[Swords & Wizardry] New Monster: Hus Klazomenaios

Hus Klazomenaios


Deftis stood in awe at the site, watching the creatures wheel about in the air.

“Of course I thought it was merely a joke, but look,” he said, pointing skyward.

“Run you idiot! By the eleven Hells, run for your life!” exclaimed Vissartir as he beat a hasty retreat.


Found only on remote islands, the Hus Klazomenaios, or winged boar, is a vicious monster that looks for all the world like the last thing you would expect to see, a flying pig. Far from amusing, these monsters are deadly when they attack, often first just swooping down on their victims to run into them and drop their body weight onto the hapless person. Then the winged boar will either gore or trample their prey mercilessly. If a Hus Klazomenaios loses 75% of its hit points in combat it will fall into a frenzy, attacking with extreme vigor. Why on earth would anyone want to encounter one of these? The tusks of the winged boar are coveted by alchemists and wizards and fetch a hefty sum.

Hus Klazomenaios: HD 4+3; AC 5[14]; Atk Tusk (2d6) Kick (3d6) Pounce (2d8) Trample (2d6) ; Move 9 (Fly 20); Save 13; CL/XP 6/400; Special: Fly, Pounce: the winged boars may glide in and collide with their victims, Frenzy: if taken to 25% of their hit points, a winged boar will go into a frenzy, doubling the damage from all tusk attacks.

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6 Responses to [Swords & Wizardry] New Monster: Hus Klazomenaios

  1. Lizardfolk says:

    Yep, that bugger is just horrible to fight looking at those numbers. The only image I’ve got is of my players turning tail and heading for the boats with the ‘I don’t have to outrun the flying boar, I just have to outrun the rest of you’ mentality…

  2. bat says:

    And that is part of the fun of roleplaying in a gonzo atmosphere. Sometimes you need to know when to run for it.

  3. Lizardfolk says:

    And I think we can all be pretty sure that the time to run is when a flying boar has just charged THROUGH THE AIR!! Gored your buddy in half and is looking at you in an unfriendly manner!

  4. bat says:

    I can see a couple of these gliding in awkwardly to topple hapless adventurers and the resulting carnage. I also see paranoid explorers trying to stay underground if they think those things are flying about.

  5. Lizardfolk says:

    Hehe, wouldn’t that be an awesome Ref’ moment… When the PCs WANT to be underground for safety reasons?

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