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Medium Class Details | Spirits | Archetypes

Medium Spirits

Description Source: Occult Adventures
A medium’s spirits are entities from the Astral Plane—the clinging echoes of heroes and villains from the distant past, sustained throughout time by myths and legends. The number of spirits is countless, and each has its own idiosyncrasies that make it distinct. Nonetheless, all spirits arise from one of the following six legends: archmage, champion, guardian, hierophant, marshal, or trickster.

Abrogail Thrune I (Hierophant)

Source Occult Realms pg. 10
The ruthless monarch who single-handedly changed the course of Cheliax’s history, Abrogail Thrune I struck a bargain with Hell to enable her to seize the nation’s throne for her family, ending a bloody civil war.

Taboos: If you accept a taboo while channeling Thrune, you must vow to fight against chaos wherever you see it.

Dynamic Decree (Lesser, Su): Thrune always grants the following spells of each level: 0—bleed, 1st—bane, 2nd—enthrall, 3rd—agonize (Ultimate Magic 205), 4th—greater infernal healing (Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide 295), 5th—true seeing, 6th—banishment. This ability alters divine surge.
Supernatural Aid (Greater, Su): Once per day, you can call an outsider with a number of Hit Dice equal to or less than yours (maximum 18 HD) as if casting the appropriate planar ally spell. You do not need to pay the material component required to cast the spell, but you still must bargain with and pay the outsider for its services. This ability replaces overflowing grace.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain Abrogail Thrune’s favor, you must travel to the giant bronze statue of her in the Triumph district in Egorian, or to any place where a lawful outsider with at least 20 Hit Dice has visited or been called. Once there, you must vow to never break a binding contract, and must make a case for why you should be entrusted with power over others. Doing so requires a Wisdom check; if you succeed, Thrune answers your call.

Ambras Imre (Trickster)

Source Occult Realms pg. 10
Seeking a place to practice his illegal art, Chelish poisoner Count Ambras Imre settled in Daggermark and eventually established the notorious Daggermark Poisoner’s Guild.

Taboos: If you accept a taboo while channeling Imre, you must never work for or ally with a monarch or totalitarian.

Apprentice Poisoner (Lesser, Su): You gain poison use, as per the alchemist class feature. When using Craft (alchemy) to create poisons, you receive a bonus equal to 1/2 your medium level (minimum 1). At 4th level, you gain a +2 bonus on all saving throws against poison. This ability replaces trickster’s edge.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: Ambras Imre answers only mediums who show ingenuity and proficiency in making poisons. To gain his favor, you must travel to the Daggermark Poisoners’ Guild, or to the headquarters of any poisoners’ guild, herbalists’ guild, or similar organization. Once there, you must vow to use poison to eliminate foes significantly stronger than yourself, and stealthily place a poison you created on a guild member’s person (without harming that person) or among the person’s belongings, which requires a Dexterity check. If you succeed, Imre answers your call.

Archmage

Source Occult Adventures pg. 33 (Amazon)
An archmage spirit is a font of knowledge and arcane power.

Spirit Bonus: When you channel an archmage, your spirit bonus applies on concentration checks, Intelligence checks, and Intelligence-based skill checks.
Seance Boon: Your damaging spells deal an additional 2 points of damage of the same type that they would normally deal to each target.
Favored Locations: Arcane redoubts, areas of unusual magic, libraries, schools.
Influence Penalty: Your body begins to respond as if you were a frail, aged scholar. You take a penalty equal to your spirit bonus on Strength checks, Strength-based skill checks, Constitution checks, attack rolls, and non-spell damage rolls.
Taboos: Choose one: You eschew all faith in the divine, so you must not be the willing target of divine spells or abilities and you must attempt a Will saving throw against even harmless divine spells and abilities; you must not pass up the opportunity to learn something new and significant (a nontrivial piece of information with a Knowledge check of DC 20 or higher) when that opportunity is directly present; you must use your own magical solution to a challenge if you can, even if a mundane solution that would require fewer resources is available.

