Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beast of the Week: Stygian Baboon

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This week's Beast is of course inspired by the creature summoned from the Outer Dark by Thoth-Amon to wreck the plans of the Conspirators in The Phoenix on the Sword.

Stygian Baboon*
AC: 6 (14)
HD: 4*
Move: 120 (40)
Attacks: 2 talons
Damage: 1d8/1d8
No. Appearing: 1-4 (1-10)
Save As: F4
Morale: 10
Treasure Type: nil
Alignment: Chaotic
XP: 125

Stygian baboons are disgusting ape-like creatures summoned to the Material Plane by dark magics.  While generally simian in appearance, they are large, ranging from 7 to 10' tall, and have twisted brutish faces, with a malign intelligence in their human-like eyes.  They attack by grabbing and rending opponents with their powerful arms.  They are only harmed by spells or magical weapons.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps give them the special ability to rend their foes; i.e., if both claws hit against a single opponent in the same round, the opponent has been grasped by the Stygian Baboon and suffer 2d8 damage automatically each round thereafter unless the beast is slain, or the grasp broken in some manner (by the strength of the victim, others coming to the rescue, etc.)