This one is as I once was… Insatiable for knowledge, and blind to its perils.
Sleepless night after sleepless night, the Scribe is haunted by visions of the powers beyond our world. The light and dark alike call to her, and she in turn demands knowledge of them. No tonic, tincture, pill, nor formula can put her mind at ease, and with little other recourse, she seeks out the hamlet, desperate for any cure to her unusual ailment, and for what fantastic knowledge may be obtained in the process.
The Scribe is of mixed descent, namely Chinese and British. She has an under-pronounced British riding coat, and Cheongsam qipao. Her hair is long and wavy, but not well-kept. Her eyes have dark rings beneath them from her ongoing sleeplessness. Using the Occultist’s animation framework (temporary), her left hand holds a book and her right holds a scroll.
Affliction: A close-up of her bloodshot eye fills the screen. Her eyelashes and the edges of her irises have the stress shape, while her pupil glows bright red.
Movement: Forward 1, Backward 1
Crit Bonus Effect: +25% Stress Heal Skills (2 rds)
Provisions: 1 Sleeper’s Laudanum (See Misc. below)
District Bonus: Athaenium
Unique Affliction: Consumed
Pos/Targ: o o o – / o – – –
Uses per battle: 1
Knockback 2 (90%/95%/100%/105%/110%)
-12%/14%/16%/18%/20% Stun Resist* (3 rds)
-1/1/2/2/3 SPD* (3 rds)
*85%/95%/105%/115%/125% Debuff Chance
Crit mod: 100%
-50% Stun Resist (3 rds)
Pos/Targ: o o o o / o o o o
Crit mod: 7%
DMG mod: -40%
-12%/14%/16%/18%/20% DMG* (3 rds)
*-100%/110%/120%/130%/140% Debuff Chance
95%/100%/105%/110%/115% Stun Chance
2 Horror (10 rds)
Pos/Targ: o o o – / – – o+o
DMG mod: -65%
Crit mod: -10%
Pull 2 (95%/100%/105%/110%/115%)
+3%/3.5%/4%/4.5%/5% Crits Received (3 rds)*
*90%/100%/110%/120%/130% Debuff chance
+5 SPD (1 rds)
-10 DODGE (1 rds)
Pos/Targ: – – – o / o+o – –
DMG mod: -25%
Crit Mod: +7%/8%/10%/11%/12%
-15% DMG (3rds)
Pos: o o – –
One Party Member:
Horror 2 (5 rds)
-100% Stress Healing Skills (1 rds)
Horror 2 (5 rds)
Pos: o o o –
Clear Horror (22/24/26/28/30% Chance)
-50% Healing Skills (1 rds)
Transfer Horror to Self (Applies after Clear chance)
Pos/Targ: – o o – / o o o o
DMG mod: -60%
Crit mod: 5/5.5/6/6.5/7%
50% Armor Piercing
Shuffle Single 100%/110%/120%/130%/140%
-40% Debuff Resist (3 rds)
Produce 4 Laudanum
[“Please… I just want to sleep again…”]
[“The cost of sanity…”]
[“Anything to keep sane. Anything at all…”]
Produce a random amount of gold (50 to 1750)
[“From soils to spoils.”]
Deep Breathing Exercises
Horror 1 (10 rds)
[“Please join me in this practice. It is calming.”]
[“Steady your heart beat. Clarity will come..”]
[“Confront your dread. Now let it consume you.”] (Afflicted)
[“Listen to your heart beat. Hold onto that pulse, while it is still yours..”] (Afflicted)
If Mortality Debuff:
+20% Deathblow Resist (4 Battles)
[“I refuse the Thing’s final design!”]
[“I will not witness that abyss first hand. Not today.”]
+20% PROT (4 Battles)
Crimson Court Trinkets
“…To see my mind unviolated again…”
Color of Madness Trinket
Landing a Crit
The might of a focused mind.
Easier than poetry.
Let us be done here! I have books to read.
Mind over matter!
Darkness and light; at my fingertips!
A lesson learned the hard way.
