[New Monster] Jiresko, People from the Dream



The short blue robed creature took two coins from Koram and handed the human a bottle.

“Are you getting anywhere with them?” Chalk asked.

“I think so. I just bought something from one of them,” the fighter replied.

“What did you buy?” the wizard asked, looking up from his newly acquired spellbook.

“I am not exactly sure, either a healing potion or a poison, this little guy is not really very clear on the matter,” Koram answered.

“Why are you wasting your time? Scoot them away!” suggested Chalk.

“But these bottles are really neat looking and they are labeled. Although I cannot read the labels,” Koram said as he turned a bottle over and over, squinting at the strangely scrawled parchment stuck to the bottle in his hand.

Jiresko (People from the Dream)

No. Enc.: 1d4 (1d8)

Alignment: Neutral

Movement: 60′ (20′)

Fly: 150′ (50′)

Armor Class: 6

Hit Dice: 3

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d6, 1d6+4 (enchanted dagger) or by other weapon

Save: F4

Morale: 8

Hoard Class: XIX

X.P.: 450

The jiresko are a race of short humanoids, stocky, hairless and with a skin tone ranging from dark blue to dark green, with every shade in between. Large white eyes that rarely show a pupil stare blankly out at the world. The jiresko never seem to be in a hurry to get anywhere and often move about slowly as if intoxicated or lost in a dream (this behavior got them the name, “People from the Dream”). The jiresko wander about in small bands exploring the world and taking notes which leads some to speculate that they have a hive or hidden city somewhere and these beings radiate out from it to investigate their surroundings. Quite neutral in behavior, the jiresko are handy with making minor potions of healing or poison (dealing about 1d6 hit points either way) which they are quick to flog to any buyers, being fascinated by coins and monetary systems, although these creatures are also perfectly willing to barter for things that they find interesting.

All jiresko, before they leave their community, are trained with a ceremonial dagger, some of these are ornate, some simple, but all deal extra damage in close combat or if thrown. When used as a ranged weapon these magical daggers always look like something other than a blade, for example a bird or a rock, just anything except dagger. Dropping these weapons (which count as ranged attacks) is a favorite tactic of the jiresko, who often disguise their daggers as falling leaves or flowers.

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