The sea spawn makes three attacks: two unarmed strikes and one with its Piscine Anatomy. The Star Spawn Mangler(CR 5) is a nasty foe on its own, not to mention the Grue and Crawlers you can throw in with it. Instead of constraining Atropus to be a leftover creation of the overgod Ao, they may wish to relate Atropus to Ao in a more equal manner, or they may wish to remove Ao from the setting altogether. On a failed save, a creature suffers from a random form of Short-Term Madness, determined by rolling on the Short-Term Madness table in chapter 8 of the Dungeon Master's Guide. If you find these tools helpful, please consider supporting this site. The slope and the unsure footing of the deep snow causes the snow piles to be difficult terrain. It then makes eight attacks: two with its claws and six with its tentacles. Great wounds open, spouting noxious liquids over the slopes, and quickly close again. It instead waits for the party to approach it before using its powerful tail to collapse the thin ice underfoot. Please feel free to use the content of this book however you'd like, as long as credit is given as appropriate. The cultist is immune to poison and disease. The skulls are all humanoid, and a DC 12 Wisdom (Medicine) check reveals small holes riddling each. If the party approaches within 50 feet of one of these doorways, roll on the following table to see what type of creature manifests. Many books are badly damaged, but they all share one themeâthey are religious works stolen from countless razed temples. Seghulerak's chamber is decadent, with a haphazard decor of stolen artwork and furnishings from two dozen nations. The spawn of Kyuss regains 10 hit points at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hit point and isn't in sunlight or a body of running water. Locked away inside a glacier, he beckons any who draw near to his form so that they might be transformed into his servants. The shape of your life, of all life, is her highest art. To respect the intellectual property of the original creators, this document only notes changes with respect to the source material. Just to the left of the party as they enter the cavern is a perfect ambush spot. On a failure, the creature suffers one level of exhaustion. Recurring villains or their minions work well when the party already has an inkling of the nemesis. OFFENSE. He might be in the Far Realm or one of the other planes of existence, or in the case of a Spelljammer campaign, he might be on another planet in a distant sphere. I've been trying think up stats for the creature. Reference the original book if you are interested in lore and details regarding Father Llymic and his Brood Spawn. Each 5-foot square of rubble has two usable rocks that they can throw at a creature, as described in their statistics. Although the procedure Edwin uses to release the Worm that Walks should succeed, it has other unforeseen consequences. Consecration: If a forbiddance, hallow, or temple of the gods spell is cast and is made to affect undead, the effects of this Sign are negated within the area while the spell or spells persist. She smashes into each crystal sphere she comes across, leaving behind a trail of spores and corruption as she goes along. Each chapter includes a section that describes the game effects of that elder evil's sign. Inquisition Defier. Vaporous Abscess. Details: Atropus is associated with this sign. Great bubbles rise from its depths to burst and release poisonous fumes that waft across the shores and fill the air with toxins. An easy way to do this is to apply the whelp of Zargon template to baatezu devils of your choice, or to come up with your own ideas as to what the original denizens of the Nine Hells used to be. The layout of the rooms within the Serpent Reliquary disrupts most mapping attempts. It concentrates on heavily armored foes (such as fighters or other combat specialists), leaving physically weaker opponents to the dread wraiths and Lucather. If someone consumes the water, 2d4 worms burrow inside of and infest the creature's body. When a column is broken, a portion of the ceiling collapses. As the sign intensifies, more and more corpses rise, growing stronger all the while. The sea emits an aura of negative energy. He then apologizes to the party, informing them that there is no Sertrous- there never was. A vaporous abscess is Medium, has 30 hit points, has an AC of 13, and is difficult terrain when walked on (no cover provided). Effect: Natural and magical lighting diminish as the sign strengthens, until the sun no longer rises. If the characters can reach the exits, the aspects break off pursuit. The mountain becomes home to cascades of deadly ice spears, thunderous avalanches, and strange vistas of unnatural ice formations. Two rows of statues depicting animal-headed people support the high ceiling of this massive chamber. Janwulf's wealth and remaining possessions can be found in this chamber. After using this action, the cultist takes 13 (2d12) psychic damage, which can't be reduced or prevented in any way. When one army is defeated, he waits for a few centuries to start again, choosing a new champion to woo followers away from the yuan-ti gods and to lead an army against the world. Chapter 7. They are harmless but numerous enough to cling to anyone who enters, slowing movement and obscuring vision. Their Wisdom is more than high enough for them to have a self-preservation instinct, which means a star spawn grue will retreat when seriously wounded (reduced to 6 hp or fewer). Anything else that touches the sphere but isn't wholly engulfed and obliterated by it takes 10d10 force damage. 