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Monarch of the Monsters 4: Green Strangler

Monarch of the MonstersIn the past few weeks, we had many wonderful entries to the Monarch of the Monsters contest, and our talented and skilled judges chose five finalists from among the entries. We now present those five finalists to you so that you can enjoy them, and, at the end of the week, vote on your favorite. This time, we have the green strangler by Mike Welham.

This plant, composed of writhing roots and vines, is arranged in a vaguely humanoid form. It approximates a grin as it thrusts out several grasping vines.

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Monarch of the Monsters 4 Finalist: Bouda

Monarch of the MonstersIn the past few weeks, we had many wonderful entries to the Monarch of the Monsters contest, and our talented and skilled judges chose five finalists from among the entries. Each day this week, we will present one of those five finalists to you so that you can enjoy it, and, at the end of the week, you can vote on your favorite. Without further ado, here’s the bouda by Wendall Roy.

Bouda (CR 5)

This hulking, hyena-faced humanoid has numerous scars along its oversized muzzle, as if its jaw had once been ripped apart and put back together. Clouds of gnats and fleas roil around its arms.

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Sobriquets of the Kobolds

Advanced Races: KoboldsNeed a kobold name fast, or just looking for inspiration? Download the Kobold Name Generator by Seth Hopkinson!

The too-talls shake their hairy heads at the bizarre array of names that kobolds call themselves. Kobolds see this as an opportunity to trick and confuse their rivals, of course. Most kobolds share only their sobriquet with other races and are not afraid to make up a new one on the fly if necessary. This does not help them with their own kind, who give honest, but sometimes cruel, sobriquets to their fellow kobolds. A sobriquet can define a kobold: Guttersneak is shifty, Goldscale is noble. This can also work in reverse: Guttersneak earned her name on many a dark night in Zobeck. Sobriquet traits allow you to add game effects to these names and make them real to your kobold character.

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Cranberry Ooze

Photo courtesy of Jem Stone from ChaileyThe result of alchemical experimentation by insane arcanists with a penchant for oozes and jellied fruits, the cranberry ooze has a deep maroon color, with bits of fruit peel, pit stones, and the yet-undissolved parts of unfortunate victims still suspended within its form.

When I first saw one such monstrosity, it crept along the floor toward me, and I heard a distinct sucking noise. Then, without warning, a second identical ooze fell from the ceiling on my companion. His armor sizzled as it wrapped around him and he scraped at it wildly with his axe.

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The Turkolich and Stuffinglings

Turkolich (Brian W Suskind)As the holiday season roars down upon us, your thoughts may turn to family, friends, merriment, and feasts. In other words, you foolishly believe you are safe. For, as you place the Thanksgiving roast upon the table, basking in the sounds of admiration and growling stomachs, an ancient evil arises. It opens its own chest to send forth its legions of bready minions while your attacks strike harmlessly against its wrinkled bones. Then as you gaze past the petrified wattle into glowing red eyes, it opens its beak and spews forth magma-like gravy to spell your doom.

Beware that which gobbles in the night.

Beware the Turkolich!

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