Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dungeon Crawl Classics: Dire Wraith Sorceress

 


The Dire Wraiths are an evolutionary offshoot of the Skrulls from the Andromeda Galaxy. Like the Skrulls, the Wraiths are shape-shifters, able to take the forms of other creatures. They are, in fact, Skrullian Deviants engineered by the starfaring Celestials. The Wraiths have both reptilian and mammalian like traits and the females lay eggs and lactate.

   At some point in their history, female Dire Wraiths began to study sorcery. This caused a rift with their parent race, the Skrulls, and they were driven out of the Andromeda Galaxy.

   Dire Wraiths are able to take on the forms of those they encounter, including the appearance of equipment and any clothing the victim is wearing. A Dire Wraith can assume any humanoid form between 4 ft to 8 ft tall, but the creature must first see the victim to be copied. In addition to assuming a victim's form, they may choose to consume the victim's brain and gain all of their memories and knowledge (the victim must make a DC 15 Fortitude Save), which will leave the victim a pool of ectoplasm.

Dire Wraith Sorceress for Dungeon Crawl Classics

Init -1; Atk hex +6 (1d7) or tentacle +2 melee (1d4); 
AC 13 HD 3d4; MV 40’; Act 1d20; SP absorb brain 
(DC 15 Fortitude Save), impersonate 90%, prestidigitation,
spellcasting (+6 spell check & know 6 spells); 
SV Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +4; AL N.

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