[New Monster] Mlox

Mlox

‘Now I would dye the feathers as soon as you can,’ the odd merchant told Stork as he handed the weird bird over.

‘And why is that?’ inquired the sorcerer.

‘Sometimes these birds, if they feel threatened, will seek to hide among other Mlox, and they are hard to pick out in a flock,’ answered the merchant.

Stork nodded his head sagely. That was a clever idea.

The owl-like bird shifted from one foot to the other on the wizard’s arm as if restless or uneasy, Stork had that affect on living things.

Mlox

No. Enc.: 1d4 (3d12)

Alignment: Neutral

Movement: 10′ (3′)

Fly: 150′ (50′)

Armor Class: 5

Hit Dice: 1

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d4 (claw or peck)

Save: F2

Morale: 8

Hoard Class: None

X.P.: 60

The Mlox is an odd bird, looking somewhat like a ‘horned’ owl with longer feathers at the ‘horns’, wings and tail. These birds are semi-intelligent and their eggs are highly sought after by rulers and wizards and anyone else that might want to listen in on what is being said for these birds have the unique ability to listen in on conversations and ‘record’ up to about one hour’s worth of talk. While the birds themselves comprehend little that is being said, a trained Mlox can return to its master and playback the hour’s worth of talk, making them highly valuable. Very fragile creatures, the Mlox are sometimes hard to keep alive if they are spotted before returning to their masters.

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