Seeds of the Mind are here! What are seeds? They are ideas that aren’t quite fully germinated. Ideas that we may come back and re-explore or might simply leave for you to run with. Think of Seeds as the stuff that’s still in development that might just trigger some of your best ideas! The first seed you’ll see? The lowly carbuncle inspires! check it out!
Our first monster is an April Foolishness Special (but that doesn’t mean it’s not a balanced and playable creature)
Cycloptic Rhinocerine Airborne Violet Human Consumer
Level 9 Solo Soldier XP 2,000
Large natural magical beast
Initiative +8 Senses Perception + 9, darkvision
HP 400; Bloodied 200
AC 25; Fortitude 23, Reflex 20, Will 20 [see also Cycloptic Vision]
Vulnerable 5 Illusion
Saving Throws +5 (+3 vs. Illusion)
Speed 6, fly 8 (hover), overland flight 12
Action Points 2
[MB] Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +16 vs. AC; 1d12 + 8 damage
[R] Spitfire (standard; at-will) * Fire
Ranged 8; +14 vs. Reflex; 2d6 +6 fire damage
[M] Consume All (standard; recharge 5,6)
The C.R.A.V.H.C. makes three bite attacks.
[C] Horn Blast (standard; at-will) * Thunder
Close burst 5; +14 vs. Fortitude; 2d8 + 6 thunder damage and target is deafened
[R] Quick Spit (immediate interrupt, when an enemy
moves adjacent to the C.R.A.V.H.C.; at-will) The
C.R.A.V.H.C. makes a spitfire attack against the triggering enemy.
The C.R.A.V.H.C. receives a +1 to all attacks and a +2 to all damage versus human foes.
Thanks to its lack of binocular vision, illusions are particularly effective against this creature.
The C.R.A.V.H.C. takes a -2 penalty to all defenses versus illusion attacks.
Alignment Unaligned Languages Understands Common (does not speak)
Skills Intimidate +11
Str 21 (+9) Dex 15 (+6) Wis 10 (+4)
Con 18 (+8) Int 12 (+5) Cha 15 (+6)
The C.R.A.V.H.C. is a large, bloated creature with sickly purple skin, a single bloodshot eye, and an enormous yellow horn protruding from is snout. It would be a comical sight if not for its wickedly sharp teeth and white-hot spittle which it uses to dispatch tasty humans.
Nature DC 16: Many primitive societies worship these flying aberrations as “sky-gods” and will often sing songs about them and their bizarre anatomy.