The Five Storms Team

With the Oriental Adventure conversions complete back to my actual campaign which involves a tournament to win the Mortal Blade.  To make sense of these entries you will need to look at the adventure flowchart which gives context and explains my changes but it’s essentially a conversion of the Ruby Phoenix Tournament but with a […]

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SHENZUZHO the HEADLESS

With the Oriental Adventure conversions complete back to my actual campaign which involves a tournament to win the Mortal Blade.  To make sense of these entries you will need to look at the adventure flowchart which gives context and explains my changes but it’s essentially a conversion of the Ruby Phoenix Tournament but with a […]

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Regretta, the Bronze Liche

Deadly in combination with the deathshrieker and iron cobra. Used as part of the Bronze Liche encounter.  Definitely some Warhammer inspiration in here as well – specifically, the Tomb Kings. Regretta, The Bronze Liche Medium undead (construct), lawful evil Armor Class 17 (natural armor) Hit Points 396 (36d8 + 108) Speed 30 ft. STR DEX […]

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The Deathshrieker

A nice counter to large parties of PCs with lots of actions. Used as part of the Bronze Liche encounter. Deathshreaker Medium undead (construct), chaotic evil Armor Class 20 (natural armor) Hit Points 128 (32d8) Speed 0 ft., fly 50 ft. (hover) STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA 1 (-5) 20 (5) 10 (0) 20 […]

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yuki-on-na

The final entry for the 3rd edition OA conversion to 5e.  DESCRIPTION Beautiful spirits of the frozen wastes, yuki-on-nas are either hateful and destructive or kindly and helpful. In either case, they can be dangerous, since those who pursue them, whatever their intention, often find themselves lost in a blizzard. Yuki-on-nas are virtually never seen except in the […]

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pennaggolan

Moving on to 3rd edition OA there are a few new monsters in this book that were not in 1e.  Converting them here.   I knew about this monster first hand from my wife who’s family is from the Philippines.  This is actually a tamed down version of the real folk-version.  Philipinos (and many Asian […]

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jiangshi – the hopping vampire

Moving on to 3rd edition OA there are a few new monsters in this book that were not in 1e.  Converting them here.  I retained some of the standard vampire traits just to keep them consistent with each other. HOPPING VAMPIRE Medium undead (yokai), chaotic evil Armor Class 15 (Natural Armor) Hit Points 82 (11d8 + […]

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Ikiryo

Another creature I didn’t originally convert because I felt I its just a reskin of something like a wraith.  But on second review this is worth converting (as well as for completeness sake). This creature doesn’t make much sense as a monster as such, unless its summoned, therefore it is more a hazard than a […]

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Harinobo

Inspired by both Japanese mythology and the Nioh version.  Though in nioh its more of an ooze I went with an incorporeal undead type. “A Yokai which emerged from thrown away needles“ The Harinobo is a Yokai formed by worn-out needles and broken blades. People in Japan believed that objects used for long periods of […]

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Chattering Ghost

A type of hungry ghost, this child ghost seeks to choke the life out of mortals. CHATTERING GHOST Small undead (yokai), chaotic evil Armor Class 12  Hit Points 13 (3d6 + 3) Speed 0 ft., fly 40 ft. (hover) STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 14 (+1) 4 (-3) 12 (+1) 7 (-2) Skills Stealth +6 Damage […]

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