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Hand of Tyranny

Warning! This archetype was created with evil PCs in mind. However, you can easily use it for evil NPCs as well. This archetype is typically only used by characters that worship Asmodeus, but some have taken root in the blasphemous service of other devil princes and demon lords.

Those who find themselves heeding the call of self-perfection sometimes turn to Asmodeus to help the overcome their failings. Unfortunately, his dark gifts often twist the thoughts and goals of the wielder, turning them into an instrument of tyranny.

Unholy Command (Su)

At 1st level, whenever a hand of tyranny makes an unarmed strike, he can decide to add an unholy command to the attack. If the attack hits, the target must make Will save, with a DC equal to 10 + 1/2 the hand of tyranny’s character level + the hand of tyranny’s Wisdom modifier. If the saving throw fails, the target must obey the order, as if a command spell was cast upon the target.

The hand of tyranny can use this ability a number of times per day equal to his level. Using this ability is a free action.

At 8th level, this order instead works like the spell suggestion.

This ability replaces stunning fist.

Pain Touch (Su)

At 7th level, a hand of tyranny can touch a living creature, causing it to become wracked with pain. Using this ability is a standard action that requires a melee touch attack.

If successful the target is nauseated for 1 round and then sickened for a number of rounds equal to the hand of tyranny’s level. A successful Fortitude save, with a DC of 10 + 1/2 the hand of tyranny’s level + the hand of tyranny’s Wisdom modifier, reduces this effect to sickened for one round.

Using this ability consumes 2 points from the hand of tyranny’s ki pool.

This ability replaces wholeness of body.

Tongue of Lies (Ex)

At 17th level, a hand of tyranny receives a +10 competence bonus on any Bluff skill check made to lie.

Any lie he tells cannot be detected via detect lies, zone of truth, or similar spells.

This ability replaces tongue of the sun and moon.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Way of the Wicked Book Five — The Devil My Only Master. Copyright 2012, Fire Mountain Games LLC; Author: Gary McBride.