Unseelie Agent

"Go now—and do not let those fool eladrin know it is I whom you truly serve."

The Feywild is a place of magic and enchantment, but within its shadows lurk creatures of mischief, malice, and malevolence that are the source of horrific campfire tales told about the plane. At best, these dark fey, or Unseelie, are indifferent about the harm they cause with their actions. At worst, they are creatures that carry the taint of shadow magic and seek to snuff out the light of the world.
    Despite their reputation, these fey attract outsiders seeking their favor—some people just cannot resist the lure of dark magic. The Unseelie are well versed in the shadowy arts and, like many other fey creatures, love the power of bargains. They haggle and barter for what they have to offer, sometimes taking more than the seeker wants to pay in exchange.
    You are one such seeker. You came to an Unseelie fey creature in search of knowledge, favors, a weapon, a charm, or something else. The asking price was too high, so you pledged yourself into your patron’s service instead. As is the case with many fey pledges, the duration of your service seems open to interpretation. In the meantime, you act as an agent of your patron well beyond the borders of its dominion.
    The tasks that your Unseelie master asks you to perform do not seem suspicious, and they follow no pattern that you have been able to discern. In fact, most of what you are called to do seems trivial—delivering messages, transporting money or goods, and reporting back on individuals that you observe. Your patron has yet to ask you to do something truly odious, although you realize that such a request might be made one day.
    In exchange for your service, your Unseelie patron bestows gifts upon you. At the outset of your bargain, your patron gave you a shadow-wrought weapon, a magic item that cements the bond between you. In addition, your master occasionally teaches you small magic tricks or gives you insight into the workings of higher fey powers, expanding your knowledge and expertise. You worry, however, that every gift you receive leaves you further indebted to the Unseelie fey creature, and you fear that it might be difficult, perhaps impossible, to free yourself from its grasp.

    Unseelie Agent Starting Feature (1st level): You gain the create shadow-wrought weapon power. When you select the Unseelie agent theme, choose a melee weapon or a ranged weapon with which you have proficiency. The weapon created by this power is the same kind of weapon.
    Unseelie Agent Level 5 Feature (5th level): You can speak, read, and write the secret language of the Unseelie fey. This language can be used to communicate securely with others of your ilk.
    Unseelie Agent Level 10 Feature (10th level): When you make an Intimidate check, you can roll twice and use either result. When you do so, you physically change for a moment, revealing to the person you are attempting to intimidate that you have a supernatural connection to a dark power.

Unseelie Agent Utility Create Shadow-Wrought Weapon

You call forth the weapon given you by your master, a weapon that is cold to the touch no matter the temperature of its surroundings.

Encounter        Arcane, Shadow
Minor Action      Personal

Requirement: You must have a hand free.

Effect: You call to your hand a shadow-wrought weapon that lasts until you dismiss it as a free action or until you use this power again. The weapon has a +1 enhancement bonus to attack rolls and damage rolls, and it deals 1d8 extra damage on a critical hit.
    Level 6: +2 enhancement bonus, 2d8 extra damage.
    Level 11: +3 enhancement bonus, 3d8 extra damage.
    Level 16: +4 enhancement bonus, 4d8 extra damage.
    Level 21: +5 enhancement bonus, 5d8 extra damage.
    Level 26: +6 enhancement bonus, and 6d8 extra damage.


Unseelie Agent Utility 2Unseelie Eyes

Your eyes take on a golden sheen, and suddenly you can see in the darkness as though it were daylight.

Encounter        Arcane, Shadow
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You gain darkvision until the end of the encounter. Additionally, as a free action, you can cause your eyes to glow, shedding bright light in a 2-square radius. You can end the glow effect as a free action.


Unseelie Agent Attack 3Cold Shadow Strike

The chill in your shadow-wrought weapon deepens so that it seems to sap heat from anything that touches it.

Encounter        Arcane, Cold, Necrotic, Shadow
No Action      Special

Trigger: You hit an enemy with a melee attack or a ranged attack using your shadow-wrought weapon.

Effect: The enemy takes 1d10 extra cold and necrotic damage, and it is slowed until the end of your next turn.


Unseelie Agent Attack 5Unleash Corruption

Through force of will, you tap into the dark magic that was used to create your shadow-wrought weapon, unleashing its corruption.

Daily        Arcane, Cold, Necrotic, Shadow
No Action      Special

Trigger: You hit an enemy with a melee attack or a ranged attack using your shadow-wrought weapon.

Effect: The enemy takes ongoing 10 cold and necrotic damage (save ends).

  Each Failed Saving Throw: The enemy falls prone.


Unseelie Agent Utility 6Shadow Cloak

You wrap the shadows around you, just as your master taught you.

Encounter        Arcane, Shadow
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You become invisible until the end of the encounter, until you move, or until you attack.


Unseelie Agent Utility 10Umbral Report

You whisper words into a nearby shadow, and the darkness carries them away to the person you designate.

Daily        Arcane, Shadow
Standard Action      Personal

Effect: You whisper a message of up to twenty-five words into a shadow, then choose a creature you know on your plane. (If the creature is your patron, the message is received regardless of planar location.) Only that creature hears the message. If the creature is not on your plane, the message is lost, and you are aware that the message was not received.
    If the creature receives the message, it can respond within 5 minutes with a similar shadow message of up to twenty-five words. Doing so requires a standard action.


Published in Heroes of the Feywild, page(s) 114.