirrush (see the Epic-Level Handbook), Adara prayed for the power to destroy the creature so she could move on to her true target, the demon-magician. Pelor granted her prayer, and she used the spell to great effect on the beast. Unfortunately, Tzzanak was scrying the battle and teleported in to finish Adara off after the spell had weakened her. But Adara was well prepared, and, one quickened heal later, let Tzzanak feel Pelor’s wrath as well.
This spell inflicts 20d20 points of damage to one target. The caster takes 27d6 points of backlash damage. The damage is of no particular type or energy–it is purely destructive force. It automatically destroys effects that are otherwise impervious to damage, such as Wall of Force, Bigby’s Hand spells, Globe of Invulnerabilty and Antimagic Field. It may destroy Epic Wards on an opposed caster-level check.
Pelor’s Obstacle Obliterator
- Spellcraft DC: 32
- Components: V, S
- Casting Time: 1 action
- Range: 12,000 feet
- Duration: Instantaneous
- Target: One creature, or up to a 10-foot cube of non-living
- Saving Throw: Fortitude half
- Spell Resistance: Yes
When Adara and her friends travelled back in time to stop a living Acererak‘s monstrous creation, a Flesh Colossus (see the Epic-Level Handbook), from wreaking havoc upon the citizens of the Flanaess, they were thwarted by the construct’s large antimagic field, which nullified the magic of her companion’s weapons. Adara prayed for a spell to overcome the colossus’ defenses and received Pelor’s Obstacle Obliterator. When they confronted the giant golem again, she cast the spell upon it, ruining the field of antimagic. Balinor, Lelldorin and Arikazi then made short work of the construct, allowing history to unfold as it should.
This spell automatically destroys spells and effects that are otherwise impervious to damage, such as wall of force, Bigby’s Hand spells, globe of invulnerabilty and antimagic field. It may destroy Epic Wards on an opposed caster level check. The caster takes 10d6 points of backlash damage. It may also inflict 20d4 points of damage to one target. The damage is of no particular type or energy–it is purely destructive force.
Pelor’s Almighty Attendant
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 full round
Range: 75 feet
Duration: 20 rounds (D)
Effect: One summoned creature
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
When Adara was left with Balinor to guard the planar rupture caused by Graz’zt while her companions went to the demon prince’s lair to find out how to seal it, Graz’zt tried to launch his hordes through to the Prime Material Plane. The holy warriors fought back swarms of demons for over eight hours, until Balinor finally fell. After receiving telepathic communication from Arianna that her friends were about to be successful and needed only a few moments more but that the demon prince himself was preparing to walk through, Adara asked for one of Pelor’s mightiest servants to come to her aid. With the presence of Seraphimanaxius, Adara was able to push back the Dark Prince and his fiends until her friends sealed the rift. Her first action afterwards was to raise Balinor.
This spell summons Seraphimanaxius, a half-celestial great wyrm gold dragon for 20 rounds. Seraphimanaxius acts to the best of her ability to defeat the forces of evil and aid those of good, and is not above sacrificing herself for the sake of others.
XP Cost: 3,300 xp
Female Great Wyrm Half-Celestial Gold Dragon (Fire); Hp: 758; Initiative: +1; Spd: 60 feet, fly 240 (clumsy); AC: 43 (+1 Dex, + 40 natural, -8 size); Atk: Bite +53/19-20 (4d8+20), 2 claws +51/19-20 (4d6+10), 2 wings +51 (2d8+10), tail +51 (4d6+30); AL: Lawful Good; Saves: Fort+35, Ref+23, Will+35; Str 51, Dex 12, Con 37, Int 34, Wis 37, Cha 34; Appraise +33, Bluff +56, Concentration +54, Craft + 33, Diplomacy +56, Escape Artist +44, Gather Information +33, Intimidate +33, Jump +61, Knowledge (arcana) +55, Knowledge (history) +55, Knowledge (planes) +55, Knowledge (religion) +55, Listen +56, Perform + 33, Scry +55, Search +55, Sense Motive +34, Spellcaft +53, Spot +56; Cleave, Extra Spell (8th), Extra Spell (7th), Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite], Improved Critical (claw), Multiattack, Power Attack, Snatch, Wingover.
Fire Subtype; Immune to sleep and paralysis effects; Blindsight 360′ radius, Breath Weapon: cone of fire 70′ (24d10, Ref 43 for half) or cone of gas 70′ (12 Str damage, Ref 43 for half) once every 1d4 rounds. Crush: Ref (43) or suffer 4d8+30 points of damage + pin. Frightful Presence: Will (43) or shaken for 4d6 rounds. Spell resistance 33.
Immune to acid, cold, disease, and electricity. +4 on saving throws vs. poison. Spell-like abilities: holy aura and protection from evil 3x/day; aid, bless, cure serious wounds, detect evil, dispel evil, hallow, holy smite, holy word, neutralize poison, remove disease, resurrection, summon monster IX (celestials only), and symbol, 1x/day.
Spells (6/9/9/9/9/8/8/8/8/5; DC = 22 + spell level): divine favour, mage armor, magic missile, shield, shield of faith; 2) bear’s endurance, bull’s strength, calm emotions, cure moderate wounds, hold person; 3) displacement, haste, lightning bolt, major image, protection from elements; 4) death ward, fire shield, holy smite, restoration, stoneskin; 5) break enchantment, cone of cold, feeblemind, plane shift, true seeing; 6) disintegrate, eyebite, greater dispelling, heal, repulsion; 7) control weather, delayed blast fireball, greater teleport, limited wish, reverse gravity; 8) maze, polymorph any object, polar ray, prismatic wall; 9) dominate monster, time stop, wish.