Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for Xing-tian

Let's go to the other side of the world from the Wendigo to China, home of the Xing-tian.

The Xing-tian appears as an ogre with no head. Inspection reveals that if it had a head it had been cut off and healed; where the neck would be is a mass a scar tissue.  It has “eyes” where it’s nipple would be and a “mouth” over it’s navel, but these appear only to be markings.  The xing-tian can’t see, hear, eat, breathe, call out or communicate.  It is typically armed with a shield in one hand and an a large axe in the other.  It can feel the vibrations of people nearby.  They attack everything, including other xing-tian, and they always fight to the death.  When not fighting it can be found destroying anything in its path.

Xing-tian are literally about mindless destruction.  They attack anyone in their path and if no one is around they attack trees, rocks and animals.  They also represent a never-say-die spirit.


Armor Class:  6 [13]
Hit Dice: 5d8+8* (30 hp)
No. of Attacks: 1 by weapon
Damage: 1d8
Special: immune to any spell that relies on senses, immune to gaze attacks, immune to fear
Movement: 75’
No. Appearing: 1
Saves As: Fighter 6
Morale: 12 (will never, ever give up)
Treasure: None
Alignment: Evil (Chaos)
XP: 750

EDITED TO ADD: Jolie Du Pre' is doing Xing-tian too!


John Wiswell said...

Did it re-grow eyes and a mouth after decapitation, or did it cheat and have them as a back-up all along? I feel that should determine how much street rep it gets.

John at The Bathroom Monologues

Timothy S. Brannan said...

I't just drew the eyes and mouth on it's torso. They don't work at all. ;)