Saturday, July 22, 2017

13th Age: Impundulu

The Impundulu or Lightning Bird is no ordinary bird. Stories of this monster, which grows to the size of a human, can be found in Pondo, Zulu, and Xhosa folklore. It can apparently summon lightning and storms, hence the name. The bird is allegedly a shape shifter as well, that can appear as a human, and is sometimes a supernatural familiar that guards a witch or witch doctor. Due to its size and nature, it will attack people and drink their blood.

6th level [BEAST]
Initiative: +8

Familiar: A spellcaster served by the impundulu uses the escalation die.

Call Lightning +9 vs. PD (1d3 nearby enemies)
    – 21 damage
   Natural Roll of 16+: The target is dazed by thunder.

Drink Blood +11 vs. AC – 2d10 damage
   Natural Even Roll: The impundulu heals an amount equal to the 
damage inflicted.

Nastier Specials
Shape Shifter: As an action, the impundulu takes the form of an ally and adds the escalation die to it's AC, PD, and MD
AC 22

PD 20           HP 90

MD 16

Fear Threshold: 36

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