Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mouthless Tongues (Minions of Tonya, Petty Goddess of Children's Teeth)

Mouthless Tongues (Minions of Tonya, Petty Goddess of Children's Teeth)

No. Encountered: 1–2 (up to 1,000+ in lairs)
AL: Chaotic (neutral)
MV: 10' (5')
AC: 10
HD: 1 (5 HP each)
#AT: NA
DM: NA
THAC0: 18
SV: F1
ML: 5
XP: 5
HC : XIII
Treasure: 1–5 cp each / child's tooth

Mouthless Tongues are the devoted minions of Tonya, Petty Goddess of Children's Teeth, and they are tasked with retrieving teeth from and delivering payment to the undersides of children's pillows.

Mouthless Tongues are 3-to-4-inch long sentient tongues which resemble fleshy pink slugs. They worm their way across the ground in a manner mechanically similar to the inch worm locomotion. They are eyeless and mouthless, absorbing nutrients from their environment to survive.

Each Mouthless Tongue has a small fleshy pocket on the underside of its "foot" which is used to carry small coins or children's teeth. Roll 1d6 to determine what the Mouthless Tongue is carrying:

1 – Nothing
2 – Child's molar
3 – 1–3 cp
4 – Child's canine tooth
5 – 4–5 cp
6 – Child's incisor

20% of Mouthless Tongues have the ability to teleport themselves (and only themselves) to their lair when distressed. They will leave their burden behind. If it was a tooth that was abandoned, then the Mouthless Tongue will be psionically destroyed by Tonya (as children's teeth are more precious than coins to Her Pettiness) and Tonya will seek out the fool who made her minion drop its load.

Mouthless Tongues prefer damp lairs along continually running creeks and streams. Lairs can hold up to 1,000 individuals. They reproduce via asexual reproduction in swarming masses of 50 or more during warmer months.

If a PC encounters more than 10 Mouthless Tongues at once (especially if they are in the act of reproduction), the PC must make a Save vs. Insanity based on their CON. Failure means the PC is violently, nauseously ill and suffers a –3 penalty to any and all rolls for 1d4 rounds.

Rumor has it that Mouthless Tongues originated from Tonya herself. Some even go as far to say the Mother Tongue was Tonya & Ywehbobbobhewy's bastard child.