Sunday, May 8, 2016

Gula

No. Enc: 1d4
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Movement: 90' (30')
Armor Class: 2
Hit Dice: 5
Attack: 1 
Damage: 1d6, special
Save: F5
Morale: 10
Hoard Class: XXI
XP: 650

A Gula is a gluttonous undead who has an insatiable hunger for all living beings. From rats to humans the Gula is constantly on the move to feed its appetite. The Gula has an emaciated frame with a bloated abdomen. Its skin is sickly yellow with jagged rotting teeth. A Gula is born when someone dies from starvation, from simply being a poor peasant slowly diminishing away to a criminal locked in a dungeon cell.

For reasons unknown the starved return from death seeking everything and anything to consume. The Gula is able convert recently consumed flesh into energy to power an array of supernatural abilities.

Combat

  • Gula primary attack is their bite, which does 1d6 points of damage and 1d3 points of constitution damage. For each point of constitution lost the Gula gains 1 essence point, which can be used to fuel various abilities. Constitution lose is healed at 1 point per day. 
  • Gula has an essence pool that can used to fuel various abilities, as indicated on the chart below. Using points to fuel an ability is a free action. A Gula can have no more then their HD in essence points. Unused essence points fade away at 1 point per turn. Gulas typically start combat with zero points in their essence pool. 
  • Gulas are immune to mind-affecting abilities like sleep and charm.  


Essence Abilities

1 Point
Gains a +1 to attack and damage rolls for 1 round
2 Points
Next round automatically win initiative
2 Points
Gains an additional attack
2 Points
If affected by Turn Undead can negate a successful turn result
3 Points
Automatically makes a saving throw

Adventure Seeds



1.
A Necromancer has been kidnapping people across the realm. They are held in abandoned prison, where the prisoners are slowly starving to death. He is hoping this experiment will yield a pack of Gulas.
2.
Desolate farms surround a distant village. Their farmers and livestock devoured. A plea for help has gone out.

Beast Folio Vol. 1 collects 4 of the monsters on my blog and compiles them into a pdf.
Monster Index compiles a bunch of links on my blog with new monsters, variants, etc.

Artwork by Joanna Ballendorf
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