Trash Dragon Solitary, Huge, Intelligent, Hoarder Accidental trash avalanche (w[2d10] damage) 24 HP 3 armor Reach, Near, Far
The Hoarding Dragon, also referred to as the Trash Dragon takes it's kin's attraction to great piles of wealth to unhealthy, obsessive extremes. Where other Dragons will collect hoards of precious metals and jewels, the Hoarder Dragon is not so discerning. It will collect any rubbish, trash, or miscellany it finds. A Trash Dragon's hoard is often made up of worthless items and objects that It has picked up and simply cannot part with. It clings to these things, overstuffing it's lair to the point where it can barely move without causing avalanches of rubbish. Trash Dragons are seen as pitiable, pathetic creatures, but despite the trouble they cause, very few will seek out and kill them. While most of their hoard is worthless junk, there can sometimes be rare magical or valuable items in amongst the dross. Instinct: To hoard trash and mundane items to excess
- When you feel threatened or uneasy, recede into your hoard.
- When your hoard is threatened, make weak arguments as to why you need every single item.
- When they steal something, chase them, and beg for it back
- When they kill you, pass your compulsion to them.
The Thing in the Well Solitary, Large, Stealthy Dark Tentacles (w[2d12] damage) 16 HP 1 armor Reach, Near
"Good morning," the Thing in the Well calls, "And how are we doing this morning Mrs. Westmen?" -- "Just wonderfully. How have you been keeping, Thing?" -- "Fine, fine. A little peckish, a bit in the mood for, you know, a nibble, a bite to eat. But don't worry yourself, perfectly fine." -- "It's quite alright Thing, I was just thinking I should bring by some lunch. How does a ham sound?" -- "You are too kind Mrs. Westmen, just too kind..." -- The Thing in the Well has lived in the village for longer than anyone can remember. It is traditional to fix regular meals for the Thing, and to present it with a sheep or pig on special occasions. Years ago a boy went down the well on a dare. He never returned. The subject has not been broached in the presence of the Thing. Instinct: To devour
- Politely collect tribute
- Leverage townspeople through secrets
- Purify water
- Hide in darkened waters
Clockwork Defender Group, Large, Organized, Construct Crushing blows from metal limbs (d8+2 damage) 12 HP 3 armor Forceful Special Qualities: Metal, Clockwork, Well-hidden weak spot
"The Old Ones, they knew much. Not the alchemy of man nor the sorcery of warlocks and the like. No, this is the magic of gears and pulleys, the sorcery of science. Watch your every step in the tower: be wary or you may call to life the ancient defense systems. You'll know the Defenders have awoken long before you face them, that's for sure; they're louder than a stomping giant and their hulls scrape the stone walls. You'll hear them coming, I'm sure you can avoid them, go on in the tower. Me? I... I'll stay out here. Got to have a lookout post, right?"
Instinct: Destroy all Intruders! *click* Defend the domain!
- Display immense and uncaring strength
- Soldier on, ignoring all damage until the last
- Reveal a hidden function from the depths of its gearworks