Welcome to the King of the Monsters 2 finals (see the list of finalists): the andrenjinyi is random finalist 6 of 10. These submissions are left almost entirely as they were received with the exceptions that all submissions are posted with an image and are standardized to KoboldQuarterly.comstyle. Let the fight commence!
This gigantic, black-headed snake is over 60 ft. long and sheathed in brilliant scales, each splashed with vibrant patterns of every imaginable color. The air around the serpent is heavy; redolent of the quenched red desert after a torrential thunderstorm.
Andrenjinyi are the descendants of the Rainbow Serpent, the first and greatest spirit of the world’s beginning times. The Rainbow Serpent’s children are dichotomous nature spirits of land and sky; sun and rain; male and female; and birth and destruction…
Andrenjinyi CR 14
N Gargantuan outsider (aquatic, native)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent, tremorsense 120 ft.; Perception +23
AC 29, touch 15, flat-footed 26 (+6 deflection, +3 Dex, +14 natural, −4 size)
hp 200 (16d10+112); DR 10/cold iron
Fort +19, Ref +13, Will +9
Defensive Abilities freedom of movement, radiant aura
Immune mind-affecting; Resist acid, cold, electricity and fire 20; SR 25
Spd 60 ft.; burrow 20 ft.; climb 20ft., swim 60ft.
Melee Bite +22 (4d6+15 plus grab)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (4d6+15), swallow whole (baleful polymorph [DC23], AC 18, hp 20)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th)
At will—create water, stone shape
3/day—contagion, control weather, reincarnate, remove disease
1/day—animal growth, blight (DC21), commune with nature, flesh to stone (DC 22), plant growth
Str 31, Dex 17, Con 25, Int 10, Wis 18, Cha 23
Base Atk +16; CMB +30 (+34 grapple); CMD 37 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Ability Focus (baleful polymorph), Blind Fight, Combat Reflexes, Great Fortitude, Improved Vital Strike, Intimidating Prowess, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Climb +37, Intimidate +35, Knowledge (nature) +19, Perception +23, Sense Motive +23, Swim +37
Languages Common, Sylvan; speak with animals
SQ amphibious, rainbow arch
Environment warm fresh water
Baleful polymorph (Ex) Any creature swallowed by the andrenjinyi must make a successful Fortitude save (DC 23; Charisma-based) or be affected by baleful polymorph. The andrenjinyi can regurgitate swallowed creatures as a free action.
Freedom of movement (Ex) The andrenjinyi is under the constant effect of freedom of movement.
Radiance (Su) The andrenjinyi’s spirit scales provide a deflection bonus to AC equal to its Charisma modifier.
Rainbow Arch (Su) The andrenjinyi may instantaneously teleport between sources of fresh water within 1 mile as a full-round action. This does not provoke an attack of opportunity. When this power is activated, a rainbow manifests between the origin and destination, lasting for 1 minute.
Speak with animals (Ex) The andrenjinyi is under the constant effect of speak with animals.
The Rainbow Serpent
In the beginning, when the flat, featureless earth slept untouched by plants, animals, or gods, the Rainbow Serpent awoke and shaped the world’s landforms with her mountainous body—rivers her winding tracks; lakes the hollows where she slept; and hills the remnants of her burrowing. When she tired of her wandering, she birthed all of the land’s animals from her sacred maw-womb.
The Rainbow Serpent then made laws for all to obey and turned any lawbreakers into the mountains and hills, never to walk the world again. Those who kept the laws were gifted with humanoid forms and sentience. Her work completed, the Rainbow Serpent now sleeps in the stars leaving her spirit-children, the andrenjinyi, watching over creation.
The Rainbow Serpent shed the andrenjinyi like scales during her primordial wanderings, but she has begat no more since her ascension to the stars. While andrenjinyi are ageless fertility spirits, they cannot themselves reproduce, making each an irreplaceable link to primeval creation destined for an inevitable extinction.
Andrenjinyi hunt as other animals do, but they transform devoured prey into unique species with their baleful polymorph ability, typically creating mixed gender pairs. The region surrounding an andrenjinyi’s sacred pool always shelters a unique menagerie of strange and beautiful animals.
Habitat and Society
Andrenjinyi are naturally aquatic, preferring to live deep in accumulations of fresh, life-giving water. The serpents usually react violently to intrusions to their sacred sites, attacking transgressors unless they approach with the correct rites, identified with a DC 20 Knowledge (nature) check.
Andrenjinyi, when respected with ceremonial corroborees and obedience to the Rainbow Serpent’s laws, sometimes elect to protect nearby communities, calling forth drought-breaking rains, curing afflictions or destroying rivals. Revered andrenjinyi take offense when their petitioners break fertility and familial edicts, such as prohibitions on incest, rape and matricide, but also obscure obligations including soothing crying infants and the ritual sacrifice of menstrual blood. Punishments are malevolently disproportionate, often inflicted on the whole community and include baking drought, flooding rains, petrification, pestilence, and animalistic violence.
An andrenjinyi can be called with summon nature’s ally IX and summon monster IX spells.
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