Stork fumbled his dagger as the manticore attacked and dropped the weapon to the ground. The clang the dropped knife made seemed to make the monster more determined.
“You really should have not tried to steal the treasure from that vaunni-haunted old temple,” commented Vistis the Blue Mage as he cast a spell at the manticore before the thing could release another volley of spikes from its tail.
Stork snarled and grasped for his magical dagger, cursing his sudden loss of dexterity.
No. Enc.: 1 (1d3)
Movement: 120′ (40′)
Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 4+4
Damage: 1d6 or by weapon
Hoard Class: XVII +2,000 gold coins
The vaunni, or ‘minor fates’ are nymph-like creatures that often inhabit abandoned temples and shrines, especially those near roads or waterways. These strangely beautiful creatures can be approached and, if a proper donation is given to them, they may grant a person a temporary boon (+1d6 hit points, + 4 to one attribute score, etc) for a 24 hour period. In addition these creatures can cast spells as a 4th level cleric, druid or illusionist.
Those who scoff, attack or otherwise disturb or act against a vaunni are subjected to the reverse of the benefits others receive (-1d6 hit points, -4 to one attribute score, etc) for a period of 24 hours.