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Massive and imposing, the Illoke shaman towers over adventurers. It is more than three times the size of the largest giantman, with smooth grey skin and deep black eyes that glare out from under a heavy brow. The eyes regard potential victims with disdain, as if they were nothing more than an offering to be sacrificed. Chiseled deep into the forehead of the shaman, the symbol of Illoke glows red with power.
Illoke shaman have a maneuver attack when knocked prone via certain methods (regular attack to the legs, many spells, some maneuvers) that has a great chance of hurting a like leveled adventurer, especially a pure. It is recommended that shaman be knocked prone before they are killed to maximize safety. Effective ways to prone a shaman include sweep, tangle weed, lullabye, hamstring, tackle, e-wave, and unbalance. If killed while sitting this falling maneuver is still activated.
Working with an illoke mystic an illoke shaman can summon a roa'ter or a stone gargoyle.
>An Illoke mystic turns to face an Illoke shaman, intoning a rumbling chant. The two figures raise their hands together, touching palms, and a sudden tremor shakes the area!
You feel a rumble come from beneath your feet.
Dirt and rock explode from the ground beneath you as a roa'ter erupts from underground and crashes onto the surface!
Rocks and dirt pelt you as you are thrown into the air!
You make a stunning maneuver in the air avoiding the majority of the debris and landing on your feet!