Monday, October 29, 2012

Monstrous Monday: Bride of Iuz

Iuz the Evil is brilliant, patient, and decadent.  His ambitions require loyalty, diligence, and creativity.  What better way than with the help of his devoted brides?  

All of Iuz's Brides are devious and beautiful with a strong lust for power...and Iuz.  Many already come from wealthy families, but Iuz "cultivates" any woman who he finds desirable.

Many of his Brides patiently observe an area, alerting their husband if anything provocative occurs.  They will often reside in that area for centuries, cautiously adopting new identities as the years pass on.

Bride of Iuz  
Medium Humanoid (Human)
Armor Class 14 (+2 Leather)
Hit Points 30 (6d8+1)
Speed 25 ft.
Senses Darkvision 60 ft.

 11 (+0)       
Int 15 (+2)
Dex 13 (+1)     Wis 12 (+1)     
Con 12 (+0)     Cha 17 (+3)

 chaotic evil
Languages Abyssal, Common, Elven

Magic Resistance: A Bride has advantage against saving throws against magical effects.
Bewitching: A Bride has advantage on all Charisma based checks.

Melee Attack—Dagger: +3 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature)
Hit: 1d4 slashing damage.

Magical Attack—Eldritch Blast: +3 to hit (50 ft.; one creature)
Hit: 4d6 force damage.

Warlock Invocations:  The Bride can cast each of the invocations once per encounter as an action.

Baleful Utterance:  Each creature in a 15-foot cone originating from the Bride must make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 2d8 thunder damage and is deafened until the end of their next turn. On a successful save, a creature takes half as much damage and is not deafened. Unattended objects in the cone take maximum damage.

Etheral Stride:  The Bride becomes ethereal until the end of her next turn.

Level 4                        XP 240


Timothy S. Brannan said...

Very, very cool. Not only am I a fan of Iuz, I am happy to see some D&DNext stats.

Very awesome.

Thanks for joining my blog hop!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

And to think, she looks so ... purdy. Great choice.

Porky said...

This is another one that's actually quite scary, maybe for being more easily and fully imagined, for the stride and utterance especially. The idea of them observing an area down the centuries is an interesting one.

I know what you mean about burnout too. In all the excitement of getting things out there it can be easy to forget pacing and go overboard a bit. I'd recommend taking a bit of time out and looking to find the right balance, letting interest decide how and when you post.

Yolanda Renée said...

I suppose all men should have devoted brides, especially all monstrous men!

Luz is a very lucky monster, that picture is beautiful!

Cross Planes said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. And thank you Tim for having this blog hop.

@Porky, I appreciate your advice.

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