Wednesday, December 25, 2013

New Monsters: Santa Claws & Santa's Little Helpers

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday!

Santa Claws by Dragon*Storm

Santa Claws
Armor Class: 1
Hit Dice: 9*** (L)
Move: 120' (40')
Attacks: 2 Claws
Damage: 2d6
No. Appearing 0 (1)
Save As: C12
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: F
Intelligence: 9
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 8,000

Santa Claws is a demonic being dragged from his slumber in the frozen waters of the north. His body is covered with bright red segmented plates and his topmost 2 limbs (out of 8) end in giant pincer claws. The demon attempts to steal away live creatures to eat later, and stuffs them in a great bag of holding. It is able to squash itself to fit down small openings (say, chimney size) in order to get to its victims.

In addition to its great pincers, Santa Claws can cast spells as a 5th level shaman, and can cast Sleep 3 times/day. Santa Claws is immune to all cold and fire damage, as well as non-magical weapons. It is also naturally silent in spite of its great bulk. Santa Claws can also gate in 6d10 lesser demons (see below) to aid in its work.

Santa's Little Helpers
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 1** (S)
Move: 120' (40')
Attacks: 1 Claws
Damage: 1d4
No. Appearing 0 (6d10)
Save As: F1
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: C (divided among all)
Intelligence: 7
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 16

Santa's little helpers are smaller versions of Santa Claws, standing between 3'-4' tall, though their shells are green in color. For every 6 of the helpers there will also be a 2HD chief helper that can cast phantasmal force or obscure 1/day. SLHs are immune to fire and cold damage, and take half damage from non-magical weapons.

1 comment:

  1. Hope you had a Happy Midwinter's Night, Santa Claws and . . .

    Merry Needfest to you and yours!