Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tau Endri Minor - Test your mettle against the Undead & the Mythos

It is natural that such a thing as a dead man's scream should give horror, for it is obviously not a pleasing or ordinary occurrence; but I was used to similar experiences, hence suffered on this occasion only because of a particular circumstance.
H.P. Lovecraft
"Herbert West--Reanimator"
Tahahu looked into his Orion concubine's eyes & slowly asked again about the legends of  Tau Endri Minor. She made the sign again & sighed. After a night of passion it was always a night of legends."Tau Endri Minor is where the Endri send their best warriors. The place is a demon haunted world of undead, disease,& far worse. It wasn't always so though. Once it was the jewel of a world where technology had reached the late 20th century mark. This was before the Ebony Fleet  had come with the damned Crystal Skull of  
The once peaceful
high-tech, highly realistic adult amusement park called Nahuatl featured androids that are almost indistinguishable from human beings. For 1,000 credits per day, guests may indulge in any fantasy, including killing or having sex with the androids on a highly  simulated city of ancient Earth. Within days the world was swarming with undead & worse.The battles were terrible. The loss of life incredible. The Jaguar Marines hunting parties are sent there by the score. Those who comeback are hailed as heroes. Those who comeback infected by the undead are fodder for the altars." "What of the jade & gold?" Another night my love. She settled back down into her sleeping silks & there would be no more tales this night.
The last stand of the capital city

Tau Endri isn't the first colony world but only the latest. Centuries before was the late colony of Tau Endri Minor a pleasure world set up with luxuries & excesses of the rich in mind. Here every fantasy & whim of the client might be done with little repercussion or problem. No one knows what brought the Ebony Fleet here. But the serpent men of  Valusia space in Yoth system came soon after. They settled into the ruins of Nahuatl making it their own & began their foul rites to their gods. Serpent Men are humanoids with scaled skin and snake-like heads. They possess magical abilities, the most common of which is the use of illusion to disguise themselves as a human. In some stories, the ghost of someone killed by a Serpent Man becomes the Serpent Man's slave. Due to the shape of their mouths, Serpent Men cannot utter the phrase "Ka nama kaa lajerama." 

                           No. Enc.:1d4 (Scientist & Astronaut npc type)
Alignment: Inimical
Movement: 120’ (40’)
Armor Class: 3
Hit Dice: 5  
Attacks: 2 also by weapon
Damage: 1d8
There are still many undead moving through the ruins of  Tau Endri Minor & the 
Dreaming Executioner is one such monstrosity that is constructed from a "normal zombie". The zombie is tightly bound within specially prepared bandages filled with nanite compound. The Dreaming Executioners are sent to guard the ruins where the rites of the serpent men are held. They have a strange energy ray attack which has a range of 60' & a damage of 1d8. This ray strongly resembles a rotting disease & might be the basis of so called stories of a disease called mummy rot. The bite of this monster still will turn those bitten into regular zombies. .
Enc.: 1-4
Alignment: Neutral
Move: 180' (60')
Armor Class: 4
Hit Dice: 6
Attacks: 2 (see below)
Damage: 1d8
There are literally hundreds of faux temples & buildings stretching the entire green hell that is Tau Endri Minor.Please remember to consult this table  when diving into the ruins of  this place. This world is a proving ground for the most promising Eagle & Jaguar warriors from Tau Endri Prime.  The priest kings themselves often come here to consult with the serpent men & to deal with the planar demons who easily manifest here. There are fortunes in Jade & super science artifacts here as well some brought by the serpent men. 
This is an indict world & special permission must be granted from the priest kings to land here. The cities still echo with the sound of undead both bodily & planar. The ghostly echoes of the dead, undead, & near dead can be found in the regular cities as well as the planar energy spawn monstrosities that roam the jungle countryside. 

Random Encounter Table of  Tau Endri Minor
  1.  Ghosts 
  2. Zombie herd roll 1d4  
  3. Ghasts roll 1d6 
  4. Ghoul tribe
  5. Moaning spirit 
  6. Aztec android warriors
  7. Vampire warriors former Tau Endri warriors with Super science weapons
  8. Fresh water Ghouls 
  9. Mutants
  10. Serpent men scouting party
There are still the rotting remains of the android entertainers wandering around. Some are lost. Some are confused but all can be deadly should they choose to attack. There are those who believe that the androids have some other sinister purpose. 
Welcome to Tau Endri Minor - A Vacation In A Green Hell 
Stay Awhile Won't You?


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