Saturday, June 30, 2012

Newly-bred Henchmonsters and Utility Beasts

1. Distillery beast: consumes mass quantities of fruits & grains, excretes brandy, liquor
2. Restraintopus: land cephalopod trained to act as living manacles
3. Giant shipping/receiving mantis
4. Pyramid-building apes: huge, incredibly strong and unnaturally agreeable
5. Aggressively territorial honey bees w/strong sleep-inducing sting venom
6. Butterfly w/20ft. wingspan: adheres to host for single glorious flight then dies
7. Siege giant: even more dim-witted than usual, employs thick curling horns on head for living battering ram effect
8. Hydra sphinx: repositories of knowledge w/1d12 heads, each the master of single discipline/area of expertise
9. Messenger stirges: can only digest blood-based nutritive formula, fly patterns from one feeding station to the next w/messages stapled to their rubbery appendages
10. Wound-sucking leeches: anesthetizes, disinfects, extracts poisons if applied expeditiously
11. Lap-beast: living balls of fur and teeth, snuggly, lovable and ferociously protective of loved one
12. Major domo, reanimated: flesh golem-like but fine-tuned to exemplify quality of service, impeccable taste, quiet dignity, the fuedal spirit


  1. I dunno about hydra-sphinxes, but I like the idea of treating each sphinx as a sage.

  2. I can live with them providing each head argues with the others and dismisses their statements with it's own proclamations on subjects it knows nothing about...

  3. BV: Even the most disparate Hydra-sphinx heads agree that their design and creation was a dreadfully bad idea.

    Pukako: inevitable when the department heads share a neck.

  4. Good stuff! Exalted actually has something like the distillery beast in-setting, known as the Beast of Resplendent Liquid.

  5. Thanks Trey. I must concede the superiority of the Exalted creature, if only on the grounds that they saw an opportunity to use the word lovely word "resplendent".