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Fey Mister (CR 6)

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Something is moving, just out of your vision... Is that a cloud of mist?

Type: magical; Perception DC 30; Disable Device 30

Trigger location; Reset None

Effect

A Fey Mister is a device that is partly in this world, and partly in the Fey Realms. It darts around, and sprays a fine mist on unsuspecting interlopers when they wander into someplace that the fey denizens would prefer them not to be. When sprayed, PCs end up partly in the Fey Realms. They will see and hear Fey Realm Ghost images, and even have slight physical interaction. This translates into sensory and other penalties. Fey Mister (DC 22 Will Save or become entwined in the Fey Realms for 9 hours; multiple targets(all targets in a 30' cone).
While entwined in the Fey Realms, the PC sees and hears transient images from the Fey Realms. This gives the PC a -4 to all Perception based skill checks. Some of the images from the Fey Realms also materialize. This makes all terrain difficult terrain for the duration of the effect. If the PC takes more than one move action per round, they must make a DC 15 Acrobatics check for each movement or be limited to a 5-foot step. If this check fails by 5 or more, the PC does not move and falls prone.
During combat, there is a 20% chance that a successful melee attack strikes an obstacle from the Fey Realms and misses its intended target entirely. For ranged combat, treat the target as if they had cover (+4 AC/+2 Reflex). If the Perception check to locate the trap fails by 5 or more, the mist is not seen; all other characters in the area must make the listed Perception check to notice the mist, which lingers and remains active for 1d4-1 rounds.

If any PCs are affected by the mist, you can play up the environment. Describe fleeting images that appear in their peripheral vision, and vanish when they look at them. Explain that every now and then, they step in an invisible hole or brush against something that is not there when they look a second time. You can make it sound to the PCs as if they have entered a haunted area.

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