||This creature combines the features of a sprightly youth and a black rabbit. A wicked, whimsical grin gleams on its face.
Capricious in nature, pookas are always in search of fun, though they don’t often care who they inconvenience with their antics—they’re just in it for the whimsy. Always chaotic in nature, some pookas are cruel, some are good-natured, and others are slightly unhinged. There’s no way to tell which kind one is just by looking at it; only by interacting with a pooka does its nature become clear.
However, having a conversation with a pooka isn’t easy. Though they’re intelligent, pookas speak in choppy, simple sentences filled with obscure metaphors and nonsensical references. Most creatures who converse with a pooka usually misunderstand it the first time and have to ask the creature to repeat itself. Even their telepathy is filled with strange images and references, such as representing the word “elf ” with the face of an elf it knew long ago, colloquialisms that only make sense to native speakers of Elven, and so on.
Pookas thrive when in the company of others, and they frequently find companionship in a particular individual whether the camaraderie is wanted or not. Pookas prefer creatures of chaotic alignments, don’t trust those with lawful alignments, and find most people with neutral alignments boring.
Pookas pull pranks to get to know a person and stay near them to observe the results, invisibly perched on a shoulder or clinging to an article of clothing in animal form. As they usually communicate with their unlucky target (whom they call “friend”) using telepathy(by touch only), the person’s erratic reactions to the unseen pooka’s pranks and mental “voice” can make the target appear insane. The pooka doesn’t mind a little rough retaliation, but flees any attempts to kill it.
Some pookas can be helpful, and farmers often leave a portion of their harvest behind as a tribute for any resident pookas. A pooka who is satisfied with such a gift may leave that farmer alone for an entire year, while a pooka who feels slighted by the offering may relentlessly mock the farmer and cause minor accidents on the farm.
Pooka's can shapechange in 1 action to any small animal, and can grow said animal to 3 times normal size for up to 5 minutes per hour. SIZ of animal increase by 3, add 1-2d6 to STR and CON.
They half all non-iron or silver damage (before armour). They also regenerate 2 HP per round.
At will—detect magic, invisibility (self only)
3/day—greater illusion(intensity 1) , sleep (intensity 2)
1/day—suggestion (intensity 1)
a pooka can blow across its palm and create a 5-foot-diameter cloud of intoxicating dust. The pooka decides whether the dust acts as an inhaled poison or a mild intoxicant (equivalent to 1–2 glasses of beer).
Resistance: Endurance (poison)/willpower Intoxication
Resistance Time: Roll willpower resistance every round for 6 rounds
Onset time: instant
Duration: 2d6 hours
Conditions: (poison) 1d2 POW and 1d2 CHA loss, or intoxication (-1 shift)
Antidote/Cure: Can be alleviate with magical healing or 2 consecutive willpower saves, otherwise, it must run its course.