Saturday, December 25, 2010

Kringus - Demon Lord of Evergreens

"Bow Down!"  The pine tree shook, branches whipping around.

Rathgar, Nimble, Allianora, and Feris paused about 20 feet away from the tree, confusion showing on their faces.

"Bow Down, for I am Kringus!" the tree repeated.  "Fear me!  Give me your gold!  Or I will destroy you and yours!"  Some needles began to drop from the branches.  Trees near Kringus began to move, apparently on their own.  "Bow down before The Demon Lord Kringus!!"

"So..." Rathgar begain "shall we press on?"

"Yeah, lets." Feris agreed and everyone continued down the path through the woods.

"Come back here!  Fear me!"

Kringus - Demon Lord of Evergreens
Armor Class: 2
Hit Dice: 12** (L)
Move: 60' (20')
Attacks: 4 branches + Special
Damage: 2d6 each + 1d8 + Special
No. Appearing: 1 (unique)
Save As: C12
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: C
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 2,875

The true Demon Lord Kringus is the subverter of winterfests and appears as a demonic evergreen tree which often burns with a blueish nimbus.  Kringus is harmed only by magical weapons, and blunt weapons only inflict half damage.  The Demon lord attacks with 4 needles and sap covered branches with a reach of 10 feet.  In addition anyone within 10 feet of Kringus is frosted by it's nimbus for 1d8 points of damage, and they must make a save vs Paralysis or reduce their speed by half for 1 turn.  

Kringus is also able to summon 2d4 additional demons once per day which will poses nearby pine trees (treat as chaotic Treants)

Impostor Kringus
Armor Class: 2
Hit Dice: 2* (L)/2hp (S)
Move: 0' (0')/120' (40')
Attacks:None/2 claw
Damage: None/1point each
No. Appearing: 1 (unique)
Save As: Normal Man/Normal Man
Morale: na/7
Treasure Type: P, Q, S 
Intelligence: 0/5
Alignment: na/Chaotic
XP Value: 10

A magically awakened feline once read about an encounter with the Demon Lord, and decided that impersonating him would be an easy means to riches and world conquest.  Unfortunately for him, he doesn't actually have any powers, so except for extremely gullible passers by, few are fooled.


  1. Very cool. I tell ya, so many cool Christmas images about the blogs, this week.

    Happy Holiday Weekend.

  2. Awesome as always, David!

  3. Yay for Scratch Fury, er I mean Kringus!