Sunday, 13 May 2012

Monstrous Races

Monstrous Races is going to get its third volume this week or the next so to celebrate I thought I would work up a number of first level monsters for use in your and my campaigns.


A pack of grindylow adventurers by Michael Scotta

CRAWLY (CR ½; 200 XP)
Male grindylow rogue (sanctified rogue of Chiuta) 1
N Small aberration (amphibious)
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +5 (+6 traps)
Defenses
AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 12
(+2 armor, +3 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 11 (1d8+3)
Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +1
Offense
Speed 15 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee sickle +1 (1d4)
Ranged blowgun +4 (1)
Special Attack sneak attack +1d6 (1/6FC), tangling tentacles
Statistics
Str 10, Dex 17, Con 16, Int 8, Wis 13, Cha 10
Base Atk +0; CMB +0 (+4 trip); CMD 13 (19 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Knowledge [religion])
Skills Acrobatics +7, Diplomacy +0 (+2 lizardmen), Disable Device +7 (+8 traps), Knowledge (nobility) +0, Knowledge (religion) +7, Linguistics +0, Perception +5, Stealth +15, Swim +8, Use Magic Device +4; Racial Modifiers+4 Stealth, +8 Swim
Traits child of the temple, scaled friend
SQ ink, sneaky, trapfinding +1
Languages Aquan, Common, Draconic
Gear 10 blowgun darts, 3 flasks of acid, 1 flask of holy water, backpack, leather armor, silver holy symbol (papyrus plant), thieves’ tools, belt pouch (9 gp)

Crawly was pulled from the claws of a reefclaw by a riverboat fisherman and prophet of Chiuta. Normally, a grindylow like crawly would have nothing to do with humanity but the kindness of the fisherman caused crawly to reconsider. The transformation was not an easy one and crawly still struggles with his more base urges.
   In the service of Chiuta, crawly was able to negotiate a peace and trade agreement with a nearby lizardman tribe—a task thought impossible by most. Recently, Crawly has begun to investigate the sudden appearance of boggards in the region.  Boggard have little respect for the territory of others and shun the worship of the River Mother.

Purple Duck Note: I probably wouldn't use a straightforward grindylow in my campaign. If he were my PC or DMPC he would probably be a grindylow cavalier riding a mawgriff. 

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