[New Monster] Untidy Spirits

Untidy Spirits

Chalk and Koram poked about in the dilapidated old house.

“This reminds me of where I grew up,” Koram commented as he kicked over a pile of musty books.

“It certainly is a mess!” Chalk said. “And we are looking for a key in this?”

“Who goes there?” inquired a dry, raspy voice.

“We have been sent here by Akli-Zor, the elementalist of Klaz,” Chalk replied. “We are not thieves, we were sent to retrieve the Key of Klaz.”

“Ah yes, that,” replied the tired voice. “Just a moment and I will send the key down with one of my pets.”

Moments later a trio of hideous creatures crept down the stairs, one bearing a beautiful brass key. The small monstrosity hissed and handed Chalk the key then the three gangly things crept back up the stairs slowly, glaring back over their shoulders at the duo.

Chalk and Koram just stood and stared after the things for a few moments.

“That was weird,” Chalk observed.

Untidy Spirits

No. Enc.: 1 (1d4)

Alignment: Chaotic (some with Neutral tendencies)

Movement: 120′ (40′)

Armor Class: 6

Hit Dice: 1+4

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d4 (claw or bite)

Save: F2

Morale: 8

Hoard Class: VII

X.P.: 50

Among the least of the undead, Untidy Spirits manifest themselves in habitations that are occupied and extremely messy. These scrawny, wispy beings have large, bulbous eyes, pale blue skin and are about he size of a gnome. As long as someone is living in the clutter Untidy Spirits can become corporeal, draining 1d4 Constitution points from the occupant to complete this process. The Constitution drain is temporary, but if three or more of these spirits are present it may cause the untimely death of the house’s occupant(s).

Untidy Spirits prefer not to fight, being rather weak, but when these undead are corporeal they may fight with a nasty bite or a vicious claw attack. In some cases, these minor undead will protect the occupant of the house so that they may continue to become corporeal. These creatures may be turned by a cleric as skeletons or by cleaning the residence thoroughly.

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2 Responses to [New Monster] Untidy Spirits

  1. trey says:

    Hmmmm…I probably have invoked one of these in my study. I’m just glad I haven’t seen it yet. 😉

    • bat says:

      This spell actually was inspired by both my mom’s house and something about ghosts that live in messy places told to me by a Japanese friend long ago.

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