Articles By Author - Jarrod Camiré

Monster Monday: Man-Eater

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) Defense     AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+3 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)     hp 32 (5d8+10)     Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +2 Immune fear, paralysis, poison, sleep; DR 10/magic; SR 16...

Monster Monday: Mahamba

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 seems to know when to give up and swim away, a rare quality amongst the biggest predators....

Monster Monday: Lightning Bird

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 the electricity descriptor and instead use the impudulu’s fat. An extract from the bird’s flesh can also be...

Monster Monday: Ilomba

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)     hp 55 (6d10+20)     Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +3 Defensive Abilities construct traits     Weaknesses cold-blooded union...

Monster Monday: El Naddaha

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 both parents, the el naddaha later develops unique talents during her lone existence that set her...

Monster Monday: Bennu

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 worshipers under the Sky Lord banner daily so that Nuria Natal can be reunited again. An...

Monster Monday: Ba-Bird

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 Ba of a person still lives after the individual dies and that it can manifest as an incorporeal human-headed bird that leaves the tomb to...

Monster Mondays: Adze

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 19 (+5 Dex, +1 natural, +8 size)     hp 52 (16d8-16); fast healing 10     Fort +5, Ref +12, Will +12 Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4; DR...

Monster Mondays: Agogwe

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. Their long arms and the wooly reddish hair that entirely covers the creature help it to pass as an ape, although a keen...

Monster Monday: Afiti

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 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge)     hp 18 (2d6+9)     Fort +3, Ref +2, Will +4 (see iron guts) Defensive Abilities Immune disease Offense     Speed 30 ft.     Melee...

Monster Monday: Abatwa

Abatawa This living being hiding under a blade of grass has a human form, but its height does not exceed one quarter of an inch. Abatawa CR 1 XP 400 Abatawa fighter 1 CN Fine Humanoid     Init +4; Senses Perception +3 Defense     AC 22, touch 22, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +8 size)     hp 9 (1d10-1)     Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +3 Immune venom Offense     Speed 10 ft.     Melee shortsword +13 (1d2-5 plus poison) Ranged shortbow +13 (1d2-5 plus...

Monster Monday: Furtur Demon

This handsome young hart possesses the athletic torso and arms of a man, the ruffled wings of a destitute archangel, and kingly antlers. Furtur (CR 15) XP 51,200 CN Medium outsider (chaotic, demon, extraplanar) Init +10; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +23 DEFENSE AC 28, touch 24, flat-footed 18 (+4 deflection, +10 Dex, +4 natural) hp 200 (15d10+120) Fort +17, Ref +15, Will +12 DR 10/cold iron; Immune electricity and poison; Resist acid...

Monster Monday: Shroud Eater

This woman was once beautiful, but her bloated features are now just one horrible mask, a parody of her former self. As she nimbly emerges from the darkness, the details of her terrible transformation becomes all too evident: the tattered remains of her own burial shroud are being slowly consumed by the distorted mouth of the creature she’d turned into. The rotten tissue within the oral cavity has transmuted into a putrid mass mixed with dark...

Monster Monday: Draugadróttinn Hel’s Heart, Lord of the Undead

Cold as the land of the dead, thrice kissed by Hel, the dragon came! Draugr and vaettir arose from their barrows and follow in its wake! Thrice kissed by Hel, the hearts and swords of the most valiant berserkers break! —From a runestone in Donnermark Background For two centuries, every appearance of the wintry menace known as Hel’s Heart has been commemorated by a runestone; dozens of these monuments stand in areas spanning from the Frozen...

Seize the Tin Crown Entry: Full Kobold Steam Ahead

In the next several days, we’ll be posting the entries we received for the Seize the Tin Crown contest. These will each be only lightly proofread so that you, our voting public, have a chance to judge them based on your own criteria. After we post the last of the entries, we’ll be calling for you all to vote. The winner will seize the tin crown! Oh, the power! Today we have an entry that promises to add a little more peril to the...

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