Monday, September 23, 2013

New Spell for Pé Chói

The Pé Chói, a graceful and magical insectoid race from Tékumel, have an innate psychic ability that connects all members of the race. When a Pé Chói dies, all other Pé Chói within a 3-mile radius can feel it. They will seek revenge on those who kill other Pé Chói without cause.

So, here I present a new spell for Pé Chói who follow the Black Old One, the Pé Chói Change deity, similar to Hrü'ü or Ksárul.


Empire of the Petal Throne

Visions of Death
Group II
Range: 3 miles
Duration: 1 turn
Temples: Black Old One
If cast within one minute of feeling the death of another Pé Chói, the caster gets a mental image of what the Pé Chói saw at the time of their death. At level 5, the caster can see the area in a 20 foot radius around the Pé Chói victim. At level 7, the spell lasts for a day and the caster knows the direction and distance to the perpetrator. At the end of the day, they can recast the spell and continue their pursuit.


The Fantasy Trip

Visions of Death
IQ: 14
Type: Thrown
STR Cost:  3 + 2 per day to maintain

Range: 3 miles
Duration: 1 day
Temples: Black Old One
If cast within one minute of feeling the death of another Pé Chói, the caster can see the area within 2 megahexes of the victim for a minute. The caster also knows the direction and distance to the perpetrator. This knowledge of the attacker lasts for a day, letting the caster pursue them to exact their revenge.


GURPS

Visions of Death
Type: Regular
Cost:  3/2
Range: 3 miles
Duration: 1 day
Temples: Black Old One
If cast within one minute of feeling the death of another Pé Chói, the caster can see the area within 6 hexes of the victim for a minute. The caster also knows the direction and distance to the perpetrator. This knowledge of the attacker lasts for a day, letting the caster pursue them to exact their revenge.


Try it out and comment. I'm going to playtest this in my next Tekumel game.

(Edit: TFT and GURPS versions changed after Peter's question.)