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Kayardi is a vicious, cannibalistic Halfling Conjurer from Athas who has been abducted along with his fellow halflings and now resides within the Caverns inside of the Planar Sphere.

Kayardi is capable of True Sight, against which even a Cloak of Non-Detection with Improved Invisibility can not hide a stealthy character. As such, Kayardi begins casting his spells immediately upon sighting the party.

Along with his fellows, Mogadish, Entu, and Togan, Kayardi can present even a high-level party with quite a challenge.


Upon initiation of hostilities (usually because Kiyardi has been attacked or detects a party member), the mage has a scripted array of protective buffs that are forced-cast as a group of applied spells (can't be interrupted) including Stoneskin, Globe of Invulnerability, Spell Turning, Protection From Normal Missiles, Protection From Magical Weapons, and Protection From Electricity (spell).

From then on. the response to local conditions will vary depending on what the mage can detect and certain threats. If the mage is silenced it will cast Vocalize. It will likely also cast True Sight early in the battle, and if left unmolested from disruption probably attempt a Simulacrum of self (will have a Level 8 mage script is successful). Then Symbol, Stun and other various disabling or damage dealing spells. The list of memorized spells in the InfoBox are not the only spells available, and the quantity of spells memorized in most cases is factual, but not all inclusive as the script determines what spells are cast.

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The Sword Coast Stratagems mod revises this creature with a new default AI script, and especially with the "Smarter Mages" component installed. An entire reworked spell book is memorized, and spell choices are changed as well. The mage is assigned an Invoker kit now, and offensive spells will naturally be from that school.

Kayardi will open up with a group of (previously cast) protective buffs including: Mirror Image, Shadow Door, Minor Globe of Invulnerability, Spell Turning, Protection From The Elements, Spell Immunity Divination, Shield (spell), Protection From Normal Missiles, Stoneskin and Non-Detection.

The following will be used and can be instantly released:

With the Spell Revisions mod Kayardi's casts will be the SR versions, such as "Dispelling Screen" instead of Spell Immunity.

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