:Elil, Watcher of StarsJovai, the Traveller ReturningNuedha, the Great TreeElil, Watcher of Stars
Vestige Level: 5
Binding DC: 25Legend
An astronomer and arcanist, Elil studied the mysteries of creation and the paths of the stars. His observations of the skies led him to infer certain secrets of how they were made - truths that the gods who placed the stars in the sky did not wish known. Some binders claim he was the first Ur-Priest, learning how to channel divine power without faith; others say that his secret was something else entirely and is now lost to history.
In either case, Elil’s dedication to his work was such that he did not relent, when clerics said that he offended the gods, nor when celestials commanded him to cease his studies and share nothing of what he learned. Nor did he relent, when the inquisitors came.
And after he died, he stood before the gods - or a particular sun god whom he once followed, according to some versions of the tale - and defied them still. Thus he was cast out of the afterlife for fear of what truths he might teach the dead, and became a vestige.Manifestation
Elil appears as an elderly human with stars shining in his eyes. When banished from the afterlife, Elil was also cursed never to speak, so that he could not share what he had discovered. Thus, he does not bargain; he only waits for the binder to say their piece, and if he is satisfied, replies with the one sentence still permitted to him, his last words to the gods who condemned him:
“And yet it is true.”Sign
Your voice becomes quiet and difficult to hear clearly, as if heard from a distance.Influence
In life, Elil sought truth at all costs. As a vestige, he demands that his binder is truthful when it comes to scholarly matters. He does not object to lying about one’s own actions or experiences, but when it comes to knowledge about the world at large, the binder must tell the truth, and may not prevent others from doing so.Granted Abilities
• Night Vision
You can see clearly regardless of lighting conditions. This functions similarly to darkvision, but does not have a limited range, and can see through even magical darkness.
You gain a +4 insight bonus to Spot, Search, Sense Motive, and Knowledge checks.
• Elil’s Resolve
You can reroll a failed Will save or Concentration check. Once you have used this ability, you cannot do so again for 5 rounds.
• Elil’s Observations
When you bind Elil, pick a Constellation
. You gain the benefits of it as if you were an Astronomer of a level equal to your effective binder level.