Converting the 3rd edition OA monsters as there are a many new monsters in this book that were not in 1e. Though this little guy first appeared in Forbidden City and the art of him riding a giant wasp is still evocative to this day. Caused plenty of trouble to my PCs back in the day with their hit-and-run attacks.
Converting them here.
Small but vicious jungle-dwellers, tasloi clamber through the trees with ease, ambushing unwary travelers.
Tasloi are long-legged, flat-headed humanoids. They walk in a crouching posture, couching their knuckles to the ground from time to time. Their skins are a lustrous green and are thinly covered with coarse black hair. Their catlike eyes shine a bright gold colour.
Tasloi are hardly the most fearsome dangers of the juntered in numbers. They know the lairs of more powerful monsters, and often set up obvious escape routes from such place, hoping to lure weakened opponents into ambushes while they flee from a losing battle.
They are quick to flee when outmatched, but usually return to harry their enemies, hoping to wear them down through repeated attacks. If they manage to take an enemy down, they try to abscond with the body if at all possible, for they eat humanoid flesh.
They are skilled at taming giant wasps which they use in battle.
Banner Credit: “Tasloi Cavalry!” from Dwellers of the Forbidden City (uncredited).