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Karesh, Kobold Herald of Tiamut (Part 4)

This is what Karesh might want to be eventually. [Artists: Johnathan and Daisey Bingham]

In this final incarnation of Karesh, he is an elite controller and now leads several other groups for the greater glory of his goddess Tiamut.

Karesh (Level 28 Elite Controller)

Small natural humanoid; XP 26,000

HP 492; Bloodied 246; Initiative +16

AC 44, Fortitude 38, Reflex 40, Will 39; Perception +20

Speed 6; Darkvision

Saving Throws +2; Action Points 1


m Necrotic Palm Blast (necrotic) • At-Will
Attack: Melee 2 (one creature); +31 vs. Reflex
Hit: 3d10 + 12 necrotic damage, and the target takes a -5 penalty to attack rolls against Karesh until the end of Karesh’s next turn.

C Breath of the Crypt (necrotic) • At-Will
Attack: Close blast 10 (up to three enemies in the blast); +31 vs. Reflex
Hit: 3d10 + 14 necrotic damage.

A Hands from the Grave (necrotic) • Recharge 4-6
Attack: Area blast 3 within 20 (enemies within the blast); +31 vs. Reflex
Hit: 3d6 + 14 necrotic damage, and the target is grabbed (save ends). If a creature is still grabbed by this power at the end of its turn, the creature takes 2d6 + 7 extra necrotic damage.


Not Dead YetRecharge 4-6
Trigger: Up to 3 kobold allies that are within 20 squares of Karesh have been reduced to 0 HP or fewer.
Effect: The kobold allies return to life with half their bloodied values in hit points.

A Cloud of Black DeathRecharge 4-6
Attack: Area blast 5 within 20; +31 vs. Fortitude
Hit: 3d8 + 8 necrotic damage, and 2d10 ongoing poison damage (save ends).

Summon Undead FollowersRecharge 5-6
Effect: Ten undead kobolds appear, each in an empty square within 20 squares of Karesh. The undead kobolds have all of Karesh’s statistics, except for these differences: 50 HP each; only one of the two following powers:

m Bone Bash At-Will
Attack: Melee 1 (one creature); +31 vs. AC
Hit: 3d6 + 5 damage.

r Bone Bow At-Will
Attack: Ranged 20 (one creature); +31 vs. AC
Hit: 3d6 + 3 damage.

Alignment evil; Languages Common, Draconic

Str 9 (+13) Dex 15 (+15) Wis 12 (+15)

Con 14 (+16) Int 12 (+12) Cha 10 (+10)

One Reply to "Karesh, Kobold Herald of Tiamut (Part 4)"

Tom Coenen

August 31, 2012 at 5:25am

First of all, I like the idea of a kobold necromancer.
The ability to keep his allies alive and spawn new undead is neat.

I have a few questions:
– the undead kobolds share his initiative, so can they attack directly after being summoned?
– what other monsters would you put in an encounter?
I ask because my group at high paragon is almost invincible,
so I wonder what monsters you would use to make the encounter challenging enough?