Friday, January 13, 2012

Beast of the Week: Cuegle

This week's monster comes from Spain that I found surfing Monstropedia.  It's the Cuegle, a creature that can fill the niche of the ogre, but be a bit of a surprise for players.  It may also be the inspiration for the BECMI Athach.  Maybe I'll go ask Frank Mentzer about it on Dragonsfoot some day.  Not today, though. Too much else to do.  Anyway, on with the Beast!

AC: 3 (17)
HD: 5
Move: 90 (30)
Attacks: 3 fists
Damage: 1d6 each
No. Appearing: 1-6 (2-8)
Save As: Fighter 5
Morale: 10
Treasure Type: E
Alignment: Chaotic
XP: 175

Cuegles are human-sized, black skinned creatures with three fingerless arms and three eyes, and a horn sprouting from its forehead.  They tend to rove in remote mountain ranges or underground, searching for prey.  They are primitive, but cunning, and will track prey that they find interesting.  They hoard gold and valuables, and will find any group that appears to have wealth to be prime targets.  In combat, they bludgeon foes with their club-like hands, and may charge with their horn against opponents not in melee, dealing 2d6 damage if they hit.  Cuegles dislike oak and holly leaves, and Druids with these plants in hand can attempt to Turn Cuegles as if the Cuegle were a Wraith and the Druid were a Cleric of equal level.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool beastie! I especially like the charge against non-melee foes. That would put the hurtin' on the wizard hanging back out of melee!