The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

In the adventure Quarantine, four new monsters and one new NPC were introduced. Here are the stat blocks for those monsters. All three will appear in BroadSword Monthly #2. Demon, Greater The greater demon, Qua-Soko appears as the central antagonist for Quarantine. You can read Qua-Soko's stat block in the previous article the Demons of … Continue reading The Monsters and NPCs of Quarantine | 5 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Tella – Female Doppelganger Assassin | New NPC for Fifth Edition

In the Bloody Bunch campaign which is soon wrapping up (they're at 19th-level now), Tella is probably the best--and most interesting--of all the NPCs the characters travel with. Originally the doppelganger servant of Nezznar (yes, the one from Phandelver), Tella has mostly turned good over the years. Now, she aims to take down the villainous … Continue reading Tella – Female Doppelganger Assassin | New NPC for Fifth Edition

Thanos the Mad Titan | New NPC for Fifth Edition (Major Spoilers)

Everyone likes a good BBEG. And lately, there hasn't been much better than Thanos. Of course, when it comes to creating someone like Thanos, you have to be super careful not to screw things up. People are going to scrutinize every aspect of the build. In the past, when doing a Stat Anything, I showed … Continue reading Thanos the Mad Titan | New NPC for Fifth Edition (Major Spoilers)

Koroxon | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

If Jillian is a total bad-ass at CR 21 and she's the just lieutenant, then how bad-ass is the captain of the guard himself? My guess would be CR 24 or so. Koroxon Medium fiend (demon), chaotic evil Armor Class 21 (natural armor, floating shield +1) Hit Points 237 (25d8 + 125) Speed 40 ft. … Continue reading Koroxon | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Disciple of Bzallin | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The adventure Bzallin's Blacksphere has a lot of interesting characters in it, as well as a fair amount of NPCs. For a normal-sized group, it's a pretty challenging adventure. But my group has 6 characters and a shield guardian. So that means I need to scale it up considerably. This stat block for Bzallin's disciples … Continue reading Disciple of Bzallin | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Jillian | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Jillian is part of the Bzallin's Blacksphere adventure. The original Jillian was a CR 10 challenge, but I realized that I probably needed to beef her up a bit. Edit: I realize that I actually made her too low of a challenge at 16. So I had to beef her up even more to CR … Continue reading Jillian | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Khrull, Half-Orc Death Cleric | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Khrull is an agent sent by the church of Erythnul to ensure that Xentarich does not stray from his mission of destruction. This is a source of conflict between the two, in that Xentarich prefers destruction only where it is profitable. Khrull does not get on well with the crew except for the Storm Hammers, … Continue reading Khrull, Half-Orc Death Cleric | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Glymm, Gnome Illusionist | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Glymm is the leader of the gnome technicians and the chief pilot of the Colossus. He has Xentarich's respect for his technical prowess. Glymm often plays practical jokes on the bugbears (particularly with his bag of tricks) so they hate the small illusionist (and might even attempt to slay him in a particularly chaotic battle). … Continue reading Glymm, Gnome Illusionist | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

‘Heart of the Iron God’ Storm Hammers | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Turik, Poolish, Qar, and Vermikai form the Storm Hammers, a group of elite bugbear shock troopers employed by Xentarich. They are fiercely loyal to the wizard and fight to the death to defend him from harm. The characters might encounter the Storm Hammers on the ground. If they make it inside the Colossus without facing … Continue reading ‘Heart of the Iron God’ Storm Hammers | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

‘Heart of the Iron God’ Nighthawks | New NPCs for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The Nighthawks are a band of famous thieves. Their members include five men, Riskat, Loomis, Welsfin, Boris, and Evert, and one woman, Portitia. Presently, two Nighthawks are stationed in area 4; they rain arrows down on the villages the Colossus attacks. The remaining four spend most of their time in area 13 preparing to strap … Continue reading ‘Heart of the Iron God’ Nighthawks | New NPCs for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition