Student of Caiphon

"The Dream Whisperer pays more attention to the world than any other of its ilk. It might have a plan and a part to play in the world’s final destiny."

Prerequisite: Warlock class, star pact

You studied the limitless abysses and the bright points of enigmatic light that hang between them. You listened
to the baffling disordered sounds that emerged from the simple astronomical lenses you used for your study. You learned the stars were not the innocent lamps above the world that most assumed. Despite this unsettling knowledge, you continued your study, eventually narrowing your concentration to just one star—a star named Caiphon. That’s when the dreams began.
    You dreamed of a fitful star of purple fire. You walked in its light to the edge of a slime-lined pit that pulsed and heaved like a living maw, eager to consume. You hurled yourself into the cavity as the purple star flared. You fell into an amoebic sea, where you were digested over the course of a thousand years, or perhaps just one night.
    When you woke, your eyes were opalescent purple orbs, and Caiphon began whispering—whispering—into your ear. Even though you could hear only the merest fragments of Caiphon’s never-ending instructions and insights, a knowing smile stitched itself across your face.

STUDENT OF CAIPHON PATH FEATURES

    Caiphon's Guidance (11th level): Your fear or radiant warlock powers and student of Caiphon powers score critical hits on rolls of 18–20.
    Star Bright (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, if you use your action to make an attack that hits, that hit deals ongoing 5 radiant damage (save ends). Such powers are considered to have the radiant keyword.
    Caiphon's Intercession (16th level): You can choose to use Caiphon’s Intercession in place of your Fate of the Void pact boon when an enemy under your Warlock’s Curse drops to 0 hit points or fewer. One ally of your choice within 10 squares of you can make an immediate melee basic attack against a target you choose; if the attack hits, it deals ongoing 5 radiant damage (save ends) in addition to normal damage. If your ally makes the attack, Caiphon takes its due and deals 5 damage to your ally. If your ally refuses to accept Caiphon’s Intercession, you take 5 damage (despite the fact no attack was made); in such an instance, you retain the use of Fate of the Void.

Student of Caiphon Attack 11Trust in the Guide Star

You squeeze tight your eyes and call upon the Purple Star to grasp your mind and guide your strike.

Encounter        Arcane, Implement, Radiant
Standard Action      Ranged 10

Target: One creature

Attack: Charisma vs. Will

Special: You ignore penalties for cover (but not superior cover), concealment, and total concealment. You can attack an invisible target as if it were not invisible.

Hit: 2d10 + Charisma modifier radiant damage.


Student of Caiphon Utility 12Steps on the Purple Stair

At Caiphon’s bidding, you take a half step into a temporary echo plane where wind shrieks like the screams of tortured lunatics and where indescribable colors squirm across your skin. Something shudders on the horizon, but you step fully back into the world before its identity resolves.

Encounter        Arcane
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You gain invisibility and a fly speed equal to your speed until the start of your next turn. On your next turn you take ongoing 3 psychic damage (save ends).


Student of Caiphon Utility 20Caiphon's Hungry Mercy

Your guide star offers all who heed your sudden rant to “Trust in Caiphon!” a boon of renewed power. Your lord requires only a sip of life from each ally who partakes. So little in return for so much!

Daily        Arcane
Minor Action      Close burst 10

Target: You and all allies in the burst

Effect: You and each ally in the burst can spend a healing surge to recover a power. Each of you choosing to do so rolls a d6. On a roll of 1–5, the power recovered is an encounter power. On a roll of 6, the power recovered is a daily power.


Published in Dragon Magazine Annual, Dragon Magazine 366, page(s) 24.