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Monster Monday: Man-Eater

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The imposing presence of this lion whose body is crisscrossed by scars is quite unsettling. Man-Eater Lion CR 5     XP 1,600     N Large Animal     Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +13 Aura frightful presence (30 ft., DC 12)


Monster Monday: Mahamba

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The mahamba is a freshwater cousin of the mosasaur, a large prehistoric marine reptile. The mahamba can reach a length of 50 feet. The aboriginals simply call it Nkoli and sometimes compare this terror to the nguna-monene, a sizeable lizard-like monster, even if the creatures are quite different. Although overly voracious, this cunning aquatic monstrosity…


Monster Monday: Lightning Bird

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The Impundulu, more commonly known as a lightning bird, is an avian with an insatiable thirst for blood, and many witches do not hesitate to offer a small amount of their lifeblood to control one. The lightning bird’s fat possesses incredible properties. A spellcaster can substitute the material components and focus of any spell having…


Monster Monday: Ilomba

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As soon as this yellow-bellied sea snake emerges from the river, it releases an ear-splitting yell. Ilomba     CR 5 XP 1,600 Any evil alignment (same as proprietor) Medium Construct     Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; low-light vision, scent; Perception +13 Defense     AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)    …


Monster Monday: El Naddaha

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An amazingly beautiful woman with flowing dark hair leisurely walks knee-deep in the river’s muddy waters wearing a diaphanous dress that reveals her slender form. Her body is nearly transparent underneath. An el naddaha is the daughter born from the rare union between a nereid and a janni. Although such offspring retains many characteristics of…


Monster Monday: Bennu

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According to Horus’s priesthood, the bennu bird—also known as “He Who Came Into Being by Himself” and “The Ascending One”—is a self-created being that influenced the creation of the world. Many believe that this outsider forever guards the ba of the Prince of Princes. Nowadays the bennu bird is the stoutest ally of Horus, gathering…


Monster Monday: Ba-Bird

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The features of this humanoid-headed bird are those of your deceased brother-in-arms. According to the Coffin Texts of Nuria-Natal, the Ba is the ensemble that makes an individual unique and is one of the five aspects of the human soul with the Ren, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib. The Nurians believe that the…


Monster Mondays: Adze

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As this glowing fly takes flight away from its victim, you notice a streak of blood that flows from a puncture left behind by the insect in the man’s skin. Adze CR 11 XP 12,800 CE Fine Undead (shapechanger)     Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +20 Defense     AC 24, touch 23, flat-footed…


Monster Mondays: Agogwe

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You are not sure if this erect biped is some kind of hairy humanoid, a very strange chimp, or perhaps some ape species about which you know nothing. The agogwe are discreet and reclusive creatures that inhabit the central forests of the southern continent, though they they hide among others of their kind if threatened….


Monster Monday: Afiti

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When this man gazes at you, you feel compelled to follow him, forgetting about the feral aspect of his person that had so disturbed you but a moment before. Afiti CR 1 XP 400 Afiti Sorcerer 2 CE Medium Humanoid (human)     Init +2; Senses Perception +1 Defense     AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 10…


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