underdark / underground

The weather today: Rolling wavy clouds

Tonight's moon: New moon

Description
  • You hear a trickle of water but are unable to determine the direction from which it comes
Landscape and flora
  • Great roots of enormous trees puncture the ceiling above you
Random encounter
  • One of the Level 5-10 monsters below breaks through some landscape feature into the path of the party

    It is fighting 5 of one of the Level 1-4 monsters listed below.

Creatures and Threats

Possible Monster Motives
  • Controlled by a bigger bad
  • Under a curse
  • Protecting their home
  • Possessed by an evil
  • Protecting territory

Loot Suggestions

Mundane
A warlock’s satchel

Inside is a book: Understanding your Unicorn by Aviva Hiawatha

Modest
A bag of gold pieces

1d100 pieces of gold

Great
A statue of Father Montague

A famous cleric in the area.

Worth 800 gold pieces to a collector

Or 400 gold pieces melted down.

Magic Item
Glamoured Studded Leather

Armor (studded leather), rare

While wearing this armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC. You can also use a bonus action to speak the armor’s command word and cause the armor to assume the appearance of a normal set of clothing or some other kind of armor. You decide what it looks like, including color, style, and accessories, but the armor retains its normal bulk and weight. The illusory appearance lasts until you use this property again or remove the armor.

Spell Scroll
Dimension Door

4th-level conjuration Casting Time: 1 actionRange: 500 feetComponents: VDuration: Instantaneous Y You teleport yourself from your current location to any other spot within range. You arrive at exactly the spot desired. It can be a place you can see, one you can visualize, or one you can describe by stating distance and direction, such as “200 feet straight downward” […]

In case you want to terrify your players...

Pit Fiend

  • Large fiend (devil), lawful evil

    Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
    Hit Points 300 (24d10 + 168)
    Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

    STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
    26 (+8)14 (+2)24 (+7)22 (+6)18 (+4)24 (+7)

    Saving Throws Dex +8, Con +13, Wis +10
    Damage Resistances cold; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered
    Damage Immunities fire, poison
    Condition Immunities poisoned
    Senses truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 14
    Languages Infernal, telepathy 120 ft.
    Challenge 20 (25,000 XP)

    Fear Aura. Any creature hostile to the pit fiend that starts its turn within 20 feet of the pit fiend must make a DC 21 Wisdom saving throw, unless the pit fiend is incapacitated. On a failed save, the creature is frightened until the start of its next turn. If a creature’s saving throw is successful, the creature is immune to the pit fiend’s Fear Aura for the next 24 hours.
    Magic Resistance. The pit fiend has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
    Magic Weapons. The pit fiend’s weapon attacks are magical. Innate Spellcasting. The pit fiend’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 21). The pit fiend can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
    At will: detect magic, fireball 3/day each: hold monster, wall of fire

    Actions

    Multiattack. The pit fiend makes four attacks: one with its bite, one with its claw, one with its mace, and one with its tail.
    Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 22 (4d6 + 8) piercing damage. The target must succeed on a DC 21 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned. While poisoned in this way, the target can’t regain hit points, and it takes 21 (6d6) poison damage at the start of each of its turns. The poisoned target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
    Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d8 + 8) slashing damage.
    Mace. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d6 + 8) bludgeoning damage plus 21 (6d6) fire damage.
    Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 24 (3d10 + 8) bludgeoning damage.

    created by Wizards of the Coast

Motive
  • Protecting their young

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