Monday, September 3, 2012

Stone Spike - Elemental Monster

"By the Bloodlust of Gruumsh, I call forth the Destroyer!" The orc priest chanted "Let the blood of these humans quench your thirst and bring blessings upon our clan." Holding a spike of stone above his head, he plunged it down embedding half of its length deep into the stone floor. The spike slid in as easily as if it was sliding into soft soil.

"This is so not good" Rathgar said to his companions. They hung by their arms, suspended above the ground by a wooden framework in the center of a wide and shallow pit. Orcs lined the edge, chanting.

"What are they saying?" Nimble asked

Allianora answered "Oh, the usual. Our blood will stain the stones of their home. Our bones will become toys for their spawn. Our flesh will-"

"I get it." Nimble interrupted.

Chunks of the stone wall of the pit in front of them began to pull away, and a creature of stone burst onto the floor of the pit. A central maw surrounded by three spike tipped arms.

"Very not good. Everyone swing!" Pumping his legs, Rathgar began to swing his body around, causing the wood frame to creak.

Stone Spike

Armor Class: 2
Hit Dice: 4+2* (M)
Move: 90’ (30’)
Attacks: 2 arm spikes
Damage: 1d8+3
No. Appearing: 1 (1)
Save As: F6
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: Special
Intelligence: 3
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 200

Stone Spikes are enchanted elemental creatures. They are solitary, territorial, and aggressive, but possess only animal intelligence. They are usually found on the prime material plane only when summoned.

Stone Spikes only take half damage from non-magical weapons. When killed its body will crumble and its elemental spirit returns to its home plane. Within the remains can sometimes be found a gem or chunk of precious metal worth 300gp (50% chance).

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