Monday, June 27, 2016

Monstrous Monday: Scabbed-Wing Angels

"He's the angel with the scabbed wings. Hard-drug face, want to powder his nose. He will deflower the freshest crop. Dry up all the wombs with his rock and roll sores."

Marilyn Manson - Angel with the Scabbed Wings

Sometimes the divine servants of law get a taste of mortal pleasure. Most that do, repent of their worldly indiscretions and return to the Heavens. However, a few forsake their holy nature and choose to remain on the material plane. These angels, sacrifice their divinity and quickly find that their wings rot off, leaving perpetually painful wounds. The angels, now known as scabbed-winged angels, medicate this pain with excess, whether it be sex, drugs, food, alcohol, or some other vice entirely. 

Each scabbed-wing angel is different, consider this a base template to work from.

Scabbed-Wing Angel 
Init +6; Atk Draining Touch +8 Weapon +6  (Damage Varies) 
AC 14; HD 6d12; MV 60’; Act 2d20; SP:   Infravision, Telepathy, Immune to weapons of less than +2 and natural attacks from creatures 5 HD or less, half damage from fire, acid, cold, electricity, and gas, Scabbed Wings (see below),  Always Unholy (see below) SV Fort +10, Ref +8, Will +6; AL Neutral or Chaotic

Scabbed Wings - The angel may disturb their scabbed wings. They then inflict 1d6 damage to themselves, but gain The affects are unpredictable, but always beneficial to the angel.
d5   Result
1 - Blood Seeks Blood: A tendril of blood shoots forth from the angel's wound towards the nearest enemy. They must make a DC 14 Reflex save or take 1d4 damage and an addition 1d2 every round afterwards as their blood seeks to leave the body and join the angel. A creature can take a round to bandage the wound to prevent any additional bleed damage. Receiving magical healing will also end this effect.
2 - Powder His Nose - All creatures (other than the angel)  within 30' feet must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or be dazed for 1d4 rounds.
3 - Deflower the Freshest Crop - For the next hour, the angel deals an extra 1d8 on all melee attacks the first time it hits a creature. 
4 - Rock and Roll Sores - Until the end of combat, if a creature strikes the angel with a melee attack they must make a DC 14 Reflex save or take 1d6 Acid damage.
5 - Scab Armor - For the rest of the encounter the angel gains an additional 1d4 bonus to its AC.

Always Unholy-  Scabbed-Wing Angels do not fit in any paradigm and are always considered un-holy for the purpose of clerical turning.


  1. a lot of MM lyrics could be potential adventure fuel

    1. That just gave me several ideas, including one using "Long Hard Road Out of Hell."

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    1. I always have song lyrics stuck in my head, so I figured I'd do something constructive with them.