Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Ocular Jelly

Ocular Jelly



No. Enc: 2d4
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 60' (20')
             Fly: 150 (50')
Armor Class: 8
Hit Dice: 2
Attack: 6 (tentacles)
Damage: 1 damage per tentacle
Save: F2
Morale: 6
Hoard Class: None
XP: 47

Ocular Jellies are subterranean scavengers with the appearance of a blue jelly fish with dozens of eyes swarming through its body. The Ocular Jelly searches the underdark for eyeballs of the recently deceased, typically shadowing a larger predator with the intention of ripping out the eyes of a discarded foe. The specific protein from the collagen fiber of the eye is the only sustenance that the Ocular Jelly can feed upon. An eye that has been assimilated into their body takes one to two weeks to consume. Ocular Jellies tend to avoid combat but when ample food is scarce they will gather together in packs to find a source to sustain them. Ocular Jellies are typically 3' tall and weight 40 lbs.

Combat


  • Ocular Jellies can attack with six tentacles a round. Each tentacles does 1 point of damage each.
  • Ocular Jellies have the ability to target a prey and rip their eyes out. A Jelly can focus on one individual and use a form of telekinesis to rip an eye out. The eye is then assimilated into their body to provide nutrients. The eye rip attack has a range of 30' and requires the victim to make a save vs paralyze. A failed save will tear one eye from the victim. The victim needs to make a system shock roll or fall unconscious for 2d4 turns. Regardless of success or failure on the system shock roll all subsequent rolls are made at -2 with the loss of one eye. If a second eye is torn out the victim must make another system shock roll at -20% or fall unconscious for 3d4 turns. If both eyes have been removed the opponent is blinded. A removed eye can be reattached within one week if the correct eye or eyes are found inside the Ocular Jelly and a cure spell is cast while the eye is held in the socket. 
  • The Ocular Jelly can use all the eyes it is currently consuming to grant it superior vision that allows them the ability to see in the dark and detect invisible opponents.  Ocular Jellies cannot be backstabbed, flanked, or surprised.  

Adventure Seeds


1.
As you are travelling through the woods you come across a druid stumbling through. His eyes have been torn out. He recently was exploring a cave system and was attacked by an Ocular Jelly. He pleads for the group to search the cave system and find his eyes.
2.
A magic-user has recently captured an Ocular Jelly. Unfortunately he has digested all of its eyes and is close to dying. He wants the group to find dozens of eyes to feed his beast. He hands them a list of species he wants them to collect from.
3.
The group is tasked with finding a purple worm. A scholar has suggested to follow the migration pattern of the Ocular Jelly. He believe that these creatures shadow the purple worm hoping to pick up remnant of their destruction.

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artwork by Joanna Ballendorf
owned by Steven Marella

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