Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1d7 Random Dire Encounters With The Undead Table For Your Old School Campaigns

"In relating the circumstances which have led to my confinement within this refuge for the demented, I am aware that my present position will create a natural doubt of the authenticity of my narrative. It is an unfortunate fact that the bulk of humanity is too limited in its mental vision to weigh with patience and intelligence those isolated phenomena, seen and felt only by a psychologically sensitive few, which lie outside its common experience. Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal; that all things appear as they do only by virtue of the delicate individual physical and mental media through which we are made conscious of them; but the prosaic materialism of the majority condemns as madness the flashes of super-sight which penetrate the common veil of obvious empiricism."
HP Lovecraft
"The Tomb" - Written Jun 1917; first published in The Vagrant, No. 14 (March 1922)

There are those whose adventures cross the boundaries between realms of life & death. Those who are half way become a menace to all life. These beings are more monster in spirit then thought or deed. This makes them all the more dangerous. For theirs is a hunger that no mortal flesh can satisfy instead they hunger for the souls of human kind. That spark of life & youth is what they long for and they will do anything to satisfy that hunger which can never be. Adventurers, outlaws, & fools who cross the boundaries of life & death often encounter those who have crossed into this strange place of existence.

"There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of ecstasy and horror; incidents which I tremble to recall and dare not seek to interpret."

HP Lovecraft

These are spirits caught between life & the cold dead Hells of the Outer Darkness. These spirits are dangerous in the extreme and should be viewed with extreme caution. There are often treasures or artifacts that these spirits might be bound to worth at least several thousand gold pieces. Many of these undead scum are level drainers or worse. These beings are often former adventurers who have become trapped in the reality rending horrors of the Outer Darkness.
1d7 Random Dire Encounters With The Undead Table 
  1. A former Hyperborean traveler has run afoul of the most dire of liches. This being is a now a dangerous wight and consciously hunts those who cross into its demi plane domain. It often collects the valuables of its victims having about 6000 gold pieces within its lair. 
  2. An Amazonin princess has subcombed to a round of ghoul plague and now hunts her former students. She loves to silently kill and eat her victims. She has a price of 20000 gold pieces on her head in two different realities. 
  3. This being is a former cavern explorer who was caught in a strange pan dimensional gate accident. Now she hunts the caves and caverns of mankind. When she catches a victim she skins the fool. She uses ancient black magick to shape shift into her victims & then take on their lives. 
  4. A black pool of goo is actually a level draining monster. She chooses  her victims due to acts of kindness and tries to murder them. She is only partially a part of this reality and is actually a ghost of very dangerous aspect. 
  5. Shadow demon whose former soul was freed in a raid by a group of adventurers. She now stalks specific adventurers in order to them down for her dark masters. She has all of the terrible wraith of her demonic patrons & she hasn't left single coin or the treasure behind . 
  6. A pit demon consumed the face of a former Hyperborean noblemen and now is the terrible tyrant of the myths & legends of the former royals She has stashed over 60,000 gold pieces in loot and treasure.
  7. This former Hyperborean prince is now a lich of dangerous aspect and loves to kill those that cross his path. He loves to hunt those who use magick and cunning to evade the tricks and traps of the old monsters. This being loves the hunt more then anything plus he can use super science technology and relics to even the odds with his prey.

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