“Aye” Gilloc nodded, “Definitely something worth picking up on our way out of town.”
“Gentlemen” Naudeen “While I generally hold your opinions on the value of ‘loot’ to be of little consequence, in this case I think you might be correct.”
“Erts? Go walk Goober.” Narsal ordered.
Goober thumped his tail against the tavern floor, and Erts looked panicked. “Go!” Narsal repeated. Without a word Erts walked to the door of the tavern and held it open for the dog.
“We’ll go tonight” Naudeen said “and come back and get Erts and the dog when we're done. Then, we get out of town.”
Silently the elf was boosted up by Gilloc and Rrac. Naudeen grasped the edge of the open window, and pulled himself through. The child’s bedroom was quiet, and mostly dark. Only a streak of moonlight washed across the child's bed illuminating an arm and a stuffed animal. Naudeen glanced around, noting nothing of value. As he edged his way around the bed toward the door he heard a low growl. Naudeen froze. The only animal that he could see was a small stuffed white thing tucked under the child's arm.
With the stillness that only an elf can evoke, Naudeen waited unmoving as minutes dripped by.
Slowly, he crept on, easing the door open, and slipping into the hall. Keeping to the walls, he made his way inch by inch to the master bedroom. Slipping through the unlocked door, he quickly spotted the dresser and the jewelry box atop it. Skipping the lesser pieces, Naudeen picked out the large green gem set in gold. Chances were that the gem was flawed in some way, but the setting alone made it worth taking. Slipping back through the door, he stepped into the hall, and eased the door closed.
The hair on the back of his neck stood before he heard the growl.
Turning, he saw a sight that chilled his blood. The child stood in the doorway looking at him, and behind him a great white tusked lion.
Image by Cory Trego-Erdner (Moai)
Moai Spirit (Lion Form)
Armor Class: 6**
Hit Dice: 6+2**
Move: 150’ (50’)
Attacks: 2 claw/1 bite or 1 roar
Damage: 1d4+1/1d4+1/2d6+2 or special
No. Appearing: 1 (1)
Save As: C5
Treasure Type: Nil
XP Value: 950
Moai spirits are household guardians that are able to take a semi-physical form. The can only be harmed by silver weapons (which do half damage) or magical weapons. Their roar can cause Fear or Hold Person (spirit’s choice).