Parasitic waspThe patrons and designers have completed the first drafts of the The Lost City of Kadralhu patronage project, and now is a great time to jump on if you’re curious but haven’t yet signed up. This week, we continue to present pages from Logan Bonner, Michael Furlanetto, Tracy Hurley, and Quinn Murphy.

We tried to choose sections that were as spoiler-free as possible, but if you’re planning to play this adventure, you should probably not peek.

Later this week, we’ll show you themes for the new oklu race and the section about the tainted plant Malsalix. Now, though, we present the trignotarbs.

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Long thought extinct by even the eldest eladrin sages, trignotarbs are queer amalgams of parasitic wasps and webless spiders. They embed their larvae in living hosts, who are drained of both knowledge and life by the insectile parasites. The larvae then molt into gardeners, hunters, and savants with the most powerful eventually attaining the rank of queen. Other castes may exist yet unknown to scholars…

Trignotarb Larval Myriad (Level 16 Minion Lurker)

Thousands of larvae lurk on every trignotarb, and they even haunt the ground on which trignotarbs have perished. The larvae hunt for living creatures, sapping their prey of life as they burrow. Once the prey is weak enough, the trignotarb takes over its mind.

Medium natural beast (swarm); XP 350
Initiative +20; Perception +12; darkvision

HP 1; a missed attack never damages a minion
AC 29, Fortitude 29, Reflex 27, Will 26
Speed 0
Immune disease; Resist 5 all, half damage from melee and ranged attacks

TRAITS
Parasitic Possession • Aura 1
Attack—+19 vs. Fortitude.
Hit—The target loses one healing surge. If it has no healing surges remaining, it is dominated by the larva.

Alignment unaligned; Languages
Str 15 (+10)         Dex 27 (+16)       Wis 18 (+12)
Con 15 (+10)       Int 18 (+12)         Cha 21 (+13)

Larvally Controlled Creatures

A creature that falls victim to a trignotarb larva spends its first day dominated. Next, it progresses to the recently infected stage. Add the following trait to its statblock.

Recently Infected

TRAITS
Emergence from the Swarm
The larvally controlled creature gains a +1 on all attacks for every other larvally controlled creature within 5 squares of it.

Alignment unaligned; Languages Trignotarb

After 1 week, the larva within a recently infected creature progresses to the nearly mature stage. Replace the appropriate elements of the host creature’s statblock with the following. Retain two powers—one of which should be an at-will power—using the original damage and effects. Remove the other powers and traits.

Nearly Mature

Minion

HP 1; a missed attack never damages a minion
Immune disease; Resist 5 all
Action Points none

TRAITS
Emergence from the Swarm
The larvally controlled creature gains a +1 on all attacks for every other larvally controlled creature within 5 squares of it.

Alignment unaligned; Languages Trignotarb

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