Saturday, June 6, 2009
Deadly Distraction - Bantling
When encountered, the bantling will appear as a dirty, scraped up human infant. On seeing adventurers it will begin crying loudly. These shrieks are likely to bring wandering monsters. If picked up or given something to drink it will stop crying briefly. If given any kind of food it will fall into a peaceful slumber for about an hour. After that time has passed it will wake again and begin wailing for more food. As the bantling sleeps it grows. On first encountering it it will barely be able to crawl, after a first feeding it will be able to toddle haltingly on it's own. Each meal and sleep cycle will add an apparent 2 years to the bantling's age.
This bantling never speaks, just cries and eats. It will not attack and if threatened with harm will scutter off into the darkness to find safety.
Armor Class: 9 
Hit Dice: 1d4
Special: Crying attracts wandering monsters
Challenge Level/XP: A/5