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Eíre NPC—Lady Melancholy

Outside the Summer Empire, Lady Melancholy is probably the most powerful human in the known world (the cleric who rules Orifai may be a match, and in certain ways any actual ruler of a kingdom is more powerful thanks to … Continue reading

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Bestiary—Great Ape

For Eíre purposes, there are three basic types of great ape. Pygmy Great Ape. Small (4 ft. tall, 60 lbs.), move 120 ft., climb 60 ft.; HD 2, AC 8;  Attack pummel 1d3 or bite 1d4–1; Special none; Defenses none; Align LG, NG, LN, or TN, Int Low. XP 30+1/hp. Great Ape. Medium (5 ft. tall, 130 lbs.), move 120 ft., … Continue reading

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Bestiary—Giants

A bestiary entry. OSRIC 2.2 contains more than a dozen different species of giants—enough to cover a range of mythologies. In Eíre, however, there are only two: the giant and the cyclops. Giant A giant resembles a stocky, thick-boned human scaled up to three times … Continue reading

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Bestiary

A summary of how the stat blocks work for these entries: Ants, Tree-Cutter Bat Colony Bear, Horned Bees, Crimson Ladies Bennu Crocodile Dragons Giants Statistics A creature always has a basic stat block presented as follows: Creature Name. Size Category (length/mass/etc.), … Continue reading

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Bestiary—Crocodiles

A bestiary entry. In areas with plenty of marsh, lakes, ponds, and streams, and appropriate weather, crocodiles (or a number of near-identical cousins) can be found. One never encounters a crocodile, however—any waterway sufficient for them to thrive will have a number of … Continue reading

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Bestiary—Bennu

A bestiary entry. The bennu—when visible—resembles a 7-foot-tall heron with blue-tinged white feathers and dark violet hints beneath; jet black stripes outline its brilliant orange eyes. A creature of the elemental plane of fire, and distantly related to the phoenix, bennu similarly … Continue reading

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Bestiary—Crimson Ladies (Bees)

A bestiary entry. These faintly magical honeybees are brilliant scarlet with a delicate, lace-like pattern of thin black lines. They are typically found in clouds, 5-foot-diameter swarms of a several hundred bees. Crimson ladies found away from a hive are generally benign, … Continue reading

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