One of the main encounters in “Masters of Eternal Night” is with the Thralltakers. The Thralltakers are an elite squad of bounty hunter mind flayers and thralls. Based on the PCs actions the group’s composition changed. For example, since they ignored a group of flayers in the ‘enduring revolt’ encounter the Thralltakers were reinforced. […]Read more "The Thralltakers"
As part of “Masters of Eternal Night” the Thralltakers – a group of mind flayer bounty hunters – pursue the party and eventually attack them. In the original adventure, it was a trio of standard mind flayers – Noth, Vour and Skwusch – in a sled being pulled by a bloodhound intellect devourer – Bluntfel. […]Read more "BLUNTFELL THE INTELLECT DEVOURER"
My group had just killed off Dweller-in-Dark-Places and I knew next session they would face-off against Maukui. I wanted to make this an interesting fight and was turning over the idea of turning Maukui into a full blown Boss Fight ™ since this was basically a dragon and all dragon fights should be memorable and […]Read more "BOSS FIGHT: MAUKUI’S HOST 2.0"
This was an interesting conversion since Intellect Devourers in 5e would be no challenge against a party of 12th level characters. I ended up looking at the Pathfinder version as well as all the 4e versions to get ideas on the best way to create a challenge. I wasn’t really happy with any of them so […]Read more "MENACE MANUAL: MAUKUI"
This is the conversion of the Intellect Devourer inhabited void dragon from Valley of the Brain Collectors. Because during the course of the adventure I handed Maukui’s Host stat block to the players to run for a combat I decided to rework him into a boss encounter. Here is the original straight-up conversion though. MAUKUI’S […]Read more "MENACE MANUAL: MAUKUI’S HOST 1.0"
Standard rogue type monster except when killed its brain pops like a firework and a scuttling intellect devourer emerges. I described the head popping similar to the affect in the Kingsman. Made my players both laugh and puke a little. INHABITED KASATHA Medium humanoid (kasath), chaotic evil Armor Class 18 (psychic defense, plus buckler) Hit Points 84 […]Read more "XENOS: Inhabited Kasatha"