Friday, August 28, 2009

Grognard's Grimoire: Letow

The entirety of this monster is hereby designated as Open Game Content via the Open Game License.

Number Appearing: 1d4+1
% in Lair: 20%
Alignment: Neutral
Armor Class: 5
Move: 10, 30 (flying)
Hit Dice: 6
Attacks: 1 bite (2d4), 1 sting (1d4+poison)
Save: F3
Morale: 9
Hoard Class: Nil
XP: 570

The letow is a man-sized flying insect native to worlds/times/dimensions where the local gravity is lighter and the atmosphere thinner. The creature possesses a nasty bite and a worse sting. Anyone stung by a letow must make a saving throw vs. poison at -2 or die. Unsurprisingly, letow poison is highly prized for its lethality, particularly among assassins and other unsavory sorts, who pay handsomely for it. Anyone who slays a letow must must wash himself with alcohol or a similar cleanser in order to remove the insect's pheromones from his body. Failure to do so has a 25% chance per turn of attracting another 1d4+1 letow, who can detect the pheromones up to 1 mile away.


  1. This is good. I tend to go with natural big cats, but this one, I just miht use it as a denizen in an abandoned wizard's lab!

  2. ah the SITH,
    and I love the Whelan artwork . . .

    I would make it a little tougher,

    "Even my powerful and ferocious Woola was as helpless as a kitten before that frightful thing."

    ERB, the Warlord of Mars, p.54

  3. Clovis,

    Yes, you're probably right. I did have it as a tougher opponent originally and then scaled it back. Perhaps I made a mistake in that.