Friday, 6 April 2012

A-Z Blogging challenge

F is for Flagellan


No. Enc.: 1d6 (3d8)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 60' (20')
Armor Class: 8
Hit Dice: 1 hp
Attacks: 1 (stinger)
Damage: 1d4
Save: F1
Morale: 7
Hoard Class: None
XP: 8

Native to the unfathomable depths of the great lakes, Flagellans are marine creatures akin to jellyfish. Their bodies consist of a transparant semipermeable membrane, filled with fluid, by which they regulate the depth and speed of their swimming. Attached to four side of the body are long, lash-like appendages used for stinging and paralyzing their prey. Flagellans normally only hunt fish and absorb them into their bodies for sustenance, but when provoked or swimming in large schools they have been known to attack larger creatures, and even swimming humans. Their poison is quite damaging even to the latter. After a successful attack by a Flagellan its victim must make a saving throw vs paralyze, failure indicating the target is paralyzed for 1d4 turns. This will cause the target to start sinking to the bottom of the lake and drown, unless any (magickal) precautions have been taken to prevent this. Once a sufficiently large number of prey are disabled (2 to 3 humanoids for a large school of Flagellans) or the intruders are chased away from the creatures' breeding grounds, the Flagellans will break off their attack and feast on those they have incapacitated.


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