In one motion Nimble slid the golden idol off of the pedestal, replaced it with a sack of coppers. Holding his breath, he counted to 30, keeping perfectly still. Feeling the knot release in his back, Nimble let out a sigh with a big smile.
“Hello beautiful.” He said, kissing the golden statue. Nimble stepped off the dais, and placed the statue in the waiting backpack on the floor. “Now let’s get out of here.” Flipping the backpack closed, he swung it up onto his back, and began walking carefully back to the doorway.
The hair on the back of his neck began to rise before he heard the growl...
“He should be back by now.” Rathgar complained.
“It’s only been a few minutes, he can’t have gotten into too much-” Allianora stopped.
“RUN!” Nimble screamed down the alley. “RUUUUN!” Faster than they’d ever seen him move before, he had passed them. Feris didn’t wait for another invitation, and Allianora was right behind him. Rathgar waited just long enough to see the pack of creatures with the skull white faces turn the corner.
Armor Class: 2
Hit Dice: 4+2** (M)
Damage: 2d4+2 + Special
No. Appearing: 2d6
Save As: F3
Treasure Type: F
XP Value: 275
Monster Type: Demon/Planar Monster (uncommon)
These demonic being resemble pure black apes with a white faces that looks like a skull. They are most often found as guardians of great treasure (usually works of art). They are preternaturally fast, and always win initiative in combat. Their mere appearance automatically causes fear in creatures with 3hd or less, and those up to 8HD must make a saving throw with a -1 penalty for every 2 Darkstalkers in the pack. Unless actively in combat, Darkstalkers can not resist chasing a victim of their fear. Darkstalkers are immune to non-magical weapons, but suffer half damage from silver weapons.
Darkstalkers attack by leaping upon their target and biting and clawing. Anyone who is successfully attacked by a Darkstalker will be unable to leave combat (unless the demon is distracted by another opponent or killed) and will suffer a -2 penalty to their attacks while in combat with them.
Image Source: spyder8108 as inspired by the demon creatures from Temple Run