Emergent Primordial

You carry the essence of an imprisoned primordial, a being so vast, so terrible, that the gods imprisoned it in the Elemental Chaos.

Prerequisite: 21st level; elemental origin, Born of the Elements feat, or any elemental power

There is no full accounting of the primordials sealed away in the Elemental Chaos and elsewhere in the planes. Their roster is endless, their exploits too terrible to dwell upon. They are too powerful to die, too dangerous to live. The gods sealed them in the deepest depths to ensure that they would trouble the planes no more. During their imprisonment, the primordials have never ceased their efforts to escape and to resume the struggle against the gods they hate.
    In exploring elemental magic, you have been touched by a primordial’s essence. Perhaps only a dream has settled in your mind, or maybe a shard of a fallen primordial became lodged inside you. When you attain the epic tier, the shard awakens and begins merging its identity with yours until one day you become like a primordial.

Living the Destiny
Although the primordial within you seeks to annihilate your identity, it has no choice but to bend to your will. At the same time, your growing power awakens the primordial in your thoughts, gradually drawing it out from its long slumber until its presence pervades your consciousness. By the time you complete your final quest, you might be ready to surrender your body and soul to the primordial—or descend into the Elemental Chaos to confront and destroy it for good.

EMERGENT PRIMORDIAL FEATURES

    Primordial Rebirth (21st level): You increase one ability score of your choice by 2.
    Your origin changes to elemental if it is not elemental already, and you can speak, read, and write Primordial.
    In addition, choose one of the following: acid, cold, fire, lightning, or thunder. You gain resist 15 to the chosen damage type, and you gain a +3 bonus to damage rolls that include that type.
    Primordial Rebirth (Level 24) (24th level): Once per day when you start your turn at 0 hit points or fewer, you regain hit points equal to your bloodied value. When you do so, each ally within 5 squares of you can spend a healing surge. In addition, each ally within 10 squares of you who has this epic destiny gains 20 temporary hit points and can shift 1 square as a free action.
    Primordial Ascendance (30th level): Whenever you score a critical hit or reduce a nonminion enemy to 0 hit points, each ally within 5 squares of you gains 10 temporary hit points, and each one gains a +2 power bonus to attack rolls until the end of your next turn.

Emergent Primordial Utility 26Primordial Form

You free the primordial within you and transform into a titanic elemental being, like the ancient and terrible forces unseen since the Dawn War.

Daily        Elemental, Polymorph
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You assume the form of a Huge primordial-like creature until the end of your next turn. Creatures adjacent to you when you assume the form are pushed 1 square, or they fall prone if they cannot be pushed. While in this form, you gain the following benefits.
         Your reach increases by 2.
         You gain resist 5 to all damage.
         You gain a +4 power bonus to melee damage rolls and damage rolls that include acid, cold, fire, lightning, or thunder.

Sustain Minor: The form persists until the end of your next turn.


Published in Heroes of the Elemental Chaos, page(s) 139.