Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monsters of Mu-Pan II

Let's do another round of Mu-Pan monstrosities ...

On a side note - I really want to commission an illustration of the shamshir (4-armed snakey dudes), but I'm having no luck contacting artists. If you're an artist and you're up to making some bucks, let me know. If your rates are reasonable enough, I might have a couple other commissions to go along with it.

Baku (Japanese)
Hit Dice: 10
Armor Class: 2 [17]
Attack: 2 claws (2d6), gore (2d8)
Saving Throw: 5
Special: Astral and ethereal travel, +1 or better weapon to hit, protection circle, remove curse
Move: 12
Alignment: Law
Challenge Level/XP: 12/2000

A baku is an otherworldly creature that devour dreams and nightmares. It has an elephant’s trunk and tusks, rhinoceros’ eyes, ox tail and tiger paws. They constantly project a magic circle against evil and are capable of dispelling nightmares and curses (per remove curse). Baku can travel astrally and ethereally.

Harionago - Barbed Woman (Japanese)
Hit Dice: 5
Armor Class: 6 [13]
Attack: 1d10 hair barbs (1d4)
Saving Throw: 12
Special: Animated hair, undead
Move: 12
Alignment: Chaos
Challenge Level/XP: 6/400

These frightening ghouls appear as lovely women with extremely long hair. Their hair is tipped with barbs and can be controlled by the ghoul and used to attack and grapple. Barbed women usually attack young men. When a young man is encountered, the barbed woman laughs at them. If the young man laughs back, the barbed woman attacks. Barbed women eat the people they kill.

Kamaitachi (Japanese)
Hit Dice: 4
Armor Class: 3 [16]
Attack: 3 claws (1d6)
Saving Throw: 13
Special: Knock down, surprise on 1-3 on 1d6
Move: 24
Alignment: Neutrality
Challenge Level/XP: 6/400

The kamaitachi is a bizarre monster that looks like a trio of weasels with sickle-like claws riding on a swirling wind. The monster has three “attacks”, each made by a separate weasel. The monster gets three attacks per round, and uses the first to attempt to knock its opponent prone.

Monkey Folk (Chinese)
Hit Dice: 1d6
Armor Class: 6 [13]
Attack: Bite (1d3) or weapon (1d6+1)
Saving Throw: 18
Special: High strength and dexterity
Move: 12/12 (climbing)
Alignment: Neutrality
Challenge Level/XP: B/10

Monkey folk are intelligent monkeys that dress and behave like humans. Being monkeys, they are chattery and sometimes unpredictable. Monkey folk are known for their high dexterity and strength (+1 bonuses). This strength allows them to wield weapons meant for man-sized creatures without penalty. They are expert climbers.

Large troupes of monkey folk are led by a sage (5th to 8th level shugenja). He is assisted by two apprentices (2nd or 3rd level). For every 20 monkey folk there will be a 3rd level ninja, and for every 100 a 5th level ninja. Most monkey folk wield staves or nine ring broadswords. When they wear armor, it is rarely heavier than a haramaki, but a few bodyguards will wear haramaki-do (AC 15).


  1. For your artist search, I can recommend Claudio Pozas:


    He did a B&W digital drawing of my last D&D party, and everyone loved it.

  2. Hi Adrian. :) My character was also on Pozas drawing and I liked it.

  3. I do like Claudio's work - I'll look into it.

  4. Hey, if you're looking for more artists at some point in the future, drop me a line.

  5. I will certainly do that. You're one of my faves.


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