Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Savage Menagerie: Nosfrogtu

No. Enc.: 2d4 (2d10)
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 120' (40')
Armor Class: 8
Hit Dice: 2
Attacks: 1 (bite)
Damage: 1d6, blood drain
Save: L1
Morale: 8
Hoard Class: None

The Nosfrogtu (pronounced both nahs-fuh-ROG-too and nahs-FRAWG-too) is a large (1' wide) swamp-dwelling amphibian that has developed a sizable set of fangs which it uses to feed on the blood of its victims. A Nosfrogtu is usually green or light tan in color with a bulbous set of yellow eyes set atop of its head. Its mouth is filled with razor-sharp pointed teeth, and its powerful back legs allow it to leap great distances (up to 20' at a time) .

Nosfrogtus are pack hunters, preferring to leap en masse onto an unsuspecting victim. A successful bite from a Nosfrogtu will do an initial 1d6 hit points of damage. The Nosfrogtu will then latch onto its prey, continuing to feed for 1d6 additional hit points each round until it or the victim is dead. A successful save versus stun attacks means the victim can tear the Nosfrogtu off his body and toss it aside, but this approach will also do an additional 1d6 hit points of damage.

It is said that a Nosfrogtu pack will lurk in the wetlands and bogs near a human settlement, waiting for lone individuals to wander too close to their lairs. The victim doesn't know they're in danger until they see the multiple airborne shadows descending upon them. When the townsfolk hear the constant hideous croaking in the distance cease, they know the Nosfrogtus have claimed another victim.

Mutations: none