Saturday, October 25, 2008

Why, that's a Cycloptic Elephantaur!

The final comments are in from last week's "Weekly What the Heck". The result is a timid, cat-sized inhabitant of the Nine Hells whose trunk can emit devastating sound waves or a haunting song and whose "mildly inconveniencing stare" reduces its enemies to half their current hp.

I'd like to thank Reverend Mike, wyattsalazar, RPG Ike, Scott and Reverend Mike again (with special thanks to Rev Mike for the name) for their ideas, all of which have been mashed together to create:
Cycloptic Elephantaur
Cycloptic elephantaurs are very rare inhabitants of the Nine Hells that spend their time using their trunks to hunt hellish ants. These creatures are timid upon first being sighted, but once attacked or even touched they fly into a violent rage. They are sometimes hunted by devils, who eat their eyes as a delicacy.

Level 10 Artillery
Cycloptic Elephantaur Gawker
XP 500
Tiny immortal beast
Initiative see reactive initiative Senses Perception +9
HP 84; Bloodied 42
AC 22; Fortitude 23, Reflex 21, Will 23
Speed 6
mGore (standard; at-will)
+17 vs. AC; 1d8 + 5 damage.
MGawking Gore (standard; at-will)
+17 vs. AC; 1d8 + 5 damage, and the cycloptic elephantaur gawker makes a secondary attack against the same target. Secondary Attack: +15 vs. Fortitude; the target is pushed one square and weakened (save ends).
RMildly Inconveniencing Stare (standard; at-will)
Ranged 10; targets a living creature; +15 vs. Fortitude; if the target is dazed and weakened, it is reduced to half its current hit points; if the target is weakened, it is dazed (save ends); otherwise, the target is weakened (save ends).
Reactive Initiative
A cycloptic elephantaur doesn't roll for initiative. Instead, all cycloptic elephantaurs in an encounter take their first action immediately after the first attack that hits, or the first creature that touches, any of them.
Alignment Unaligned Languages -
Str 20 (+10) Dex 16 (+8) Wis 18 (+9)
Con 18 (+9) Int 2 (+1) Cha 21 (+10)

Cycloptic Elephantaur Gawker Tactics
Cycloptic elephantaur gawkers use gawking gore to keep enemies at a distance so they can use their mildly inconveniencing stare.

Level 12 Controller
Cycloptic Elephantaur Trumpeter
XP 700
Small immortal beast
Initiative see reactive initiative Senses Perception +11
HP 124; Bloodied 62
AC 26; Fortitude 25, Reflex 24, Will 25
Speed 6
mGore (standard; at-will)
+17 vs. AC; 1d8 + 5 damage.
RMildly Inconveniencing Stare (standard; at-will)
Ranged 10; targets a living creature; +16 vs. Fortitude; if the target is dazed and weakened, it is reduced to half its current hit points; if the target is weakened, it is dazed (save ends); otherwise, the target is weakened (save ends).
CSound Burst (standard; recharge 4 5 6) * Thunder
Close blast 5; +15 vs. Fortitude; 3d8 + 6 thunder damage, and the target is pushed 3 squares and dazed (save ends).
CHaunting Song (move; recharge 6)
Close burst 5; all creatures in the burst (including the cycloptic elephantaur trumpeter) make a saving throw and are no longer marked, and the cycloptic elephantaur trumpeter shifts 4 squares.
Reactive Initiative
A cycloptic elephantaur doesn't roll for initiative. Instead, all cycloptic elephantaurs in an encounter take their first action immediately after the first attack that hits, or the first creature that touches, any of them.
Alignment Unaligned Languages -
Str 20 (+11) Dex 18 (+10) Wis 20 (+11)
Con 20 (+11) Int 2 (+2) Cha 22 (+12)

Cycloptic Elephantaur Trumpeter Tactics
An cycloptic elephantaur trumpeter prefers to use its sound burst as often as possible. If enemies get too close it will use haunting song to move back to a safer distance.

Cycloptic Elephantaur Lore
A character knows the following information with a successful Arcana check.
DC 20: Instead of a death gaze, the cycloptic elephantaur has a "mildly inconveniencing stare", which desiccates victims half to death.
DC 25: The trunk of large specimens is capable of expelling a devastating sound wave that can warp metal and pulverize stone.
Heh heh. "Half to death". I kill me.

1 comment:

Reverend Mike said...

I deserve triple credit for everything I do...

Thanks for this series, btw...it's like a creative outlet I don't have to put effort into...

:D