This is one end product of an adventure that just gets weirder and weirder the longer I'm DM, so it's a good thing I'm stopping soon. The monster described below was trapped in a tomb on the material plane. It came from the Far Realm via a portal and was prevented from returning by a permanent prismatic wall cast by a heroic wizard. At the moment it's waiting for the wall to come down, comforted by faint psychic emanations from the other side.

Beast of MadnessEdit

Large Outsider (extraplanar)
Hit Dice: 18d8+108 (184 hp)
Initiative: +7
Speed: 30', fly 60' (good)
AC: 26 (+3 dex, +4 chain shirt, +9 natural)
Base Atk, Grapple: +18/13/+8/+3, +27
Attack: Huge Spiked Chain +24/+19/+14/+9 or 2 claws +20
Damage: Spiked Chain 3d6+12 or claws 1d6+4 or tentacles 1d6+4
Face/Reach: 10' by 10'/10'
Special Attacks: Rend 2d6+12, True Strike, Mind Blast, Improved Grab, Extract
Special Qualities: Darkvision 90', low-light vision, regeneration 15, scent, DR 15/+3, SR 28, resistance to electricity and acid 20, immune to enchantment, spell-like abilities, alternate form
Saves: Fort +17, Ref +14, Will +13
Abilities: Str 26, Dex 16, Con 22, Int 12, Wis 15, Cha 14
Skills: Irrelevent (too crazy to use any of 'em)
Feats: Improved Initiative, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (spiked chain), Power Attack, Cleave, Great Cleave
CR: 14
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Organization: solitary (unique)
Treasure: any nonstandard


A large creature sits slumped against a wall, muttering and gibbering to itself. It resembles a troll, but has enormous wings like dismembered stained-glass windows and a mass of writhing tentacles where its mouth should be. Its figure is warped and twisted into a grotesque imitation of a troll's, but it is clear that this is not the only form it can take.


I used an advanced troll (advanced according to the rules for giants because I didn't want it to have character classes), the Half-Fey and Half-Illithid templates from the Fiend Folio, and the Pseudonatural template from Manual of the Planes. I improved its regeneration and natural armor largely to compensate for house rules (players add BA to damage rolls - jeez) but it's not unreasonable to say that stuff resulted from its thoroughly alien nature. I say the creature used to be a normal troll but somehow wound up in the Far Realm, and the bizarre energies there turned it into this monstrosity. It'll attack anything that comes too close, but it's not evil or anything, just totally psychotic.