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The Rabbit of Caerbannog (from The Holy Grail)

posted Saturday, December 17th 2005 by Jonathan Drain
Creatures & NPCsGame MaterialThird Edition

CR18 paragon animal

I watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail again and was inspired to write up this monster. The Holy Grail is a comedy film, however, so this creature probably shouldn’t be taken seriously. The Paragon template is from the Epic Level Handbook.

Paragon Rabbit
Tiny Animal

HD: 1d8+12 (950hp†)
Init: +17 (+13 dex, +4 Improved Initiative)
Speed: 90ft (18 squares).
AC: 54 (+2 size, +13 dex, +5 natural, +12 luck, +12 insight), flat 41, touch 49
Base Attack/Grapple: +0/+2
Attack: Bite +37 melee (1d4+35)
Full Attack: Bite +37 melee (1d4+35)
Space/Reach: 2½ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks: Spell-like abilities, Vorpal Bite
Special Qualities: Cold resistance 10, DR 10/epic, fast healing 20, fire resistance 10, Keen Bite, spell resistance 10
Saves: Fort +24, Ref +25, Will +23
Abilities: Str 30 (+10), Dex 37 (+13), Con 35 (+12), Int 17 (+3), Wis 33 (+11), Cha 28 (+9)
Skills: Bluff +21, Jump +22, Listen +30, Spot +30, Survival (Wilderness Lore) +26, Swim +22
Feats: Power Critical*(B), Improved Initiative
Environment: Temperate plains
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 18
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral evil

Spell-Like Abilities (Su): 3/day — greater dispelling, haste, see invisibility, as a 15th level sorceror.

Keen, Vorpal Bite (Ex): The Holy Grail Rabbit’s bite attack naturally threatens a range of 15-20/x3. On a roll of a natural 20 it may decapitate any foe of up to three sizes larger than it (up to Large size). Even a standard critical hit is ususally sufficient to kill a weaker foe. The rabbit favours gory decapitation attacks, and has no compunctions against using them to defend itself.

* Power Critical, from Complete Warrior.
† Seriously, 950HP. That’s what the errata says. I think it’s a misprint.

Comments

  1. netrat13

    April 15th, 2006

    Oh sweet–this is just the thing for my uppity 18th-level PCs

  2. StarStorm

    August 12th, 2006

    I think that I would rather take on a Great Gold Wyrm. And a Tarrasque. At the same time.

  3. dsgirl

    September 3rd, 2006

    aiyiyi, you are giving my boyfriend odd ideas now …..

  4. rayne

    October 28th, 2006

    Hey, I found this site surfing. I just started running again after a 3 year suspension. Nice to see that there are still people out there who make the movies into tangible D&D stuff.

  5. Writer

    November 29th, 2006

    So, are you able to defeat it with the holy hand grenade of Antiocj or what?

  6. Jonathan

    June 2nd, 2008

    This is awesome, I’m almost tempted to use it in my campaign. I think it should be defeated by the holy hand grenade.

  7. Matthew

    December 31st, 2008

    Actually, I remember seeing an article (approx 25 yrs ago) in a magazine whereby Monty Python and The Holy Grail was a D&D module.

    It begins with characters falling asleep in a tavern. King Arthur had a vorpal blade, and if they bang coconut halves together, players are able to travel 5x faster than on foot.

    Too bad I lost the module.. Would love to find it again though.

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