Sunday, 29 April 2012

A-Z Blogging challenge

Y is for Yghe

No. Enc.: 1 (1)
Alignment: Lawful
Movement: 60' (20')
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 3
Attacks: 1 (ray)
Damage: see below
Save: F6
Morale: 12
Hoard Class: XI
XP: 112

Yghe are magickal creatures, summoned by powerful wizards to act as guardians of particularly important locations or valuable items. The Yghe resembles a human eyeball, four feet across, which floats silently in the air. These aetherial protectors require neither sustenance nor rest, making them ideally suited to watch over their master’s prized possessions, especially in places where other beings could not. Sealed tombs or pocket dimensions rank among the most likely places an unfortunate adventurer could run into an Yghe.

The Yghe will never attack of itself; instead it only moves itself to bar passage or access to those who have not spoken the correct command word. Trying to sneak past the Yghe regardless, attacking it, or speaking the wrong password will however cause the Yghe to retaliate. A think purple ray then shoots from its pupil to the offender, causing instantaneous death in most cases. The target is allowed a saving throw versus death as per the disintegrate spell. On death, an Yghe will noiselessly implode, leaving behind a number of gemstones which were used by its master in the creature’s creation.

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