Zombie, Brine

This creature appears as a rotting humanoid dressed in tattered and ragged clothing. Its semi-bloated body glistens from the slimy mixture of water and seaweed that hangs from its form. The creature’s rotting flesh is blue-green in color. No semblance of life burns in its eyes.

Brine Zombie CR 1

XP 400
NE Medium undead (aquatic)
Init -1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 13, touch 9, flat-footed 13 (-1 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 22 (4d8 plus 4)
Fort +1, Ref +0, Will +4
DR 5/slashing; Immune undead traits; Resist fire 10


Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee cutlass +5 (1d6+2/19-20) or slam +5 (1d6+3)


Brine zombies attack an opponent with their cutlasses or fists in melee. If a brine zombie successfully grabs an opponent, it dives overboard and attempts to drown the victim by pinning him underwater (see Drowning for full details.)


Str 14, Dex 8, Con –, Int –, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 14
Feats ToughnessB
Skills Swim +10
SQ staggered
Gear cutlass


Environment any aquatic
Organization gang (2-4) or crew (6-11)
Treasure none

Brine zombies are the remnants of a ship’s crew that has perished at sea. They are mindless creatures, not very pleasant to look at, and relentless in their attacks on the living. The spark of evil that brought them back from the ocean depths drives them to seek the living so they may join them in their watery graves. Brine zombies appear much as they did in life.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Brine Zombie 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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