The plane of Dal Quor is home to a host of creatures called the quori—living embodiments of dream and nightmare. Quori are the masters of the Dreaming Dark and survive on the Material Plane by inhabiting specially prepared human vessels, called the Inspired. The tsucora quori is one of the more common kinds of quori; additional kinds may appear in future Eberron products.
Quori Subtype: Quori is a subtype of the outsider type. It refers to a native of the plane of Dal Quor.
- Traits: A quori possesses the following traits (unless otherwise noted in a creature’s entry).
- Energy Resistance (Ex): A quori gains resistance to acid 10, cold 10, and fi re 10.
- Greater Teleport (Su): On the plane of Dal Quor, a quori can use greater teleport at will, as the spell (caster level 14th), except that the quori can only transport itself and up to 50 pounds of objects. This ability does not function on other planes.
- Immunities (Ex): Quori have immunity to fear, charm, and sleep effects.
- Power Resistance (Ex): A quori gains power resistance equal to 11 + its Hit Dice.
- See in Darkness (Su): A quori can see perfectly in darkness of any kind, even that created by a deeper darkness spell.
- Telepathy (Su): A quori can communicate telepathically with any other creature within 100 feet that has a language.
Quori Special Abilities: Quori that meet certain prerequisites gain the following additional special abilities.
Invade Dreams (Su): Once per day, a quori with at least 9 Hit Dice residing on the plane of Dal Quor can send a dream or nightmare (as the spell) to a specified creature on another plane. When appearing in a dream, a quori can assume an alternate form, as if using alter self. The caster level for this ability equals the quori’s Hit Dice, and the save DC for the nightmare version of this ability is Charisma-based.
Possession (Su): Through dreams and nightmares, the quori prepared specially bred hosts to serve as vessels for them on the Material Plane. Until recently, that was the only way the quori could have a physical presence on Eberron. The great monoliths built throughout Riedra have strengthened the connection to Dal Quor, and today a quori can possess any willing human.
A quori with at least 4 Hit Dice and a Charisma of 13 can shuck its physical form on Dal Quor and take on an ethereal spirit form. Its spirit can then possess a suitable and willing human host (referred to hereafter as a human vessel). While the creature is in ethereal form, the quori’s corporeal body lies senseless on Dal Quor in a state of suspended animation. The body does not require air or food, but direct damage or exposure to an extreme environment harms it normally. The quori can roam ethereally as long as it wants, but the ethereal quori dies if its body is destroyed. It instantly returns to its body if dispel magic (or a similar effect) is successfully cast on the quori’s body.
A quori spirit can attempt to possess a human vessel as a standard action. First, it must be adjacent to the desired human vessel. Second, the human vessel must have a Charisma score equal to or greater than the quori’s Charisma score. Third, the human vessel must have the same alignment as the quori. Last, the human vessel must be willing to accept the quori spirit and cannot be warded by a protection from evil spell or similar effect.
A possessing quori spirit has immediate access to all the human vessel’s thoughts and memories, and takes full control of the body.
Physical harm to the human vessel does not harm the quori. Killing the human vessel forces the quori’s spirit back onto the Ethereal Plane, where it can attempt a new possession. Not even ethereal creatures can harm a possessing quori.
A quori spirit possessing a human vessel grants the receptacle a +4 profane bonus to Charisma. The human vessel loses this profane bonus if the quori spirit is banished or otherwise expelled (by a dismissal spell, for example). If a human vessel’s Charisma score ever drops below
13, the possessing quori spirit is no longer able to inhabit the human vessel and is immediately expelled and thrust into an adjacent square.
A quori spirit retains its psi-like abilities and spelllike abilities while possessing a human vessel. However, it cannot use any of its extraordinary or supernatural abilities. The quori spirit combines its skill ranks with those of its human vessel and either retains its mental ability scores or adopts the mental ability scores of the human vessel, whichever are higher.
Tsucora Quori - CR 7, Pg 296 ECS