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Need some help with an adventure 
4th-Jan-2008 07:13 am
So I'll be running an adventure next weekend for my local RPG.net bunch (BosTan's Pandemonium Games Day at Pandemonium Games in Boson - come down and play!) and I'm looking for some help.

My game's set in the Iron Kingdoms. The plot is that the players have stumbled across a rash of food poisonings in a city by the bay, which is going to end up being the run-off from a cultist's necromantic experimentation. I wanted to toss an additional and possibly literal red herring in to maybe throw the players for a loop, but I can't seem to find a monster to do the trick.

The monster I'm looking for doesn't have to be a fish, per se, but has to be in aquatic in some form and poisonous. I have the Monster Manual for 3.5 and the Monsternomicon for IK, but I haven't come across anything that fit the bill. Any suggestions?
4th-Jan-2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
aren't aboleth's poisonous? aside from that, what's wrong with using a new creature? just make up a poisonous fish. use the stats for an animal that are close enough and throw in a special ability or a template.

use crocodile stats, make it so it can only breathe underwater, pick a poison from the dmg and give it that on bite attacks, say its slimy so handling its eggs or hitting it bare handed has a lower chance of affecting the character with the same poison, and make up a description. it's a prehistoric looking fish similar to a sturgeon, bright red with green fins and spines, it only comes to the area to spawn once every fifty years and its world renowned as a famous halfling delicacy. they call it the... hundred year herring.
5th-Jan-2008 04:20 am (UTC)
I'd considered doing my own, but I was curious if there was something already published that would fit that niche. Aboleth are a little bit bigger than what I want for a small "red herring" fish :D

Thanks for the help.
5th-Jan-2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Good luck running that. Sorry, nothing really comes to mind immediately... a poisonous water snake, perhaps? Take a regular snake, or perhaps a dire snake, and give it the aquatic subtype? It's a thought anyway... if I come up with anything better, I'll post it here.
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