Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monster: Vuuriia

Armour Class: 3
Hit Dice: 5***
Move: 90' (30')
swim 240' (80')
fly 150' (50')
Attacks: 1 engulf
Damage: 1-8
No. Appearing: 1-6
Save As: F5
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: Nil
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 550

A vuuriia is a whirling, constantly moving mass of dense, shimmering droplets and orbs of blue-golden water. Equally capable of moving over solid surfaces, through liquids or even through the air itself, there is little that will halt a vuuriia in its erratic and eternal wanderings. Vuuriia are unpredictable and oft maddening creatures, distrusted even by their fellow creatures of water for their tendency to bewitch and overwhelm.

Vuuriia attack simply by engulfing a victim within their mass, where the dense, slightly acidic orbs of their bodies batter and etch away at the victim for 1-8 hit points of damage per round. If a vuuriia chooses, it may instead whirl its orbs in a shimmering, hypnotic pattern; once a round, a victim may be so charmed by this display, though an engulfed target may not subsequently be charmed. A charmed victim may then be engulfed, but this action promptly allows a second saving throw.

Due to its ever-shifting nature, a vuuriia is immune to all nonmagical attacks and enchanted weapons inflict damage on only a 2-in-6 chance. Vuuriia take full damage from magic regardless of source, however; and double damage from flame of all kinds, magical or no.

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