Monday, November 7, 2011
New OE/BX Monster: Stone Skeleton
OE1 The Mysterious Mist of Foxpond,
an introductory OE/BX OSR adventure
for characters level 1-3.
NO. APPEARING: 2-12
ARMOR CLASS: 5
HIT DICE: 1+4
% IN LAIR: 100%
TREASURE TYPE: Nil
Stone skeletons appear as standard skeletons and are animated in the standard fashion, but the bones of the corpse have fossilized. This fossilization of their bones gives stone skeletons a slightly higher armor class and and a bonus to their hit dice over standard skeletons, but it also makes them slightly slower.
As per normal skeletons, stone skeletons are undead and, therefore, immune to sleep, charm and mind reading spells, and can be turned by a good cleric. Similar to golems, their commands can be suspended and "triggered."