Thursday, October 7, 2010

[Thundarr Thursday] Savage Menagerie: Lava Troll

No. Enc.: 1 (1)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 60' (20')
Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 14
Attacks: 2 (claw/claw)
Damage: 3d4/3d4
Save: L7
Morale: 9
Hoard Class: none

A Lava Troll is a monstrously huge (18+ feet tall) humanoid mutant that lives in actively volcanic environments. They have eerie white eyes, pointed ears, a pug nose, and are covered in a sickly, rubbery, ashen-grey skin. Because of their preferred habitat, it will be rare to encounter a Lava Troll as no one is foolish enough to approach an active lava field or volcanic crater where they reside. If, however, someone does get close enough, they will attempt to grab the victim and drag them into the lava where they will then feed on what's left of the charred remains.

The Lava Troll's rubbery skin bestows on it a form of incredible fire resistance. They are immune from any and all fire and flame-based attacks. In fact, the skin of the Lava Troll is actually quite cool to the touch, so there is no danger of being burned by the Troll's touch. (But that's little comfort when it's dragging you to a firey doom.)

Due to the size of the Lava Troll, it has increased strength. However, it is a slow creature, so it receives no damage bonuses in combat, though it will still do 3d4 hit points of damage if it successfully clubs you with its fist. On a successful hit, a PC should roll a save vs. STR. If the save fails, the Lava roll has successfully grabbed the vicitim and will begin pulling them into the magma. Unless the PC is very clever or the party comes to his aid, he will be dragged screaming into the liquid rock.

Mutations: increased strength, fire resistance

NOTE: This creature was inspired by the episode "City of Evil" from the Ruby Spears post-apocalyptic cartoon series "Thundarr the Barbarian." Stay tuned for more of Thundarr Thursday!

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