Lords of Gossamer and Shadow NPC’s: Luthowl Shintai of Barcoo

Luthowl Shintai of Barcoo, Warder of Shadow
Image by Vicky Dwijayarto, legalese at bottom of page

Little is known of the Shadow that separates.  I have quested amongst the Grand Stair to find the truth of the Shadow but in reality for each piece of information that I find, I find 11 more questions to answer.  I am seen as somewhat the expert on the subject though I know not why.  In reality I have no solid evidence to support any of my theories.  Just observation, trial and multiple failures.

Why then do I seek this information?  Well, I come from Barcoo.  It is a world rich in minerals but poor on vegetation.  Our lives are as scavengers and tribal warriors.  I make it so, as a race is built on its history and keeping competition high for natural resources I am able to keep my people strong amongst those of other Gossamer Worlds.  You scoff because you think the Shadow protects this Gossamer World from another?  This is true and false all at once.  I have seen Gossamer Worlds collide as suddenly the Shadow retreats like a cloth whipped from under a plate sat on a table.  The plate and the table must then reconcile their coming together, and unlike inert objects, when Gossamer Worlds face this fate often there is blood spilt.

I was at the heart of a war as two worlds collided.  A simple traveller in the forgotten reality of Set.  Suddenly the earth shook, the air burnt with fire and a planet much larger than their own appeared in the sky.  The decay of Set’s orbit and the huge gaseous giant that was going to swallow it caused great fear and panic.  Then the gas creatures came.  Not fully solid, not fully gaseous they swarmed the planet, tearing apart its resources. They could die but the local populace had no chance.  At times even I was overwhelmed and it is without a shadow of a lie I tell you I was the most powerful being of both worlds combined.

In time I left them to their fate.  The gas giant was on the verge of destroying their planet forever.  I had saved as many as I could with my knowledge of structures and engineering but it was too little too late.  I stepped through the door back to the Grand Stair only moments before it would be shut permanently.  The people of Set still haunt my dreams, and it is for this reason I study the Shadow.  I will save other worlds from this fate.  I must.  In the meantime I prepare my peoples for the inevitable and prepare myself.  The Shadow will be the ruination of us all.

100 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 20
Strength: 2
Endurance: 10
Warfare: 14

Powers

Master of the Stair (35 Points)

Artifact
Setian Armour (13 Points)
Believed to be the last known artefact of the Gossamer World Set.  It was here that Luthowl began his study of armour and weapons which the Setians had been fabled for.


  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Invulnerable to conventional weapons
  • Invulnerable to Conventional Weapons (4 Points)
  • Regeneration (4 Points)
Allies
Decimus of Keth (5 Points) Lord of Gossamer and Shadow
On hearing Luthowl’s tale Decimus also saw wisdom in supporting him in finding the secrets of Shadow.  Without this knowledge, all of Decimus’ hard work could be for naught so Decimus often offers assistance for his cause.

Stuff
Good Stuff +1


200 Point Version 

Attributes
Psyche: 39
Strength: 3
Endurance: 14
Warfare: 31

Powers

Master of the Eidolon (50 Points)
Master of the Stair (35 Points)

Artifact
Setian Armour (15 Points)
Believed to be the last known artefact of the Gossamer World Set.  It was here that Luthowl began his study of armour and weapons which the Setians had been fabled for.
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Invulnerable to conventional weapons
  • Invulnerable to Conventional Weapons (4 Points)
  • Regeneration (4 Points)
  • Linked to a Power (2 Points) Master of the Eidolon
Blade of Shadow (7 Points)
Luthowl is putting his efforts into creating a weapon that can predict when a fluctuation in the Shadow is to occur and allow him to react to it before it happens.
  • Extraordinary Psychic Sense (4 Points)
  • Able to Speak and Reason (2 Points)
  • Hardened (1 Point) 
Allies
Decimus of Keth (5 Points) Lord of Gossamer and Shadow
On hearing Luthowl’s tale Decimus also saw wisdom in supporting him in finding the secrets of Shadow.  Without this knowledge, all of Decimus’ hard work could be for naught so Decimus often offers assistance for his cause.

Stuff
Good Stuff +1

300 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 62
Strength: 13
Endurance: 27
Warfare: 50

Powers

Master of the Eidolon (50 Points)
Master of the Stair (35 Points)
Invocation (20 Points)

Artifact
Setian Armour (15 Points)
Believed to be the last known artefact of the Gossamer World Set.  It was here that Luthowl began his study of armour and weapons which the Setians had been fabled for.
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Invulnerable to conventional weapons
  • Invulnerable to Conventional Weapons (4 Points)
  • Regeneration (4 Points)
  • Linked to a Power (2 Points) Master of the Eidolon
Blade of Shadow (7 Points)
Luthowl is putting his efforts into creating a weapon that can predict when a fluctuation in the Shadow is to occur and allow him to react to it before it happens.
  • Extraordinary Psychic Sense (4 Points)
  • Able to Speak and Reason (2 Points)
  • Hardened (1 Point) 
Gem of Alteration (14 Points)
Luthowl has found some interesting material in a series of primitive Gossamer Worlds that he believes may provide him the key to solving the puzzle of the shadow.  To follow up on this he has created an amulet that allows him some shape shifting ability to blend in with the primitive races that tend to react violently to him simply appearing as he is.
  • Confers Power to the Wearer (10 Points) Limited Shape-Shift
  • Limited Shape Shift (4 Points)
Allies
Decimus of Keth (5 Points) Lord of Gossamer and Shadow
On hearing Luthowl’s tale Decimus also saw wisdom in supporting him in finding the secrets of Shadow.  Without this knowledge, all of Decimus’ hard work could be for naught so Decimus often offers assistance for his cause.

Stuff
Good Stuff +2


Legalese: Some rights reserved. This work (the image above) by Vicky Dwijayarto is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – No Derivative Works 3.0 Licence

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