Aeon, Theletos

Theletos Creature 7

LN Medium Aeon Monitor

Senses Perception +18; darkvision

Languages envisioning

Skills Arcana +16, Intimidation +16, Religion +18, Stealth +15

Str +4, Dex +4, Con +3, Int +3, Wis +5, Cha +3

Envisioning When a theletos conveys information, it does so wordlessly through psychic projections. This acts as telepathy with a range of 100 feet but is understandable to all creatures regardless of whether they have a language. The meaning to non-aeons can be vague and is often mysterious. A theletos can use this ability to communicate flawlessly with any other aeon on the same plane.


AC 25; Fort +16, Ref +13, Will +18; +1 status to all saves vs. magic

HP 125; Weaknesses chaotic 5


Speed 25 feet, fly 25 feet

Melee [one-action] fist +17 (lawful, magical), Damage 2d10+4 bludgeoning plus 1d6 lawful

Melee [one-action] tentacle +17 (agile, lawful, magical), Damage 2d8+4 slashing plus 1d6 lawful and fate drain

Divine Innate Spells DC 25, attack +17; 4th augury (at will), charm, dispel magic, enthrall, outcast’s curse, remove curse, suggestion, touch of idiocy

Rituals DC 25; geas

Fate Drain (curse, divine, mental) A creature damaged by the theletos’s tentacle must succeed at a DC 22 Will save or become stupefied 1. As long as the creature is stupefied, it can no longer benefit from fortune effects. If the target fails additional saves against this ability, the condition value increases by 1 (to a maximum of stupefied 4). This condition value decreases by 1 every 24 hours.

Wrath of Fate [two-actions] (curse, divine, mental, misfortune) The theletos releases a 60-foot cone of energy from its center. Creatures in the cone become overwhelmed with the knowledge of various fates that destiny has in store for them and lack of clear pathways to these potential futures. They must succeed at a DC 26 Will save or be slowed 1 indefinitely. An affected creature can choose to roll twice when it attempts an attack, saving throw, or skill check and take the lower result. Regardless of the outcome, that creature is no longer slowed after that roll. The theletos can’t use Wrath of Fate again for 1d4 rounds.

About

Theletoses maintain the balance between fate and free will. A theletos is a roughly spherical mass of crystals from which emerge four limbs, each split at the elbow and ending in three-fingered hands. A pair of crystalline tentacles also emerges from its body. Those who have been damaged by a theletos’s tentacles describe a disorienting dilemma as they simultaneously feel forced to make a single choice while also being overwhelmed by the endless options available to choose from. Theletoses are more likely than most aeons to interfere in non-aeon societies, particularly in regions with draconian laws. Their involvement is twofold; a theletos concerns itself with both the freedom of individuals and the laws that restrict these individuals, even (or especially) when the two are in opposition.

To mortals, aeons sometimes seem to combine elements that are fundamentally incompatible, whether it’s an aeon combining opposing concepts, or axiomites and inevitables mixing the organic with the mathematical or mechanical.

Aeons see no paradox in this, but rather claim it is an expression of the underlying unity of all things.

Theletoses care little for the individuals and societies they manipulate, only that balance between freedom and fate is maintained. A theletos might help a creature who has lost their freedom escape, but it may also force those who swore to perform an unjust duty to stick to their word. If its plans are thwarted, a theletos doesn’t seek revenge, but instead looks for other ways to redress the balance.

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