Web Weaver

CategoryLexicon
Typearcane lore, prestige class

The skill of manipulating the energies of the Web of Magic is called web weaving; practitioners are called Web Weavers. In the Maziggandîm Conflict, the skill of manipulating the Web was advanced upon by Lith-Crillion exploring the ancient primordial edifice Nemexus.

Some believe that either Sarseg or Ingu'lumin invented this art of manipulating the Web's arcane energy.

Web weaving is a dangerous path to follow, since weave spiders are hostile to any who tamper with the Web of Magic. These spiders are the guardians of the Web. They repair holes which can turn into rifts and be used by web weavers to harness magic from the Web. Web weavers punch holes into the Web of Magic so as to add greater power and duration to their spells.

The Gulimbor Cataclysm was caused by web weavers. The most destructive group of that time were the Eldritch Conclave. They are the foremost practitioners of web weaving. The Tangled Weave is the largest school that teaches the art of web weaving. It is owned and run by agents of the Sanquine Whispers.

Web weavers is a prestige class available to wizards and others who use arcane magic. Each level of web weaver gives greater powers and allows one to tap into the Web of Magic. Use of powers beyond the first level risk an attack by a weave spider. This is indicated by the Threat column.

Web Weaver Prestige Class
Class
Level
PowerEffectWeb Reaver
Threat
Spell per Day
1stWeb Sensesense magic as detect magicnone+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
2ndWeb Tap10% + 1%/web weaver level to free cast a spell, not lost from memory2%+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
3rdWeb Boost+5 DC to spells4%+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
4thWeb Rift+2 hit point damage per die, spell range doubled6%+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
5th+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
6th+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
7th+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
8th+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
9thWeb Spigotdouble the number of 3rd and 4th lvl spells that can be memorized8%+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
10thSplit Weball Threat for Levels 1-9 are reduced by half5%/cumulative+1 level of existing arcane spell casting class
Web Sense

This spell-like ability is a minor action. It has an area of effect centered on the web weaver that fans out in a 40' cone. It is like the detect magic spell, but gives a deeper insight into the type of magic and strength.

Web Tap

This spell-like ability is a free action. Each use of this power has a 2% chance of incurring an attack by a weave spider.

The attack of a weave spider is sudden, and appears out of nowhere. The veil between this world and the realm of magic will open, and the hunter appears. It is often a huge spider, the size of an elephant and can move fast. Unless your are an arch-mage, don't bother attacking it with spells or magic, for your chances of penetrating its defense are slim. The weave spider bites with magic draining fangs and can web a large area with burning strands. These are impervious to fire, but weak to cold.

- Ondimion, survivor of the web weaver attack on Emancer's arcane capacitor

Web Boost

This spell-like ability is a minor action. Web Boost weakens the Web of Magic. This produces a spiraling cloud of magic above the caster. The cloud can take the shape of bursting motes, a rainbow of ribbons all intertwined, conjured apparitions of monsters or any number of other random possibilities. The cloud is fixed in position, and covers a 20' radius and floats 15' above the caster. The cloud makes the web weaver's spells much more difficult to resist. This makes all the web weaver's spells have an additional +5 DC. If the web weaver moves away from the cloud then it disappears. Every other round that Web Boost is present, there is a 4% chance of incurring an attack by a weave spider.

Web Rift

This spell-like ability is a minor action. Web Rift opens a rift to the Web of Magic. Tendrils of invisible magic stream from the rift and into the web weaver. This stream of magical energy boost the damage per die of the web weaver's spells and doubles their casting range. Each spell cast using Web Rift incurs a 6% chance of incurring an attack by a weave spider.

The tendrils from the Web Rift are invigorating. After feeling such power course through you, it is easy to see how so many have wanted more and paid the price.

- Negmîn, from a diary found by Crimson Eye in the ruins of Outpost Prime

Web Spigot

This ability double the number of third and fourth level spells that the web weaver can memorize.

Split Web

The web weaver creates a web rupture that can be used to enter the Web of Magic and then cross-over to another mortal system. The chances of a weave spider arriving to repair the web are 5% cumulative per round after its creation. During the time it is open, all web weavers within a 1000' have their spells maximized (as the Maximize Spell feat) and extended (as Extend Spell feat). This effect is free and does not require using up higher level spell slots to cast them.