Archmage Arcana (Lesser, Su): Instead of your normal spells per day for your medium level, you use the spells per day from Table 1–4: Mesmerist. For each level of spell you can now cast (including level 0), each time you channel an archmage spirit, select a single spell of that level from the sorcerer/wizard spell list to add to your medium spell list and spells known until you lose contact with the archmage. When you cast these spells, they count as arcane (though not for the purpose of fulfilling prerequisites), and thus you must provide verbal and somatic components instead of thought and emotion components (see page 144).
Arcane Surge (Intermediate, Su): You can allow the archmage spirit to gain 1 point of inf luence over you in order to cast one of your medium spells known without expending a spell slot. When you do so, the caster level and DC of the spell increase by 1, and you can’t apply metamagic to the spell.
Wild Arcana (Greater, Su): You can allow the archmage spirit to gain 1 point of influence over you in order to cast any sorcerer/wizard spell of a level you can cast. You must expend a spell slot of the appropriate level, and you can’t apply metamagic to the spell.
Legendary Archmage (Supreme, Su): Once per day, you can cast any spell on the sorcerer/wizard spell list as if using the wild arcana ability, except the archmage doesn’t gain 1 point of influence over you, the spell doesn’t require a spell slot, and you can select a spell of any level.

Arnisant (Guardian)

Source Occult Realms pg. 10
General Arnisant was a Taldan hero who sacrificed himself in the battle against Tar-Baphon at the end of the Shining Crusade, weakening the lich so his allies could trap the Whispering Tyrant.

Taboos: If you accept a taboo while channeling Arnisant, you must always protect others from danger when you can (including defeated enemies, but not enemies that are an active threat to you and others).

Arnisant's Shield (Intermediate, Su): Arnisant grants his power to a single shield you wear, allowing you to increase its enhancement bonus by 1 (or add a shield special ability with a +1 bonus base price modifier if the shield’s enhancement bonus is already +5). When you would be slain, turned to stone, or otherwise incapacitated, you can allow Arnisant’s spirit to sacrifice himself to protect you from the effect. This negates any single non-damaging effect, and for a damaging effect, it leaves you with 0 hit points or your hit point total just before the deathblow, whichever is lower. In exchange, you lose contact with Arnisant and have no spirit abilities until your next day’s seance. Furthermore, you can’t contact Arnisant for 24 hours, and when you next contact Arnisant, he starts with 1 more point of influence over you than normal. This ability replaces absorb blow.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain Arnisant’s favor, you must travel either to the Crusader War College in Vigil, where the Shattered Shield of Arnisant is enshrined, or to the site of any major Shining Crusade battle. Once there, you must swear an oath to slay any undead you meet and concoct a tincture from the remains of a corporeal undead you have killed. You then must drink the tincture and succeed at a Constitution check before Arnisant will answer your call.

Azghaad I (Marshal)

Source Occult Realms pg. 11
The ancient founder of Osirion, Azghaad I brought his people together under Nethys’s guidance at the dawn of the Age of Destiny.

Taboos: If you accept a taboo while channeling Azghaad, you must embrace any opportunity to spread the legend of past or former Osirian greatness, even if doing so would be disadvantageous.

All-Seeing Eye (Greater, Su): While your eyes aren’t literally all-seeing, you can keep track of all your allies with ease. You can shift your senses to any ally who was present for your seance as a move action, as if you had the witness spell (Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Magic 249) active on all of them at all times. This replaces decisive strike.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain Azghaad’s favor, you must visit Azghaad’s Spire in Sothis or any government building or ruin tied to Ancient Osirion. Once there, you must extol the greatness of the early god-kings, swear to support Osirion’s return to prominence when possible, and succeed at a Charisma check before Azghaad answers your call.

Butcher (Champion)

Source Horror Adventures pg. 58
The Butcher is a spirit of blood, violence, murder, and pain.

Favored Locations: Abattoirs, battlefields, execution sites.
Taboos: If you accept a taboo while channeling the Butcher, you must not attack with bludgeoning weapons in combat and must never deal nonlethal damage. You must also kill all your defeated foes in combat, although you can accept surrender or take prisoners for the purpose of torturing and then killing those prisoners later (but before the Butcher departs).

Bladesharp (Lesser, Ex): You gain proficiency in all slashing martial weapons and the spiked chain. Any slashing weapon or spiked chain you wield gains the deadly weapon special quality (Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Equipment 22) and on a critical hit deals an amount of bleed damage equal to the weapon’s critical multiplier – 1.
Bloodletter (Intermediate, Ex): The Butcher enhances a single slashing weapon or spiked chain, allowing you to add the keen, mighty cleaving, or wounding special abilities to the weapon when you wield it. As a swift action, you can allow the Butcher to gain 1 point of influence over you to make that weapon vorpal until the end of your turn, though the vorpal special ability doesn’t work with abilities that let you choose the result of your d20 roll. Each time you kill a creature whose CR is greater than your medium level with this vorpal special ability, the butcher gains an additional point of influence over you.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain the Butcher’s favor, you must deal a total number of hit points of bleed damage equal to twice your medium level to two dozen non-mindless living creatures, inflicting as much pain and suffering as possible. You must next vow to never use the Heal skill or magical healing to heal or treat another creature, then succeed at a Strength check.

