Great Elder

"We never see the whole of the world, never understand it completely. But a spirit from the dawn times walks beside me, and our power does not require perfect understanding."

Prerequisite: Shaman, call spirit companion power, World Speaker Spirit class feature

Shamans know that the spirits are not truly the size of a human, an elf, or a panther. The spirits are vast, small, or whatever they are called on to be by the world’s needs. Shamans know this to be true, but not all shamans can master their unconscious expectations of the spirits. Each spirit companion appears as a creature of the shaman’s size because of its link to the shaman, and as allies and friends, both share an image, a reflection, within the world of spirits.

You have seen partway through this veil. As a follower of the world speaker tradition, you know that your spirit companion is vast. By seeing part of this truth, you know that your spirit companion’s size approaches that of an elder spirit, having a touch of the scope and power you will acquire if you live to fulfill an epic destiny.

As an elder spirit, your spirit companion protects your allies as it has always protected the people of the world. Its knowledge, allied with your understanding of nature, is sometimes the only shield your allies require.


    Elder Presence (11th level): As a minor action, you can make your spirit companion Large or Medium.
    Great Elder Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, allies adjacent to your spirit companion gain a +2 bonus to all defenses until the end of your next turn.
    Elder Counsel (16th level): When an enemy attacks the Will of an ally adjacent to your spirit companion, that ally’s Will can equal yours if he or she chooses.

Great Elder Attack 11Great Reaching Spirit

Your spirit companion reaches out to its full length and slams your enemies, catching them off guard and forcing them to hesitate for a moment.

Encounter        Implement, Primal, Spirit
Standard Action      Melee spirit 1 (or 2 if your spirit companion is Large)

Target: One or two creatures

Attack: Wisdom vs. Reflex

Hit: 2d8 + Wisdom modifier damage. Until the end of your next turn, you and your allies gain a +2 bonus to all defenses while adjacent to your spirit companion.

Great Elder Utility 12Great Hymn of Nature

In the spirit world, the song is many-layered and hours long. In the natural world, you hum three bars and the spirits do the rest.

Daily        Primal
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You make a Nature check. Until the end of your next turn, your allies can use the result of that check in place of their defenses while adjacent to your spirit companion.

Great Elder Attack 20An End to Tolerance

Moved to anger, the World Spirit allows none to escape.

Daily        Implement, Primal, Psychic
Standard Action      Close blast 5

Target: Each enemy in the blast

Attack: Wisdom vs. Will

Hit: 4d6 + Wisdom modifier psychic damage, and the target is dazed (save ends).

Effect: Until the end of the encounter, any enemy that starts its turn adjacent to your spirit companion chooses either to be dazed until the end of its turn or to take psychic damage equal to your Wisdom modifier.

Published in Primal Power, page(s) 81.