Oh snap! I like it! Thanks for the shout out brother!Ok tonight I bring you a revisiting of my setting. User Beefermatic created Hyperboreans, powerful warriors who gained powers through spiritual growth (Enemies, Allies, and Ideas for Sidereals, Eternals, and above). His template is great and well done. For my setting I changed the cards on the table though: as the Elder Mythos / Helioeides of my setting are a separate and parallel system, so are the Hyperboreans from me. While in Beefermatic setting they are an expanding empire that assimilates various cultures, in my setting they are a terrorist group that does not even reach ten thousand members (of which only a hundred above 1000 HD). Their degree of power gain was even if not in some cases higher than that of normal deities. They are a brutal group who want to eliminate the gods to replace them, and they do so in the fastest and most brutal way possible. If this leads to the deaths of billions of innocent people (like killing a Time Lord by collapsing a universe with all its inhabitants) it doesn't matter to them in the least. The only thing is that a dirty deity is dead. Although they are so few (compared to an entire multiverse), they are extremely feared by the gods (for a more than fair reason since my template makes them god killer) and there have been many wars in the past with even Highlord coalitions to annihilate the empire of the Hyperboreans and exterminate them but without succeeding completely. It will greatly reduce the number and destroyed their empire, certain, but they never completely erased them. In fact, their story in my setting is very similar to that of the Sith from Star Wars: a group of dissidents with the current order of things that grows into a large empire that rules over multiple universes only to be crushed by multiple coalitions, to disperse into small groups that are difficult to trace.
Small clarification if you ever use it: DO NOT repeat DO NOT put a Hyperborean against your players if they are gods and he has more perfection bonus than them divine rank (especially if the Hyperborean is above 500 HD). The poor player will be slaughtered very badly with almost no chance of fighting back. Conversely, if your players are Hyperboreans expect that almost any Immortal will end up in the meat grinder and many fights will become useless. That said, the template is deliberately broken. It is actually an exterminator of gods.
Taunt and provoke them
Laugh and tease them
Mess with their heads
Skin them and wear them
Rattle their bones
Torture and beat them
Maim them kill them
Cut of their heads
Kick them and roll them
Dance on their graves
Cos now they're dead!
–Ode to the massacre of the immortals. Hyperborean Empire. Approximately ATW 23455
- A battle of any kind is a battle regardless, I'll give my best.
- There is honor in a death in battle, but my companions would suffer, I can withdraw from a lost battle, but only after my companions have withdrawn.
- I will not accept to absorb Quintessence and become a "Divinity", they are cowards who have chosen the easy way to a false power that depends on others.
- Once an oath is made, my honor requires me to keep it, even if I can interpret it however I want if it is not formulated well.
Gained: Hyperborean is a template that can be applied to any being hereafter referred to as the "base creature". The creature's type and size remain unchanged, however it gains the "Augmented" subtype.
-Hit Dice: The base creature gain max Hit Points, at 30 HD their base Hit Dice become d20s, at 120 HD their Hit Dice change to d100s, at 200 HD and every 100 HD thereafter their hit point multiplier increases by +1 (ie: a being with 200 HD of Spiritual Strength would have x2 health, 300 HD would have x3, and so on..), at 480 HD their base HD increases to d1000s. At 1000 HD, their hit point Multiplier increases from +1 per 100 HD, to +10 per 100 HD (1000 HD being would have x100 hp) this is retroactive. At 2000 HD their hit point multiplier increases to +1/4 their total hit dice (2000 HD would have x500 hp). Finally at 10.000 HD their base HD increases to d10.000s.
-Senses: At 30 HD the base creature's senses increase x3. At 60 HD the sense multiplier increase to x10. At 120 HD the creature gains Cosmic Consciousness that extend to the borders of the current Layer they inhabit. At 160 HD this increase to the Plane they inhabit. At 240 HD this increase to the current Dimension they inhabit. At 480 HD this increase to the current Universe they inhabit. While outside an Universe (like in the Pleroma) the Cosmic Consciousness is limited to 50 billion lightyears in radius centered on the Hyperborean.
-Speed: At 30 HD the base creature's speed increases by x3. At 120 HD the speed multiplier increases to x10 and they gain standard Starflight with a speed of 3d20 days to reach any point in the Kosmos. At 480 HD they become Superluminal. At 2000 HD their Starflight increases to 1d3 minutes, on par with a Time Lord. At 10.000 HD they gain Space Folding.
Space Folding (Ex)
The creature is able to fold space to instantly travel to any point in the universe at any time, this effectively makes the creature occupy all spaces for all positive benefits or effects, and not occupy any space that would be considered non beneficial. Essentially allowing the creature to target a foe without being able to be targeted itself. Only other creature with space-folding can target this creature.
-BaB: A Hyperborean has BaB equal to her HD, despite any class BaB or racial BaB.
