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Vargouilles were denizens of the lower planes, some of which were trapped in Zakhara, the Land of Fate.[3]

LandsEdit

Summoned to Zakhara during ages past for an unknown purpose, these creatures were usually found within the Haunted Lands or Ruined Kingdoms. They could also be found in underground locations such as sewers or catacombs.[3]

DescriptionEdit

Vargouilles appeared as a human head sprouting bat wings. Their mouths were filled with sharp fangs and a ring of tentacles enveloped their face. Their eyes glowed with a constant eerie green light.[3][2]

While they could speak Infernal,[2] Vargouilles did not speak mortal languages,[3] but screamed during attacks.[3][2]

CombatEdit

The simple sight of a pack of vargouilles was enough to send many brave warriors running, especially when they heard its terrifying scream. Some who heard the scream were frozen with fear, vulnerable to the vargouille's poisoned bite.[3][2]

A vargouille’s bite injected the victim with a debilitating poison that would not heal unless treated with magic. [3][2]

Vargouilles sometimes chose to kiss their victims, which began the victim's transformation into a new vargouille. The victim's head began to resemble a vargouille more with each passing hour until it broke free from the body as a new creature. This horrid transformation was completed within one day, but could only be completed under darkness. Sunlight or continual light spells halted the transformation. The cure disease spell halted the transformation but did not cure it.[3][2]

Vargouilles hated light of any kind and always sought to extinguish light sources. Their infravision helped them see perfectly in total darkness.[3]

Habitat/SocietyEdit

Vargouilles were mostly nocturnal creatures, preferring to hunt and move about during the cover of darkness. These creatures were believed to be remnants of the Ruined Kingdoms.[3]

They spread throughout Zakhara by infecting victims with their unique disease.[3]

EcologyEdit

The lair of a vargouille was often littered with the corpses of its victims. They preferred living food, but would feed on carrion or weaker pack members as well.[3]

AppendixEdit

Further ReadingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 195. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 254–255. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 David C. Sutherland III and Cynthia K. Felegy (1993). “City of Delights (Monstrous Compendium)”. In Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz eds. City of Delights (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-589-5.

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