FREQUENCY: Very Rare
NO. APPEARING: 1
ARMOR CLASS: 8
HIT DICE: 4
% IN LAIR: 30%
TREASURE TYPE: S, T (x3)
NO. OF ATTACKS: 3
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Summon insects, surprise on 1-3
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Never surprised
MAGIC RESISTANCE: 25%
ALIGNMENT: Neutral Evil
SIZE: S (4′ tall)
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
Attack/Defense Modes: Nil
Mothenwings are owl-like fey creatures of exceeding grumpiness and impatience. They frequent the thickest and darkest forest areas as well as wilderness areas where brambles, cliffs, and other obstacles impede free movement. When encountered, they are not often immediately aggressive toward visitors, but rather seek to bully or manipulate them into doing their bidding, their approach depending on the apparent power of the visitor.
The mothenwing has moths that nestle in its wings like feathers, disguising themselves perfectly as such. One deception it attempts is to gift such a feather to travelers as a token, anticipating that they will keep it with them. After 2-12 (2d6) days, the feather will return to the mothenwing to share any secrets and rumors it may have heard during its travel.
The mothenwing can also use these moths to in an effect like the druid spell summon insects. It always succeeds and last 7 rounds. These moths do not deal damage like other clouds of insects, but instead cause cloth articles carried or worn by the target to make a saving throw against acid.
The mothenwing’s cape of moths can be taken from it when killed. (Its stats are coming next week.)
Inspired by this cool looking bird with the moth-looking wings. When I saw it, I knew I had to do something with it.