Champion

Source Occult Adventures pg. 34 (Amazon)
A champion spirit is a paragon of skill at arms.

Spirit Bonus: When you channel a champion, your spirit bonus applies on attack rolls, non-spell damage rolls, Strength checks, Strength-based skill checks, and Fortitude saves.
Seance Boon: You gain a +2 bonus on all non-spell damage rolls.
Favored Locations: Arenas, battlefields, places of violence, practice yards.
Influence Penalty: You are quick to violence and prefer a weapon to spells or contemplation. You take a penalty equal to your spirit bonus on Intelligence checks and Intelligence-based skill checks, and to your caster level (to a minimum of caster level 0); as usual, a reduced caster level may render you unable to cast spells. You can’t benefit from effects that increase your caster level.
Taboos: Choose one: you are superstitious about arcane spellcasting, so you must not be the willing target of arcane spells or abilities and you must attempt a Will saving throw against even harmless arcane spells and abilities; you may not make an attack with any weapon except a specific manufactured weapon (such as “my father’s +2 falchion”) that you choose when you take the taboo, and you may not choose unarmed strike for this taboo; you must accept any challenge to prove your prowess in battle, including challenges to single combat—if you or an ally breaks the rules of the challenge, you break this taboo.

Champion's Prowess (Lesser, Su): You gain proficiency in all martial weapons and in one exotic weapon of your choice, which you choose each time you channel a champion spirit.
Sudden Attack (Intermediate, Su): Whenever you take a full-attack action, you gain one additional attack at your highest base attack bonus. This ability stacks with the extra attack from haste, but it doesn’t stack with special actions that grant extra attacks, such as flurry of blows or spell combat. Sudden attack works as normal with full-attack options such as two-weapon fighting.
Fleet Charge (Greater, Su): You can take a swift action and a full-round action to move up to your speed and then make a full attack. This special action doesn’t combine with sudden attack, but works as normal with effects such as haste and two-weapon fighting. As soon as you begin moving, you are considered to have begun the full-round action, even if circumstances prevent you from attacking at the end of your movement.
Legendary Champion (Supreme, Su): You gain two combat feats of your choice, and you can choose different feats each time you channel a champion spirit. You can treat your base attack bonus from your medium levels as equal to your medium level for the purposes of qualifying for combat feats and determining their effects, and you can count your medium levels as levels of one other class whose base attack bonus equals its class level (such as fighter, barbarian, or slayer) for the purpose of qualifying for the two new combat feats.

Deceiver (Trickster)

Source Horror Adventures pg. 58
The Deceiver is the prince of prevarication.

Spirit Bonus: When you channel the Deceiver, your spirit bonus applies to Charisma checks, Charisma-based skill checks, and Will saves against compulsions and divinations.
Favored Locations: Bordellos, courtrooms, gambling dens, taverns.
Skilled Deceiver (Lesser, Ex): You add 1/2 your medium level (minimum 1) as a bonus on all Bluff checks.
Shift Blame (Greater, Ex): When you provoke an attack of opportunity from a given enemy, you can divert that attack of opportunity to another target of your choice within the attacker’s reach. Afterward, the foe whose attack you diverted becomes immune to this ability for 24 hours. When you target a creature with a spell, spell-like ability, or supernatural ability, or when you fail a Bluff, Diplomacy, or Intimidate check, you can allow the Deceiver to gain 1 point of influence over you to make the target believe another creature adjacent to you created the effect or attempted to lie to, convince, or bully the target.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain the Deceiver’s favor, you must successfully lie to 100 different sentient creatures, convincing each one of a different lie that somehow leads to its death or other great misfortune. You must then vow to never make a truthful statement, except to answer a question whose answer is clearly already known to the asker (such as the color of the sky), and succeed at a Charisma check.

Guardian

Source Occult Adventures pg. 35 (Amazon)
A guardian spirit is an exemplar of protection and defense.

