Saturday, May 5, 2012

Beast of the Week: Gwythaint

Happy Star Wars Day to those of you still in other time zones.  May the 4th be with you!

Here in Korea, it's already the morning of Children's Day, which means I'll be spending the day taking my son fun places.  And then tonight gaming on G+ after my son has hopefully fallen into a pleasant sleep of exhaustion.

For this week's beast, I'm turning to one of the YA fantasy series that turned me onto the genre, Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain.  Presented for your D&D fun is the Gwythaint:

AC: 3 (17)
HD: 2*
Move: 30 (10) Fly 150 (50)
Attacks: 2 talons/1 bite
Damage: 1d4/1d4/1d6
No. Appearing: 1-4 (6-36)
Save As: F2
Morale: 7
Treasure Type: nil
Alignment: Chaotic

Gwythaints are large, jet-black birds of prey, with glowing red eyes.  They are semi-intelligent, and often serve as spies to powerful Chaotic characters or creatures.  They have excellent eyesight and hearing, and can report back to their masters all that they have seen or heard.  While not great threats individually, in flocks they can also be dangerous threats.  They can use Detect Evil, Detect Danger and Detect Magic at will, and once per day may use Detect Invisible.

1 comment:

  1. The Chronicles of Prydain are great children's stories. I wrote up the Cauldron Born with AD&D stats a few years ago, and the Black Cauldron as an artifact.