[Guest Post/New Monster] The Frostling

My good friend James Brady wanted to contribute and I am more than happy to present his Frostling for your games.

Quasi-Elemental, Frostling

FREQUENCY: Rare
NO. APPEARING: 1-4
ARMOR CLASS: -2
MOVE: 72″//48″
HIT DICE: 6, 9, or 12
% IN LAIR: Nil
TREASURE TYPE: Nil
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1 + Special
DAMAGE/ATTACK: 1-4 + Special
SPECIAL ATTACKS: See below
SPECIAL DEFENSES: +1 or better weapon to hit
MAGIC RESISTANCE: See below
INTELLIGENCE: Low
ALIGNMENT: Neutral
SIZE: S (2′ tall)
PSlONlC ABILITY: Nil
Attack/Defense Modes: Nil
Frostlings are quasi-elementals found most often at the junction of the Elemental
Plane of Air and the Elemental Plane of Water, but they may also enter the Prime
Material Plane in the presence of a great blizzard, ice storm, or very powerful ice
magic. They often appear as small, 2′ tall tornados of ice crystals, but they can,
at will, change their appearance to that of a frost encrusted pixie-like being of the
same size.
There are 3 hit die categories of quasi-elementals, and the small 6 hit die variety
are most common in the Prime Material Plane (60%), the 9-hit-die size less
common (30%) and the 12 (or more) hit-die size rarest of all (10%). In the
Elemental Plane these figures are reversed, the smallest quasi-elemental being
encountered 10% of the time, the medium-sized encountered 30% of the time,
and the largest type encountered 60% of the time.
In addition to a normal attack of a frost tentacle (or hand in pixie form,) a creature
of this sort can discharge 1 small missile of ice each round for 6, 9, or 12 rounds
(depending on hit dice). This dart will float near the quasi-elemental until some
creature of large mass (M sized or more) comes within 5 feet. The missile will
then shoot toward that object, inflicting 1-4, 1-6, or 1-8 points of damage,
depending on the size of the quasi-elemental that discharged it.
They are immune to cold based attacks and take only ½ damage from water or
air based attacks. Earth based attacks do full damage, and fire does double
damage.

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