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Psicrowns




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. Unless otherwise stated, a psicrown has power points equal to 50 × its manifester level 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.

Table: Psicrowns
Medium Major Psicrown Market Price
01-20 01-09 Dominator 20,250 gp
21-51 10-20 Evader 28,500 gp
52-64 21-31 Cautious warrior 32,063 gp
65-79 32-41 Beast 33,750 gp
80-89 42-58 Great dominator 45,000 gp
90-97 59-68 Astral legion 47,250 gp
98-100 69-78 Discerning watcher 51,469 gp
79-89 Fiery ruin 67,500 gp
90-97 Traveler 80,156 gp
98-100 Temporal juggler 95,625 gp

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. The manifester level of a psicrown cannot be more than five levels higher than the minimum manifester level for the highest-level power in the psicrown. Standard psicrowns are described below.

Astral Legion

This psicrown has 900 power points. It is made from white silk interwoven with crystalline strands of thread. It allows use of the following power.

Strong metacreativity; ML 18th; Craft Psicrown, astral construct; Price 47,250 gp.

Beast

This psicrown has 450 power points. It is made from a prickly collection of bear claws and snake fangs. It allows use of the following powers.

Moderate psychometabolism; ML 9th; Craft Psicrown, claw of energy, duodimensional claw, prevenom, psionic lion’s charge, truevenom; Price 33,750 gp.

Cautious Warrior

This psicrown has 450 power points. It is made from a shining iron alloy, similar to the material of a metallic shield. It allows use of the following powers.

Moderate psychometabolism; ML 9th; Craft Psicrown, adapt body, body adjustment, defensive precognition, inertial barrier; Price 32,063 gp.

Discerning Watcher

This psicrown has 450 power points. It is made from pure transparent crystal. It allows use of the following powers.

Moderate clairsentience; ML 9th; Craft Psicrown, aura sight, clairtangent hand, clairvoyant sense, psionic darkvision, psionic true seeing, remote viewing; Price 51,469 gp.

Dominator

This psicrown has 450 power points. It is made from gray iron and is shaped into an intricately fluted crown. It allows use of the following powers.

Moderate telepathy; ML 9th; Craft Psicrown, psionic charm, psionic dominate, psionic suggestion; Price 20,250 gp.

Evader

This psicrown has 400 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.

Moderate psychoportation; ML 8th; Craft Psicrown, catfall, hustle, psionic fly, psionic freedom of movement, wall walker; Price 28,500 gp.

Fiery Ruin

This psicrown has 750 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.

Strong psychokinesis; ML 15th; Craft Psicrown, energy ball, energy cone, energy missile, energy stun, fiery discorporation; Price 67,500 gp.

Great Dominator

This psicrown has 750 power points. It is made from black iron without further ornamentation. It allows use of the following powers.

Strong telepathy; ML 15th; Craft Psicrown, psionic charm, psionic dominate, psionic suggestion; Price 45,000 gp.

Temporal Juggler

This psicrown has 850 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.

Strong psychoportation; ML 17th; Craft Psicrown, temporal acceleration, time hop, timeless body; Price 95,625 gp.

Traveler

This psicrown has 750 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.

Strong psychoportation; ML 15th; Craft Psicrown, astral traveler, psionic dimension door, psionic greater teleport, psionic teleport; Price 80,156 gp.