Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Commissars of Uncle Steel Dwarf, Part IV

Propaganda (Uncle Steel Dwarf Spells)
Though his commissars would never admit it, Propaganda can be quite magical indeed.

1st Level: Command (+3 vs. Proletarians), Cure Light Wounds, Detect Capitalism (as Detect Evil but senses free market forces instead), Purify Food and Drink (reverse), Remove Fear (reverse), Resist Cold, Equalitarian Missile (as Magic Missile*, but only does damage to Capitalists), Message* (requires speaking into a device)

2nd Level: Bless (reverse), Delay Poison, Find Traps, Know Alignment (requires at least 1 turn of interrogation first), Hold Person, Resist Fire, Reveal Charm, Spiritual Weapon, Fire TrapD, Heat MetalD, Produce FlameD, Amnesia* (requires 1d6 turns of Reprograming first), Phantasmal Force* (for Indoctrination)

3rd Level: Cure Blindness (reverse), Dispel Magic, Glyph of Warding, Locate Object (in order to seize it), Remove Curse (reverse), Striking, Explosive Runes*, Stinking Cloud*

4th Level: Create Food and water (reverse), Cure Serious Wounds, Detect Lie, Arcane Eye* (usable only against those suspected of Counter-Revolutionary Behavior), Wall of Fire*

5th Level: Commune (requires 1d6 turns of grain, livestock, land, and/or general confiscation of others’ livelihood first), Cure Critical Wounds, Dispel Capitalism (as Dispel Evil, but affects business folk instead), Flame Strike, Faithful Hound* (to guard against Dissidents)

6th Level: Animate Objects (if made of metal), Blade Barrier (appears as Equalitarian Firearms)

7th Level: Holy Word (reverse- works on Capitalists), Degenerate (reverse of Regenerate), Summon Devil*

Avatar of Uncle Steel Dwarf

Align: C
MV 20
 AC -10
HD 15
Atk: 1 slam or crush
Dmg: 3d8
SP: commissar propaganda/abilities (caster level 15), immune to any harm from metal, fire, or charm effects,  -4 when surrounded by Capitalists 
Magic resistance: 20%
SV: C15
Mor: 8

Hulking but squat, these embodiments of the Equalitarian Tyrant himself are red in color and made of hell-forged steel. Unless keeping an individual alive would serve his greater interests, the avatar will quickly redistribute his victim’s blood and bones all over the area via mighty slams and crushes.

The Amaranthine Wizard

Archenemy of Uncle Steel Dwarf, the Amaranthine Wizard stands in diametric opposition to him and Equalitarianism. Rather than espousing equality, he espouses hierarchy. Rather than attacking capitalists and eliminating private property, he attacks inhumans and seeks to forge pure human nation-empires.  Still, his clergy, the Amaranthineschaft, can be as ruthless as Uncle Steel Dwarf’s commissars. As a result, one can use their rules in a modified way until he can be dealt with in a separate article.

Next week: Priestesses of Diktynna / Britomartis!