Biweekly Monster-Eber-Negen

EbernegenThe eber-negen are a pest of ancient legends said to roam the land eating all in their path. Whether they were exterminated in some prodigious effort, went into hibernation, were and still are very rare, or never existed at all is a topic of debate among entomologists and historians alike.

Undying. It was said the the eber-negen never died of age, only growing larger and larger the more they ate, and in turn becoming more capable of continuing consumption. Larger specimens were said to reach 15 feet long, large enough to gain the attention of adventurers that would mean their end. Some researchers believe that this size was a limit regardless of predation, as there is some implication that at this size they produced enough waste to satisfy their own hunger, but not to nourish further growth.

Inner Child. An eber-negen becomes a wholly new creature as it grows, but it keeps its inner child in a very literal sense. When killed, this inner child sheds its outer, larger body and continues its life cycle from that earlier point. Sometimes this smaller eber-negen emerges immediately, but more often it waits a while in order to emerge safely. If its outer corpse is in danger, it will always emerge immediately.Elder Eber-Negen
Large monstrosity, unaligned
Armor Class: 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 68 (8d10+24)
Speed: 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 8 (-1) 17 (+3) 1 (-5) 12 (+1) 5 (-3)

Saving Throws: Str +5, Con +5
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages: –
Challenge: 2 (450 XP)

Rebirth. When the eber-negen dies, it spawns a mature eber-negen. The mature eber-negen may immediately make a DC 8 Strength check to emerge from the corpse as a reaction. If it fails, it must use future actions to make the check until it succeeds.

Actions
Multiattack.
 
The eber-negen makes two bite attacks.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) piercing damage.

Mature Eber-Negen
Medium monstrosity, unaligned
Armor Class: 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 52 (8d8+16)
Speed: 30 ft., climb 25 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 1 (-5) 12 (+1) 5 (-3)

Saving Throws: Str +4, Con +4
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages: –
Challenge: 1 (200 XP)

Rebirth. When the eber-negen dies, it spawns a young eber-negen. The young eber-negen may immediately make a DC 7 Strength check to emerge from the corpse as a reaction. If it fails, it must use future actions to make the check until it succeeds.

Actions
Multiattack.
 
The eber-negen makes two bite attacks.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2) piercing damage.

Young Eber-Negen
Small monstrosity, unaligned
Armor Class: 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 44 (8d6+16)
Speed: 30 ft., climb 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 12 (+1) 15 (+2) 1 (-5) 12 (+1) 5 (-3)

Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages: –
Challenge: 1/2 (100 XP)

Rebirth. When the eber-negen dies, it spawns a larval eber-negen. The larval eber-negen may immediately make a DC 7 Strength check to emerge from the corpse as a reaction. If it fails, it must use future actions to make the check until it succeeds.

Actions
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2) piercing damage.

Larval Eber-Negen
Tiny monstrosity, unaligned
Armor Class: 12
Hit Points: 28 (8d4+8)
Speed: 20 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 1 (-5) 12 (+1) 5 (-3)

Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages: –
Challenge: 1/4 (50 XP)

Actions
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4+2) piercing damage.

I’ve had “nesting doll monster” on my concept list for a while and haven’t been satisfied with previous incarnations of it. This checks the boxes.

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