Saturday, December 18, 2010

Monster: Musillyc

Because I can never resist these kinds of suggestions ...

Armour Class: 4
Hit Dice: 1+3*
Move: None
Attacks: 1 clamp
Damage: 1-6
No. Appearing: 1-100
Save As: C2
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: Special
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 15

Strange and oddly beautiful molluscs, musillyc are believed by some to have been magically modified from the jekti. Unlike the cave clams, however, musillyc are immobile and hang in clusters from delicate-looking strands of golden byssus, and their shining shells are long, fluted, and edged with rippling edged pierced through with uncountable holes. Each musillyc is surrounded by a globe of aetherous water, its multicoloured gills trailing through the globe and its shell relaxed and open; and the sound of the surrounding air passing through the water and the piercings of their shells creates an inhuman yet soothing music.

Musillyc do not enter combat, though if disturbed one will snap its shell closed on the irritant and inflict 1-6 hit points of damage. The musillyc's music has a magical, hypnotic effect however -- all who hear it find themselves unwilling to be aggressive or willful, receiving a -3 penalty to all aggressive actions and saving throws vs. charm or spell.

There is a 2-in-6 chance that a musillyc will carry 1-8 transparent pearls of rainbow hues, valued at anything from 50 to 500gp. Musillyc pearls are more valuable sold in groups, as they chime together musically.


Anonymous said...

Lovely. I can see an enchanter cultivating colonies of these and giving them as gifts.

Anonymous said...

Awesome :)

Cameron Wood said...

Please forgive me for butting in here on a completely unrelated subject, but I can't find your e-mail address.

Over at Chgowiz's blog someone dropped a line about your "Little Treasures" list. I've gone through your archive and all the links I found are dead.

Good lord, I sound forward and presumptuous here. Sorry.

Anyway, would that be something you'd be able and willing to re-post or possibly send me via e-mail? If it's as cool as everything else I've been reading so far, I can't help but think Little Treasures is one one of those things that needs to printed up and put in my working rule book.

Thanks for your time even if you decide against. I'll completely understand.

Bigby's Left Hand

taichara said...

@Bigby's Left Hand:

I can send the Little Treasures file along to you, no problem :3 I just need an email to send it to --

Rob of the North said...


Me too please!
RobOfTheNorth at torontoareagamers dot com

Cameron Wood said...

Thank you! Please send it to

Again - thanks!

Cameron Wood said...

Got it! Thanks - it didn't disappoint. I'd like to get into the habit of introducing little details like this early. It tickles the imagination and makes me start thinking of things to add to the list.

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

On a pseudo-related note: When is the next thing scheduled for?

LucidDion said...

Any chance you could send the Little Treasures to me too?? Thanks so much, they sound great!

epwait said...

Very interesting Mullusks

Zak Sabbath said...


I'm organizing a roundtable about women who play RPGs and would love to have you. Here we go:

Aglaranna said...

Any chance you could send the Little Treasures to me too?? , Thanks.