Mohrg

Mohrg Creature8

CE Medium Undead

Senses Perception +17; darkvision

Languages Common, Necril

Skills Acrobatics +16, Athletics +18, Intimidation +19, Society +15, Stealth +18

Str +6, Dex +4, Con +4, Int +1, Wis +3, Cha +5


AC 28; Fort +18, Ref +16, Will +13

HP 120, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious; Resistances piercing 10, slashing 5

Mohrg Spawn (occult, necromancy) A living creature slain by a mohrg that had a lower level than the mohrg rises as a mohrg spawn after 1d4 rounds, on its turn. This mohrg spawn is under the command of the mohrg that created it. If the creator of the mohrg spawn is destroyed, the mohrg spawn is destroyed as well, immediately collapsing into a pile of decayed flesh and bones. When a creature returns after death as a mohrg spawn, its flesh decays away save for its entrails, and it grows a long, awful tongue. The creature gains the undead trait and becomes chaotic evil, and it loses any abilities that come from it being a living creature. It gains darkvision, negative healing, and the mohrg’s immunities and resistances. If the creature had hands, it gains a claw Strike (an unarmed attack that deals slashing damage). The creature also gains a tongue Strike, an agile attack that causes paralysis, as the mohrg ability; the Fortitude save uses the DC for the mohrg spawn’s level. Mohrg spawn cannot create mohrg spawn of their own.


Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] claw +20, Damage 2d10+9 slashing plus Grab

Melee [one-action] tongue +20 (agile), Effect paralysis

Paralysis (occult, incapacitation, necromancy) A living creature hit by a mohrg’s tongue Strike must succeed at a DC 26 Fortitude save or become paralyzed. The creature can attempt a new save at the end of each of its turns, and the DC cumulatively decreases by 1 on each attempt.

About

While it’s true that most mohrgs seem to rise from the corpses of humanoid killers, the capacity to murder is not limited to humanoids. Mohrgs of other sorts could certainly exist-as long as they come from a society that has the capacity not only to judge and execute, but also to harbor murder within their hearts.

The weight of murder wears heavy on the soul. With souls marked by a lifetime of dealing death, these killers, whether mass murderers, bloodthirsty soldiers, or sadistic executioners, sometimes do not let judgment and lawful execution stanch their slaying sprees. When such individuals are brought to justice, they may rise after death as mohrgs to continue their ruinous work.

Drawn to others of their kind, mohrgs prefer to hunt in small groups, occasionally in partnership with weaker free-willed undead such as shadows and wights. They seek out weak prey and revel in causing drawn-out suffering. Some mohrgs haunt locations they favored in life, reenacting old crimes on new victims. They may even skulk about in public, wearing rags, cloaks, or freshly harvested skins to hide their nature. The most dangerous mohrgs are those who grow powerful enough to no longer fear being struck down again and openly assault settlements in an attempt to turn living towns into mass graves.

Since those slain by a mohrg rise soon thereafter as mohrg spawn, the murders of a mohrg rarely go unnoticed for long, even when they take extra care to prey only on a society’s dregs. Since mohrg spawn remain under a mohrg’s control, a canny mohrg might order its spawn to remain in hiding to keep its presence secret until a point where it feels confident unleashing its undead army upon a doomed settlement. Mohrgs retain a twisted sentimentality for the crimes of their mortal life, seeking out trinkets that remind them of favorite murders. When not out hunting, mohrgs arrange their mementos into disturbing shrines. Often, these trinkets are valuable objects, and might even provide important clues to ongoing mysteries.

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