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Psicrowns

A psicrown is a special headband that stores several powers. Unlike dorjes, which can contain a wide variety of powers, each psicrown is of a certain kind and holds specific powers. Different psicrowns typically come in three types: Lesser, Greater, and True. The type of a psicrown and its manifester level determine the reservoir of power points it contains when created. These power points can be spent only on the powers that are contained in the psicrown.

Physical Description: A typical psicrown is large enough to fit on the head of a Medium creature. Some psicrowns are actually crownlike and heavily adorned, while others are simple headbands with crystal centerpieces. All psicrowns weigh less than 1 pound. Most psicrowns are metallic, but one could potentially be composed of any material. Metallic psicrowns have AC 10, 10 hit points, hardness 8, and a break DC of 28. Psicrowns made of psionically reinforced silk have AC 7, 10 hit points, hardness 2, and a break DC of 24. Psicrowns can be made from other, more exotic materials, but all have at least the strength and durability of psicrowns made of psionically reinforced silk.

Activation: Psicrowns use the power trigger activation method, so manifesting a power from a psicrown is usually a standard action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. (If the power being manifested, however, has a longer manifesting time than 1 standard action, it takes that long to manifest the power from a psicrown.) When activating a psicrown, the user spends power points contained in the psicrown on any one of the psicrown’s powers. Powers activated from a psicrown can be augmented with additional power points from the psicrown itself, so long as the total number of power points spent does not exceed the user’s manifester level. The user can’t manifest a power from a psicrown using his own power points.

Each morning, when a manifester meditates to gain his power points, he can also imbue one psicrown with a portion of his power so long as one or more of the powers in the psicrown is on his class power list and his manifester level is at least equal to that of the psicrown. Imbuing a psicrown with this power restores to it a number of power points equal to the psicrown’s daily recharge value, but the manifester’s power point reserve is reduced by a number of power points equal to the manifester level of the psicrown. A psicrown cannot gain more than its daily recharge value in power points per day and a manifester cannot imbue more than one psicrown per day.

Psicrown Descriptions

Psicrowns have immense utility because they pack so many capabilities into one item and because they use the wearer’s ability score and relevant feats to set the DC for saves against their powers.

Unlike with other sorts of psionic items, the wearer can use his manifester level when activating the power of a psicrown if it’s higher than the manifester level of the psicrown.

The minimum manifester level of a psicrown is 8th for lesser, 11th for greater, and 14th for true. The type of a specific psicrown determines its daily recharge rate: 1/3 psicrown’s manifester level (round down) for lesser, 1/2 psicrown’s manifester level (round up) for greater, and equal to psicrown’s manifester level for true.

Standard psicrowns are described below.

Psicrown of the Astral Legion, True

Aura strong metacreativity; ML 17th; Slot head; Price 122,400 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 170 power points. It is made from white silk interwoven with crystalline strands of thread. It allows use of the following power:

Recharge: Cost 17 pp, Gain 17 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, astral construct; Cost 61,200 gp

Psicrown of the Beast, Lesser

Aura moderate psychometabolism; ML 9th; Slot head; Price 23,400 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 30 power points. It is made from a prickly collection of bear claws and snake fangs. It allows use of the following powers:

Recharge: Cost 9 pp, Gain 3 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, claw of energy, duodimensional claw, prevenom, truevenom; Cost 11,700 gp

Psicrown of the Cautious Warrior, Greater

Aura moderate psychometabolism; ML 11th; Slot head; Price 61,600 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 60 power points. It is made from a shining iron alloy, similar in appearance to a metallic shield. It allows use of the following powers:

  • Adapt body
  • Body adjustment
  • Precognition, defensive
  • Inertial barrier

Recharge: Cost 11 pp, Gain 6 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, adapt body, body adjustment, defensive precognition, inertial barrier; Cost 30,800 gp

Psicrown of the Discerning Watcher, Greater

Aura moderate clairsentience; ML 11th; Slot head; Price 105,600 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 60 power points. It is made from pure transparent crystal. It allows use of the following powers:

  • Aura sight
  • Clairtangent hand
  • Clairvoyant sense
  • Heightened vision
  • Pierce the veils
  • Remote viewing

Recharge: Cost 11 pp, Gain 6 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, aura sight, clairtangent hand, clairvoyant sense, heightened vision, pierce the veils, remote viewing; Cost 52,800 gp

Psicrown of the Dominator, Greater

Aura moderate telepathy; ML 11th; Slot head; Price 39,600 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 60 power points. It is made from black iron without further ornamentation. It allows use of the following powers:

  • Empathic connection
  • Mind control
  • Compelling voice

Recharge: Cost 11 pp, Gain 6 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, empathic connection, mind control, compelling voice; Cost 19,800 gp

Psicrown of the Dominator, Lesser

Aura moderate telepathy; ML 9th; Slot head; Price 14,400 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 30 power points. It is made from gray iron and is shaped into an intricately fluted crown. It allows use of the following powers:

  • Empathic connection
  • Mind control
  • Compelling voice

Recharge: Cost 9 pp, Gain 3 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, empathic connection, mind control, compelling voice; Cost 7,200 gp

Psicrown of the Evader, True

Aura moderate psychoportation; ML 14th; Slot head; Price 145,600 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 140 power points. It is made from silk, usually dyed emerald green, with an emerald crystal affixed to the material. It allows use of the following powers:

  • Flight
  • Slip the bonds
  • Wall walker

Recharge: Cost 14 pp, Gain 14 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, catfall, hustle, flight, slip the bonds, wall walker; Cost 72,800 gp

Psicrown of Fiery Ruin, Lesser

Aura moderate psychokinesis; ML 15th; Slot head; Price 57,000 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 50 power points. It is made from reddish iron and is shaped into a twisted circlet studded with reddish crystals. It allows use of the following powers:

  • Energy ball
  • Energy cone
  • Energy missile
  • Energy stun
  • Fiery discorporation

Recharge: Cost 15 pp, Gain 5 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, energy ball, energy cone, energy missile, energy stun, fiery discorporation; Cost 28,500 gp

Psicrown of the Temporal Juggler, Greater

Aura moderate psychoportation; ML 17th; Slot head; Price 122,400 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 90 power points. It is made from silk, usually dyed in several colors, with a clear crystal affixed to the material. It allows use of the following powers:

  • Temporal acceleration
  • Time hop
  • Timeless body

Recharge: Cost 17 pp, Gain 9 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, temporal acceleration, time hop, timeless body; Cost 61,200 gp

Psicrown of the Traveler, Lesser

Aura moderate psychoportation; ML 15th; Slot head; Price 54,000 gp; Weight

DESCRIPTION

This psicrown has 50 power points. It is made from silk, usually dyed emerald green, with an emerald crystal affixed to the material. It allows use of the following powers:

Recharge: Cost 15 pp, Gain 5 pp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Staff, astral traveler, greater psychoport, fold space, psychoport; Cost 27,000 gp

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