Friday, 22 May 2009

I want to walk in the snow, and not leave a footprint; I want to walk in the snow, and not soil its purity.

In the highest peaks of the Mountains of the Moon, at altitudes where human beings can barely breathe, there live tribes of goblins known as Bhuta in the local tongues. It is said that these creatures are so fleet of foot that they can walk on the snow without leaving a mark, so well camouflaged that they are invisible, and so quiet that they can move through the clouds without a sound. The yak-herders of the mountain passes believe that the bhuta come down to steal babies in the night and carry off pregnant women; it is said that the cries of their abductees can be heard carried on the wind from the mountain peaks in the dusk and early morning.

Bhuta will attack anything travelling through the mountains, always at night, and usually under cover of fog. They are cowardly beings who prefer to overwhelm their victims; children and smaller beings like halflings are carried away if possible - to what fate, nobody knows. In appearance they are naked, pale blue (so pale to be almost white), with large, splayed feet. They generally arm themselves with javelins and kukris.


Armour Class: 6
Hit Dice: 1-1 (S)
Move: 90' (30')
Attacks: 1 weapon
Damage: By weapon
No. Appearing: 2d20 (2-40)
Save As: Normal Man
Morale: 7
Treasure Type: R (C)
Intelligence: 10
Alignment: Chaotic
XP Value: 5
Terrain: Mountain

Bhuta always surprise their opponents when encountered at night. They never attack during daylight and will attempt to avoid contact until darkness falls. They have infravision to 120'.

1 comment:

  1. Nice, I rather like the idea of them. Fleet-footed goblins. Nifty.