Unholy Larvae From The Chaotic Sphere,Beasts Of The Flesh-eating Incarnation
No. Enc.: 1d2 (1d6)
Movement: 90’ (30’)
Fly: 240’ (80’)
Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 9
Attacks: 3 (bite, claw, tail)
These giant maggot life forms often exist as parasites that extend into a variety of higher planar realms, they are often embedded into the flesh of the Outer Gods. The Book of Ebon Bindings speaks of them extensively. They are often left behind after the summoning of a major planar demon. A single passage in the book Marvels Of Science has this to say about them:
"Although its life-force extends into higher planes of existence, it is a harmless parasite - a commensual of certain transdimensional beings; analogous to those microbes that infest the blood of humans and termites. Metachemically, it is related to secretions of certain monsters and of various 'dead' or 'undead' folk, even so-called inorganic matter if properly imbued with the astral husks of once-living beings - one of the inmost secrets of black magic... "
|A stylized image of one of the Beasts Of The Flesh-eating Incarnation goes to claim its latest victim.|
These fearless monsters often fall from the flesh of their "masters" only to hide & grow to incredible sizes later on. They also grow in intelligence as well by consuming the brains of both humans & near humans. The collective memories of their victims become a part of the beasts.
|Time & again these creatures have been immortalized & yet their truly horrible natures are rarely conveyed|
The Beasts Of The Flesh-eating Incarnation as having septic pathogens in its saliva & a venom which causes rapid swelling, localized disruption of blood clotting, and shooting pain up to the elbow, with some symptoms lasting for several hours. The victims of this planar monster go into a sort of coma during which the Beasts enter a sort of joining with the hosts. The beasts may feed for weeks or months off of the victims.
Many summon these creatures for their superior knowledge of the various planar gate ways & super string thread tunnels that they regularly use. The Book of Ebon Bindings also mentions the properties that the flesh that these monsters have. As they extend into several higher dimensions the scent of their blood also extends allowing a skilled mage a greater chance of summoning a planar demon. Many entities have begun to demand the flesh of these creatures even before the sacrifice has started.
Psychic abilities: psychic blast at 2d6 damage unless a save is made , Life force consumption - The beast begins draining the very character concept & primary stats will go down unless a save is made
Beasts Of The Flesh-eating Incarnation make excellent advisors & major demos for any number of organized crime groups. As their intelligence increases so do their various unholy hungers & vices. A truly disgusting creature with a myriad of uses. They are often found at the heart of various organized crime syndicates. There are at least 2 in the known human space empires that are run exclusively by these monsters.
Many Spacers use these monsters to navigate the Outer Darkness when a truly unknown route through hyperspace is needed. Many are very reluctant to call upon the Beasts Of The Flesh-eating Incarnation.