Monster: Masanei

MASANEI

MEDIUM TO GIANT HEROIC MONSTER

 

Sometimes called Blight Walkers and growing up to over thirty feet in height, these vaguely anthropoid constantly shapeshifting creatures made of soil, branches, leaves, moss, and sap appear in forest and woodland areas where the Wasteblight has retreated to. Masanei, which in the ancient Vathar language means “black eaters”, are expelled from Wasteblight pools as small black globs of corrupted magical sap. They gather and absorb detritus from the forest floor as they hunt the trees for living creatures to consume, morphing fluidly and randomly between the various shapes of the creatures they have previously eaten. This consumption of living creatures happens by engulfing the prey and drawing them towards the heart of black Wasteblight sap in the center that feeds on life force. Those who survive a masanei consumption, of which there are precious few, may find themselves touched by the Wasteblight, corrupting them or poisoning them; the Afflicted rarely live long without access to healing magics as the Wasteblight destroys them from with.

Masanei will rarely leave the area they spawn in, though it is not unheard of. Forested areas where Masanei are often found are avoided by most, though some Druid orders may either quarantine or attempt to heal the area by restricting the number and size of masanei that appear. When a masanei is destroyed, it explodes into pieces, leaving behind a new Wasteblight pool formed from the heart sap left behind. In this way, the Wasteblight is spread further, and new masanei can be born.

 

SCHTICK
Constantly shapeshifts between the shapes of living creatures it has consumed.
QUOTE
“Glop Swish Swish Swish Glop”
BODY MIND SOUL SOCIAL
d6 (Medium)
d8 (Large)
d10 (Huge)
d12 (Giant)
d4 d10
BROWNIE POINTS
ARMOR ATTACKS
d8 (Medium)
d10 (Large)
d12 (Huge)
d12+2 (Giant) (d20 for Basic Edition)
Consume d6 (Medium)
Consume d10 (Large)
Consume d10 (Huge)
Consume d12 (Giant)
TALENTS
Diseased (Wasteblight)
Everliving
Non-Mundane
Life Sense (Body x 100 ft.)
Shapechanger (limited)
LOOT
d8

NEW MONSTER TALENTS

These Monster Talents appear in the forthcoming The Book of Monsters.

TALENT DESCRIPTION
EVERLIVING Can never truly be destroyed. Instead of becoming Dead, returns to an initial progenitor form.
LIFE SENSE Attuned to detecting living creatures with a particular range.

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