Traykon Monsters

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Traykon has several unique monsters. Although Dragons have their own section, other monsters will be collected here for quick reference.

Everyday Encounters

Gnoll CR Varied

A special nod needs to be given for the most common humanoid monster in Traykon. Where some campaigns elevate goblins or orcs to the status or primary opponents for humaoid habitations, in Traykon that threat is from the Gnoll hoards.

Dune Wolf CR 3

This special breed of wolf is only encountered as the companion of the Bothrain, the Tuzsani mystics. The lupine appearance of these creatures makes hides their near human intellect. In combat, they are cunning foes who work well with their companions and often disable spellcasters first before moving on to the next, weakest opponent. Dune Wolves are capable of crudely speaking Vaslier, the tongue of the Tuzsani.

Elven War Horse CR 4

Breed by the L'sameliqu, the Wild Elves, these horses are heartier and live longer than any other breed of horse. They are treasures of the L'Sameliqu and outsiders are never allowed to possess one.

Plated Dragon CR 8

Sometime in the ancient past magical forces imbued a large land predator with the power of draconic blood. Although it has no spell like abilities or flight, these creatures are terrors on the open ground.

Denizens of the Mist

Below are monsters found within the Shadowlands and sometimes along the borders with Traykon. For the most part, they are never seen by living inhabitants but those who can see into the spirit world or those who enter the Shadowlands may encounter these creatures.

Mephit CR 3

Mephits are minor creatures from the elemental planes. They gain their connection to Traykon through the Shadowlands due to it's inherent connection to the Elemental Planes.

Mord Wraith CR 13

These divine messengers serve Ulan and are vital to the reclamation of souls.

Soul Eater CR 14

These amorphous incorporeal creatures are native to the Shadowlands. Without magical aid, they appear as simple fog drifting in the night winds. Only those who can detect undead, evil, or spirits are aware of these creatures.

From Beyond

Some creatures are summoned to Traykon or otherwise find their way through the intervention of mortals or strange chance.

Mephit CR 3

Mephits are minor creatures from the elemental planes. They gain their connection to Traykon through the Shadowlands due to it's inherent connection to the Elemental Planes.

Nightshade

Nightshades are monstrous undead composed of shadow and evil. Rumors exist that they are the spawn of The Unnamed One and act as his servants but if they act upon his direction there is no way to tell. Scholors are aware that there is more Nightshade activity in Traykon than has been reported from other worlds.

Nightwalker CR 16

The most common nightshades are the nightwalkers, long-striding giant fiends often found at the head of undead armies. They are the generals of the nightshade army, the commanders of legions and the organizers of the deaths of worlds.

Nightwing CR 14

Yet in places the nightwalkers cannot easily reach, the vast gulfs of the sea and the soaring heights of the clouds above, other nightshades rule. Above flop the immense bat-like nightwings, deadly in their own right yet content to serve at the behest of their stronger cousins. When these monstrosities come to the Material Plane, they swoop down in the dawn to take shelter in abandoned necropolises or vast crypts, emerging at dusk to prey upon nations.

Nightcrawler CR 18

As above, so do the realms below quake from the passage of nightshades. Here, immense nightcrawlers slither and creep. These Umbral worms do not often venture forth from the deep, forgotten caverns they dwell in, but when they do, entire kingdoms die as their nighted coils writhe and work their inevitable way through the population.

Nightskitter CR 12

This umbral mass unfolds a tangle of spidery legs and horrible mandibles, rising up to a monstrous height to bring its cluster of glowing red eyes to bear.

Nightwave CR 20

But for all of the nightmare potential posed by these undead paragons, they all pale in comparison to the mightiest nightshades of all—the shark-like nightwave. This monstrosity prowls the lightless depths of ocean trenches, gathering the souls of the countless drowned dead or preying upon deep aquatic races. Yet those who cleave to the shallows or ply the surface of the seas are not safe from the ravenous nightwaves either, for in the darkest night, these undead monsters rise up to harvest souls from ships and shore as well.

Yet even the dreaded nightwaves are not enough to fill the nightmares of great heroes. Rumors of more powerful nightshades are whispered fearfully in certain circles—creatures of such immense power that their mere existence can drain entire planets of life in a matter of weeks. If such monstrosities truly exist, then all life may be but a fleeting spark in the dark folds of a forever-doomed future.

Servants of the Eternity

These creatures are only encountered through the will of a god or by the actions of a divine intermediary.

Maiden of Pain CR 9

These develish minions are bound to Loviatar through pleasure and pain. They are her minions who exact punishment and reward the faithful.

Yenaldlooshi CR 14

These demon-like creatures are either new to the universe or have reappeared since the Elder Gods escaped from their prisons.

Unique Monsters

Night Stalker CR 18

This creature is always seen within 100 miles of the town of Blacksway. It is believed something atop the Basalt Peak guarded by the city calls to the greater Nightshade. Few entities dare get in it's way and it seldom stops it's constant stalking around the mountain.

Twilight Dragon CR 23

The Twilight Dragon is a unique dragon born of the Shadowlands and is a servant of The Unnamed One. Unlike other dragons, the Twilight Dragon was not born from an egg but was instead born from the depths of the Umbral Citadel. Should his physical form be destroyed, it disperses into the Shadowlands where it reforms within the Umbral Citadel within a few days and re-emerges fully healed with all its powers intact.

Like The Unnamed One, the Twilight Dragon has no name. All beings reference it as simply The Twilight Dragon and other dragon kind sometimes refer to it as Twilight. As the undisputed king of the dragons within the Shadowlands, the Twilight Dragon is revered and considered the nominal leader of the Umbral Dragons.

Monster Templates

These templates can be applied to any creature to give them the desired aspect.

Demon Possessed Creature CR Special

No evil is as terrible as one having the outward form of goodness. Demons can cavort in the skins of mortal creatures and cause havoc while disguised by the flesh of virtue. While in mortal guise, a demon can convert the weak-willed to evil and provide power and counsel to other mortal pawns, while gleefully using the possessed body as a shield against attack.

Fey Creature CR +1 or +2

Fey creatures resemble the mundane creatures they derive from, but with brighter colors, delicate features, and elegant wings such as those of a pixie or sprite. Despite their fragile-seeming appearance, fey creatures are every bit as hardy as their non-fey relations, though they sacrifice raw might for grace and the ability to fly. They live long lives, barring death by misadventure, and rarely show outward signs of age.