1d4 hours after being infected, the creature begins to bleed uncontrollably. Here the cultists keep their stash of manuscripts referencing the Hulks of Zoretha as well as any other texts the cultists have decided allude to the Hulks. Additionally, creatures in the area can't benefit from resistance to necrotic damage, and they suffer disadvantage on saving throws made against effects that deal necrotic damage. In a planar campaign, Zargon might seek to claim control over planes other than the Material Plane. (Remember, this is a floating head in space, not an astrophysics project; don't worry too much about the time it takes for the moonlet to descend.). Dark Indulgence. The ghostly remnants of the rest fed on their former allies and coconspirators, bolstering their numbers. An elder evil that has this property can punish deities' servants with a powerful surge of profane energy. Statistics for these creatures can be found in a separate document, linked here. Perhaps it is even as big as a planet itself, and if awakened, it will smash each and every crystal sphere it comes across until the Material Plane has been compeltely destroyed. The check DC depends on the sign's intensity, as set out in the following table. Areas filled with collapsed walls are difficult terrain for all creatures. Madness of Zoretha. The cave is hissing with live steam erupting from a pool covering the cave floor. Those trapped beneath the ice have no air and can't breathe. The Elder Evils supplement presents a catalog of some of the most infamous and terrible creatures ever to plague the multiverse. Regenerating Ragnorra's body requires an immense metabolic effort. Elder evils don't get innate spellcasting by default. Star Travel. The wraiths work with one another and Lucather (if he still exists) to defend the inevitable, but they do not necessarily cooperate with Obligatum VII or a mind shard. Either the mind or the body of Pandorym alone is powerful enough to end a campaign. This fog of acid fills a 10-foot-radius sphere centered on the abscess, heavily obscuring the area. "They brought it. Unlike attacks against features on the surface, such feeding goes unnoticed by Ragnorra. There's no account system. They make sure none of the denizens from below come up to disturb the cult's activities. "I peered into the heavens, searching for familiar sights, but found nothing I knew. Cantrip (Costs 2 Actions). The altar emits a hallow spell in a 60 foot radius, targeting celestials, elementals, and fey. Overwhelming: All summoning and teleportation spells and effects cease to function. Idk. In addition, there's a 20% chance each minute that something belches forth from the flaming pit, striking a random character. On a failed save, the creature suffers one level of exhaustion. An aura of entropy fills the underground cavern complex and all the surrounding ruins. The immortals could not discover a means of destroying his horn, and thus they entombed Zargon and a whole city of his mad worshipers in a place now lost to history. The cultist is immune to effects that allows other creatures to read its thoughts, determine whether it is lying, or know its alignment. Even necromancers have their own undead seized from them and turned against them; when unattended, these undead are infected by worms, and set out to fulfill the will of Kyuss. Such growths should be familiar to the party, as Ragnorra's Twisted Life sign has created identical growths in preparation for Ragnorra's arrival. The positioning of these corruptures can be determined based on the possible locations given in the original encounter map. Evil Does Not Sleep: This section provides suggestions for introducing an elder evil into the campaign as well as signs that bring the end times to your world. On a success, a creature manages to prevent themselves from falling by grabbing onto the bridge or onto another creature, as appropriate. Melee Spell Attack: bonus to hit equal to the cultist's proficiency bonus plus its Charisma modifier, reach 5 ft., one target. Overwhelming: Civilization is overrun except for the most fortified of settlements. The average damage per turn might be fine, but the burst damage (especially in ambush situations) is gigantic! Not only is this ice considered Slippery Ice (DMG 110), but black vapor also seeps from the ice, acting as an inhaled poison. If Two-and-a-Half-Brains has burrowed into the area, the tunnel opening is not affected. The aspects continue to pursue the party members if they move out of the runic zones. See Encounter 1 for more details. Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes introduced us to the Star Spawn. Her current path is taking her toward the campaign world as the result of the Malshapers' actions to lead her there. Loading... Unsubscribe from D&D Beyond? Additionally, the surge of positive energy repairs flesh. The brood spawn white dragon (EdE 12B) is a cunning opponent, using its surroundings to its best advantage. Now, hidden in a forgotten prison, the godslaying weapon awaits the arrival of a being powerful enough to reunite its awesome mind with its potent body. They and their powerful minions are the basis for grand story arcs that pit the characters against the greatest threats facing their existence. Creatures within such a column have disadvantage on saving throws made against Chaos Effects (see above). The target must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or have its flesh warped by unnatural growth, covering it in blisters and tumors. Pandorym: Pandorym is a doomsday weapon, an entity from beyond the multiverse. Even then, if allies protect the inevitable it continues its assault on the crystalline prison regardless of its injuries. Their bodies filled with poison instead of blood. All foulspawn were humanoid in appearance, but they were divided into different kinds that had their own distinctive traits. When the worldskin twitches, ripples up to 2 feet high race across its surface, accompanied by a high-pitched keening. Entire towns are emptied, crops are ruined, countless animals slain, and the landscape is scarred and ruined. If needed, she uses Pillar of Skin to grant cover to her weak spots. They deliberately bypassed some wards or guardians, ran from others, and luckily avoided a few. Each creature within 15 feet of the impact must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw, taking 28 (8d6) acid damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. Little remains of the city, and if not for the imposing ziggurat in the center of the ruins, one might overlook the few exposed stone blocks and crumbling walls. Unarmed Strike. A gilded altar centerpiece with three large rubies from a temple of St. Cuthbert worth 10,000 gp. If the starspawn has at least 76 hit points, it loses 75 hit points and sheds a portion of its own mass to spawn a larval starspawn (see below) in an open space within 30 feet. There, cresting the horizon. On activation, a random creature within 5 feet of the spore regains 30 hit points and suffers one level of positive energy corruption. Fruit bursts and rots on the vine before it can be harvested. Due to the magical wards created by the ancient elves that imprisoned Father Llymic, it is impossible to make it to the summit, or to any other location on the mountain, via teleportation or by extradimensional or interplanar means. Unlike full starflight (like that of the mi-go), a star-spawn of Cthulhu’s ability to fly in outer space does not allow it to reach unusual speeds. The balconies have no railings; a fall off one of them is a 30 foot drop and immediately exposes the victim to the carpet of snakes. Reference the original book if you are interested in lore and details regarding Ragnorra, her True Mother form, and Irthicax Vane and his ring Gutterang. Mortals who are aware of their existence viciously suppress that knowledge and destroy any who would serve such things. The cultist's soul then passes into Sertrous's realm in the Abyss; the cultist can't become undead or be brought back to life by any means short of a wish spell. Each day when it awakens (or at the beginning of the day if it does not require sleep), a creature must succeed on a DC 11 Wisdom saving throw or go berserk. Strong: As moderate, but living creatures also risk flying into an uncontrollable rage. Through the ages, many have settled here, including savage humans, forest giants, and others. A star-spawn of Cthulhu can survive in the void of outer space, and its wings allow it to use its fly speed in outer space despite the lack of air. This network extends Ragnorra's senses and grows thicker as she regains her strength. If you find these tools helpful, please consider supporting this site. Over the centuries, the wind has erased all the statues' fine detail. The cultist can utter a special command or warning whenever a nonhostile creature that it can see within 30 feet of the cultist makes an attack roll or a saving throw (no reaction required). The cultist must possess the Dark Speech vile feat in order to obtain this vile feat. This is a definitive guide to playing a Star Wars themed 5e D&D campaign. After the main gate, the next line of defense is the great hall itself. Deformity: Eyes. This awakening manifests as a sign: the physical, magical, or psychological imprint of the elder evil. While some cultists pledge their loyalty to a demon lord, others might be ambitious spellcasters who wish to channel chaotic energy in the pursuit of power. A creature that ends its turn in the rain must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute. As it drifts, it casts out with its senses, sampling the emptiness for signs of life. Fierce, driving snow and hail assault any who ascend to more than 30 feet above the mountain's surface. Beguiling Influence. Chapter 3. On a failed save, a creature is charmed or frightened (cultist's choice) for 1 minute. The six smaller statues of Sertrous are all traps. It sleeps in the deepest trenches of the seas, spawning tsunamis, whirlpools, and earthquakes as it restlessly shifts. But the evil remains, imprisoned. These polished black columns rise 