Giant Silverfish for Swords & Wizardry

Fighters fear the Rust Monsters but spellcasters of every type fear the Giant Silverfish. These insects crave and can quickly consume scrolls and spell books.
The Giant Silverfish
Armor Class: 9 [10]
Hit Dice: 1 HD
Attacks: None
Saving Throw: 18
Special: Eats Paper, Spells
Move: 13
Eats Paper: A giant silverfish can consume one scroll or one page of a spell book per round. This includes things like treasure maps or other valuable documents but the creature will prefer magical texts.
Spells: When a Giant Silverfish consumes a magic scroll, it makes a Saving Throw. If successful the beast can instinctively cast that spell once as if it were able to read the scroll. It can do this for either magic-user or cleric scrolls. Any Giant Silverfish encountered will already have consumed 1d6 spells from levels 1 to 4. determined randomly.

2 thoughts on “Giant Silverfish for Swords & Wizardry”

  1. No problem , John. I posted it over on the Swords & Wizardry community on G+ too. Since I don’t normally worry about XP individual XP awards I don’t usually put them on blog posts. Gimme a bit of time to calculate that.


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