Do not cast me to that abyss…
Lm’n Ftagh! Ygrlol, kul’n fltn’att!
I will yet escape this ceaseless torment!
The destruction of my mind is unsealed!
Suffer the power of my knowledge!
I see through this false reality!
Special Infliction Counter
We enter the darkness together!
I will not fall alone!
You will die here, no matter the cost!
Attempt Companion Horror Cure
Try these pills. They tend to work for me.
Stuff your fears in your pockets for now!
Wipe those tears away. We have work to do!
Gaining Riposte and Mark
You cannot stand against its influence!
I accept your challenge. Ignorant wretch.
I shall conquer the unenlightened!
Party Member Attack Misses
They cannot be stopped this way.
Must you prolong this struggle?
You delay our progression!
Fltag’n Kful’brtygurm, be unto us. Gyfulkrhn’v’ynhm…
Holy or wicked, I can feel their horrible power.
Do not ignore those whispers. They are real.
Party Member Getting Hit
You accelerate their plan!
Do not fulfill their deranged prophecies!
Your flesh impedes my will!
Refusing to use be Target of Camping Skills
What use is it? Our foe transcends our bodies.
K’taghn. Grylf’kt’nhaugn… Not again… Krhn Rhyltinagg…
Please, I must focus! Lest the Thing escape my mind…
My visions… Fulfilled.
–Glimpses of Oblivion Announcement–
I am… Drowsy…
I… I cannot stay awake much longer…
The fatigue is becoming too much…
–Glimpses of Oblivion Start–
A battle I have faced countless times.
These terrors I have come to know well.
I know this dream. I will surpass it again.
+4 SPD, +15% DMG, +15% DMG taken (1 Battle)
-15% Virtue Chance (Quest)
Refreshes limited use Skills
-Scholar in the Streets-
(Scribe can now be found in the Stage Coach)
Those seeing knowledge will find it here in profusion. At a cost equally unfathomable.
“To those privy to greater insights of the world, a fair, wizened, young woman is offering great rewards of all sorts, from material to scholarly.”
-Meeting of the Minds-
(2 Scribes available for recruitment)
This abhorrent cesspit of an estate retains a sinister allure to it… For those craven to the welcoming embrace of madness.
“The growing stature of the hamlet has begun to attract those inclined to plunder the secrets of the ruins. Those with rare or valuable information are being promised fair payment!”
(Idle Scribes gain 1 Resolve Level)
An optimistic notion that there are worthwhile findings of these dated and dusty tomes. My scouring had been lamentably fruitless, as will theirs.
“The hamlet’s library is temporarily closed, as the sisters of study have blockaded themselves within, demanding utter privacy and silence during the course of their research. Denizens are advised to remain soft-spoken near the library’s windows.”
-Class Specific Encounters-
–Glimpses of Oblivion–
Unique Night Terror Event
The terrible nightmares of the Scribe will manifest themselves at night, lashing out at her mind. Countless bouts with these delusions have hardened her against them, but the same cannot be said for her allies. There are no rewards other than a quest-long buff for a successful fight.
Each encounter will stun (500% chance), stealth (2 rds), apply horror (10 for 5 rds, or until encounter ends), and apply -20 SPD (first turn only) to all non-Scribes on the first turn. All Scribes will gain +40% PROT, +20% DMG, and gain -25% Stress for the duration of the battle.
The backdrop will be a fusion of the Shambler fight and the Flesh Dungeon.
Defeating the nightmares will remove all horror and recover 25 Stress for the party. They will also gain -20% Stress and +10% MAX HP for the rest of the quest.
At last, one who turns to face the truth.
Prophetic visions become tangible!
Ethereal nightmares, manifested!
Sanity ebbs. The facade of reality falters.
Various Eldritch-esque enemies will hold places in these scenarios. All enemies here will be of the “Insomnium” type, and will be Shambler-like reskins of existing animation sets. This can include a reskinned Drowned Crew, reskinned Shrieker, reskinned Siren, reskinned Collector, reskinned Gargoyles, reskinned Fungal Zombies, reskinned Supplicants, and potentially more.
