Two blue slaadi,
Xisstvan and Yurgl, wait for the party near the top of the stairs. When
the characters have climbed about halfway up, the slaadi explode into
action, launching themselves down the stairs, trying to grapple with
the lead characters and hopefully knock everyone down. They then wade
into the party, attacking the closest characters first. In the unlikely
event that the blue slaadi succeed at a Hide check opposed by the Spot
check of the first character to head up the stairs, they gain the benefits
of a surprise round.
The blue slaadi
look like thick-bodied, blue-skinned frogs who stand upright. They tower
over most humanoids at 10 feet tall and have broad shoulders and virtually
no neck. They easily weigh 800+ pounds. Their massively muscled bodies
are covered in bumps, warts, knobs, and horns, and their hands and feet
are tipped with black, razor-sharp claws. Two bony protrusions, shaped
roughly like scimitar blades, extend from the back of each hand.
Xisstvan and Yurgl
are totally fearless, and relish the chance to slay some puny beings
who actually try to fight back. They chirp and croak back and forth
to each other in Slaad, and if anyone can actually understand them,
they boast of things like who will get the first kill, what parts they
will keep for trophies, and dont these pathetic creatures realize
the true might of the slaadi?
These blue slaadi
do not attempt to summon reinforcements, as Zxor has specifically
instructed them not to. They fear him enough to actually follow his
Blue Slaad (2);
CR 8; Large outsider; HD 8d8+24; hp 60; Init +2; Spd 30 ft.; AC 18 (touch
11, flat-footed 16); Atk +11 melee (2d6+4, 4 rakes); or +11 melee (2d8+6,
bite); SA Disease, spell-like abilities, Summon Slaad; SQ acid resistance
5, cold resistance 5, electricity resistance 5, fast healing 5, fire
resistance 5, outsider traits, sonic resistance 5; AL CN; SV Fort +9,
Ref +8, Will +4; Str 19, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 6, Wis 6, Cha 10.
Skills and Feats:
Climb +14, Hide 2, Jump +15, Listen +8, Move Silently +9, Spot
+8; Denied, Dodge, Mobility .
Creatures bitten by a blue slaad must make a Fortitude save (DC 17)
or be infected with a disease that transforms the victim over the next
week into a red slaad.
(Sp): At will -- hold person, passwall, telekinesis. 1/day
-- three blue slaadi working together can produce a chaos hammer
(DC 16) as if cast by a 15th-level sorcerer. 1/day -- summon another
blue slaad with a 40% chance of success.
(Ex): The creature ignores up to 5 points of acid damage each round.
(Ex): The creature ignores up to 5 points of cold damage each round.
(Ex): The creature ignores up to 5 points of electricity damage
(Ex): The creature regains 5 hit points per round. Fast healing
does not restore hit points lost from starvation, thirst, or suffocation,
and it does not allow a creature to regrow or reattach lost body parts.
(Ex): The creature ignores up to (enter value from left) points
of fire damage each round.
Darkvision 60 ft.; cannot be raised or resurrected (though a wish or
miracle spell can restore life).
(Ex): The creature ignores up to 5 points of sonic damage each round.