Friday, September 9, 2011

Koponu [Labyrinth Lord]

Koponu
No. Enc.: 1d4 (2d4)
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 40' (120' swim)
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 1
Attacks: 1+slime
Damage: 1d4+poison
Save: 0-level human
Morale: 4

Koponu are a species of small (roughly goblin-sized), hunched bipedal amphibians who glow softly in the dark. Their fish-belly pale skin is covered by a slime that forces anyone they strike to save versus poison or else have their own skin take on a softly luminous glow similar to a low-power Light spell for 4d4 hours. Troglodytes and other subterranean beings are known to hunt, trap and enslave the Koponu as living torches, or as meat.

Those Koponu that have escaped being enslaved live as subterranean scavengers who hop and flop about in the wet caverns, ancient cisterns, aqueducts and wells of ruined or forgotten estates. They are known to frequently drink to excess and are fond of newts, salamanders and frogs, often raising such creatures as beasts of burden, meat-cattle and pets. Some bands of Koponu have learned how to breed and raise warfrogs, salamander-soldiers and fighting-newts.

5 comments:

  1. These recent posts are very, very cool!

    I'm picturing the paintings portraying the dimly glowing Koponu...

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  2. @Scottsz: Those paintings are done on a black, velvety surface and glow in the dark thanks to the Koponu's use of mushroom-derived alkaloids in their paints, which they mix from their own slime...

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  3. I can see it...

    Like the Lascaux Paintings, only the lines and areas glow...

    An entire culture's writing and history on the walls, illuminating the path into their reliquaries...

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  4. @Scottsz: Yep. There's an adventure in there...for October--there are Koponu in Wermspittle...

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  5. Well, I'm getting the 'Mono' figure put together... we'll have to put these guys next for the Netherwerks mini collection!

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