Mummy of the Deep

This rotting and bandaged humanoid slides with a slight gait as it moves. Its body is covered in tattered and torn bandages. Seaweed hangs from its unloving form and water drips in a constant state from its desiccated form.

Mummy Of The Deep CR 4

XP 1,200
NE Medium undead (aquatic)
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10


AC 20, touch 10, flat-footed 20 (+10 natural)
hp 40 (5d8+10 plus 5)
Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +6
DR 5/–; Immune undead traits; Resist fire 10


Speed 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee slam +6 (1d6+4 plus grab)
Special Attacks curse of the deep, despair


Str 17, Dex 10, Con –, Int 6, Wis 14, Cha 15
Base Atk +3; CMB +6 (+10 to grapple); CMD 16
Feats Great Fortitude, Skill Focus (Perception), Toughness
Skills Perception +10, Stealth +7, Swim +17
SQ control water


Control Water (Su)

Once per day, a mummy of the deep can control water (as the spell, caster level 8th).

Curse of the Deep (Su)

On a successful grapple check against a creature up to its size, a mummy of the deep presses its lips against an opponent’s and regurgitates sea water into the opponent’s lungs.

Each round thereafter, for the next 10 rounds, the victim must make a DC 15 Fortitude save or take 1d4 points of damage that round. Three consecutive successful saves means the character has coughed up enough water to shake the effects of this attack and takes no further damage. An affected creature can take no actions other than to defend itself in any round it takes damage from this ability. At 0 or less hit points, the victim falls unconscious. In the next round, he drowns. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Holding one’s breath does not prevent drowning (water is already in the lungs). A remove curse, heal spell, or successful DC 20 Heal check halts the damage if applied before the creature reaches 0 or less hit points.

Despair (Su)

At the mere sight of a mummy of the deep, the viewer must succeed on a DC 15 Will save or be paralyzed with fear for 1d4 rounds. Whether or not the save is successful, that creature cannot be affected again by that mummy of the deep’s despair ability for one day. The save DC is Charisma-based.


Environment Any aquatic
Organization solitary or gang (2-4)
Treasure standard

A mummy of the deep is an undead creature that lairs in the depths of the sea. It is the result of an evil creature that was buried at sea for its sins in life. The wickedness permeating the former life has managed to cling even into unlife and revive the soul as a mummy of the deep.

A mummy of the deep attacks with its slam attack, attempting to grapple an opponent and use its curse of the deep ability.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Mummy Of The Deep from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene

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