Spirit Bonus: When you channel a guardian, your spirit bonus applies to AC and on Constitution checks, Fortitude saves, and Reflex saves.
Seance Boon: You gain a +1 bonus to CMD.
Favored Locations: City walls, forts, gates, keeps.
Influence Penalty: You are incredibly cautious and guarded in all things, and your caution sometimes gets in the way. When attacking, you always fight defensively, and when casting a spell, you always cast defensively. Because of your focus on defense, you take a penalty on damage rolls equal to your spirit bonus.
Taboos: Choose one: you must always protect others from danger when you can (including defeated enemies, but not enemies that are an active threat to you and others); you must keep your body in fit physical condition, and you break this taboo every time you drop below half your maximum hit points; you must speak no words and use no abilities with the sonic descriptor, and you break this taboo if you become enraged, frightened, or panicked.

Guardian's Shield (Lesser, Su): You gain proficiency in heavy armors and shields (including tower shields).
Absorb Blow (Intermediate, Su): You gain DR/— and resistance to acid, cold, electricity, fire, and sonic equal to 1/2 your medium level. Add paladin’s sacrificeAPG to your medium spells known as a 2nd-level spell.
Sudden Block (Greater, Su): After an enemy’s attack would hit you or an adjacent creature, you can use spirit surge to increase the victim’s AC, possibly causing the attack to fail, by rolling your spirit surge die and adding it to the chosen character’s AC. You must not be flat-footed, and you must be aware of the attack. If use of this ability causes the enemy’s attack to miss, you can make an attack at your highest base attack bonus against that enemy as an immediate action.
Legendary Guardian (Supreme, Su): Once per day as an immediate action, you can ignore the effects of a single attack against you, including enemy spells targeting you or whose area or effect includes you. The attack affects other creatures as normal.

Heratic (Hierophant)

Source Horror Adventures pg. 58
The Heretic warps the faith of a good deity.

Spirit Bonus: The Heretic warps the faith of a good deity.
Seance Boon: For the purpose of spells and effects that have an effect based on which deity you worship, you count as worshiping the deity chosen in your vow. For the purpose of divinations, your alignment is the same as the deity’s, and you have an aura corresponding to that deity’s alignment as if you were a cleric of that deity. This doesn’t alter other effects based on alignment, like smite evil.
Favored Locations: Hidden shrines, repositories of dark knowledge, sacrificial altars, temples.
Heresy (Lesser, Su): This functions as the divine surge lesser spirit power but you gain the following inquisitor spells at the indicated spell levels, instead of selecting a set of cleric spells each day: 0—guidance; 1st—divine favor; 2nd— castigateAPG; 3rd—terrible remorseUM; 4th—reprobationUM; 5th— mass castigateAPG; 6th—overwhelming presenceUM. Whenever you use your spirit surge on a skill check or ability check to convince or trick someone into perverting his faith in the good deity you chose with your vow, the Heretic is pleased and does not gain the usual point of influence over you.
False Front (Intermediate, Su): You gain the effects of the energy font intermediate spirit power, but you must match the faith you chose to pervert, meaning that you always channel positive energy and add cure spells.
Stolen Grace (Greater, Su): When a member of your chosen faith who believes that you are a member of that faith’s clergy requests you to cast a cleric spell of a spell level you can cast, you can allow the Heretic to gain 1 point of influence over you and expend a spell slot of the appropriate level to cast the spell.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain the Heretic’s favor, you must first pervert the worship of a congregation of worshipers of a good deity to evil. You must then vow to corrupt, debase, and violate the worship of that deity and never perform a truly altruistic act, and finally succeed at a Charisma check.

Hierophant

Source Occult Adventures pg. 35 (Amazon)
A hierophant spirit is a being of true and pure faith.

Spirit Bonus: When you channel a hierophant, your spirit bonus applies on Wisdom checks, Wisdom-based skill checks, and Will saves.
Seance Boon: Your healing spells and abilities heal an additional 2 points of damage to each target. This does not affect healing conferred by magic items, nor does it add to fast healing or similar effects.
Favored Locations: Altars, churches, sacred groves, shrines.
Influence Penalty: Whether the spirit hopes to offer a chance for redemption or to sacrifice foes later on a dark altar, you must strike for nonlethal damage in combat whenever possible. You take a penalty equal to your spirit bonus on all Charisma checks and Charisma-based skill checks involving worshipers of faiths other than the spirit’s, except checks to convince others to convert to the spirit’s faith.
Taboos: Choose one: you must strongly revere nature and may not wear metal armor or shields; you must follow a paladin or antipaladin code as appropriate for the spirit’s deity; you may not deliberately speak any lies, including bluffing, exaggerating, stating half-truths with intent to deceive, lies by omission, and so on, and if you know the answer to a question that someone asks you, you must give the answer.

