Saturday, June 18, 2016

Een'Gawori Slugs

Thought I would stat up a Slug in honor of Free RPG Day! Stats are for ACKS, but this critter should work for most OSR games.

Een'Gawori Slugs
% In Lair: None
Dungeon Enc: Solitary or rout 1d8
Wilderness Enc: None
 Alignment: Neutral
 Movement: 10' (3')
 Armor Class:  (only harmed by magic)
Hit Dice: 1 hit point
Attacks: Only vs. Magic Items    Damage: Drains Magic
 Save: 0 level human
 Morale: 0
 Treasure Type: None (although enterprising souls have used them to find hidden magic items)
XP: 5
Drain magic: Een'Gawori Slugs feed on magic. They must be in direct contact with a magic item in order to feed off of it and drain its magical energy.
Een'Gawori Slugs are the bane of adventurers everywhere. These hand-sized bluish-grey slugs while being unable to harm living creatures actually feed off of magic. They move about in dungeons and dark places ever searching for magical energies to consume. They can Detect Magical auras, as the spell at will and will be drawn to the nearest magic item in order to feed. The slug will feed off of the magical energy found in enchanted weapons, armor and potions etc. Left undisturbed a slug will permanently drain the magical energies from a magic item. The more powerful the item the longer it takes for the slug to permanently drain it. Any permanent magic item being fed upon by one of these slugs must make a Save vs. Spell as a Mage (the "+" of the magic item indicates equivalent level of the Mage), a failed save indicate the item is no longer magical. Potions and scrolls being more temporary in nature do not get a saving throw. Although it takes a minimum of one round of feeding in order to cause an item to be forced to make a save. These slugs may feed off of artifacts, but are unable to permanently drain an artifact of its power, in fact some lost artifacts have been discovered with an entire rout of slugs feeding off of it. Due to the arcane diet of these creatures they may be only killed by magical weapons. However, they instinctively fear salt, and will avoid touching it at all costs. Moving in the opposite direction of it, even if a powerful magical item is nearby.
Dedicated to Free RPG Day, with a nod to the original Disenchanter created by Roger Musson from the original Fiend Folio.
Based on the Een'Gawori Slugs found in Dr. Strange, by Marvel Comics. First Appearance Doctor Strange Vol 4 #3 (February, 2016). No copyright infringement is intended

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