ST8 DX12 IQ6 EN8 MV6; AR:-1; DM:1d6+1 bite; SP: Teleport; TR: none
A moor hound appears as a massive, slavering, deep purple or
blue (3 foot at the shoulder) shaggy wolf like creature. A Moor Hound is noted for its green glowing
eyes and a blood curdling howl that sounds like a soul in torment. In fact a
moor hound is the manifestation of a lost soul trapped in this world and tormented
by its untimely, lonely death. The hound
itself has a unique and eerie method of combat. It attacks like any creature,
but if hit and sustains damage, it disappears for 1d6 turns. Then randomly reappears
within 1d6 spaces (5’ to 30’) of the one who wounded it. If slain the Moor Hound regenerates on the next
The only way to permanently destroy a Moor Hound is to find
the body of the person that spawned the Moor Hound. Regardless of how long the
person was dead, it will look like it is only recently dead (within minutes of
death.) A full burial service must be performed to lay the spirit to rest and
end the moor hounds haunting.
Some more vile beings have been known to ambush victims in
hopes of creating moor hounds and using them to protect their treasure, lairs
or other buildings. The chance of
someone unexpectedly slain and being in torment due to unfinished business or other
reasons is a rolled result of a 17 or 18 on a 3d6 roll.
The players are attacked by 3 Moor Hounds on the road to a
village. When they inquire of the
villagers, they find the moor hounds have caused trade and travel to their
village to trickle to nothing. In addition people have gone missing or not
returned from trips outside the village. They agree to pay the party 200 coins
if they can defeat the Moor Hounds.
A witch is setting up an area of control and plans on using
the villagers in her plans to build power. So far she has managed to get 3 moor
hounds created from the deaths of the many travelers and villagers she has ambushed
and slain. The characters should be
forced to scour the area or track the moor hounds to find the home of the witch.
The witch and moor hounds will battle them and the players must proceed to have
official burials for the slain that generate the moor hounds.
The witch is actually the wise woman/leader of the village,
she hopes to slay the Heroes as they will have a 1 in 6 chance of becoming a
new Moor Hound if she slays them by betrayal.
The Heroes discover the witch is Belmina (from the Witch of
Bruen adventure) and has set this trap to take revenge on the Heroes. She will
escape if things look bleak.
There is no witch or evil plan, just 3 unfortunate souls
slain by bandits scattered in the woods and moors who must be found and put to