Divine Surge (Lesser, Su): This power functions as the archmage arcana spirit power, except that you add spells from the cleric/oracle list instead of the sorcerer/wizard list (these spells count as divine), and you need a divine focus if the spell requires one.
Energy Font (Intermediate, Su): You can channel energy a number of times per day equal to 1 + your Charisma modifier. Choose whether you channel positive or negative energy each time you contact a hierophant spirit; this choice must match the spirit’s faith. If you choose positive energy, add cure spells of each level you can cast from the cleric list to your medium spell list and spells known. Otherwise, add inflict spells in the same way. These spells count as divine, as in the divine surge spirit power.
Overflowing Grace (Greater, Su): When you heal a creature to full hit points or a creature already at full hit points with your positive or negative energy, that creature gains a +1 sacred bonus on attack rolls, skill checks, ability checks, and saving throws for 1 round. The bonus is sacred if you use positive energy and profane if you use negative energy. If you destroy or kill one or more creatures with positive or negative energy, you gain a +1 bonus of the same type on attack rolls, skill checks, ability checks, and saving throws for 1 round.
Legendary Hierophant (Supreme, Su): Once per day, you can request a minor miracle. This request must be in line with the options for miracle that don’t cost powdered diamond. As usual for a miracle, the deity or other being the spirit worships can choose whether or not to grant the request at its whim.

Lich (Archmage)

Source Horror Adventures pg. 59
The Lich is a spirit of power over death and the undead.

Seance Boon: You gain a +4 bonus on damage rolls with your necromancy spells. Favored Locations: Battlefields, graveyards, tombs.
Favored Locations: Battlefields, graveyards, tombs.
Taboos: If you accept a taboo while channeling the Lich, you must not use beneficial spells on living creatures (except yourself if you are a living creature).

Necromantic Arcana (Lesser, Su): This functions as the archmage arcana lesser spirit power, except you gain the following spells at the indicated spell levels (even if they are not the usual spell levels for the sorcerer/wizard spell list), instead of selecting them each day: 0—bleed; 1st—chill touch; 2nd—command undead; 3rd—animate dead; 4th—enervation; 5th—magic jar; 6th—create greater undead.
Lesser Lichdom (Greater, Su): n order to benefit from this power, you must have a proto-phylactery that costs you 10,000 gp to create (if you continue with the process of lichdom, you can upgrade this to a true phylactery by paying the difference in cost). If you die while channeling the Lich, you return from the dead in 1d10 days, reforming around the proto-phylactery and gaining 1 permanent negative level (as if subject to the resurrection spell). This process consumes the proto-phylactery. If you are already a lich, you can instead create a backup phylactery for 10,000 gp, at which you reform if your normal phylactery is destroyed. This consumes the backup phylactery.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain the Lich’s favor, you must research fragments of how to create a personal phylactery and then outline a plan for lichdom. This requires spending 2 months visiting libraries and sites of necromantic power, followed by a successful Intelligence check. You must then vow to never destroy an intelligent undead creature, even if it attacks you first (though it is perfectly acceptable to control it with magic).

Marshal

Source Occult Adventures pg. 36 (Amazon)
A marshal spirit is a towering presence and an inspiration to others.

Spirit Bonus: When you channel a marshal, your spirit bonus applies on Charisma checks and Charisma-based skill checks, as well as on spirit surge rolls. This allows the bonus to apply twice to the total result if you use a spirit surge on a Charisma check or on a Charisma-based skill check.
Seance Boon: Choose a seance boon from any of the other legends to benefit from. When using the shared seance class feature, each participant can choose a different boon.
Favored Locations: Council rooms, stages, theaters, throne rooms.
Influence Penalty: The time you spend concentrating on your allies prevents you from attending to other important matters. You take a penalty equal to your spirit bonus on Wisdom checks and Wisdom-based skill checks. Additionally, if you are not at least nominally in charge of your present allies, you lose the marshal’s spirit bonus and seance boon.
Taboos: Choose one: you may not allow yourself or your allies to prevent a fleeing enemy from escaping, since an at-large villain makes a better tale (this applies only to enemies seeking to escape, not to those retreating to alert others or fight again from a better position); you may never leave an ally behind or allow yourself or your allies to sacrifice another ally, even a summoned creature; you must embrace any opportunity to spread the legend of yourself and your allies, even when a low profile would be helpful.

