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(5/4/03 3:31 am)
Anyone found a good use for the Rakshara's?|
One the party members (invisible mief) while confused went wandering off and ran into the Rakshara's lairs. He saw Elmo (Rakashara in disguise) tied in the room, but was still confused and left straight away, before going into the other Rakshara lair where the other Rakshara. One of the Rakshara tried to detect the invis PC with detect thoughts and did until the PC put on a ring of non detect thoughts. Anyways the PC escaped and gt back to the rest of the party tell them that Elmo is held prisonner by a Rakshara. The PC then went off and kill most of the doomdreamers and are no heading out of there get some rest, sell equipment and go up a levels, before they do the want to rescue Elmo.
The problem i have is that i cant see the Rakshara really causing any problems for the party, sure one may end up with the party as Elmo and attack when the party engage in another combat, but it will probably get hammered by the fighters. By the way if a weapon has say a spell on it , ie GMW doe the Rakshara's spell immunity work against it? If the party are a bit suspicious of Elmo, they may use Detect Thoughs on him and that will probably give the Rakshara away.
Im thinking of having one of the Rakshara running off, the one who attacked the PC and maybe waiting in ambush/or following the party when they leave the temple,and attacking the time is right, but then im thinking it is probably suicide, so he may leave it up the the other Rakshara (disguised as Elmo) to get as much from the party and pass this on to the Second, maybe for some nice rich furnishings or items.
What do you guys think?
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(5/4/03 4:24 pm)
Re: Anyone found a good use for the Rakshara's?|
In my campaign, the rakshasas mixed themselves in with the slaves. The party didn't really interrogate the slaves, so it was easy to slip two extra ones in. (It didn't help that IMC, all the slaves were doped to the gills on Tanbrosh.)
The party took the slaves back to the tower and then made a classic mistake -- they split up. The frontline fighters all went back into the Recovered Temple to retrieve Falrinth's corpse.
That left the cleric and the sorceror alone with the two rakshasas. Needless to say, with their magic immunity, things got pretty ugly. The cleric died and the sorceror only survived by turning invisible and running away.
They're the ultimate spies and infiltrators. If you use them as such, they should be able to get into a position where they can attack from within the ranks rather than going toe-to-toe with the fighters.
(And if the fighters are using spells to get their weapons up to +3, it doesn't take a genius of a rakshasa to figure out those spells expire sometime.)
-Thrommel, who turns invisible and runs away.