Text: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.
Artwork: Fish-Beast, Michael Wight, created for Grim Portents, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.
Artwork: Wendigo Spirit, Giovanni Lanza, created for Grim Portents, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.
The dracolich was created by Jeremy Friesan and originally appeared in Take on Dragons.
The ice mummer was also created by Jeremy Friesan
The wendigo spirit and the wendigo beast were created by Jeremy Strandberg
Drowned Solitary, Stealthy
Slam (d10+2 damage) 20 HP 1 Armor
Special Qualities: Amphibious, Drowning aura
The drowned lost their lives in the watery deep. The evidence of their gasping death always saturates their clothing and flesh, and fills the air around them.
Many drowned came to their current circumstances when their ships went down at sea with all hands. Others, more ancient, first arose when their island homes sank beneath the waves ages ago, drowning all. Instinct: To drag down to the depths
Drown someone, underwater or not
Suddenly attack from water
Bring someone underwater
Bite (b[2d10]+4 damage, 4 piercing) 20 HP 5 Armor
Special Qualities: Creature of death
Extending a dragon’s already long life beyond the threshold of death, the dracolich is the most miserly of creatures. Consumed by greed yet patient beyond comprehension, the dracolich is a dangerous cancer, laying plans that span decades and centuries. Instinct: To amass and sequester knowledge
Breathe enervating shadows
Command and control the ancient and forgotten
Avoid destruction by reforming at its phylactery
Ice Mummer Group, Devious
Slam (d6 damage) 13 HP 1 Armor
Special Qualities: Made of ice
The meticulously reconstituted frozen remains of a person ritually frozen then shattered into thousands of pieces, an ice mummer is the agent of a greater evil. Bound to its icy oxidized bronze mask, the voiceless ice mummer is a harbinger of its master’s incursion. Instinct: To obey its master
Reveal the horror beneath the mask
Disperse in a whirlwind of ice and snow
Be its master’s eyes
Special Qualities: Insubstantial, Invisible
Hunger calls it forth, hunger in the long long nights and the never-ending cold. First you hear it as a whisper, dark thoughts you’d never think: “he’s not going to make it” and “why should both of us starve?” And it grows, grows to a howl, until your only thoughts are “a waste of good meat” and “stringy, sure, but he’ll cook up nice.” And that first bite, I bet it’s all the spirit promises. But that first bite lets the spirit in, clothes it in your flesh, and then you’ll never be satiated again. Instinct: To goad into cannibalism
Despoil wholesome food
Amplify want and hunger
Whisper terrible thoughts from within
Wendigo Beast Solitary, Terrifying, Stealthy
Rend and bite (d10+2 damage) 16 HP 1 Armor
Close, Forceful, Messy
Gaunt and terrible, with skin pulled back on its bones. Darting, once-human eyes set back deep in their sockets. Tattered and cracked lips spread thinly over too-white teeth, with breath like rotting meat. This is what one becomes when one gives in to the wendigo’s call, when one dines on the flesh of one’s fellows and lets the spirit in. A vessel for gluttony, growing ever larger and stronger as it feeds. Instinct: To gorge itself
Unleash a horrid, bone-chilling howl
Drag off a lone straggler
Grow in strength, size, and hunger after feeding