Thursday, 3 September 2009

The Ghost Children of Kevelish Vo

Kevelish Vo was infamous even when it was at its zenith - a saying in the foothills at the time had it that "There is blood on the knives of Kevelish Vo from the moment they are forged." Nowadays its streets lie empty and in ruins, haunted by bandits, murderers, cannibals and ghosts. No knives are forged there these days, though blood is still plentiful.

The nadir of the civilisation that the men of Kevelish Vo founded was the Autumn Plague, when sickness descended on the foothills and emptied them of human life. The city's masters ordered the slaughter of all of the female children under the age of 9 to appease their gods (whose names are now forgotten); it did not save them, and all the people of the city died.

The ghosts of those girls remain in the ruined city, however, driven insane by the manner of their deaths and the eons that have passed. On certain nights they run through the city streets like packs of wild dogs, venting their incoherent rage on whoever or whatever they come across.

The Ghost Children of Kevelish Vo

These female ghosts roam the streets only on one night every month (randomly determined - roll a d30 on the first day of each month). Appearing as naked human females from the ages of 2 to 9, they generally seek to kill any living thing they come across. Clerics, however, can sometimes communicate with them for a time; though their blasted minds summon little in the way of meaning, they know all of Kevelish Vo's geography intimately. Of course, they always require payment - usually a living sacrifice.

Armour Class: 5
Hit Dice: 3**
Move: 120' (40')
Attackss: 1 bite / 2 fists
Damage: 1d3 /1d3/1d3 + special
No. Appearing: 3d6
Save As: F3
Morale: 8
Treasure Type: Nil
Intelligence: 9
Alignment: Chaotic
XP: 65

The attacks of a Ghost Child cause paralysis. They are immune to normal weapons.

Ghost Children can be turned, as wights.


  1. Very spooky. Reminds me of resident evil, and some spooky anime from my highschool days that I can't put my finger on...