Monday, December 28, 2015

1d6 Random Lovecraftian Underworld Encounters Table For Your Old School Campaigns

When the Old Earth passed into the deep night's dreaming, many of the old monsters and horrors of the Atlantian Empire passed into the Underworld. These things sometimes do not rest easy and their reality intrudes on other places and times. Treasures and artifacts call to adventurers and lure fools to their dooms. Here then are 1d6 Lovecraftian underworld encounters

“By noon Carter reached the jasper terraces of Kiran which slope down to the river's edge and bear that temple of loveliness wherein the King of Ilek-Vad comes from his far realm on the twilight sea once a year in a golden palanquin to pray to the god of Oukranos, who sang to him in youth when he dwelt in a cottage by its banks. All of jasper is that temple, and covering an acre of ground with its walls and courts, its seven pinnacled towers, and its inner shrine where the river enters through hidden channels and the god sings softly in the night. Many times the moon hears strange music as it shines on those courts and terraces and pinnacles, but whether that music be the song of the god or the chant of the cryptical priests, none but the King of Ilek-Vad may say; for only he had entered the temple or seen the priests. Now, in the drowsiness of day, that carven and delicate fane was silent, and Carter heard only the murmur of the great stream and the hum of the birds and bees as he walked onward under the enchanted sun.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kathath

 1d6 Random Lovecraftian Underworld Encounters Table

  1. 1d4 alien iron golem guardians fashioned in the form of alien humanoid things, these horrors seek to feast upon the blood and flesh of the living. Trapped within are demonic souls of ancient alien beings that animate these beings. They seek to destroy anyone who would venture into the underworld and trespass into the world of the dead. They  serve some of the lesser known death gods of the underworld. 
  2. 1d6 2nd level undead fighters made from the souls of warriors who have come before, they seek the release of their master the demon lord Thog. 
  3. 1d3 chaotic gargoyles who have fleeted the underworld and are operating now between the cracks of reality. They will attack anyone coming near the abandoned temple that they call home. They are ruthless and will attack any adventurers searching for treasure.
  4. 1d8 zombies and damned souls that have been vomited fourth from the Underworld and now seek to infect the living with their horrid conditions and feast on the flesh of the living. There is a 10% change that there will be an elite zombie priest among them of at least fourth level or better zombie 
  5. Lovecraftian harpies hell bent on escaping into the world and feasting on the flesh of the living and devouring their souls. 
  6. 1d4 mid level demon warriors casting lots to see who will feast upon and rob the next travelers. They are clever but love to rob the helpless. They are very dangerous monsters armed with short swords and shields made from the  flesh  of their enenmies. They love to rob the living of any and all tre

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