Saturday, August 30, 2014

[Labyrinth Lord] Savage Menagerie: Floating Ooze

No. Enc.: 1d8
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 30' Flying: 60'
Armor Class: 6
Hit Dice: 4
Attacks: 1
Damage: 1d6 + Special
Save: F2
Morale: 12
Hoard Class: None

Floating Ooze is a dungeon-dwelling slime encountered deep underground where no natural light is found. The slimy organism is pale white and about 8 to 12 inches across. The Floating Ooze also emits a foul odor that fills any area it resides in. Although repellent, the scent is not dangerous.

When first encountered, the Ooze lays motionless, appearing from a distance to be a small colony of underdeveloped Ochre Jellies (LL rulebook, page 88). However, when it senses movement in the area, Floating Oozes will inflate an internal gas-bag and launch themselves into the air. They are able to guide themselves toward the intruder accurately and, when above a victim, they will suddenly deflate and drop onto their prey.

A Floating Ooze is coated with a paralyzing secretion. If it successfully falls on a victim (treat as an attack), the victim should make a saving throw versus paralyze, or become paralyzed for 2d8 rounds. The Floating Ooze will also begin dripping a dissolving enzyme that will begin dissolving its prey's flesh for 1d6 hit points of damage each round.

Floating Oozes take normal damage from fire and lightning attacks and double-damage from cold-based attacks.

NOTE: Today's monster was created using straight rolls on The Random Esoteric Creature Generator.

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