Deranged Trepanner
ML 12th
Craft Sculpture DC17
Cost 10'000 gp
Powers bend reality,
control body
Feats Overchannel
Other Manifester must
be level ≥ 12th
Nature: Creature
Type: Construct
Subtype: Psionic

Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Size: Medium
CR: 6

First Encountered: 20.4 "The Long Goodbye"

Description: "At first glance, this resembles a pillar composed of copper, stone, and blue crystals. Legs unfold from the pillar and the crystals glow wight light as four lanky arms bearing saws and drills appear, accompanied by an ominous whine."

A trepanner is constructed from stone and steel, with crystals providing the power, and weighs 800 pounds.

It can hold itself so still that it appears to be a column between 5 to 10 feet in height.

Information: Legend has it that the trepanners were crafted centuries ago to ease the suffering of powerful psions when they felt overwhelmed by the energy churning within them. Trepanners are equipped with adamantine blades and drills precisely designed for piercing the thick bone of the skull to relieve cranial swelling, as well as drain psionic energy.

Perhaps due to the passage of time, malicious sabotage, or a psychic virus, the trepanners devolved from gentle healers into compulsive schizophrenics. In their deluded dementia, deranged trepanners believe all sentient beings suffer from insanity, edema, or an overabundance of psionic power. True to their original purpose, they seek to alleviate such suffering by any means necessary, even if that means pain or death to the “patient.” (Sages surmise that originally they were equipped with anesthesia, but that their supplies ran out long ago.)

When a deranged trepanner encounters a creature with a brain and sentient thought, it moves quickly to alleviate the creature from the burdens of thought. It overlooks animals, constructs, plants, and other creatures free of the yoke of a brain capable of higher thought.

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