Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beast of the Week: Shrieking Eel

"You hear that, Princess?  Those are the shrieking eels.  They always get louder just before they feed on human flesh!"

Yes, turning to The Princess Bride for this week's Beast.  Enjoy!

Shrieking Eel
AC: 8 (12)
HD: 5+1*
Move: swim 120 (40)
Attacks: 1 bite
Damage: 2d6
No. Appearing: 1-8 (1-8)
Save As: F3
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: nil
Alignment: Neutral
XP: 400 
Shrieking Eels are 30' long serpentine fish.  They produce a keening wail as they close in on their prey.  Those that hear the shriek must Save vs. Spells or become paralyzed with fear.  Panicked creatures stop swimming but continue to tread water, and may not attack or cast spells.  There are both marine and fresh water varieties of Shrieking Eels, and they have been found in water-logged sections of dungeons as well.


  1. I loved the shrieking eels! That was a great scene. My hubs is rereading the book as we speak. So awesome.

  2. "Princess Bride"? Always and excellent source to draw from...

  3. There needs to be an animal counter-part to the eels, like yodeling goats.

  4. I personally can't stand the Princess Bride, but my wife loves the book and movie. I'll have to spring these on her sometime.