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PDF Version 1November 2005A MONSTER BOOK BY MIKE MEARLSRequires the use of Monte Cook Presents: Iron Heroes, published by Malhavoc PressRequires the use of the Dungeons &amp; Dragons Third Edition Core Books, published by Wizards of the Coast, Inc. This book utilizes updated material from the v. 3.5 revision.ADDITIONAL CREDITSEditing: Ray Vallese Development and Creative Direction: Monte CookCover Art: Jeremy Jarvis Interior Art: Kev CrossleyCover Design and Interior Page Design: Lisa ChidoProduction and Proofreading: Sue Weinlein CookPlaytesters: Mark Barazzuol, Chris Cumming, Matt Cumming, Kelly Graham, Melinda Lau, Kevin MacQuarrie, Jim McArthur,Geoffrey Nelson, Del Shand, Nicolas Shand, Apis Teicher, Dave Turner, and Adam Windsor.For supplemental material, visit the Iron Heroes Website:www.montecook.com/ironheroesTHE IRON HEROES BESTIARY2Introduction: Welcome to the BestiaryWhats in This Book?....................................................................4Using This Bestiary .......................................................................4Reading the Monster Entries................................................5Chapter One: Using Monsters in Iron HeroesMonster Abilities ..........................................................................6Damage Reduction....................................................................6Movement Modes ......................................................................7Instant Kill Attacks .................................................................7Natural Armor and Base Defense Bonus ...........................8Poison and Ability Damage.....................................................8Monsters and Character Death................................................8Death Is at Hand.......................................................................9Fates Other Than Death..........................................................9Monster Criteria.........................................................................10Analyzing Monsters...............................................................10Monster Ability Scores..............................................................12Monsters and Feats .....................................................................12New Mastery Feat Descriptions ...........................................12Chapter Two: Villain ClassesChampion........................................................................................16Class Abilities..........................................................................20Other Uses of This Villain Class .......................................20Demonic Minion...........................................................................21Class Abilities ..........................................................................22Demonic Minion Appearance and Details ........................24Demon Knight..............................................................................25Class Abilities..........................................................................26Demon Knight Appearance and Details ............................27Chapter Three: Here Be Monsters!Blade Ooze ...................................................................................28Creating a Blade Ooze .........................................................30Blade Tyrant.................................................................................30Blade Tyrant Society..............................................................31Bone Machine...............................................................................32Improved Natural Attack......................................................34Clawing Dark...............................................................................34The Book of Silver Chains ...................................................36Cliff Ogre .....................................................................................37Cliff Ogre Society .................................................................38Cliff Ogre Action Zones .....................................................38Colossus of Thard......................................................................39Climbing the Colossus .........................................................40Dimensional Prowler ..................................................................41Dire Gloom...................................................................................43Dire Gloom Characters .......................................................44Emerald Serpent ..........................................................................45Adventure Idea........................................................................46Emerald Serpent Guardians ................................................46Emerald Serpent Hide Armor..............................................46Flesh Flayer...................................................................................47Flesh Flayer Characters .......................................................48Glitterwing ..................................................................................49Table of ContentsMalhavoc is a registered trademark owned by Monte J. Cook. Sword &amp; Sorcery and the Sword &amp; Sorcery logo are trademarks of White Wolf Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. All other content is20052006 Monte J. Cook. The mention of or reference to any company or product in these pages is not a challenge to the trademark or copyright concerned. This book is compatible with 3rd Editionand Revised 3rd Edition rules. This edition of the Iron Heroes Bestiary is produced under version 1.0a and/or draft versions of the Open Game License and the System Reference Document by permissionof Wizards of the Coast. Subsequent versions of this product will incorporate later versions of the license and document.Designation of Product Identity: The following items are hereby designated as Product Identity in accordance with Section 1(e) of the Open Game License, version 1.0a: Any and all Malhavoc Presslogos and identifying marks and trade dress, such as all Malhavoc Press product and product line names including but not limited to Monte Cook Presents: Iron Heroes, Mastering Iron Heroes, The IronHeroes Bestiary, Monte Cooks Arcana Evolved, Arcana Evolved Spell Treasury, and The Complete Book of Eldritch Might; any specific characters and places; capitalized names and original names ofplaces, artifacts, characters, races, countries, geographic locations, gods, historic events, and organizations; any and all stories, storylines, histories, plots, thematic elements, and dialogue; and all art-work, symbols, designs, depictions, illustrations, maps, and cartography, likenesses, poses, logos, or graphic designs, except such elements that already appear in final or draft versions of the