Monday, October 1, 2012

New Monster: Silver Tongued Devil

The leaves on the trees are beginning to show their color. Mornings are dark, crisp, and cool. The faint sweet smell of rot and death begin to tinge the air, and people begin to light candles and fires to ward off the things they know aren’t real, and still fear...

In honor of this spooky time of year I am joining Tim from The Other Side Blog in the Monstrous Monday Blogfest, posting a monster on the last Monday of the month.

However, as I tend to share a new monster just about every Monday anyway, I’m also going to join in with Tim from the Savage Afterworld’s Mutated Monday blogfest, and share a nasty mutant creature on the other Mondays in October...

Including today!

A devil will come amongst you, but you shall not know him.
Its will shall overcome your own.
With a silver tongue you will speak its words.
Discord and chaos will you sow,
And it shall feast up all.

Book of Roomba, TXIX, 056-23 - 060-23

Silver Tongued Devil
No. Enc.: 1
Alignment: Chaotic
Move: 90 (30’)
Armor Class: 3
Hit Dice: 3
Attacks: 1
Damage: 1d4+Special
Save: L5
Morale: 7
Hoard Class: V + IX

Standing a mere yard tall, the Silver Tongued Devil (STD) is a stooped bloated thing that moves with deliberation. While it’s hide is tougher than it looks, it will avoid combat under most circumstances. In general it prefers to ambush lone individuals. Its touch causes paralysis (1d6 turns, save to negate) and once its victim is immobilized, it will insert a tentacle into the victim’s mouth. The victim will bite off the tip of the tentacle, which will then attach to the victim’s tongue and begin to eat it. The victim is now charmed (no save). Over the next week the victim will avoid letting anyone see the parasite as it consumes the victim’s tongue. At the end of the week, the victim will begin to spread lies, gossip, and taboo truths to cause as much discord as possible until someone is killed in anger.

The STD will then consume the organs of the murder victim and the parasite will die, causing the victim to make a saving throw or die. Either way, they will be mute. The STD will then move on to another community.


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