Category Archive: Heroic

Parasite Unseen

This post was originally going to be a submission to Kobold Quarterly. The Midgard Bestiary for 4E contained wonderful monsters that can threaten the lives of adventurers but like most 4E monsters, they are usually dealt with quickly. This article discusses parasites, tiny creatures that make up for their diminutive size by being a lingering …

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Lifeless Mariner

They groaned, they stirred, they all uprose, Nor spake, nor moved their eyes; It had been strange, even in a dream, To have seen those dead men rise. The helmsman steered, the ship moved on; Yet never a breeze up blew; The mariners all ‘gan to work the ropes, Where they were wont to do; …

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Original Source: Dragon 89 Appearence: Amitoka (singular amitok) are broad in build and their bodies are covered with fur that is white or light grey in colour except their pale blue faces and clawed hands. Under there skin they have a thick layer of fat keeps them safe from even extreme colds, and it, along …

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Skullrider: Level 2 Lurker

Original Source: Dragon 198 (October 1993) Appearence: While unmounted the skullrider appears very much like a human skull with small spiderlike legs. It can retract these legs into its skull-like body making it nearly indistinguishable from an actual skull, a fact it will use to capture victims. When it has taken over a body converting …

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Trollhound: Level 5 Soldier

The first in what I intend to be an ongoing series of posts, each of which will feature a monster that originally appeared in Dragon Magazine in either 2E or 3E format (or possibly both). Due to copyright I will not reproduce the whole original article, but will supply enough information to use the monsters. …

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Durosh’kan and Allies

Scargath the Mad

Malapraxith the Mad

Every dragon thinks it is invincible, a power to be feared and respected by all others it encounters, and Malapraxith was, if anything more than sterotypical in this belief. So it was that the young red dragon on finding a fey crossing and the means to use it journeyed into the Feywild to seek a …

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Cyclops Shaker

The Cyclops Shaker is a simple brute that provides a powerful foe from the Feywild to support other heroic tier fey creatures or as a “filler” for a high heroic or low paragon encounter where the spotlight monster is something more powerful from the Feywild. (Note damage may be to low according to MM3 expressions.)