“This pie is terrific!” Koram said exuberantly.
“Not too shabby,” agreed Chalk, wondering what was going to go wrong next.
“Hmmm, Chalk,” Koram said.
“Here we go,” the wizard replied.
“I think I see some sort of weird shadowy goblin creeping in the window,” the fighter whispered.
“Well, at least I’m not crazy if you see it too,” Chalk said and sighed in relief.
No. Enc.: 1d10 (5d20)
Movement: 60’ (20’)
Armor Class: 3
Hit Dice: Any damage will kill one of these creatures
Damage: 1d4-1 (only if stung by 4+ blue-belted bees within 2 rounds)
Hoard Class: None
Sometimes scourge’s will begin in the most innocuous of ways. Nobody notices a few bees pollinating flowers on a warm spring day, but the blue-belted bee spreads madness in its wake. The blue-belted bee mixes with other types of bees quite well, their arcane nature, for these bees are not natural insects, but the product of a crazed wizard or mad god, allows these sinister agents to perfectly infiltrate the territory of other types of bee. The plants that these bees pollinate look like any other, but the fruits and vegetables bear a horrible secret, they cause madness in those that eat of these trees, plants and vines. Anyone who eats one type of fruit or vegetable (one apple, tomato, etc) must make a saving throw versus poison or become delusional for 1d3 days. Eating more than this adds 1 day per item (an apple pie, for example, would make one person who fails a save delusional for 1d8 days, or four people would be affected for 1 or 2 days). Most of these delusions will be minor hallucinations or auditory phenomena and, as per cursed items, such as a Ring of Delusion, will be shared experiences for multiple victims. Those who continue to eat the tainted fruits and/or vegetables and have failed their first save will be affected for as long as they keep eating this food. Beware nervous peasants in winter who have stocked up a lot of apples from questionable orchards.