Thursday, April 27, 2017
It doesn't look like an ooze. It looks like a steam roller ran over an boneless, faceless elephant.
Grey lumps of shabby flesh, heaped around the room, draped over everything, as limp and as heavy as wet blankets. Featureless. Just dirty wrinkles of elephant skin.
There are a few scars. Some of the scars are stretched, distended, and faded. These are the scars that it got when it was very young, before its skin thickened.
Like all oozes, it's slow to rouse but creepingly determined when it does. It clings to ceilings, launches clumsy ambushes. When it falls on you its like someone throwing a pile of wet blankets on a puppy.
It doesn't crawl; it walks. It is a sack of muscles, and when it crawls it looks like a dozen deformed bodybuilders crawling under a blanket. You can see it flex and twitch, like a cow's flank without the cow. Even under two inches of elephant skin, you can see the huge muscles on this thing.
When it grabs you, it pulls you in. It's like being grabbed by a mosh pit. And once you are inside it, it quickly and methodically begins breaking all of your bones. It starts with the largest bones--usually your femurs--before moving on to the rest.
It seals itself around you, and keeps breaking you. Eventually, you become a broken pulp, which it pumps from chamber to chamber, through openings no larger than your fist. In the end, you are more liquid than it is.
Only then does it spend time regrowing its mouths. The mouths are small things, as small and as toothless as a baby's. And then it pumps you inside itself, and finally the acid finds you.
Elephantine Ooze (Medium Size)
HD 10 AC leather Grab 0
Move as dwarf Int 1 Str 20 Morale 12
Crush -- It can grab any number of adjacent creatures. At the start of its turn, grabbed creatures automatically take 2d6 damage.
Thick Hide -- Half damage from slashing and bludgeoning.
Ooze -- Can compress itself under doors, etc.
Elephantine oozes always attack elephants, if there are any present. They will go out of their way to kill and digest an elephant.
Anyone who eats a piece of an Elephantine Ooze and fails a Con check will contract Elephantosis. Each day, their skin grows thicker, taking up an inventory slot and giving them +1 AC. This armor bonus stacks up to +6 AC and does not stack with any worn armor. When the disease is cured, the skin returns to normal at the same rate. There is a 50% chance that the last point of skin becomes permanent.