Friday, April 27, 2012

Kellikottian

Kellikottian (Type I)
No. Enc.: 1d6 (3d6)
Alignment: Chaotic
Movement: 90' (flight/swim; zero on land)
Armor Class: 7
Hit Dice: 2+2
Attacks: 1
Damage: 1d6+2
Save: F3
Morale: 12

Mindless, implacable airborne killers who infest certain ooze-prone regions of the deeper dark, Kellikottians are much dreaded by spelunkers, deep-scouts and explorers. These things have an uncanny ability to detect body heat, vibration and the subtle emanations given off by thoughts, yet they lack all normal senses and have no overt psychic abilities whatsoever...unless their form of aerial locomotion is somehow tied to an innate form of levitation, but that has not yet been proven.

Their translucent, almost gelatinous bodies make them blurry and indistinct in flickering torchlight, often giving the creatures a good chance to lunge out from the shadows and surprise their victims. Each Kellikottian attacks by jabbing their sword-like spine or proboscis into the flesh of their target. If they succeed in embedding themselves in the victim's flesh, they will begin to dissolve the tissues in direct contact with their membranous outer covering. For every turn they remain embedded in a wound, the Kellikottian automatically inflicts full normal damage.

The latest volume of the Delver's Almanack contains an article that prescribes the use of fire, such as open torches, to drive off most forms of Keratelliac, however this same article advocates applying turpentine or kerosene to the wounds caused by these things, and that is considered dubious advice at best.

According to some sources who wish to remain unidentified, due to their ongoing connection to the Sewer Militia, Dim Ichor is reputedly very effective against Kellikottians as it tends to poison them, often killing them within under three minutes. Of course this has not been verified. Yet. The publisher of the Delver's Almanack has posted a reward for the first person to offer definitive proof in this matter, or to provide an alternative remedy that is demonstrably efficacious.

2 comments:

  1. You have a knack for exotic beasties that nevertheless have a certain versimilitude about them. Keep 'em coming.

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  2. Hi Trey, thanks for the comment. We're clearing-out the back-log a bit, and will have more monsters to post as we get caught-up. We're working on a couple of PDF collections/compendiums of our monsters that hopefully will be ready to go soon.

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