-Spellcasting: A Hyperborean caster level, for all, is equal to her total Hit Die + Perfection Bonus unless is higher.
-Deflection and Insight: The base creature gains a Deflection bonus to their AC equal to their Charisma Modifier and an Insight bonus equal to their Wisdom Modifier.
-Perfection Bonus: They also gain a +1 Perfection bonus to their AC for every 5 HD.
-Cosmic String (Ex): A Hyperborean with 120 HD gains the Cosmic String Cosmic Ability as a bonus ability withouth the need to meet its prerequisite. A Hyperborean can be permanent killed everywhere (unlike Sidereals), but only by entities with divine rank or perfection bonus equal or higher than her perfection bonus. She reform instantly (like the Eternals) in the same spot if not killed by entities with divine rank or perfection bonus equal or higher than her perfection bonus.
-Natural Armor Bonus: The base creature gains an amount of Natural Armor bonus that varies depending on how naturally tough they are (this replace the base natural armor of the creature, if lessere). If the base creature has little or no natural armor normally, they gain 1/4th their HD in Nat AC. If the base being is naturally scaly or tough, they gain 1/2 their HD in Nat AC. If the base creature naturally has heavy armor plating or is incredibly tough to hurt, they gain Nat AC equal to their Hit Dice.
-Butcher of the gods (Ex): A Hyperborean of 2.000 HD gain immunity to Abrogate and Evil Eye unless generated by a Time Lord or equivalent.
-Aura: This work like the divine aura with the following difference: The aura is range close with HD 1-14, Medium with HD 15-84, Long with HD 85-244 and extreme with 245+ HD. The save DC is 10 + the hyperborean Charisma modifier + the perfection bonus.
-Integrated Class Features: The base creature gains class features equal to ½ her racial HD (for creature with only 1 racial HD, no Integrated Class Features).
-Spell Like Abilities: At 10th HD, they gain Limited Wish 1/day (CL= 10 + Hit Dice + perfection bonus), at 30 HD this improved to Wish 1/day, and at 120 HD this improved to Wish at-will. At 240 HD they gain Alter Reality as the Sidereals ability.
-Prana Blast (Su): Treated as an "Effect" power, the base creature begins to be able to manipulate it's own life force to assault it's foes. The base creature radiates an aura of bright light (color of your choice) that can be extinguished at will. Initially it deals 1d3 divine damage per HD of the base creature, though it does not destroy magic barriers, and dazzles targets that fail a DC 10 + ½ HD + their Perfection bonus save for 1 round, and manifests as a single Effect type power of the Hyperborean choosing (ray, blast, strike, touch, etc), every 10 HD he gains an additional attack form and it grows in strength as per the Effect list in the Ascension handbook (each power grows in strength as if it were selected one more time). At 30 HD, it is treated as an Uncanny Effect with the Hyperborean gaining access to all Effect type attack forms and dazzles targets for a number of rounds equal to the dice damage done and the -1 to attack rolls and sight based perception is replaced with a minus equal to the Hyperborean's Perfection modifier (and any Divine bonus they may also have) and also affects the armor class of an opponent reducing dodge and Dex based AC equal to the Perfection and Divine Bonus of the Hyperborean to a maximum of the opponent's total dodge and dex based armor bonus (Treat the range increment as if they were an equal leveled Deity and with a divine rank equal to its perfection bonus). At 60 HD the damage increase to d10's. At 120 HD the damage increase to d20's. At 480 HD the damage increase to d100's. At 1.000 HD the damage increase to d1000's. At 10.000 HD the damage increase to d10.000's.
-Terminus (Ex): A Hyperborean count her perfection bonus as divine rank for overcome the Cosmic String. A Hyperborean of 500 HD, ignore the Transmortality Trascendental ability of enemy if her perfection bonus is equal or greater than her opponent divine rank. When a Hyperborean kill a deity this counts as if it killed him in his native plane (godly realm) to make sure he really died.
-Ageless (Ex): The base creature at 15 HD takes no penalty to her physical ability scores from advanced age. If she is already taking such penalties, they are removed at this time. The base creature stop aging and gains immune to aging affect. An Hyperborean can live forever. They do not need to breathe, eat or sleep.
-Damage Reduction (Ex): The base creature gains DR/— equal to ½ its HD. At 30 HD this increases to equal its HD. At 120 HD DR is increased to 10xHD, and at 1000 HD to 1000xHD (1,000,000 at 1000 HD).
-Perfection (Ex): The base creature gains a Perfection Bonus equal to 1/5 his HD on AC, Attack Rolls, all Checks, DCs, Initiative, Saves, and SR. At 480 HD the Hyperborean gains a single ability between Elusion, Invincibility or Sophism based on their character concept as they learn to tap into the higher reality of true Perfection.
-Purity of Body (Ex): A Hyperborean is immune to disease and poison.
