Deepfreeze - A
By Will McDermott
Collins has graciously allowed us to reprint the stats of his Amarthuldra,
the "alien" creature that appeared in "Operation: Deepfreeze."
Of course, this is not an official D&D monster, and is not
approved by the D&D design team -- it's just the creation of
a demented mind -- so use it at your own peril.
7d10+28 (hp 67)
+9 (Dex, Improved Initiative)
30 ft., climb 15 ft.
23 (touch 15, flat-footed 18)
(+5 Dex, +8
2 claws +11 melee, tail +9 melee, bite +9 melee
Claw 1d4+4, tail 2d6+6, bite 1d8+6
5 ft. by 5 ft./5 ft. (tail 10 ft.)
Attacks: Improved grab, rend 2d4+6
Qualities: Blind, blindsight, resistances
Fort +10, Ref +10, Will +4
Str 18, Dex 20, Con 16, Int 11, Wis 14, Cha 12
Hide +17*, Jump +14, Listen +14*, Move Silently +17*
Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Multiattack
Solitary or pack (3-6)
8-14 HD (Medium-size); 15-21 HD (Large)
is a ravenous predator whose origin is lost to the depths of time. Some
claim it was developed as a biological weapon by an ancient eldritch species;
others that it evolved on a distant world, eventually devouring all life
there before finding portals to new worlds.
event, the creature's true name (assuming it has one) is also unknown.
The name "amarthuldra" comes from the dwarflike natives of the
arctic world of Aslak, known as uldra (which translates as "people"
in their tongue). The prefix "amarth-" is close in meaning to
"fate," though it has also been translated as "destiny"
or even "doom."
the amarthuldra is worshipped by a splinter faction of the uldra. These
quasi-nihilists believe that their people are destined to be devoured
by the creatures, and go to great lengths to prevent any interference
with this fate.
amarthuldra prefers to lurk in the shadows, trusting its natural stealth
to bring prey in close. They seemingly have no fear, and have been known
to attack creatures many times their size (particularly when in a pack).
Grab (Ex): If a claw attack hits, the amarthuldra can begin a grapple
as a free action.
(Ex): If both claws hit, the amarthuldra automatically rends for an
additional 2d4+6 points of damage.
(Ex): The amarthuldra has no sense of vision. It makes up for this
with extremely strong hearing.
(Ex): The amarthuldra's keen hearing gives it blindsight with a 60-foot
range. Completely silent targets, however, are effectively invisible to
(Ex): The amarthuldra has acid, cold, fire, and lightning resistance
*Amarthuldra receive a +8 racial bonus to Hide, Listen, and Move Silently