d20System Reference Document or as Open Game Content below and are already open by virtue of appearing there. The above Product Identity is not Open Game Content.Check out Sword &amp; Sorcery online at .TABLE OF CONTENTS3Uses for Glitterwings...........................................................50Gossamer Wyrm...........................................................................50Gossamer Wyrm Realms.........................................................52Grey Troll .....................................................................................52Hundoon.......................................................................................54Hundoon Society...................................................................54Hundoon Settlements and Organization.......................55Hundoon Attitudes...............................................................55Hundoon Traits ......................................................................55Hundoon, Worker Caste ..........................................................56Hundoon, Warrior Caste..........................................................57Hundoon, Overseer Caste ........................................................58Hundoon, Royal Caste...............................................................59Hunting Spirit.............................................................................60Incarnation...................................................................................62Incarnation Cults ..................................................................63Sample Cults ............................................................................63Iron Devil ......................................................................................65Diabolic Weapons...................................................................66Kuhlani..........................................................................................66Moss Troll....................................................................................68Necrophage...................................................................................69Paeldrem.........................................................................................70Paeldrem Society .....................................................................71True History of the Paeldrem..............................................72Paeldrem NPCs.........................................................................72Piprisug ..........................................................................................72Piprisug Society ......................................................................74Piprisug Characters ...............................................................74Plague Giant.................................................................................75The Giants Heart....................................................................76Sand Homunculus ......................................................................76Adventure Idea ........................................................................78Selvrin............................................................................................78Selvrin Society ........................................................................79The Great Feast........................................................................79Selvrin Characters ................................................................80Selvrin Weapons .....................................................................80Shellback.......................................................................................80Skaerrim.........................................................................................82Advancement............................................................................84Skaerrim and Humanity ........................................................84Skaerrim Bargains ..................................................................84Trondar .........................................................................................84Trondar Society .....................................................................86The Great Transformation...................................................86Ungulak.........................................................................................86Ungulak Tunnels ....................................................................87Vardrag..........................................................................................88Appendix: Monster TablesConverting Monsters................................................................90Malhavoc Monsters ....................................................................91Open Game License......................................................................94Designation of Open Game Content: Subject to the Product Identity designation above, the following portions of The Iron Heroes Bestiary are designated as Open Game Content: the feats in theirentirety in Chapter One; the class advancement tables and Class Abilities sections of Chapter Two; the Combat sections and statistics for the monsters in Chapter Three; and anything else con-tained herein which is already Open Game Content by virtue of appearing in the System Reference Document or some other Open Game Content source.Some portions of this book which are Open Game Content originate from the System Reference Document and are 19992006 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. The remainder of these Open GameContent portions of this book are hereby added to Open Game Content and if so used, should bear the COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Iron Heroes Bestiary 20052006 Monte J. Cook. This material is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Any reproduction, retransmission, or unauthorized use of the artwork or non-Open Game Content herein is prohibited withoutexpress written permission from Monte Cook, except for purposes of review or use of Open Game Content consistent with the Open Game License. The original purchaser may print or photocopy copies for his or her own personal use only.This document is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual people, organizations, places, or events is purely coincidental.THE IRON HEROES BESTIARY4Welcome to theBestiaryMighty heroes need powerful monsters to battle. Without Grendel, who would remember Beowulf?Monsters are a critical part of any roleplaying game, and Iron Heroes is no different.Bard and Smaug. Odysseus and Polyphemus, greatest ofthe cyclopes. Perseus and the Medusa. King Pellinoreand the Questing Beast. St. George and the dragon.Even Jonah and the whalethe list goes on and on. As mon-sters populate the classics, epic fantasy literature, and themovies, so too do they deserve a very important role in thehigh-action fantasy Iron Heroes game. This...</p>