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lawithro
Giant
(6/26/03 1:00 am)
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Nasty things to do with a succubus...
As written, the succubus appears to be a pretty "line-em-up, knock-em-down" kinda creature (Outer Fane, area 38) .

I'm wondering if anyone has fleshed out the succubus into something more sinister.

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Cordo Crowfoot
Faen
(6/26/03 1:17 am)
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Re: Nasty things to do with a succubus...
I know Siobharek for one used the Succubus in a plot in town (trying to frame the PCs for a crime if my memory serves me). Details should be in his campaign thread.

"They were immediately and absolutely recognizable as adventurers. They were hardy and dangerous, lawless, stripped of allegiance or morality, living off their wits, stealing and killing, hiring themselves out to whoever and whatever came... They were scum who died violent deaths, hanging on to a certain cachet among the impressionable through their undeniable bravery and their occasionally impressive exploits" China Mieville, Perdido Street Station

madfox
Verrik
(6/26/03 1:44 am)
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Re: Nasty things to do with a succubus...
Succubi are not particular well suited to combat and they should not be used as such. They are perfect for intrigue though. She can alter her appearance at will and charm those in a position of power (though simple manipulations would work better). For example, she could be at the center of a plot that keeps most of the cultists enemies occupied enough to ignore those wayward adventurers that claim the Temple of Elemental Evil is back. Siopharek's use of her is a great example of the strengths of a succubi as well. In the end though, it depends on what you want to do with the adventure. If you are in need of a side track, the succubus works well. If you want to keep focussed on the temple, it is better to let her do the jobs of distracting powerful people in the background. For now that is what is happening in my campaign anyway.

In a previous adventure the PCs released a succubus and I made her this one. She is bussy uniting the gnolls to form a horde which will greatly distract an allready distracted Mulhorand/Unther (who are fighting each other) as well as the local humans, wemics and dwarves (who would pose a real threat). My players have not yet made the connection, though they know she is in the area. After the PCs released her from a century of imprisonment, she went on a 'killing spree' in Hardcastle (my variant of Hommlet) to have some fun after 100 years of boredom.

Siobharek 
Verrik
(6/26/03 1:15 pm)
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Re: Nasty things to do with a succubus...
Yeah, I used her as the consummate spy. She seduced the (very ugly) rogue and during a night of passion, he basically spilled the beans. After she was done, she 'ported back to Hedrack, gave a full report, then 'ported back to Verbobonc again in order to get some kills. So while the PCs revealed the murder, killed the demon, and escaped unharmed, the bad guys still got a vital point: Until Hedrack's death, the entire Outer Fane knew exactly what was up with the party, who were whome, who cast what, what basic tactics they used, etc. Useful.

And of course, I gave her 3-4 rogue levels, a good Bluff score and the feat Quicker than the Eye from Song and Silence (Bluff as an MEA. If succesful, opponent is flat-footed for prpose of next attack).

Siobharek
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Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

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