Monday, August 17, 2009

Monster: Naunmi

Naunmi
Armour Class: 4
Hit Dice: 2*
Move: 180' (60')
swim 120' (40')
Attacks: 2 claws + 1 tail lash
Damage: 1-4/1-4/1-6 + acid
No. Appearing: 1-2 (1-6)
Save As: F2
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: L
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 25

Naunmi are sleek creatures with graceful necks, long muscular tails and powerful clawed limbs; they most closely resemble a fusion between feline and ferret. Unlike those creatures, however, a naunmi is covered in mirror-bright silver scales and its tail is edged with razor-sharp and furrowed scutes. A naunmi's eyes are featureless green or violet, and its paws are webbed; feeding on a liquid or mostly-liquid diet, it's mouth is almost unnoticeable.

In combat a naunmi attacks by clawing and lashing out with its tail, inflicting 1-4 and 1-6 hit points of damage respectively. The furrows and channels in a naunmi's tail scutes deliver a powerful organic acid into its victim's wounds; dissolving flesh, this acid inflicts 2-8 hit points of damage in the round after the attack and 1-4 hit points in the second round.

Naunmi are immune to poison, to acid-based attacks, and take only half damage from fire.

2 comments:

Eliyes said...

It doesn't have an obvious slavering maw, but it eats you. In a pretty horrific manner, if you're dissolved alive.

taichara said...

@Eliyes:

That was the plan, yeh :D