[New Monster] Grolnin-ga


“I prefer working with spiders!” insisted Valance through tight lips.

“Of course you do!” said the Scholar of Wexos. “But these creatures bring some added spellcasting power, which will be handy when we try to break out of this town!”

The priest of the Spider God crossed his arms and turned away.

Koram eyed Valance with more than a little frustration.

“Things cannot always go your way, the Scholar of Wexos found these weird centipede-things and they can help us, surely even you can see that we can use the extra help!”

Nudge the gnome thief shuddered.

“It doesn’t matter to me, giant centipedes or giant spiders, they all give me the shivers!” he said.

“Very well, let’s just get out of here and find Chalk and the others,” Valance finally said with a sigh.

Suddenly three giant centipede-like creatures scuttled into the room, one narrowed its eyes at the priest of the Spider God and looked almost amused at his reluctance to work with such creatures.

“Now remember, this wasn’t easy to come by,” said the Scholar of Wexos as he opened a small metal container full of a dark pungent meat that smelled of rotting cheese.

The trio of creatures clacked their mandibles and eyed the abhorrent meat hungrily.


No. Enc.: 1d4 (1d12+4)

Alignment: Neutral (Chaotic tendencies)

Movement: 60′ (20′)

Armor Class: 5

Hit Dice: 3+4

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d4 (claw, gore or bite-and see below)

Save: F4

Morale: 8

Hoard Class: XIX

X.P.: 175

The grolnin-ga are a mysterious race of intelligent centipede-like creatures that appear as 3-4 foot long centipedes with heads that have slitted eyes like a cat and two small horns (either ram or goat) on their heads. In addition to their natural ability to climb walls and ceilings like a spider and to have darkvision to 60′, these creatures also have strange spellcasting powers: whenever a grolnin-ga makes a successful bite attack against a living creature the subsequent blood spilled grants this strange monster the ability to cast any 1st or 2nd level Illusionist spell as if a 4th level illusionist. This ability can be used up to four times per day.

Mischievous and often cruel, these monsters, for one reason or another, covet the flesh of the Aquatic Black Centipede (q.v.) and will often work eagerly with those offering this delicacy to them. Grolnin-ga speak a course version of the Common tongue when bargaining with those of other races.

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