Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monster: Oojeni

Armour Class: 6
Hit Dice: 3+2*
Move: 90' (30')
climb 90' (30')
Attacks: 4 tentacles
No. Appearing: 1 (1-6)
Save As: F3
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: D
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 75

Mottled in blues and green and dull reds, oojeni are land-dwelling octopi with a distinct bent towards domination and control -- preferably of humans and similar creatures. They are also more than capable of obtaining that control, as often as not -- in isolated or unwary areas entire villages may come under the sway of an oojeni, or, rarely, a clutch of them. Oojeni have golden eyes, and surprisingly small, chalky white beaks.

In combat an oojeni strikes with as many as four of its tentacles, inflicting 1-4 hit points of damage with each successful strike. If the oojeni wishes, a successful attack results in the tentacle's tip breaking off in the wound and quickly burrowing out of sight; the victim must save vs. paralysis or be controlled by the oojeni, as if charmed. If this charm is not broken -- or the tentacle dug out of the flesh, inflicting 1-6 hit points of damage -- within 24 hours the oojeni's control becomes complete, allowing it to telepathically command the victim or simply control their actions directly. A tentacle grows back its lost tip in 2-5 days, and there is no limit to the number of creatures an oojeni may control.

occasionally an oojeni is accompanied by 1-4 spawn. These pale green creatures possess a single Hit Die and inflict only 1 hit point of damage with their tentacles; they cannot charm or control, instead causing disorientation (-2 to all rolls) for 2-7 turns if a save vs. paralyzation is failed.


myrystyr said...

You continue to make me envious of your creations... when are we going to see some in print format?

The Recursion King said...

This is a good idea for a creature, sort of a mini illithid, but more animalistic. Perhaps one could serve as a pet of the mind flayers ;-)

Chris said...

Octopus + aboleth = *squeeee!*

Anonymous said...

Hey not to nitpick or anything but could you please include pronunciation (clues) for us who like to talk to ourselves?


Fantastic stuff, as always. Love the land-squiddlies myself, notably the hillfolk that the locals call squidbillies. ;D

BigFella said...

The visual description of these guys puts me in the mind of a villain critter from an old Japanese superhero show like "Kamen Rider" or "Spectreman". With me, that's a good thing.

Tomira Eliyes said...

@The Recursion King:
I think they'd give illithids a run for their money; it doens't strike me as a "pet" type creature.

taichara said...


When various requirements are met, the foremost of which are 1) I have any notion of formatting a document properly, 2) I stop having panic attacks when I try ...

@The Recursion King:

They aren't necessarily animalistic; an association with illithids could be interesting, though!


*grins* ;3


Names are generally pronounced the way they've been spelled. I'm not picky in any case.


Hehehe. Thank ye kindly X3

myrystyr said...

You could always join my quest to get Mythmere Games to produce Monster Book Volume 2, and let someone else handle the editing/formatting/etc :)

taichara said...


That's something I would have to think long and hard on; S&W is an interesting system but not quite my cuppa.