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Gargantuaby John Walter Biles
These creatures are the work of the wizard Gargantua, who created many monstrosities of vast size, usually modelled on normally smaller creatures.
Gargantuan Carrion Crawler Level 27 Elite Controller
Huge aberrant beast XP 22,000
Initiative +12 Senses Perception +17; darkvision
HP 502; Bloodied 251; see also tentacle flurry
AC 42; Fortitude 41, Reflex 40, Will 39
Saving Throws +2
Speed 12, climb 12 (spider climb)
Action Points 1
m Tentacles (standard; at-will) | Poison
Reach 4; +30 vs. Fortitude; 3d4 + 10 damage, and the target takes ongoing 15 poison damage and is slowed (save ends both). In addition, the target is pulled 1 square. First Failed Save: The target is immobilised instead of slowed (save ends). Second Failed Save: The target is stunned instead of immobilised (save ends). Saving throws made against the gargantuan carrion crawler’s paralytic tentacles take a –5 penalty.
M Bite (standard; at-will)
+32 vs. AC; 2d10 + 10 damage.
M Tentacle Assault (standard; at-will) | Poison
The Gargantuan Carrion Crawler makes 2 Tentacles attacks
C Tentacle Flurry (standard; encounter; recharges when first bloodied) | Poison
Close blast 4; +30 vs. Fortitude; 2d4 + 8 damage, and the target takes ongoing 10 poison damage and is slowed (save ends both). First Failed Save: The target is immobilised instead of slowed (save ends). Second Failed Save: The target is stunned instead of immobilised (save ends). Saving throws made against the enormous carrion crawler’s paralytic tentacles take a –5 penalty.
Dangerous Overextension (Immediate Reaction, Refresh 5-6)
When a melee attack misses the Carrion Crawler; it gets an immediate Tentacles attack on its foe.
The gargantuan carrion crawler can make opportunity attacks against all enemies within its reach (4 squares).
Alignment Unaligned Languages —
Skills Intimidation + 23
Str 30 (+23) Dex 20 (+18) Wis 18 (+17)
Con 27 (+21) Int 6 (+11) Cha 20 (+18)
Gargantuan Carrion Crawlers live underground, looking for gigantic prey. Their gargantuan size restricts them, however, to particularly large caves once they reach adulthood; the spawn of such creatures may be encountered wandering smaller caves as they look for a home which will fit their adult form; such have identical stats to normal or enormous carrion crawlers.
Gargantuan Gargoyle Level 26 Elite Lurker
Gargantuan elemental humanoid (earth) XP 18000
Initiative +23 Senses Perception +19; darkvision
HP 376; Bloodied 188
AC 42; Fortitude 40, Reflex 36, Will 38
Saves +2 Action Point 1
Speed 9, fly 15; see also flyby attack
m Claw (standard; at-will)
Reach 4; +31 vs. AC; 3d8 + 9 damage.
m Horn Gouge (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +31 vs. AC; 2d8+9 damage and target is prone
m Bite (standard; at-will)
Reach 2; +31 vs. AC; 2d8+9 damage and 5 ongoing damage (save ends)
M Twin Claw Attack (standard; at-will)
Make 2 Claw attacks at the same foe or one each at two different foes. If both are used on the same target and both hit, you may make a third Claw attack (rear claw rake).
M Gargoyle Frenzy (standard; at-will but only against a foe the gargoyle has combat advantage on)
Reach 2; The gargoyle makes two Claw attacks, one Horn Gouge attack and one Bite against a foe he has combat advantage against.
M Flyby Attack (standard; refresh 5-6)
The gargoyle flies up to 15 squares and makes two Claw attacks at any point during the move without provoking an opportunity attack from the target. If both Claws hit, he gets a third Claw attack. (Rear Claw Rake)
Throw Yourself on my Horn (Immediate Reaction, Refresh 4-6)
If a Melee attack misses the Gargoyle, he immediately Horn Gouge attacks the person who missed.
Bouncing Blade (Immediate Reaction, Refresh 5-6)
If a Melee attack hits the Gargoyle, the weapon bounces back on his foe, who makes an immediate basic attack on himself.
Gargantuan Gargoyles gain +3 Stealth in rocky and stone environments where they can blend in.
Stone Form (standard; at-will)
The gargoyle becomes a statue and gains resist 25 to all damage, regeneration 3, and tremorsense 10. It loses all other senses and can take no actions in stone form other than revert to its normal form (as a minor action).
Alignment Evil Languages Common, Primordial
Skills Stealth +24 (27)*
Str 30 (+23) Dex 23 (+19) Wis 23 (+19)
Con 26 (+21) Int 11 (+13) Cha 23 (+19)
It is arguable whether Gargantuan Gargoyles were one of Gargantua’s wiser ideas; there is a dearth of appropriately large statues for them to impersonate in rock form and if found underground, they can only really function in the largest caves. Nevertheless, they still survive, sometimes shaped into unusual forms to act as spies for wizards of epic power.
Gargantuan Troll Level 26 Epic Brute
Gargantuan natural humanoid XP 18000
Initiative +7 Senses Perception +11
HP 594; Bloodied 297; see also troll healing
Regeneration 20 (if the troll takes acid or fire damage, regeneration does not function until the end of its next turn)
AC 20; Fortitude 21, Reflex 18, Will 17
m Claw (standard; at-will)
Reach 4; +29 vs. AC; 4d6 + 9 damage; see also frenzied strike.
M Marauding Strike (standard; at-will)
The Troll makes 2 Claw attacks.
M Frenzied Strike (free, when the troll’s attack bloodies an enemy; at-will)
The troll makes a claw attack.
Berserker gang (Immediate Reaction When First Bloodied; encounter)
Close Burst 4; +29 vs. AC; 4d6+9 damage
Rend (standard; Refresh 5-6)
The Troll makes 4 Claw attacks against the same target
Troll Healing | Healing
If the troll is reduced to 0 hit points by an attack that does not deal acid or fire damage, it rises on its next turn (as a move action) with 20 hit points.
Alignment Chaotic evil Languages Giant
Skills Athletics +15, Endurance +14
Str 29 (+22) Dex 20 (+18) Wis 20 (+18)
Con 27 (+21) Int 16 (+16) Cha 16 (+16)
Gargantuan Trolls have flourished, though most eventually die by adventurer. Once one shows up able to kill them, anyway. They are sufficiently intelligent that many end up leading great Troll hordes or as major lieutenants of some especially epic threat. They usually live on the surface, however, as they simply are too big to fit through a lot of caves and tunnels. Some Gargantuan Trolls amuse themselves by enslaving giants, who they often tower over.