Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monster: Oojeni

Oojeni
Armour Class: 6
Hit Dice: 3+2*
Move: 90' (30')
climb 90' (30')
Attacks: 4 tentacles
Damage:
1-4/1-4/1-4/1-4
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.

9 comments:

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...

@myrystyr:

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!


@Chris:

*grins* ;3


@Anon:

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


@BigFella:

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...

@myrystyr:

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