Monday, April 8, 2013

Bog Mummies

Bog Mummies
No. Appearing: 1d6
Armor Class: 13
Hit Dice: 6
Movement: 60’
Attacks: 1 (Slam or Garotte)
Morale: 12
Alignment: Chaotic

In the days before Rutha the Conqueror, the pagan kings of Kars would kill their political enemies in ways that humiliated the victim and placated the strange gods of the fens. Unfortunately for the people of Kars, these “gods” were actually demons who managed to shake off their chains and gain purchase on the mortal realm.  These beings use bog mummies as horrid servitors, and have granted them the ability to make more of their kind.

Bog mummies appear as withered corpses with blackish, leathery skin and slashed or strangled throats.  They are often completely nude with their eyes, nipples, and tongues removed.  These acts were considered degrading by the pagan Karslishmen, but they impede the bog mummy in no obvious way.

Bog mummies are extremely adept at sneaking up on opponents in the fen-pool tombs.  As such, they possess a 3 in 6 chance of surprising their opponent.  Bog mummies typically possess the weapons used to end their lives - typically a strangling cord or dagger.  Those with garottes tend to surprise their opponents from behind and throttle them, dealing automatic damage each round after the initial to hit roll.

These horrid creatures create more of their own kind from the corpses of their victims.  Travellers passing through the marshes speak of seeing ghastly gatherings of these creatures dancing on their victims, pushing them deeper into the mud.  These corpses rise as bog mummies at the rise of the next moon.