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Oneirogen

This vague, humanoid figure seems to be the source of a bank of unnaturally colored fog.

Oneirogen CR 2

Source Pathfinder #109: In Search of Sanity pg. 88
XP 600
CN Medium outsider (native)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7
Aura obscuring fog (10 ft.), veil of mists (5 ft., DC 12)

Defense

AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 10 (+2 Dex)
hp 25 (3d10+9)
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +2
Immune mind-affecting effects
Weaknesses planar split

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 slams +5 (1d4+2)

Statistics

Str 14, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 17
Feats Blind-Fight, Great Fortitude
Skills Acrobatics +8, Knowledge (planes) +5, Perception +7, Sense Motive +7, Stealth +8
Languages Common (can’t speak)

Ecology

Environment any land
Organization solitary or gang (2–6)
Treasure standard

Special Abilities

Obscuring Fog (Sp) An oneirogen is constantly surrounded by strangely colored fog that moves with it. Treat this as obscuring mist that fills the area within 10 feet of an oneirogen. A creature 5 feet away in the mist has concealment (attacks have a 20% miss chance). Creatures farther away have total concealment (50% miss chance, and the attacker cannot use sight to locate the target). An oneirogen cannot suppress this effect, and its vision is impeded the same as that of any other creature. If the fog is blown or burned away, it reforms in 1d4 rounds.

Planar Split (Ex) An oneirogen is trapped between two planes, effectively harboring an active portal within its failing body. Having connections to multiple planes at once, an oneirogen is always affected by spells like dismissal and banishment, which force it to the plane to which its portal connects. Additionally, effects like dimensional anchor cut off an oneirogen’s connection to another plane. Such effects suppress the oneirogen’s obscuring fog and veil of mists abilities and make the oneirogen staggered.

Veil of Mists (Su) Within the obscuring fog that cloaks an oneirogen lie denser eddies of planar potentiality. This fog is charged with extraplanar energies that manifest in a variety of ways depending on the plane to which the oneirogen is linked. While an oneirogen is immune to the effects of these vapors, any creature that enters the mists within 5 feet of the oneirogen is affected (see below). These fumes don’t impede vision any more than the oneirogen’s obscuring fog ability already does. They can also be blown or burnt away (and recover) in the same manner.

Many oneirogens are linked to the Dimension of Dreams—they spew a sour, yellow fog. Creatures that enter this fog must succeed at a DC 12 Will save or fall asleep. Additionally, they do not receive natural healing from resting for the next 24 hours. The creature can attempt another Will save every round to wake up and can be woken up as if it had been affected by the spell sleep. Creatures that succeed at the save to resist this effect are immune to that oneirogen’s veil of mists for 24 hours. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Oneirogens were once normal mortals who suffered a rare but terrible curse. Within them lies a sliver-sized tear between planes, a crack hardly larger than a pinprick that destroys everything they once were in an endless deluge of planar power. Created by magical mistakes and otherworldly conjunctions, oneirogens wander in a haze as living husks whose grip on any reality has been erased. What little remains of their minds is bent on self-preservation, even as they are locked at the center of storms of strange powers endlessly streaming from their mouths and nostrils. The death of their personalities might be a mercy, but what lingers on are primal beings, slaves of uncontrolled planar might.

While the portal trapped within an oneirogen might connect to any plane of existence, it most commonly provides a path to the Dimension of Dreams. As mortal minds already drift toward that realm, breaches between the waking and unconscious worlds might occur when potent magics attempt to tamper with the boundaries of dream. The notorious tome, The Chain of Nights, is just one grimoire known to plumb the depths of thought and nightmare. Those who attempt to use such magic without full mastery, though, risk transforming themselves or those they would aid into drifters trapped between planes.

Some rare, unsettling reports tell of groups of oneirogens collecting in a single place, flooding the surrounding area with planar energies. The effects of such energies on the world surrounding them are unpredictable and usually deadly to native inhabitants.

Oneirogens might arise from any humanoid race, but always appear as mysterious figures cloaked in a strange haze or fog. These creatures rarely live for long, as their bodies swiftly wither from exposure to planar energies, and most lack enough sense of self to bother with eating or other basic needs. Only if protected and tended will an oneirogen live for more than a week.

Variant Oneirogens

Although most oneirogens are living conduits to the Dimension of Dreams, an oneirogen might be linked to almost any plane of existence. While the creatures’ statistics are the same regardless of the plane to which they’re bound, the effects of the raw planar energy infusing its veil of mists changes. Presented here are variant veils of mists tied to other planes to which an oneirogen might be bound.

Abaddon: The oneirogen’s portal opens into the Plaguemere, the unholy realm of Apollyon. Creatures that enter the veil of mists must succeed at a DC 12 Fortitude save or be staggered by the noxious smell for 1 round and contract red ache (Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook 557).

Abyss: The oneirogen’s portal opens into a vicious Abyssal wilderness of gnashing fangs and nameless, shrieking things. A creature that enters the veil of mists must succeed at a DC 12 Fortitude save or be shaken for 1 round and take a –2 penalty on Will saves for the next 24 hours. The penalty on Will saves ends prematurely if the creature benefits from any effect that grants a morale bonus.

Elemental Planes: The oneirogen’s portal opens into an expanse of one of the Elemental Planes. Creatures that enter the veil of mists take 1d6 points of energy damage. The type of damage varies depending on the relevant Elemental Plane: acid damage for the Elemental Plane of Earth, cold damage for the Elemental Plane of Water, electricity damage for the Elemental Plane of Air, and fire damage for the Elemental Plane of Fire.

Elysium: The oneirogen’s portal opens to euphoric haze somewhere in Elysium. Creatures that enter the veil of mists must succeed at a DC 12 Fortitude save or be confused for 1 round. Additionally, the character feels unusually excited or amorous for the rest of the day (no statistical effect).

Energy Planes: The oneirogen’s portal opens to the overwhelming reaches of either the Positive or Negative Energy Plane. Creatures that enter the veil of mists take 1d6 points of damage of the appropriate type. They take an additional 1d6 points of damage 1 round later, even if they’ve left the veil of mists, due to the intense energy coursing through their bodies. If the creature is killed by unrestrained positive energy, its body is reduced to a fine ash, making resurrection more challenging. If the creature is killed by unrestrained negative energy, the corpse reanimates as a zombie in 1d4 rounds.

Hell: The oneirogen’s portal opens into a terrible inferno somewhere deep in Hell. Creatures that enter the veil of mists take 2d4 points of damage. Half of this damage is fire damage and half is untyped damage resulting from infernal energy.

Shadow Plane: An oneirogen’s portal opens to a realm of vaporous darkness within the Shadow Plane. Any creature that comes within 5 feet of the oneirogen is blinded for as long as it remains adjacent to the oneirogen. The oneirogen isn’t affected by this effect.

Wild Portal: In the rarest cases, one side of an oneirogen’s portal is locked within its body, but the other wildly lashes through the planes of existence, connecting to a different reality every round. In the case of such creatures, roll 1d12 at the beginning of the oneirogen’s turn. Its veil of mists ability randomly corresponds to the Dimension of Dreams, the four elemental planes, the two energy planes, Abaddon, the Abyss, Elysium, Hell, and the Shadow Plane.