Marshal's Order (Lesser, Su): You can use your spirit surge on attack rolls, saving throws, ability checks, concentration checks, and skill checks rolled by you or any allies who participated in your seance as long as you have line of sight and line of effect, and are within 30 feet of the chosen ally. You can still use spirit surge only once per round.
Inspiring Call (Intermediate, Su): As a standard action, you can grant all allies who can see and hear you a competence bonus equal to your spirit bonus on either saving throws or attack and damage rolls. You choose which bonus to grant each time you use inspiring call. This ability lasts for 1 round. If you have the decisive strike greater spirit power, you can use inspiring call as a move action. If you have the legendary marshal supreme spirit power, you can use inspiring call as a swift action.
Decisive Strike (Greater, Su): You can allow the marshal to gain 1 point of influence over you as a swift action to allow an ally within 30 feet who can see and hear you to make a single melee or ranged attack during your turn. You can use this ability as a standard action to instead allow the ally to perform any standard action.
Legendary Marshal (Supreme, Su): You can use a lesser spirit surge without incurring inf luence. This lesser surge adds a maximum of 1d6 to the roll and does not apply your spirit bonus, regardless of other effects or abilities you have that alter your spirit surge. A lesser surge still counts as a spirit surge for the purpose of the limit of one spirit surge per round, but it does not consume any free uses of spirit surge you may have from effects such as taboo.

Nex (Archmage)

Source Occult Origins pg. 11
Nex’s legendary spirit offers the power of one of the greatest archmages in Golarion’s history. Unlike normal archmage spirits, Nex’s legendary spirit grants strange abilities shaped by the lost wizard’s unique experiments. Mediums channeling Nex’s legendary spirit eventually realize that the spirit has its own long-term plans for them, usually involving the Spire of Nex, but so far no medium has gleaned the full scope of that plan.

The Nex legendary spirit grants modified or unique spirit powers. In all other ways, it functions identically to a standard archmage spirit (Occult Adventures 33).

Spirit Bonus: When you channel Nex, your spirit bonus applies on concentration checks, Intelligence checks, and Intelligence-based skill checks.
Seance Boon: Your damaging spells deal an additional 2 points of damage of the same type that they would normally deal to each target.
Favored Locations: Arcane redoubts, areas of unusual magic, libraries, schools.
Influence Penalty: Your body begins to respond as if you were a frail, aged scholar. You take a penalty equal to your spirit bonus on Strength checks, Strength-based skill checks, Constitution checks, attack rolls, and non-spell damage rolls.
Taboos: Choose one: You eschew all faith in the divine, so you must not be the willing target of divine spells or abilities and you must attempt a Will saving throw against even harmless divine spells and abilities; you must not pass up the opportunity to learn something new and significant (a nontrivial piece of information with a Knowledge check of DC 20 or higher) when that opportunity is directly present; you must use your own magical solution to a challenge if you can, even if a mundane solution that would require fewer resources is available.

Nex's Arcana (Lesser, Su): Rather than your normal spells per day for your medium level, you gain the spells per day from Table 1–4: Mesmerist (Occult Adventures 39). For each level of spell you can now cast (including level 0), each time you channel Nex’s spirit, select a single spell from the sorcerer/wizard spell list of that level to add to your medium spell list and spells known until you lose contact with Nex. When you cast these spells, they count as arcane (though not for the purpose of fulfilling prerequisites), and thus you must provide verbal and somatic components instead of thought and emotion components. Because of Nex’s hatred of Geb, these spells can’t be of the necromancy school.
Project Servitor (Intermediate, Su): You can create projections of the creatures trapped in the Spire of Nex, just as Nex did during his siege of Absalom. You can expend a spell slot to cast shadow conjuration, mimicking a summon monster or summon nature’s ally spell of the spell slot’s level (or that spell slot’s level + 1 for 5th- and 6th-level slots). These shadows are 10% real per level of the spell slot expended. If you allow Nex to gain 1 point of inf luence over you, double the reality percentage (to a maximum of 100%; if the result would be greater than 100%, the creature or creatures instead gain the advanced template).
Wild Arcana (Greater, Su): You can allow Nex to gain 1 point of inf luence over you in order to cast any sorcerer/wizard spell of a level you can cast (even necromancy spells). You must expend a spell slot of the appropriate level, and you can’t apply metamagic feats to the spell.
Personal Spire (Supreme, Su): Nex’s legendary spirit grants you access to a personal demiplane that you create (as per one created by create greater demiplane). As long as you channel Nex each day, your demiplane remains, but if you ever channel a spirit from a different legend, the demiplane disappears, dumping its inhabitants onto the Astral Plane. You can use project servitor to summon a shadowy projection of any creature currently within your demiplane, as long as its CR matches the summon spell (CR 1/2 or lower for summon monster I, CR 1 for summon monster II, CR 2 for summon monster III, CR 3 or 4 for summon monster IV, CR 5 or 6 for summon monster V, CR 7 or 8 for summon monster VI, or CR 9 or 10 for summon monster VII). You can allow Nex to gain 1 point of influence over you and expend a 6th-level spell slot to use project servitor as per summon monster VIII (80% real and can mimic trapped creatures of CR 11 or 12) or summon monster IX (90% real and can mimic trapped creatures of CR 13 or 14).

