Friday, April 15, 2016

A Note on Expansion

One of the things that has been holding PotLK back has been expanding it.
The Old Entry:
Baleful Construct 


<I>A towering figure rising from sands as if waking from a long nap.  Eldritch green light crackles from its joints and seams.  It turns its head toward you disgorging a wave of sand and debris as it opens a craggy maw, releasing a thunderous torrent of inhuman sound and eldritch light that washes over the everything in its path.  With slow, deliberate steps it begins to move North. Without knowing exactly why, you all know in the deepest pits of your gut that the creature is heading toward Basq.</i> 

The Baleful Construct is immune to all mundane and magical attacks, becoming merely annoyed at the later. It cannot be stopped by traditional means and instead must have its power cores (located on the head) removed.

The New Entry:

Baleful Construct 
<I>A towering figure rising from sands as if waking from a long nap.  Eldritch green light crackles from its joints and seams.  It turns its head toward you disgorging a wave of sand and debris as it opens a craggy maw, releasing a thunderous torrent of inhuman sound and eldritch light that washes over the everything in its path.  With slow, deliberate steps it begins to move North. Without knowing exactly why, you all know in the deepest pits of your gut that the creature is heading toward Basq.</i> 

The Baleful construct will reach the City of Basq within four days of its awaken.  Any mundane attempt to stop the ancient construct will be meaningless.  Despite the creature’s relative disinterest in most of the attacks, it will directly respond to any magical attack against it. If not stopped the Construct will lay waste to the city by simply walking through it and continue north into the Lands of Usarm proper destroying the Rift Bridge and any other settlement in its way. 

Stopping the Baleful Construct is no easy task, as most magics simply annoy it instead of hurting it.  An observant player will notice that the eldritch light emanating from its many breaks and cracks in great waves is similar in light and coloring to a series of jewels that crown its head.  While no attacks can dislodge or destroy the gems they can be removed from the Construct by unlocking the mechanism that holds them in place.  To do this the ones brave enough to attempt it must be on the head of the Construct, who will defend itself as much as possible.

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