As I lie there with the bogpiggie’s deadly poison spreading through my body, the wizard Freamon assured me I could be cured with ettin’s earwax. The elf was certain it wasn’t deadly, just lycanthopic. The vile thief Carron’s “peepaw” had told him the venom turned people to gold.
Small beast, unaligned
Armor Class 12
Hit Points 9 (2d8)
STR 8 (-1) DEX 14 (+1) CON 11 (+0) INT 2 (-4) WIS 11 (0) CHA 11 (0)
Senses passive perception 9
Challenge 0 (10XP)
Very Dangerous. The bogpiggie resembled a tailless beaver covered with porcupine quills. Anyone stuck by a quill knows the quills are tipped with a deadly poison that kills within a few hours. Anyone in the same party will, if they wonder if there is an antidote to be applied, remember a different antidote or effect of the poison.
The quills are in fact not poisoned at all but naturally magical. Unless a party member has magical reisstance/immunity, the magic takes effect. Those immune or resistant to magic will not recall hearing anything about the bogpiggie. Those skeptical about the the tales of bogpiggie poisoning may make an Intelligence check DC 20 to realize that whatever they might remember could be an old tale.
Some examples of what party members will remember about the bogpiggie’s poison (make up or roll 1d8):
1- A special pink mushroom will cure it
2- It is a magic poison. Rubbing any magic potion on it will cure it.
3- It’s best to cut near the wound and suck out the venom.
4- Ogre spittle cures it.
5- It’s not poisonous. But it does carry lycanthropy.
6- The victim will turn to gold if he dies.
7- Singing will slow the poison.
8- The venom bestows magical powers.
Quills. The bogpiggie’s quills automatically hit anyone touching them. If startled, the bogpiggie throws its quills, hitting all targets in a four foot radius (Dexterity check 15 to avoid).
Hit: One hit point.