Thursday, October 15, 2009

Monster: Raintiger

Armour Class: 3
Hit Dice: 12***
Move: 180' (60')
Attacks: 2 claws + 1 bite
No. Appearing: 1-2
Save As: C12
Morale: 11
Treasure Type: F
Alignment: Lawful
XP Value: 3500

Prowling with equal ease through the planes of Water and the warm lands of the mortal world, the raintiger is lord of all it surveys and bends mortals and its own elemental kin equally to its will as it feels the situation requires. A sleekly massive creature some 20' from nose to rump, a raintiger resembles the flesh and blood beast at a casual glance; but beneath its silver-blue, teal-striped pelt lie bones of coral and muscles of currents, and its fangs and claws shine like pearl. The eyes of a raintiger are a brilliant, bottomless sea green.

In mundane combat a raintiger uses its claws and fangs, inflicting 1-10 hit points of damage with a claw and 2-16 hit points of damage with its bite. At will a raintiger may evoke a storm of any power with a 20 mile range; once a week the storm may be of hurricane force, but the primary use of this stormcall is to evoke a 6 Hit Die lightning bolt once every three rounds. Once a day a raintiger may beckon up to its Hit Dice in other elemental creatures of water, which serve the tiger to the best of their ability for a day or until it surrenders its command.

Raintigers are immune to water-based attacks, ice and lightning. They take only half-damage from magical weapons, and have a +2 bonus to their saving throws.


Superhero Necromancer said...


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Unknown said...

I can see one of those showing up in noisms' Yoon-Suin campaign

David The Archmage said...

Youch! Wouldn't want to come across one of those in a tropical jungle... or anywhere else for that matter!

HappyFunNorm said...

That's not a creature you fight, it sounds more like a highly intelligent creature you seek out for help.

Still, I can imagine an adventure based around a rogue Raintiger who has been, say, attacking merchant ships with his storms.

Anonymous said...

Very cool. I love the "bones of coral and muscles of currents", great description.

taichara said...

Thank ye kindly, everyone :3


Exactly so. *grins* The elementals need more critters like that, so I try to write them --