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Moving on to 3rd edition OA there are a few new monsters in this book that were not in 1e.  Converting them here.  

Wang-liangs are essentially Chinese oni.


Consumed with jealous rage as their race enters into decline and humanity rises to the fore, the wang-liangs are an ancient, intelligent race of giants related to the common oni and the ogre mage.

A wang-liang stands ap- proximately 10 feet tall and weighs about 600 pounds. Its body is covered in a soft pelt of lustrous dark brown or black hair, including a wild tangle of hair atop its head and, in males, a long dark beard. Its feet end in two broad toes with hooked black toenails, while its fin- gers have retractable claws. Its eyes are wide and large, almost feline, with black irises rimmed in luminous, fiery red. Its teeth are the sharp fangs of a carnivore. Wang-liangs wear a variety of light clothing, made of cotton or silk and usually dyed red or green. In battle, they favor splint mail and wield exotic weapons like the lajatang.

Wang-liangs despise humans and rarely pass up an opportunity to kill, injure, humiliate, or harass them. For all that, they are creatures with a deep sense of honor, true to their word. Their intelligence makes them cunning foes.

Apart from the way they look and their hatred of humanity the wang-liang uses the oni stat block with the following changes:

It gains telepathic bond (wang-liang only) as an at-will spell and replace regeneration with:

Regeneration. The wang-liang regains 10 hit points at the start of its turn. If the wang-liang takes acid or fire damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the wang-liang’s next turn. The wang-liang dies only if it starts its turn with 0 hit points and doesn’t regenerate.


Banner Credit: “Wang-Liang” by Brian Snoddy.



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