[New Monster] Biligar (demon-queller)

Biligar (demon-queller)

 

The mercenary Bakra-do glanced over at the sorcerer, Stork, looking quite unmoved.

The wizard raised his hands to conjure something and the mercenary shook his head.

Taking this as fear rather than a warning, Stork continued with his conjuration. A strange high-pitched sound could be heard nearby. The wizard sneered at the mercenary, who finished his cup of wine and stood up from the bar.

From a dark corner of the room a creature revealed itself. Lanky, with curved talons and a diabolic look.

The door opened and a huge white creature appeared at the threshold. Brass hooves thudded on the wooden floor as the goat-like creature strode confidently into the tavern. The devilish creature cringed, Stork even looked a bit more pallid than usual.

Bakra-do took one more sip of his rice wine before releasing the fury of his sword at the side of the demon-queller.

 Biligar (demon-queller)

No. Enc.: 1 (1d4)

Alignment: Lawful

Movement: 120′ (40′)

Armor Class: 4

Hit Dice: 9+6

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d10 (bite or gore) or 1d12+4 (kick)

Save: F6

Morale: 10

Hoard Class: Nil

X.P.: 1800

The biligar (plural biligari) appear as odd creatures, about the size of a lion, but having a more goat-like look, complete with hooves, horns and a strange three-eyed face that is a mix of bearded human and goat.

Some sages believe that these beneficial creatures come down from their secluded mountain homes when they sense necromancy, devil-summoning or other evil activities are being practiced in the towns and villages that they watch over.

In combat biligar use either their horns, hooves or a vicious bite, which does double damage to the undead or infernal creatures.

The creature’s third eye (located in the middle of its forehead) allows the creature to see the undead, demons or devils, no matter how they are disguised or altered.

It is considered great luck to see one of these creatures before battling the forces of darkness.

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8 Responses to [New Monster] Biligar (demon-queller)

  1. David says:

    Poor Stork…. Some days it just doesn’t pay to be an evil wizard.

  2. davidgrantsinclair says:

    I freakin love this weird creature!

    • bat says:

      Thank you very much for the comment. Sometimes monsters need to not be evil creatures that you kill. Sometimes they can be things that you need to run away from.

  3. ze bulette says:

    I really like the idea of an angelic type of “monster” that mysteriously appears in times of need (although maybe it’s just another typical monster if you happen to be an evil necromancer yourself).

    Btw, what’s this hinting I read about you moving away from blogging? You moving to a dead tree subscription model?

  4. bat says:

    Hey, thank you for the comment! This gives a party a little help without being a deus ex machina type of assistant. It can show up, get in a blow or two and then fade away. Or watch over a small village that some adventurers stumble on.

    Oh, no, the blog isn’t going anywhere, I have no plans of hanging it up, not even on the horizon. I am adding to the blog with something else. I had been plotting this for a long, long time, well before the blog came about. I am finishing the first few chapters of a graphic novel for publication that will be oldschool, with Ancient Vaults entries featuring. I won’t use anyone else’s blog entries without permission (anyone’s blog that is featured in publication will be compensated and promoted). I already have a couple of places interested in printing the graphic (and I will probably whine to John of Brave Halfling to sell it within the OSR). Don’t expect Chalk and the boys at first, there is a story before they appear, but they will certainly show up.

    • ze bulette says:

      Wow, I’m glad I asked! Sounds like a great idea and I’m looking forward to checking it out.

      • bat says:

        Well, truth be told, I don’t believe that there is a lot of money in the OSR and while I do have plans to release the blog entries in book form and will do so via Brave Halfling, I am not looking for any real money, maybe a little beer money here and there. In products that straddle the OSR and something else? Sure, the sky is the limit there. I do wish all who want to make a viable income from the OSR the best of luck, I wouldn’t want to deny anyone an income, but for myself, I don’t see that as a reality or even possible within the audience of the OSR.

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