Umonlee

Umonlee Creature 15

Uncommon N Huge Amphibious Beast Cold

Senses Perception +25, darkvision, tremorsense (imprecise) 80 feet

Languages Aklo

Skills Athletics +31, Stealth +24

Str +8, Dex +3, Con +7, Int –3, Wis +2, Cha +3


AC 39; Fort +28, Ref +26, Will +23; +1 status vs. mental

HP 320; Immunities cold; Weaknesses fire 15; Resistances mental 10


Speed 50 feet, burrow 25 feet, swim 40 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +31 (reach 10 feet), Damage 3d6+16 piercing plus 3d6 cold

Melee [one-action] pincers +31 (agile, reach 15 feet), Damage 3d8+16 slashing plus Improved Grab

Freezing Breath [two-actions] (cold, evocation, incapacitation, primal) The umonlee breathes a cone of extremely cold air that damages its prey and can freeze them to the ground. Its breath deals 12d8 cold damage to creatures in the 50-foot cone (DC 38 Reflex save). The umonlee can’t use Freezing Breath again for 1d4 rounds.

Critical Success The creature is unaffected.

Success The creature takes half damage and is slowed 1 for 1 round.

Failure The creature takes full damage and is slowed 1 for 1 round. If the creature is standing on the ground, it’s immobilized as thick ice forms around it, and it can’t recover from being slowed. The creature remains immobilized and slowed 1 until it manages to Escape (DC 36) or deal 30 damage to the ice, which has weakness 10 to fire.

Critical Failure As failure, except the creature takes double damage and the ice holding it in place requires 60 damage to break.

Greater Constrict [one-action] 2d10+8 bludgeoning, DC 36

About

Those who dwell in the coldest climates tell of a brutal beast that swims through the ice and snow and can devastate entire villages in minutes. Ancient Erutaki who made their homes in the frozen polar expanse called the Crown of the World named this monster the umonlee.

Umonlees are bestial predators who constantly hunt, rarely resting in service of a hunger that is never fully sated. Despite this animalistic drive, umonlees are semi-intelligent creatures who often select and stalk their prey. However, they are not terribly bright and often keep their hunting grounds in sparsely-trafficked areas. It is rare for an umonlee to attack a village, but one might attack a sparse group, such as a hunting or scouting party. Many caravans traversing trade routes have had their expeditions abruptly ended by an encounter with one of these monstrosities.

Those who study monsters posit that umonlees are related to chuuls, as the creatures exhibit some similarities. Both are semi-intelligent, crustacean predators that use ambush tactics to kill and eat their prey. Even though they can talk, umonlees typically only speak Aklo, which also gives credence to this theory. This would also lend to the theory that chuuls are products of alghollthu manipulation, meaning that umonlees are also the results of these alien designs. However, the fact that these creatures aren’t evil argues well against such a theory.

While they’re immense, violent, and frightening, umonlees aren’t inherently evil creatures. As such, there are stories of youths, gnomes, or other small-statured creatures who encounter umonlees in the wild and manage to befriend them, so that at some later point in the tale when the pint-sized protagonists are in peril, their enormous ally can arrive, bursting from a nearby glacier to play the role of overwhelming savior. Whether or not these tales have any basis in truth is unknown.

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