Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monster: Aeshna

Armour Class: 2
Hit Dice: 6***
Move: 180 (60')
swim 240' (80')
Attacks: 1 fist or 1 bolt
Damage: 2-16 or 2-8
No. Appearing: 1 (1-4)
Save As: M6
Morale: 9
Treasure Type: M
Alignment: Lawful
XP Value: 950

An aeshna is a creature from the Elemental Plane of Water that seeks to turn any environment around it into its frigid preferred terrain; humanoid in shape, it resembles an androgynous human with ice-white flesh and deep blue hair and eyes. It is usually dressed in robes of snowy white and partial armour of pale golden ice. Proud and terrible when provoked, aeshna are attended by a swarm of 2-12 mesri and will order them to attack any who cause offense before wading into battle of its own accord.

In combat, an aeshna attacks from distance by hurling bolts of ice and freezing wind up to 100', causing 2-8 hit points of damage. If closing to melee it will bring its ice-hard fists into play; each blow from an aeshna causes 2-16 hit points of damage. Four times daily it may create a field of freezing air that acts as a hold person spell. An aeshna is immune to cold, and takes no damage from non-magical weapons.

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