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Skyflies

Monsters: Skyflies

Those creatures that can float, soar or otherwise fly are collectively known as "skyflies":

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Ancient Black Dragon)
  • Armor Class: 18
  • Hit Dice: 10 + 2
  • Attacks:
    • Breath Weapon (Acid 10 HD)
    • Hold Person
    • Claws (1d8)
    • Claws (1d8)
    • Bite (2d12)
  • Special Defenses:
    • None
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 8
  • Experience Points: 1800

Description: Black dragons prefer to ambush their targets using their surroundings as cover, often choosing to hide underwater. Black dragons are more cruel than white dragons but are still motivated mostly by the urge to live, breed and collect treasure. In addition to their claws, bite and acidic breath weapons, they can also cast up to third level magic-user spells.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Black Dragon Skeleton)
  • Armor Class: 20
  • Hit Dice: 7 + 2
  • Attacks:
    • Breath Weapon (Acid, 7 HD)
    • Claws (1d6)
    • Claws (1d6)
    • Bite (2d10)
  • Special Defenses:
    • Mindless
    • Half Damage vs. Edged Weapons
    • Resistance to Ammunition
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
    • Immune to Sleep
    • Immune to Fear
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 8
  • Experience Points: 1200

Description: Essentially an undead form of regular black dragon, it attacks primarily with its acidic breath weapon, which is quite potent even for its undead status. Like other forms of undead, it is immune to sleep, charm and hold spells, and can be turned by clerics (as a Spectre).

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Giant Bee)
  • Armor Class: 13
  • Hit Dice: 1
  • Attacks:
    • Stinger (1d4) + Weak Poison
  • Special Defenses:
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 9
  • Experience Points: 13

Description: Although many times larger (growing to a length of about a foot), giant bees behave generally the same as their smaller cousins. Giant bees are usually not aggressive except when defending themselves or their hive.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Giant Fly)
  • Armor Class: 14
  • Hit Dice: 2
  • Attacks:
    • Bite (1d8)
  • Special Defenses:
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 8
  • Experience Points: 75

Description: Giant flies look much like ordinary houseflies but are about three feet long. Some are banded yellow and black, and can thus be mistaken for giant bees. Giant flies are predators; after killing their prey, they will sometimes lay eggs in the remains.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Giant Mosquito)
  • Armor Class: 11
  • Hit Dice: 4
  • Attacks:
    • Bite (1d4)
  • Special Defenses:
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 9
  • Experience Points: 50

Description: Giant mosquitos swarm victims by the dozen and thus are challenging when encountered. A successful attack not only causes damage but attaches the insect to the victim, draining an additional 1d4 points of damage each round until the mosquito is defeated.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Giant Praying Mantis)
  • Armor Class: 16
  • Hit Dice: 5
  • Attacks:
    • Bite (1d12)
  • Special Defenses:
    • None
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 8
  • Experience Points: 360

Description: Giant praying mantises are greatly camouflaged, moving slowly and waiting motionless for hours to attack and devour their prey. The mandibles of these large beasts are quite sharp, doing 1d12 points of damage per successful bite.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Giant Wasp)
  • Armor Class: 15
  • Hit Dice: 4 + 1
  • Attacks:
    • Stinger (1d6) + Unconscious
  • Special Defenses:
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 10
  • Experience Points: 280

Description: Giant wasps attack when hungry or threatened, stinging its prey; stung victims must make a saving throw vs. Poison or be rendered unconscious (immediately losing all hit points).

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Hellion)
  • Armor Class: 17
  • Hit Dice: 8 + 1
  • Attacks:
    • Monstrous Flames (3d6 +4)
    • Cause Fear
  • Special Defenses:
    • Mindless
    • Resistance to Ammunition
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
    • Immune to Fear
    • Fire (magical)
    • Immune to Normal Weapons
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 12
  • Experience Points: 945

