Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Curse of Strahd Remixed: Undead Swarms

Two ravenous unliving swarms for your Curse of Strahd game or anytime you want to pop in a little undead variation into a game. These conversions are originally from Libris Mortis: The Book of the Undead.  First we have the blood draining Bloodmote Cloud (CR6) and then we have a diseased Swarm of Bone Rats (CR2) to chew through the party.

This cloud of buzzing insects boils toward its victims, droning ominously in its strangely deep pitch and accompanied by the sickly sweet aroma of blood.
A bloodmote cloud is made up of undead mosquitoes with a blood thirst. While a living mosquito is hardly more than an annoyance, and a swarm of the same is hardly cause for alarm, the appearance of a concentrated swarm of undead bloodsuckers is a calamity.
With the scrabble of hundreds of bony claws, a mass of tiny skeletal creatures surges across the fl oor, with pinpoints of red light gleaming in their empty eye sockets.
A bone rat swarm is a mass of undead skeletal rats. Though individually such creatures would pose little risk, in great numbers they can strip a creature clean in short order.