Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Yuan-ti of Athas Part Seven: Phohora

Phohora (Histachii)

Climate/Terrain: Any
Frequency: Very Rare
Organization: Unit
Activity Cycle: Any
Diet: Carnivorous
Intelligence: Low (5-7)
Treasure: Nil
Alignment: Chaotic evil
No. Appearing: 2 - 24
Armor Class: 8
Movement: 12
Hit Dice: 2 + 2
Thac0: 19
No. of Attacks: 3 or 2
Damage/Attacks: 1-2, 1-2, 1-3 or As Weapon
Special Attack: See Below
Special Defense: See Below
Magic Resistance: Nil
Size: M (5'-6' Tall)

Morale: Fearless (19-20)
XP Value: 120

Phohora are bred by the yuan-ti to be completely loyal and fearless soldiers for the yuan-ti nation. They are found guarding yuan-ti brood chambers and patrolling yuan-ti settlements. Histachii are hairless creatures. Their gray or yellow-green skin is tough and scaly, and smells faintly of rotting meat. They have beady, bloodshot eyes, and their forked tongues continually dart in and out of their mouths. Their dull yellow teeth are like tiny hooks, razor-sharp. Their fingernails are black and twisted, resembling the claws of a lizard.
Phohora speak yuan-ti and they can speak to snakes.

Phohora attack any nonreptilian creature or humanoid on sight, unless their yuan-ti masters
give them orders to the contrary. Unsophisticated fighters, most phohora charge directly at their
opponents, attacking with their claws and teeth. Phohora will fight to the death.
Some phohora wield simple weapons, such as clubs or spears. If they wield a weapon, phohora only get one attack per round in addition to their bite attack. Once per day, they can become
berserk. In this state, they are so enraged that they gain a +2 bonus to their attack rolls. The berserk condition persists for 2-12 (2d6) rounds.
Phohora are immune to all types of
hold and charm spells.

Phohora are evil. They are completely loyal to their masters and follow their orders to the letter. Phohora speak the yuan-ti language. They can also speak with any snake or snakelike creature. Phohora do not collect treasure.

Phohora are carnivorous, eating any warm-blooded creature they can catch. Phohora can live for up to fifty hundred years.

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