100 feet from the edge of the pit. The sudden disorientation causes any non-undead creature that passes over the lines to have disadvantage on ability checks and saving throws for 1d4 rounds. Lava Mage is this horrific sort of you know spellcastry cloak and robe, but inside it is just feel with squirming worm-like creatures. They will not be drawn out of their tunnel. Steal Life. If abandoned for more than 10 minutes, it picks up speed and power, drawing the island, the waters, the air and everything else on the Material Plane into its dimensional fissure, erasing all existence within 1 hour. This encounter is unchanged, except that the suggested party level is increased to 20, from 18. When not provoking opportunity attacks, Zargon climbs around the room, spreading his Slime Trail wherever he goes. Dead creatures rise 2 (1d4) days after death, becoming progeny of Ragnorra (EdE 30B) upon resurrection. Any intelligent and evil creature can swear service to an elder evil if the creature knows of its existence. In addition to the above content, consider the following changes and additions: This section is unchanged. "And the moon shone crimson, drenching the lands with the color of blood. Lifting the lid reveals a ladder descending into the darkness. Otherwise, examination of the wall does not reveal it to be an illusion. Keep this in mind when determining which factions might oppose or ally with the Vanguard. Every 5 (1d10) rounds, a colossal glob of slime explodes on impact in a random spot. Innate Spellcasting. One creature that can see or hear the cultist must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or experience long-term madness for 8 hours. Creatures with truesight can see through the wall, and physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion, because things can pass through it. The cultist can use its reaction to halve the damage that it takes from an attack, spell, or other effect. The tremors last for 1d6 rounds, at which point the whole moonlet seems to contractâkilling anyone or anything still trapped in a fissure. Searching through the rubble turns up an assortment of baubles. Commander of Evil. Lamps that burn human fat for fuel illuminate the main level. They have an AC of 14, 50 hit points, and immunity to poison and psychic damage. However, if a DM makes the Hulks and Children of Zoretha non-unique (i.e. The spawn is destroyed only if it starts its turn with 0 hit points and doesn't regenerate. The party can find the following treasure among the three corpses: This encounter is changed to consist of caryatid columns (EdE 27B), rather than advanced caryatid columns. The kolyarut's adamantine longsword allows it to deal an average of about 100 damage to the crystalline prison per round, assuming that it hits all four of its attacks. Sculpt Flesh (Recharge 6). As such, be sure to have your monsters use tactics that involve the activation and regeneration of these features, even if these monsters otherwise would be mindless due to low Intelligence scores. Prismatic Barrier. A target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. The fuel is poor and gives off more smoke than light. The southern wall is porous volcanic rock and abuts the geyser cave (area A). Parasites use the cultist's body as a nesting ground, creating holes and burrows on its skin and in its flesh as they feed and multiply. The circumstances surrounding Kyuss's imprisonment make it very easy to incorporate the Worm That Walks into a planar or Spelljammer campaign. This ice is considered Slippery Ice (DMG 110). One of the themes of all of the Star Spawn is they're alien. Once the creature goes berserk, it continues to do so until it kills another creature or is itself killed. Elder evils can't be targeted by any divination magic or perceived through magical scrying sensors. Or slip into cyclopean grammar structures and esoteric syntax? This complex is constructed around a tesseract, a structure whose sides connect in ways that are unfathomable in a three-dimensional world. The Vanguard was a sham, and the infestation of serpents is a trial placed upon the world by the gods as a test to mortal life. By the time the party arrives, it has already dealt 50 damage to the prison, meaning that it requires two more rounds before a mind shard of Pandorym has the potential to emerge. Ultimately, though, they succumbed to the awesome might of Pandorym's mind or to its near-impenetrable prison. This volcanic crater lies far below the earth in the cave housing the lost city of Cynidicea, on the far shores of Lake Moldvay. Reference the original book if you are interested in lore and details regarding Pandorym, Lucather Majii, and Obligatum VII. Gods create and attend their creations; elder evils unravel them. Additionally, any non-undead creature that come in contact with the Ichor Sea or starts its turn in the seatakes 14 (4d6) necrotic damage and must make a DC 23 Constitution saving throw. Warped Flesh. This way, the aliens of Zoretha can be used as an entire faction of enemies, rather than relying on cultists and the Hulks' Blood Moon sign to create conflict throughout the campaign. I'm working to ensure I am the first to die when it does.". 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