Monday, July 9, 2018

Creature Crucible: Asiyiah for Labyrinth Lord

Asiyiah for Labyrinth Lord
AL C, MV 40', AC 3, HD 9, #AT 1 [hair], 
THAC0 12, DG 1d6+2 (drain blood), SV 9 fighter, ML 12,  XP 1200

The asiyiah is a type of vampire whose hair drains the blood of it's victims. Being similar to other undead, they are immune to charm, hold, and sleep spells. Electricity and cold does only half damage, they are unaffected by normal weapons, and they regenerate 2 hit points per round. Vampires must take refuge in a coffin or other hide-away during the daylight hours, and must slumber on soil from their own grave once in a while to maintain their powers of vitality.

Asiyiah use their long hair to drain the blood of their victims inflicting  1d8+2 hit points of damage which also heals them for 1d4 hit points.

Although these items do not actually cause harm or completely repel these creatures, vampires will draw back from a lawful holy symbol, a mirror, or garlic if they are presented with confidence. Garlic causes a vampire to cringe for 1d4 rounds, and a holy symbol or mirror will cause a vampire to take a position in which the item does not impede his or her progress or attack. A lawful holy symbol will affect a vampire no matter what its ethos was in life. Once a person becomes a vampire, he or she is a chaotic undead creature, and holy water will inflict 1d6+1 hit points of damage.

There are a few means by which a vampire may be destroyed. They take great damage from immersion in running water, and will be killed in 1 turn. In addition, if caught in sunlight a vampire must succeed in a saving throw versus death for each round exposed, or it will be completely turned to dust. Finally, a stake through the heart, coupled with decapitation, will destroy a vampire. Holy sacraments (such as wafers) must be placed in the mouth. Note that if a vampire is staked he or she will appear to die, but unless also decapitated the vampire will revive when the stake is removed.

Vampires create others of their kind by draining humans or other humanoids of all life energy (they reach 0 HP). The victim must be buried, and after 1 day he will arise as a vampire. The victim will retain abilities, including class abilities, which he had in life but will become a chaotic undead being. He will be a slave to the vampire that created him, but becomes free willed if the master is killed.

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