[New Monster] Drone Spore

Drone Spores


“Sporecery!” Valance gasped as he saw the small fungal creature carrying the backpack of Knat the druidess.

“Very minor, at that,” she responded with a smirk.

“Aren’t those things handy?” asked the priest of the Spider God.

“Oh sure, for the little things,” Knat replied. “But you need an army of them to move even the smallest of wardrobes about.”

Drone Spore

No. Enc.: 1 (1d100)

Alignment: Neutral

Movement: 60′ (20′)

Armor Class: 8

Hit Dice: 4 hit points

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d4

Save: F1

Morale: 8

Hoard Class: Nil

X.P.: 5

Among the Sporcerers of Zardicia the drone spores are at best a joke and at worst a plague. Barely intelligent, short (averaging 1 ½ -2 feet in stature) and extremely farsighted, the drone spores are the clumsiest and least vicious of all the mushroom people. This makes them a commodity in many places as more intelligent and organized fungoids regularly trade drone spores as a concession; to get non-fungoids off of their backs or to barter to get what their tribes and clans desire. The only special quality of these creatures is their portability; a drone spore can be tapped on its cap and it will revert to spore form, about the size of a fist. It will take one turn for the creature to form into a humanoid shape again.

These short, pale mushroom people, also known as henchshrooms, are commonly traded among druids and adventurers looking for inexpensive and unintelligent labor. Fairly harmless as individuals, in great numbers henchshrooms can be distracting and several can overtake an adventurer. Drone spores can haul about thirty pounds of weight, making them excellent carriers of small parcels and packages.

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2 Responses to [New Monster] Drone Spore

  1. Jim says:

    This reminds me of those silly little robots from Phantom Menace…

    • bat says:

      The last bit, about them being portable…you totally got me on that one. I had begun writing them just as a concession for more intelligent mushroom people to use to keep non-fungus people from bothering them. And I admit I had to sneak that little tap on the cap bit in.

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