-God Hunter (Var): A Hyperborean of 20 HD gains the Deicide portfolio using her Perfection bonus as Divine Rank for calculate when they gain the powers but unlike the normal Deicide portfolio in which the bonus are obtained at minimum rank, the bonus are obtained at maximum rank (8 rank for Lesser Deity, 16 for Greater Deity, 48 for First One, etc.). At 500 HD this increase to double Deicide portfolio.
-Might (Ex): A Hyperborean of 60 HD deals d10's for base damage dice of all melee, ranged weapon, natural weapon, and unarmed attacks with virtual size categories, and their damage dice cannot go below this dice but they cannot deal more dice than their HD (Ie: a dagger wielded by a Hyperborean with 60 HD and 500 Str would deal 60d10 damage). An Hyperborean of 160 HD increase the d10's to d20's. An Hyperborean of 480 HD increase the d20's to d100's. An Hyperborean of 1000 HD increase the d100's to d1000's. An Hyperborean of 10.000 HD increase the d1000's to d10.000's.
-Mythic (Ex): A Hyperborean has Mythic Power (X/day, Surge +Y) and counts as a X-rank Mythic creature. A Hyperborean can use any of their spell and spell-like abilities as the Mythic versions of those spells (if a Mythic version of that spell exists), expending Mythic Power as normal. They can also expend Mythic Power to use the augmented versions of these spell and spell-like abilities. X his equal to the Perfection bonus of the Hyperborean and Y is the Surge suitable for the rank.
-Spell Resistance (Ex): Gain an SR equal to 10 + HD + Their Perfection Bonus. At 300 HD they become immune to non-epic spells (unless the Hyperborean want to suffer the effect).
-Adaption (Ex): At 30 HD the base creature's form has grown tough enough to survive the test of space and time. They gain resistance* to Terrestrial Hazards: Volcano High temperatures, Arctic Freezing Temperatures, Sea Trench Pressures, Lightning Storms, etc. At 80 HD they gain immunity to Terrestrial Hazards and resistance to Stellar Hazards: Surface of the Sun, Outer Space, Extreme Pressure Environments (Planetary/Stellar cores), Heavy Gravity, Cosmic Storms, etc. At 160 HD they gain immunity to Stellar Hazards and resistance to Dimensional Hazards: Black Holes, Worm Holes, Quasars, Gamma Rays, Time Storms, etc. At 480 HD they gain immunity to Dimensional Hazards and resistance to Universal Hazards: Big Bang (planck) effects, Tears in Reality, Cosmic Cysts, Star Plagues, Collapsing Space, etc and to the effects of the Pleroma Space. At 1000 HD they gain immunity to Universal Hazards, to the effects of the Pleroma Space and resistance to Multiversal Hazards: Probability Crack, Logic Paradox, Anti-Maxim, etc. At 10.000 HD they gain immunity to Multiversal Hazards.
*Resistance is different from immunity and the GM’s is the judge to how they are affected by a given phenomenon (to give an example, Sidereals are resistant but not immune to Dimensional Hazard: a black hole might be used to imprison a sidereal with the high EMF essentially functioning as dead-magic zones)..
-Antimagic Resistance (Ex): At 20 HD the Hyperborean gains immunity to antimagic effects (like antimagic field) and can freely cast spell, spell-like abilities and use supernatural abilities but non-epic items or magic (spells of 9th-level or below) even when used by an Hyperborean are affected by anti-magic.
-Divine Power: The base creature gains 1 Divine Ability for every 5 HD it has (Treat the range increment as if they were an equal leveled Deity and with a divine rank equal to its perfection bonus) and every time they gains a HD/level they can change feats with divine abilities with a ratio of 6:1.
-Multifaceted: At 30 HD a Hyperborean is considered to have effectively mastered mortal and epic techniques and gains Mutifaceted as a bonus Divine Ability.
-Cosmic Power: Once the base creature has used Spiritual Strength for 120 HD, they gain a single Cosmic Ability of their choice and every time they gains a HD/level they can change divine abilities with cosmic abilities with a ratio of 6:1.
-Transcendent Power: At 480 HD, they gain a single Transcendental Ability of their choice and every time they gains a HD/level they can change divine abilities with cosmic abilities or transcendental abilities with a ratio of 361.
-Omnific Power: At 2000 HD, they gain a single Omnific Power of their choice and every time they gains a HD/level they can change divine abilities with omnific abilities with a ratio of 200:1.
-Metempiric Power: At 10.000 HD, they gain a single Metempiric Power of their choice and every time they gains a HD/level they can change divine abilities with metempiric abilities with a ratio of 2000:1.
-Saves: The base creature adds it's Perfection bonus to all Saving Throws.
-Abilities: Add +2 to all ability scores for every 5 HD the base creature possesses.
-Skills: The base creature gains it's Perfection bonus to all Skills