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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monster Monday 07/21/14

Sorry for the slight delay on this post.  I work outside and its been 110 degrees out so kinda sapping my ability to do much when I get home besides recover.  Hopefully I can post this now and the real Tuesday post tonight.  We shall see.

Monster Monday's post is the Brendor Bolg (Bren-Der-Bowl-g).  I am writing this up in a sudo 2nd Edition style since that is the rules we've been using for the Monday night game.

Brendor Bolg (Brute Rending Giant)

Climate/Terrain:  Hills, Light Forest and Remote Villages
Frequency:  Uncommon
Organization:  Mated Pairs or Solitary
Activity Cycle: Nocturnal
Diet: Vegetarian, Craves Thatch
Intelligence: Low / Animal
Treasure: Nil
Alignment: Neutral

No. Appearing: 1-2
Armor Class: 4
Movement: 9
Hit Dice: 3 to 5
Thaco: 17
No. Attacks: 1
Damage Attacks: 2d4+2
Special Attacks: Scream, save or deaf for 1d6 combat rounds.
Special Defenses: None.
Magic Resistance: None
Size: Huge 13' Tall
Morale: 10
XP Value: Varies

The Brendor Bolg may be a distant relation to the Fomorian Giants or even some sort of evolutionary throw back.  Certainly this is an ancient cousin of giant kind and not a true giant.  As far as is known the Brendor Bolg are barely more than animal in intelligence, speak no clear language beyond odd whistles, grunts, contented slurping, sucking on the edges of rooftops and crunching roof thatch in their powerful jaws.

Brendor Bolg are huge standing thirteen feet tall, with elongated skulls and always wet, snuffling, bat like snouts.  They have two sets of arms, one set reaches to the ground and is used for movement while the other set is slender with long hands and fingers.  The eyes of a Brendor Bolg are overly large like the eyes of certain other nocturnal beasts.

Brendor Bolg are night dwelling, sneaking and usually peaceful herbivores with a tremendous appetite for both hay and roof thatch.  They are also very fond of potatoes and other roots and tubers.  The ears of a Brendor Bolg are sensitive and they enjoy a one point bonus to avoid surprise.  Loud noises can sometimes drive them off for they are cowardly unless backed into a corner or wounded.

Brendor Bolg attack with powerful bludgeoning blows from its fists.  It never bites an enemy unless it is rabid.  If the Brendor Bolg is rabid it gains a second bite attack that hits for 2d6 damage, target must save or contract rabies.

Brendor Bolg do not use tools and cannot be trained to do so.  Rarely one can be captured as a youth and be trained to pull a plow or to carry stones or timber from one place to another.

Brendor Bolg are deformed creatures with protruding, enormous round flat teeth and bodies which come in a variety of shapes from grossly fat and waddling to disturbingly thin.  One thing is certain, left to themselves these creatures will utterly strip a building of its roof and anything constructed of or containing hay or thatch in a few hours.

Well that's it for today's entry.  I hope you keep coming back for more and hope to see you soon.

Happy Gaming!!!


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