[New Monster] Firefox

Firefox

 

Chalk gasped and pointed at the blue-furred fox as it approached the party. The creature seemed to burn slowly, like a cozy campfire, completely unharmed.

“This can’t be good,” Koram said.

Valance started to conjure a large spider, but sat down on a beech log instead, gently folding his hands in his lap.

Knat stood dreamily looking at the stars while Chalk and Koram looked groggily at the small animal while the Scholar of Wexos leaned against an oak tree and closed his eyes.

Three heavily armed and armored humans entered the glade. Priests of the Law God Vigiris the Just.

To Chalk everything seemed to move in slow motion. The clerics looked the group over and then began asking questions. One of them approached him.

“Do you know a wizard named Stork?” the Priest of Law inquired.

Chalk nodded dumbly.

“What do you know of him?” the priest asked.

“I first encountered Stork years ago. I was hired by a dwarf hunt him down. A group of rascals had stolen a key. A very important key…” Chalk began.

“Yes, yes, that is him. We are seeking that key. Our High Priests say that this key is pivotal to the future of the world as we know it,” the cleric said.

“I am not surprised,” replied Chalk. “I know what that key opens. The dwarf told me.”

The priest nodded to the others who began laying many different types of divine spells on the party.

Firefox

No. Enc.: 1-3 (1)

Alignment: Any

Movement: 120′ (40′)

Armor Class: 5

Hit Dice: 6

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d12+2

Save: F6

Morale: 12

Hoard Class: VII

X.P.: 1700

The firefox is a strange creature indeed, appearing as a stout fox with fur that seems to gentle glow and burn and that is either blue (meaning the creature is of a Lawful nature), green (which is to say, that the firefox is Neutral in alignment) or red (a Chaotic specimen of the firefox). These creatures are quite intelligent and actually shun combat whenever possible for the creatures act as messengers for those of similar alignment and they soothe the tempers of those of other alignments.

Whenever, for example, a green firefox encounters a band of Chaotic creatures (like bugbears) the firefox impulsively sends out calming waves of energy that soothe and relax the monstrous humanoids. It is in this way that the firefox is often asked to help forge truces, end conflicts, or allow safe passage through dangerous zones. Anyone of another alignment than the firefox within 60’of the creature trying to resist the calming power is allowed a saving throw at -3. All who make their save may act normally, those who fail are calm and non-combative for 1d6 turns. This time allows for negotiation and arbitration. Lawful and Neutral characters will not attack an enemy subdued in this manner. But a Chaotic figure?

This entry was posted in Monsters and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to [New Monster] Firefox

  1. Timeshadows says:

    Interesting, and cute! 😀

  2. bat says:

    Thank you, Timeshadows!
    Not everything needs to be a ravening monster. I suppose. 🙂

  3. Lord Kilgore says:

    Like this one a lot, Bat.

  4. bat says:

    Thank you, Lord Kilgore. Sometimes it is more fun to frustrate your players than just throw things at them to stab. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s