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Faces of the Tarnished Souk: The Dark Lady Ninyantë, Mistress of Venom (PFRPG) $2.95
Publisher: Rite Publishing
by Dark M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/20/2011 11:50:04

The Dark Lady Ninyantë, Mistress of Venom by Rite Publishing

This product is 15 pages long. It starts with a cover and credits. (2 pages)

Introduction (1 pages) This has her history, dreams, Lore and advice on how to use her in the Coliseum Morpheuon setting/adventure book by Rite Publishing.

Stat Blocks (6 page) In this section is three stat blocks of varies levels to be used. In addition to normal full stat blocks each section also has a small tactics advice. Spellpowered amalgam human dark naga shadow assassin 17, CR 21 Spellpowered amalgam human dark naga shadow assassin 11, CR 14 Amalgam human dark naga shadow assassin 4, CR 8

There is also two new feats in this section, both used by her. There is also three new magic items. Once is just a elixir, the other two are very cool. A shadow ring and snake bracer.

Bonus Stuff (3 pages) This section has two templates. Amalgan – Basically you take two creatures, combine them and take a average of their abilities. It is fairly complicated, I had to reread it a couple of times in spots to fully grasp it. Spellpowered – This is a template that lets you give any creature SU abilities that mimic spells.

It ends with a OGL and ads. (3 pages)

Closing thoughts. The artwork is black and white, ranges from ok to very good. Editing and layout are top notch. I didn't notice any obvious errors. This is a very complex and interesting NPC both from a fluff and crunch stand point. It is well written and interesting personality for her, as is the stat blocks complex and interesting. The two new templates where nice, I especially like the Spellpowered one, the feats where good. The magic items where also well done, but that does bring me to one of my two critics of the product. The shadow ring implies it can cast deeper darkness, but it doesn't flat say this. The powers on the ring should have been made more clear. Which bring me to my last critic, the Amalgan template. A clever template but I found it a bit hard to wrap my head around the first time reading it.

So what's my rating? Well this is perhaps the best of the NPC's in the series so far and while some of the bonus stuff could have been more clear, the NPC was perfect. So I am going to give it a 4.5 star review. I almost went 5 stars but felt the ring especially should be cleared up a little to earn a perfect rating. Based on the NPC alone and no bonus stuff then I would give it a 5 star.

Trust me, I'm a Succubus.

[5 of 5 Stars!]
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