Monday, April 28, 2014

X is for Xaositect

"Pomegranate... Lets see 'em use that against me!" - Kisuke the Xaositect's reply to a Hardhead telling him that anything he says can and will be used against him in a court of law.

If you're familiar with the Planescape, then you know of the Xaositect. The planes are full of factions that
believe the understand the true meaning of the multiverse. For the Xaositects, chaos is the meaning (or the lack of meaning as the case may be). The universe is chaotic and unpredictable, but there is a beauty and comfort that can be found in that. Chaos isn't good or evil, chaos is just chaos. Unsurprisingly this group has ties to the plane of Limbo.

Occasionally denizens of the prime take up the philosphy, like Rathi, the elvish berserker and follower of Xaos.

Rathi, Elven Xaositect
"Xaositect warriors I can handle - they're as crazed as any barbarian. It's the Xaositect mages that scare me." - Prime Mage.

When most think of elves, they think of solemn and aloof guardians of nature. Rathi is most assuredly not what they picture. Once a sickly and quiet child, Rathi's life was changed one day as he drank from an enchanted stream. Unbeknownst to the young elf, the water flowed from the plane of Limbo. The water revitalized the elf's body and tainted his mind. Instead of returning home, he chose to pursue his own path and see the world (and eventually the multiverse). During his travels he's learned of the Xaositects and their beliefs. He has taken their teachings to heart (as they already align with his broken mind).

Despite his chaotic alignment and violent tendencies, Rathi isn't immediately hostile. However, those that espouse the tenants or law and order are quick to taste his blade (or best his fist).

Rathi, Elven Xaositect
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 8
HP: 45
Move: 90' (30')
Attacks: Sword +1/Sword +1 or by Spell
Damage: 2-7/2-7 or by Spell
Save As: Elf 8
Morale: 11
Alignment: Chaotic

Rathi casts spells as a 8th level Elf. He usually has the following spells memorized: Boneless, Magic Missile (X2), Bone Spur, Armored Core (X2), Knit the Flesh, Fireball, Confusion

Boneless, Bone Spur, Armored Core, and Knit the Flesh are described in this post.


  1. There is a lot of that Planescape stuff I never knew about. For example, this.

    Great post. I am going to have to do some research.

    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

    1. Planescape is definitely my favorite TSR setting (because technically it encompassed all settings).