Friday, May 15, 2009

Monster: Lurru

Armour Class: 8
Hit Dice: 1/3*
Move: 60' (20')
fly 180' (60')
Attacks: 1
Damage: 1 (see below)
No. Appearing: 4-40
Save As: Normal Man
Morale: 6
Treasure Type: Special
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 4

Lurru are locust-like creatures, four to six inches in length, of a distinctive iridescent golden-green. Their wings are filmy and opalescent, and their eyes are a bright gold. Lurru have sharp, precise nipping mandibles and curved hooks tipping their feet which enable them to cling to their chosen prey more readily. These insects are seldom encountered in flights of less than three or four, and swarms of two dozen or more are not unknown. A swarm will concentrate on a single target at a time before moving on to the next, even if more than one potential prey has become insensible.

Lurru prefer to immobilize their prey via their mesmerizing displays before moving in to dine. The shimmering carapace and wings of a lurru disorient and confuse those who see them; a save vs. spells is required, else the victim is entranced by the displays of colour and stands in place, unable to act for 2-8 rounds. Once they have alighted onto a confused or immobile victim, they begin to feed until sated, killed or pried off, inflicting one hit point of damage per round in which they are attached.

Though they do not possess treaure in the normal sense, lurru are themselves somewhat valuable. Their gleaming carapaces may be sold for 1-4gp each; and two lurru -- if reasonably intact -- will feed an adult for a day. Lurru taste rather like custard, with an earthy, cinnamon-like bite.


Chris said...

Custard-flavoured flesh-eating hypno-locusts?

Lost. for. words.

taichara said...


*laughing ~*

Is that a good or bad lost for words? ;3

Doug Easterly said...

Another item to steal for my campaign. Besides, I do like the idea of bugs that taste like custard:

taichara said...

@Doug Easterly:

Awesome post :3 And I'm glad you like them!

trollsmyth said...

Ha! And I was just about to introduce locusts as a delicacy in my LL game.

*grabs his head* GET OUT OF MY MIND!

Wait, on second thought, I love the ideas you're coming up with, so nevermind. There should be enough room for a futon or maybe a minifridge if that would make your stay more comfortable. ;)

taichara said...


After all the uncountable times I've felt like someone was sneaking ideas from my mind, seeing your comment gave me a fit of the giggles ;3