This broken, misshapen creature was once human. Now it resembles little more than a diseased, undead animal.
Ghoul Hound Companion
Speed 20 ft.; four-footed run (40 ft.)
Melee bite +4 (1d4+1 plus feed), 2 claws -1 (1d3)
Special Attacks diseased pustules, feed (5 hp)
Str 13, Dex 15, Con —, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 11
Base Atk +2; CMB +2; CMD 14 (18 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Dodge
Skills Climb +7, Perception +7, Stealth +12, Survival +4
Languages understands Common
When a ghoul hound companion takes damage from a piercing or slashing weapon, some of its boils rupture, squirting the attacker with puslike fluids. The noxious secretions act as stinking cloud, except they only target that creature. The effect lasts 1d4 rounds.
Every time a ghoul hound makes a successful bite attack, it feeds on its opponent’s flesh and gains 5 temporary hit points. The festrog cannot have more than 5 temporary hit points gained by this ability at one time.
A ghoul hound companion can run on all fours at speed of 40 feet if it doesn’t hold or carry anything in its hands. When running on all fours, it is treated as if it had the Run feat.
Environment any swamp
Organization solitary, pair, family (3-5), or pack (6-11)
The King’s necromancers’ guild used to take any and all corpses they could find to help build up the population of festrogs that now roam both halves of the Kingdom, scavenging whatever fresh corpses they can for sustenance. After an incident where a regent lord’s grandson was turned into one of these beasts without proper sanctions or permission, the creation of festrogs was put under better supervision, and the process is now guarded closely by the King’s reeves.
Haunted Eve is an important time of year for festrogs, especially within the Scribe’s Marsh. With the veil between life and death thin, the ghoul hounds form into packs able to create more of their own kind by awakening and transforming corpses through twisted magic. The alphas who lead these packs also use this temporary boost in power to become dire festrogs.
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MKoM: Haunted Eve Monsters Only Pack, © 2015, Northwinter Press; author Kevin Glusing.