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: For use with the Nexian Channeler archetype only.

Savith (Champion)

Source Occult Realms pg. 11
Savith was the Azlanti hero who, during the Age of Legend, descended into the serpentfolk city of Ilmurea and beheaded the evil creatures’ god, Ydersius.

Taboos: If you accept a taboo while channeling Savith, you must never coat any of your natural or manufactured weapons in poison, nor can you ever dose an enemy with any type of poison.

Azlanti Heroics (Lesser, Su): Savith grants a +1 bonus on all attack rolls when you are wielding a greatsword in melee combat against evil monstrous humanoids instead of granting proficiency in an exotic weapon with champion’s prowess. For the legendary champion ability, Savith grants any two of the following feats: Disruptive, Greater Weapon Focus (greatsword), Greater Weapon Specialization (greatsword), Weapon Focus (greatsword), Weapon Specialization (greatsword), and Spellbreaker. This ability alters champion’s prowess and legendary champion.
Toe to Toe (Intermediate, Sp): When you are in melee combat with a creature that is at least one size category larger than you, if none of your allies are flanking it, you can spend a swift action to increase your own size as if through enlarge person, gaining all the effects of that spell. This does not provoke attacks of opportunity, and the effect lasts as long as you are in melee with that creature or until it is dead.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain Savith’s favor, you must defeat an evil serpentfolk who is at least 1 level higher than yourself. Using a magic weapon, you must decapitate the creature (which requires a successful Strength check) and toss its head into lava or a massive fire while vowing to never retreat from a battle involving evil serpentfolk or worshipers of Ydersius. Savith then answers your call.

Sulesh the Great (Archmage)

Source Occult Realms pg. 11
A powerful genie binder from the Padishah Empire of Kelesh, Sulesh the Great created many famed genie seals, including the artifact known as the Bottle of the Bound, which houses 666 fiends.

Taboos: If you accept a taboo while channeling Sulesh, you must not suffer the presence of a rival’s summoned creatures and must target them if possible during combat, even if doing so would be disadvantageous to your allies.

Sulesh's Spells (Lesser, Su): Sulesh always grants summon monster I–VI, plus the cantrip detect magic. This ability alters archmage arcana.
Master Summoner (Intermediate, Su): A number of times per day equal to 1/2 your medium level (minimum 1), you can cast any summon monster spell as a standard action instead of a full-round action. Additionally, you can allow Sulesh to gain 1 point of influence over you and expend one of your highest-level spell slots to summon a monster that can be summoned with a summon monster spell 1 level higher than the highest one you can cast. This ability replaces arcane surge.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain Sulesh’s favor, you must travel to the Padishah Empire of Kelesh, or to any place where genie binders exist, and prove your knowledge about all manner of genies. This requires a successful Intelligence check. You must then vow to never release a genie from its bonds, even if you did not bind it. Sulesh the Great then answers your call.

Terminator (Guardian)

Source Horror Adventures pg. 59
The Terminator is a stoic spirit of relentless death.

Favored Locations: Arenas, fortifications under siege, places of violence.
Bloodless (Lesser, Su): You automatically stabilize when at negative hit points, and you are killed only if your negative hit point total exceeds double your Constitution score. In addition, you can allow the Terminator to gain 1 point of influence over you to automatically end any bleed or blood drain effect or effect with the painUM descriptor. Doing so is not an action, so you can do this even if you are unconscious.
Emotionless Killer (Intermediate, Su): You are immune to emotionUM effects, including fear, but you can’t benefit from morale bonuses or bardic performances.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain the Terminator’s favor, you must engage in over 1 hour (600 combat rounds) of actual life-or-death battle in the same day, refusing to cease because of either fatigue or mercy. In addition to the battles themselves, this requires a Constitution check. If you succeed, you must swear an oath to never retreat from combat and to eschew all mercy, always killing unconscious, captured, or surrendered foes, regardless of extenuating circumstances.

