Kandisha

The Desert's Revenge

Protector of women and scimitar of revenge, Kandisha aids women and children who require protection.

Summoning Rules

Spirit Level: 4th
Constellation: Seer
Binding DC: 22
Totems: You gain a totem bonus on binding checks if you meet some or all of these conditions:

  • You are female, a Youth, or a victim of unjust torture.
  • You slay a rooster during Kandisha’s ceremony.
  • Kandisha’s ceremony is performed in the desert.

Ceremony: You strip, bind your legs together with hemp rope, and shackle your arms together, as you await the judgment of the Desert’s Revenge.
Manifestation: Your bindings erode into sand that spirals around the seal, forming the outline of a beautiful woman, only her eyes visible to you.

Legend

The people of the sands whisper the tale of Bouya Oman, the accursed city. At the height of its legacy, Bouya Oman was a refuge for evil and corrupt men, a haven held in place by the marriage pact of Bouya Omen’s lord and lady. The stories of the desert folk say that when Bouya Oman’s final lord perished, his rivals sent assassins to maim, abuse, and kill his widow-lady. Shortly after, the city disappeared forever in an eternal sandstorm, its bustling markets and despicable men lost. Though scoffed by historians, the desert people believe that the vengeful spirit of the widow-lady tore free from the afterlife and sundered the city from the desert, leaving only wailing sand in its place. The spirit is believed to haunt every grain of sun-scorched sand and while virgin women sometimes pray to the Desert Widow for protection, despicable men fear her and ward against her vengeance.

Granted Abilities

Major Granted Abilities

  • Kandisha’s Curse: As a standard action, you inflict a dreadful curse onto a humanoid creature within 30 feet, chosen from the list below. A successful Will save prevents the curse. This curse is permanent but a creature may only suffer from one of Kandisha’s curses per binder at once; inflicting a new curse ends any existing ones.
    • Dry Mouth—The target suffers a 20% chance to fail with abilities that require verbal components as sand pours from its open mouth.
    • Erode Pride—The target’s Constitution and Charisma are reduced by 4 (minimum 1) as its genitals are sanded away into smooth nothingness.
    • Personal Mirage—The target is affected at all times by hallucinatory terrain, seeing whatever you desire.
    • Sun Foe—The target is staggered while exposed to daylight (including the spell) and becomes vulnerable to fire damage as the sun’s wrath bares down upon it.

The curse is permanent and can be removed via remove curse or by similar means. After using this ability, it is expended for 5 rounds.

  • Capstone Empowerment: When using Kandisha’s curse, you may curse a target with a number of separate curses equal to your Charisma bonus (if any).

Minor Granted Abilities

  • Avian Speech: You can speak with all birds of all kinds as speak with animals and Kandisha’s presence causes you to have a friendly starting attitude with these creatures.
  • Protection of Kandisha: This ability functions as protection from evil, except its benefits apply against male creatures with an Intelligence of 3 or greater regardless of alignment. You can use this ability for a number of minutes each day equal to your binder level + your Charisma bonus. These minutes do not need to be used consecutively, but they must be used in 1-minute increments.
  • Sand Cloud: You create a thick mass of sandy clouds as a standard action, functioning as solid fog except creatures within the cloud also suffer a –2 penalty on Perception checks. You can manifest this cloud for a number of minutes per day equal to your binder level + your Charisma modifier. These minutes do not need to be used consecutively but they must be used in 1-minute increments.
  • Scimitar of the Desert: You become proficient with the scimitar. In addition, you can use your Dexterity modifier in place of your Strength modifier on attack and damage rolls with this weapon as long as you are not carrying anything in your off-hand and the scimitar is of the appropriate size.

Signs and Influence

Physical Sign: Your lips harden like a beak. Whenever you activate one of Kandisha’s granted abilities, a plume of feathers erupt behind you, floating in an intangible wind.
Personality: You become filled with a taste for vengeance against anyone that has (or might) wrong you.
Favored Ally: Any (female creatures except prostitutes)
Favored Enemy: Any (male creatures except children)

Vestigial Companion

You gain the service of a sand elemental familiar for the duration of the pact. Use the statistics for an earth elemental. Treat your binder level as your wizard level to determine your familiar’s abilities. You are treated as neutral for the purpose of adjudicating the familiar. This granted ability replaces protection of Kandisha.

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