Description: Appearing as fire elementals but something entirely different, hellions are spawned from the Realm of Nightmares (and hence considered an infernal as well) and were the ultimate scourge upon Mairigan during the Age of Damnation ten centuries ago. Hellions are quite fearsome monsters, attacking not only with their flesh-incinerating flames but with a sad, painful, soul-draining wail that causes fear as well.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Imp)
  • Armor Class: 16
  • Hit Dice: 2
  • Attacks:
    • Poisonous Stinger (1d2) + Unconscious
    • Charm Person
  • Special Defenses:
    • Regeneration
    • Immune to Poison
    • Immune to Cold
    • Immune to Fire
    • Immune to Electricity
    • Immune to Normal Weapons
  • Save As: Cleric
  • Morale: 7
  • Experience Points: 125

Description: Known as an "infernal" that dwells within the Realm of Nightmares, imps are very small, bat-winged humanoid creatures that stand about two feet tall with a poisonous, dagger-like tail. Imps can detect magic, become invisible and charm person, and are immune to poison, cold, fire and electrical attacks. Magical weapons are required to harm an imp, the creatures able to regenerate one lost hit point per round during combat as well.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Insect Swarm)
  • Armor Class: 13
  • Hit Dice: 4
  • Attacks:
    • Bite (1d4)
  • Special Defenses:
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
    • Near-Immunity to ALL Weapons
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 11
  • Experience Points: 280

Description: Insect swarms are not a single creature but rather a large group of ordinary flying, crawling and biting insects moving as a unit. Any living creature attacked by such a swarm automatically suffers a small amount of damage each round exposed. Further, weapons (even magical ones) only cause a single hit point of damage per hit, so insect swarms can be challenging when encountered.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Stirge)
  • Armor Class: 13
  • Hit Dice: 1
  • Attacks:
    • Beak (1d4)
  • Special Defenses:
    • None
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 9
  • Experience Points: 37

Description: Ranging from rust-red to reddish-brown in color with a dirty yellow underside, the stirge proboscis is pink at the tip, fading to gray at its base. Stirges are about one feet long and have a wingspan of about two feet. When a stirge attacks and successfully hits a creature, it attaches and automatically hits each round thereafter, draining blood equal to 1d4 damage.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Wraith)
  • Armor Class: 15
  • Hit Dice: 4
  • Attacks:
    • Touch (1d6) + Level Drain
  • Special Defenses:
    • Immune to Sleep
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
    • Immune to Normal Weapons
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 12
  • Experience Points: 320

Description: Wraiths are incorporeal creatures born of evil and darkness. In some cases, the grim silhouette of a wraith might appear armored or outfitted with weapons, an appearance from the monster's past mortal life. If a wraith touches a living creature (and fails a saving throw vs. Death Ray or Poison), that creature suffers one level of energy drain. Like all undead, wraiths may be turned by clerics and are immune to sleep, charm and hold magic. Due to their incorporeal nature, wraiths cannot be harmed by non-magical weapons.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Young Black Dragon)
  • Armor Class: 18
  • Hit Dice: 5
  • Attacks:
    • Breath Weapon (Acid, 5 HD)
    • Claws (1d4)
    • Claws (1d4)
    • Bite (2d6)
  • Special Defenses:
    • None
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 8
  • Experience Points: 600

Description: Young black dragons prefer to ambush their targets using their surroundings as cover, often choosing to hide underwater. Black dragons are more cruel than white dragons but are still motivated mostly by the urge to live, breed and collect treasure. Unlike their more mature brethren, young black dragons cannot yet cast spells.

BrowserQuests monster depiction (Zombie Chicken)
  • Armor Class: 12
  • Hit Dice: 0 + 2
  • Attacks:
    • Beak (1d1)
  • Special Defenses:
    • Immune to Charm Person
    • Immune to Hold Person
    • Immune to Sleep
    • Resistance to Ammunition
    • Slowness
    • Half Damage vs. Blunt Weapons
  • Save As: Fighter
  • Morale: 12
  • Experience Points: 5

Description: Like "normal" zombies, these undead chickens are slow but move silently, are rather strong and must be literally hacked to pieces to "kill" them. They take only half damage from blunt weapons and only a single point from arrows, bolts or sling stones (plus any magical bonus). Chicken zombies never have Initiative and always act last in any given round. Like all undead, they may be Turned by Clerics and are immune to sleep, charm and hold magic.