Trickster

Source Occult Adventures pg. 36 (Amazon)
A trickster spirit is a savvy and manipulative master of skills.

Spirit Bonus: When you channel a trickster, your spirit bonus applies on Dexterity checks, skill checks, and Reflex saves.
Seance Boon: Choose one skill when you gain this seance boon. You gain a +1 bonus on skill checks using that skill, and that skill counts as a class skill for you.
Favored Locations: Alleys, mazes, taverns, trap-filled locations.
Influence Penalty: The trickster within you is a protean manipulator, and you begin to see the possibility that everyone around you might have ulterior motives as well. You never count as an ally for the purpose of gaining benefits from another creature’s abilities, nor do you count as a willing target for spells. Anyone attempting to target you with a touch range spell, even a beneficial spell, must succeed at a melee touch attack, though you need not attempt saving throws against harmless spells. You gain no benefit from another creature’s aid another attempts, as you are too busy making sure they aren’t secretly tricking or sabotaging you.
Taboos: Choose one: you can’t abide revealing your true identity, and you break this taboo when anyone pierces your disguise, even your own allies; you can never tell the truth; you can never pass up a more lucrative offer, even if it causes you to switch sides.

Trickster's Edge (Lesser, Su): Choose any two skills. These skills count as class skills for you, and you are treated as if you had an additional number of ranks in those skills equal to your medium level (to a maximum of your character level).
Surprise Strike (Intermediate, Su): When you attack an opponent that’s denied its Dexterity bonus to AC, you deal 1d6 points of extra precision damage for every 3 medium levels. Your target counts as flat-footed against the first attack you make against that target in a day, regardless of abilities like uncanny dodge. After your first attack, that target is immune to being made flat-footed by your surprise strike for 24 hours.
Transfer Magic (Greater, Su): You can allow the trickster to gain 1 point of influence over you to make a melee touch attack against another creature as a standard action. If the attack succeeds, you randomly steal one of the harmless spells of the highest spell level active on that creature, ending the effect for the original creature and gaining all remaining duration for yourself. This ability does not work on personal-range or instantaneous- or permanent-duration spells.
Legendary Trickster (Supreme, Su): Once per day, instead of rolling for a skill check, you can choose your d20 result. Additionally, you gain the ability to change form at will as if using greater polymorph, except that you can mimic the form of a specific individual.

Warmonger (Marshal)

Source Horror Adventures pg. 59
The Warmonger is a spirit of unbridled strife, inspiring others to throw their lives away in pursuit of hatred and vengeance.

Favored Locations: Barracks, battlefields, fortresses, throne rooms.
No Mercy (Lesser, Su): You can use spirit surge on your own attack rolls or those of allies within 30 feet who participated in your seance, as long as you have line of sight and line of effect. You can also use your spirit surge when an enemy takes an action that would provoke an attack of opportunity from you or such an ally who threatens that enemy. If you do so, you or an ally of your choice who threatens that enemy can make an attack of opportunity and add your spirit surge, and that attack of opportunity does not count against your normal limit for the round or your ally’s. When you use a spirit surge on an attack roll and the attack hits, the spirit surge benefit also applies to the damage roll.
Warmonger's Way (Intermediate, Su): Add the following spells of spell levels you can currently cast to your list of spells known of those levels: 1st—command, murderous commandUM; 2nd—rage, tactical acumenUC; 3rd—confusion, fear; 4th—battlemind linkUM, song of discord. You can also use your spirit surge on concentration and caster level checks when you cast these spells.
Inspiring Call (Greater, Su): You gain the marshal’s intermediate spirit power of the same name, but you can activate it as a move action. This improves to a swift action if you have the legendary marshal legendary spirit power.

Legendary Spirit

See the book Occult Realms for more information on legendary spirits.

Gaining Favor: To gain the Warmonger’s favor, you must intentionally incite a war or blood feud between two groups (which could be nations but don’t have to be) that results in at least 36 deaths. You must then swear an oath to never allow quarter or truce or to compromise with those who will not meet your demands, and succeed at a Charisma check.