Size 2, 1 Action
A scaled-down Drowned Crew reskin with each crewman transformed into a shambler-like protrusion.
Low Speed, Low Dodge, High Health
Vortex: Forward 1, Pull 3, High pull chance, medium dodge debuff chance [o o o – / o o o -]
Assimilate: High damage attack with medium stress [- – – o / o+o – -]
Expand: Heal 5%, Increase MAX HP 5% (Free Move, End of Round) [o o o o]
Collapse: Lose 10% of Original Health (Fixed value tbd) [o o o o]
Size 2, 2 Actions
A Shrieker reskin with bat-like wings and a beak of pointed teeth..
High Speed, Medium Dodge, Medium Health
Impaling Bite: High damage, high crit chance, medium accuracy [o o o o / o+o – -]
Ascend: Force Guard by Random Ally, Stealth (2 rds), Back 2 [o+o – -]
Dive: Low damage, high accuracy, high bleed chance, low bleed damage, long bleed duration, break stealth, Forward 2 [o+o+o+o / – – o+o]
Disturbing Squak: Inflict Horror, low horror chance, medium horror damage, short horror duration. [o+o+o+o / o+o – -]
Size 2, 0 Actions
Size 2 version of Absolute Nothingness. (Spawns with Somnial Patagium).
Immune to all damage and effects.
Size 2, 1 Action
A Siren reskin with its tail replaced by a mound of tentacles.
Low Speed, Very High Health, No Dodge,
Focal Point: Guard all allies (2 rds), Mark Self (2 rds) [- o+o -]
Obfuscate: Stealth all allies (2 rds), +15% DMG received (2 rds) [- – o+o]
Flesh Armor: Buff allies: +20% PROT (2 rds), Self: -5% HP [o+o – -]
Reach Through the Fog: Deal medium stress, medium damage, low accuracy, ignore guard, ignore stealth [2 random targets / o o o o]
Size 1, 1 Action
A Collector reskin with Shambler-like limbs, but an ethereal texture.
High Speed, Medium Dodge, Medium Health, High Damage
This is What You Are: Mark Target, Gain Riposte (-300ACC to non-marked targets) [o o o o / o o o o]
We Become One: Low Damage, Mark Target, Forward 3, Pull 3 [o o o – / – o o o]
Witness Eternity: Medium Damage, -SPD, -DMG, -Stun Resist [- – – o / o – – -]
Rejection: Medium Damage, Low Stun Chance, Back 1, Push 1 [- – o+o / o — – -]
Size 1, 1 Action
A Gargoyle reskin with Shambler flesh and wings made of tentacles.
Medium Speed, Low Dodge, Medium Health, Low Damage, Low Prot
Clambering Swipes: Low accuracy, Low crit chance, Low damage, Forward 2 [- o o o / – o o -]
Swoop: Medium Damage, High crit, Forward 3 [o o – – / – – – o]
Nightmare Slash: Medium damage, medium accuracy. [- – o o / o – – -]
Size 1, 1 Action
A Fungal Zombie reskin with a Shambler Tentacle-like head, and long tentacled arms.
Low Speed, Low Dodge, Medium Health, Medium Damage
Insomnia Lash: Light Stress, medium damage, low accuracy. [- o o o / o o o -]
Tentacle Flail: Low Accuracy, Forward 2 [- – o o / – – – o]
Nightmare Whip: Medium damage, high accuracy. [o – – – / o – – -]
Size 1, 1 Action
A Supplicant reskin with a bulbous, eye-covered head.
High Speed, Low Dodge, Medium Health, Low Damage
Corrupt Thoughts: No damage, Low horror chance, Low stun chance, Low accuracy debuff chance [o o o o / o o o o]
Wall of Eyes: Low damage, Light stress, Low accuracy, Low dodge debuff chance [o+o+o+o / – – o o]
Mouthless Scream: 50% chance of Light Stress, low damage, [o+o+o+o / – o o -]
Inescapable Grasp: High accuracy, Pull 3 effect per turn (Impossible to resist) [- – o o / o o – -]