Archon

Archons are a race of lawful good outsiders.

They posess an Aura of Mance

Traits


  • Darkvision 60 feet and low-light vision.
  • Aura of Menace (Su) A righteous aura surrounds archons that fight or get angry. Any hostile creature within a 20-foot radius of an archon must succeed on a Will save to resist its effects. The save DC varies with the type of archon, is Charisma-based, and includes a +2 racial bonus. Those who fail take a –2 penalty on attacks, AC, and saves for 24 hours or until they successfully hit the archon that generated the aura. A creature that has resisted or broken the effect cannot be affected again by the same archon's aura for 24 hours.
  • Immunity to electricity and petrification.
  • +4 racial bonus on saves against poison.
  • Teleport (Sp) Archons can use greater teleport at will, as the spell (caster level 14th), except that the creature can transport only itself and up to 50 pounds of carried objects.
  • Truespeech (Su) All archons can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using a tongues spell (caster level 14th). This ability is always active.

The Celestial Hebdomad


The celestial paragons of the archons are collectively known as The Celestial Hebdomad (and sometimes "tome archons"). The members include:

  • Barachiel, the Messenger [8] - Ruler of Lunia, the bottom layer of Celestia, also known as the Silver Heaven.
  • Domiel, the Mercy-Bringer [9] - Ruler of the Golden Heaven of Mercuria, the second layer of Celestia.
  • Erathaol, the Seer [10] - Ruler of Venya, the Pearly Heaven, the third layer of Celestia.
  • Pistis Sophia, the Ascetic [11] - Ruler of Solania, the Crystal Heaven, the fourth layer of Celestia.
  • Raziel, the Crusader [12] - Ruler of Mertion, the Platinum Heaven, the fifth layer of Celestia.
  • Sealtiel, the Defender [13] - Ruler of Jovar, the Glittering Heaven, the sixth layer of Celestia.
  • Zaphkiel, the Watcher [14] - Ruler of the Illuminated Heaven of Chronias, the seventh layer of Celestia.

Types


Sworl: Hellbound: The Blood War – The Chant of the War (2e) pg 6
Thraemeus: Book of Exalted Deeds pg 128

Oriel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 9, 30

Gog: Faces of Sigil (2e) pg 118; fallen
Justus: Expedition to the Demonweb Pits pg 24
Kemuel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 25
Kubriel: Faces of Sigil (2e) pg 118; fallen
Lucinor; Expedition to the Demonweb Pits pg 24
Melevon; Warriors of Heaven (2e) pg 43
Muphiel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 15
Phaleg: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 25
Zachriel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 15
Zadkiel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 15
Ziamiral: Book of Exalted Deeds pg 126

  • Sybil Archon: Sibyl archons are celestial oracles and diviners whom even other archons and angels seek out for their foresight. Their psychic potency is unmatched in the heavenly realms, and their skill at arms makes them formidable enemies of evil.

A sybil archon appears as a beautiful woman with long white or silver hair and a powerful build, standing over seven feet in height. Her eyes are a glowing metallic blue with no pupils. Blue-white glyphs orbit her body and shine brightly when she uses her psychic gifts. Sybil archons forgo clothes in the confines of their temples, but don flowing cloaks or mantles and take up shining greatswords when questing on other planes.

Most of the time, sibyl archons inhabit solitary shrines or temples in Heaven’s remotest reaches, where other celestials or powerful mortals come seeking their prophetic abilities. They are devoted foes of evil, however, and periodically leave their domiciles to seek out fiends to slay. Sibyl archons sometimes travel with good-aligned psychics and spiritualists with the aim of steering such companions toward the greatest good. They also seek out occult evils, whom they often try to redeem and turn to nobler ends, but some, such as the vile mind flayers, are beyond redemption; these they strike down without mercy.

Jophiel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 21
Penemue: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 16, On Hallowed Ground (2e) pg 155, 157; proxy of Mitra and proxy of Surya
Tarahiel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 22
Tsadkiel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 25

Brizsli; Expedition to the Demonweb Pits pg 24
Cetarari: Planes of Law - Mount Celestia (2e) pg 14
Edelbart; Expedition to the Demonweb Pits pg 24
Grenata: Expedition to the Demonweb Pits pg 31
Humbart: Expedition to the Demonweb Pits pg 31
Kerkoutha: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 15
Lamplighter: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 15
Moriel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 15
Och: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 22
Remiel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 25
Ruhiel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 15
Shalgiel: Planes of Law - Mount Celestia (2e) pg 22; warden archon of snow
Ursival; Expedition to the Demonweb Pits pg 24
Yonel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 15
Zagzagel: Planes of Law – Mount Celestia (2e) pg 19, Warriors of Heaven (2e) pg 5

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