Weird Wednesday (Forsaken Frontier): Burning Vengeance

XP 19,200
CE haunt (20 ft. by 15 ft. town square)
Caster Level 15th
Notice Perception DC 25 (to hear Izali Komandri whispering, “Are you watching barber? I’m going to burn them all. One by one.”)
hp 24; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 minute
Weakness susceptible to cold damage

burning vengeanceEffect When this haunt is triggered, living creatures within its area burst into flames as if doused in buckets of tar and lit ablaze. All creatures within the town square are targeted by a fire storm spell (DC 22). Creatures who die from fire damage caused by the burning vengeance haunt are animated as undead after 1d4 rounds (as per create undead; ghouls if less than 4 HD or ghasts if 4 HD or more).

Destruction Doc Fell’s pursuit of revenge must end, either with his satisfaction or destruction.

Adventure Hook The burning vengeance haunt is the heart of Fallowfield, and the location where Izali Komandri burned each of the townspeople alive—by humiliating and torturing Doc Fell, he unintentionally created a relentless force for revenge. The scorched earth at the center of the ruined settlement is never far from Doc Fell’s thoughts, and every step he takes on the road to vengeance adds a little more flame to the fire.
The ghasts and ghosts of Fallowfield are well aware of the haunt and the useful danger it poses. Foes strong enough to resist them are led ever closer to the town center, lured by guerrilla tactics into activating haunt (the undead just far enough away to avoid its effects).

Mythic Template Should Doc Fell claim Salamangka, the burning vengeance haunt is likewise empowered. Its CR is increased by +1 and it deals 1d8 points of damage per caster level. Half the damage dealt is from fire damage, and the rest is divine energy that bypasses energy resistance. If Doc Fell is within the area of the haunt’s effect, he is immune to its damage and may activate it at will with a full-round action by spending a mythic point. If he does so, he may exclude any number of creatures from its effects.


[Submitted by Stephen Rowe of the Four Horsemen!]

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