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Friday, October 31, 2014

Horrific Elves

Everyone does ghosts, vampires, mummies, and reanimated corpses on Halloween. I thought I'd do something a little different: a more horrifying version of elves, drawing from folklore.

Horrific Elves (Chaotic Fantastic Humanoid)

up to 6; 1+1 dice, Move 12, Light Armor, paralyze/confuse

Eldritch, predatory versions of standard fantasy elves. Horrific elves have the option to turn any arrow, bolt, or dart into elf shot, which does no damage, but will paralyze a victim for a full ten minutes; on a 5+ on 1d6, the victim goes temporarily insane (as per Confusion spell.) Confused targets that are confused a second time are afflicted with Feeblemind.

Horrific elves are vulnerable to iron and will avoid standard metal armor and weapons. They may wear bronze, if available, and rare elven leaders are rumored to have silver mail. If a horrific elf is struck with an iron or steel weapon, they are paralyzed as if struck by elf shot and receive a grievous wound (doesn't heal naturally.)

Horrific elves are known to steal children and leave changelings in their place. Consult the changeling table below for the type:

2d6 Changeling Type
2 illusion of baby cast on block of wood (iron dispels)
3-5 transformed animal, will never learn to speak
6-8 intelligent transformed animal, still has beast traits
9-11 half-elf, can choose to be human or elf when grown
12 illusion of baby cast on ancient, senile elf, curses house until driven away
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