View Full Version : Swiftly and silently they come... [Creature]

2007-10-25, 12:00 PM
"You sure this is the place?" The occult hunter asked his gruff companion.
"Yea. 'E said it was just up the hill, dinnit 'e?"
Frowning, the occult hunter looked up at the menacing house on the hill- the classic haunted house... derelict and abandoned, small spires... multiple stories...
And of course, it was night, and lightning was in the background.
"Well, lets go in and see this ghost."
The two trudged up the muddy path, the rain beating down on them, with the sliver of moon providing just barely enough light to see by. They reached the door- an ominous, dark wooden obstacle with a silver knocker on it in the shape of a demon skull.
Snorting, the gruff man kicked the door in, sending rotting splinters and dust everywhere along with a loud crashing sound. He drew a thick sword before stomping inside, while his trench coat clad companion followed, thinking up the right prayers for an Hallow spell.
The entry way was dark, and there were no sources of light. The occult hunter fumbled for a torch and felt it tugged from his hand.
"Hey, Edgar, hand that back."
"Hand what back?"
Irritated, the occult slayer held out a hand in the mercenary's direction.
"The torch!"
"What torch?"
The slayer was about to reply when he heard a rushing, whooshing sound. A second later, his corpse fell to the ground, covered in tiny cuts.
Grumbling to himself, and entirely unaware, the mercenary lit his own torch and then saw his companion's corpse.
"By the gods!"
He looked around frantically, then up. It was then he saw the last thing to ever meet his eyes-
Hundreds upon hundreds of tiny, black clad ninjas flinging shurikens.

Miniature Ninja Swarm

Size/Type: Tiny Humanoid (Swarm)
Hit Dice: 16d8-16 (56)
Initiative: +8
Speed: 30ft. (6 squares), climb 15ft.
Armor Class: 16 (+2 size, +4 Dex)
Base Attack/Grapple: +7/-
Attack: Swarm (3d6)
Full Attack: Swarm (3d6)
Space/Reach: 10ft./0ft.
Special Attacks: Sneak Attack (+2d6), Shuriken Storm
Special Qualities: Evasion, Improved Uncanny Dodge, swarm traits
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +14, Will +6
Abilities: Str 3, Dex 19, Con 8, Int 11, Wis 12, Cha 8
Skills: Hide +31, Move Silently +26, Open Lock +10, Disable Device +10, Sleight of Hand +10
Feats: Ability Focus (Shuriken Storm), Improved Initiative, Nimble Fingers, Stealthy
Environment: Any
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 8
Treasure: None
Alignment: Usually Lawful Neutral
Advancement: None
Level Adjustment: -

Miniature Ninja Swarms are elusive and rarely seen- so accurate descriptions are hard to come by. They tend to wear black, and cover their faces.

Miniature Ninja Swarms speak common, but would rather die than reveal their secrets.


Miniature Ninja Swarms prefer to use their stealth to sneak up on opponents and take advantage of their sneak attack, then run and tear apart pursuers with their deadly Shuriken Storm ability. They try and leave no observer alive, but will flee and hide if need be.

Shuriken Storm (Ex)
As a standard action, the Miniature Ninja Swarm may deal 5d4 piercing damage in a 30ft cone. The damage may be halved with a successful Reflex save (DC 24).