No. Enc: 1d3 (1d3)
Movement: 90' (30')
Armor Class: See below
Hit Dice: 5
Damage: See below
Hoard Class: None
The lucrephage is an extradimensional creature that subsists entirely on precious metals and jewelry. It absorbs these materials into its being, slowly becoming more tangible as it feeds.
The lucrephage can sense treasure within 30’, and is able to draw the valuables into itself telekinetically. Treasure will fly from wherever its contained – locks will unlock, sacks will tear apart, and chests will open. Only magic such as wizard lock can prevent a container from opening. As the treasure is drawn into its body, the creature becomes visible, taking on the gleaming hues of the valuables it has absorbed.
The creature will devour 250 gp of treasure per round, starting with the most valuable gems or jewelry. If a piece of treasure is worth more than 250 gp, just that single piece will be consumed, and its full value absorbed.
The visibility, vulnerability, and threat posed by the lucrephage depend on how much treasure it has consumed. Keep track of the treasure consumed, and consult the table below for the specifics.
|Treasure Consumed||Visiblity||AC||Damage||Damage Resistance|
|0 gp||Invisible, surprise on 1-4 on a d6||4||1d3||Immune to normal weapons|
|250 gp||Glimmering outline||5||1d4||Takes maximum of 1 point of damage from single attack|
|500 gp||Mist of precious metals||6||1d6||Takes maximum of 2 points of damage|
|750 gp||Individual limbs partially outlined by thin sheets of precious metals||4||1d8||Takes maximum of 4 points of damage|
|1000 gp||Creature covered by shell of gold and/or sparkling sheets of gem-material, with many large holes||2||1d10||Takes maximum of 8 points of damage|
|1250 gp||Nearly completely covered in gold, silver, and thin gem-sheets||0||2d6||Takes maximum of 12 points of damage|
|1500 gp||Creature completely visible, and covered with a thin layer of treasure. It has a squat cone-shaped body atop six clawed legs. A tentacle terminating in a club-like four-fingered fist extends from the top of the beast’s body||-2||2d8||Takes full damage|
Lucrephages always take full damage from magic and protonium-metal weapons, regardless of how much treasure they have absorbed. They take no damage from fire, cold, or electrical attacks.
Strikes from gold and silver weapons will heal the lucrephage of 1d4 points of damage, and the weapons’ precious metals will be absorbed into the creature. Gold and silver bullets only heal 1 point of damage, and only increase the absorbed treasure value by 1 gp or sp, respectively.
When slain, the lucrephage’s body will collapse into a dust made up of the remains of its meals. The gem dust is worthless, but 10% of the value of consumed precious metals may be recovered.
Lucrephages particularly enjoy feeding on the minds of the hinge-headed. A hinge-headed’s mind crystal provides 250 gp of treasure value to the lucrephage.
Crystal skulls are also quite delicious – these will provide 500 gp of value to the voracious lucrephage.