Name It & Stat It Challenge 1!

  1. Jellyfish parasite Hyperia galba

  2. Skeleton shrimp Caprella septentrionalis

  3. Nereis virens head (Polychaeta)

I was reading my morning news feeds this morning and came across these photos by Alexander Semenov.

I suck at writing stats blocks and descriptions, so I'll leave those up to you! Leave your stats and description in the comments box, and I'll pick my favorite for each to post below each picture.


NetherWerks said…
Skeleton shrimp Caprella septentrionalis
No. Enc.: 3d6
Alignment: Neutral
Movement: 90' (Swim)
Armor Class: 9
Hit Dice: 2d4
Attacks: 1 (bite)
Damage: Poison (see below)
Save: 0 level human
Morale: 6
Hoard Class: None
XP: 8

The bite of the dreaded Skeleton Shrimp injects a terrible poison into the victim's body, causing their bones to liquify, allowing the quasi-vampiric crustaceans to suck the resulting calcium-rich slurry from the corpse. Save versus poison with a -1 penalty or take 2d8 damage a round per shrimp-bite.

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So, what would it do to a Bone?

(Side note: I'll stat up one of these at some point.)
NetherWerks said…
@C'Nor: If it's just a bare bone, the venom might dissolve it, or not, depending on DM/GM's choice--but since the little buggers are always seeking out living prey, well, it just doesn't come up much.
@NetherWerks: Love it! Bone dissolving is a nice touch, too.
I was thinking the creature...