One of the more delightful Epic Destinies is in the Shiradi tree. Actually, the entire tree is interesting and full of randomness. So much so that is hard to choose which effect is the most interesting and random.
Or at least it was, until this:
Well then, that clarifies things, doesn’t it?
The picture is Knicker Tam. Yes, I know she looks like a kobold gem miner with a full load, but it is Knicker nonetheless, halfling, frenzied barbarian, and owner of the most chilling halfling barbarian battlesqueak ever squeaked.
See, I like to give my Shiradi characters the Tier 6 ability Tea with the Queen. It freezes them in place for a few seconds, but the character is invulnerable while frozen and gets 20,000 points of healing, plus a very nice random buff. Buffs like a stacking +100 to PRR. Or a stacking +10 to all abilities. That kind of nice.
Except I never noticed that the ability requires a Diplomacy check. Meaning you can fail. Meaning Knicker – who has two gigantic dwarven axes but absolutely no Diplomacy – is not a good choice for this.
Well, now I know?
Actually, this is a pretty sweet thing to have happen! It is totally worth a Tier 6 slot to be able to suddenly turn into a Kobold and run around like that. Imagine the fun in PUGs! Sadly, the effect doesn’t last, you turn back into a halfling (or whatever lesser race you may be playing) as soon as you swing a weapon or do anything. You can’t actually play as a kobold, you can only look like one, and only for a moment or two.
But still. A kobold!
The Queen is not pleased. But I am.
🙂 😀 🙂
p.s. Get your nominations in!