Creatures of Gensokyo I: Lake of Fog

Today I’m presenting a series of fourth edition D&D monsters from the mystical land of Gensokyo. This realm forms the setting to the Touhou Project, a series of shoot-em-ups by Japanese amateur developers Team Shanghai Alice. The series has drawn a cult following both in Japan and internationally, and the gameplay can best be described as “Ikaruga, except with witches”.

The Gensokyo setting is full of great mythology ready to inspire Dungeons & Dragons game material. Part of Touhou’s appeal is its massive list of characters, a cast which includes fairies, vampires, poltergeists, ghosts, half-ghosts, vampires, witches, magicians, healers, oni and Shinto shrine maidens.

Lake of Fog

Visitors to Gensokyo’s Lake of Fog are in constant danger of losing their way. Although its fey residents are normally peaceful, the snowflake-winged ice fairies who populate the lake during the winter are not always friendly to uninvited guests.

Of the lake’s delicate ice fairies, one named Cirno claims to be the strongest. An innocent, whimsical creature, Cirno is prone to mischief and is easily roused to anger by visitors who don’t respect her self-claimed strength. She possesses several formidable methods of ice magic.

Cirno — Level 5 Solo Artillery
Small fey humanoid (cold) — XP 1,000

Initiative +6 Senses Perception +6
Snowflake wind aura 2; any creature that begins its turn in the aura takes 5 cold damage and is pushed 2 squares.
HP 252; Bloodied 126; see also Diamond Blizzard
AC 19; Fortitude 19, Reflex 20, Will 17
Immune cold
Saving Throws +5
Speed 4, fly 6 (hover)
Action Points 2

Basic Melee Freezing Touch (standard; at-will) ♦ Cold
+12 vs AC; 1d10+4 cold damage

Basic Ranged Icy Barrage (standard; at-will) ♦ Cold
Ranged 20; +12 vs AC; 1d10+4 cold damage

Area Icicle Fall (standard; at will) ♦ Cold
Area blast 3 within 20; +10 vs Reflex; 1d6 damage and 1d6 cold damage. Squares adjacent to Cirno cannot be targeted.

Area Perfect Freeze (standard; recharge 5,6; recharges when first bloodied) ♦ Cold
Area blast 4 within 20; +10 vs Reflex; 1d10+9 cold damage, and target is slowed (save ends).

Area Diamond Blizzard (standard; usable only when Cirno is bloodied; at will) ♦ Cold
Cirno may make an Icicle Fall attack and an Icy Barrage. The same creature cannot be targeted by both.

Alignment Unaligned Languages Common, Elven
Skills Arcana +9, Endurance +7, Nature +9
Str 11 (+2) Dex 18 (+6) Wis 7 (+0)
Con 15 (+4) Int 9 (+1) Cha 15 (+4)

The Lake of Fog is inhabited in the winter by a great number of lesser ice fairies. Although individually timid, these creatures are dangerous in numbers.

Snowflight ice fairy — Level 1 Minion
Small fey humanoid (cold) — XP 25

Initiative +3 Senses Perception +2
HP 1; a missed attack never damages a minion.
AC 15; Fortitude 13, Reflex 14, Will 13
Resist cold 10
Speed 4, fly 6 (hover)

Basic Melee Freezing Touch (standard; at-will) ♦ Cold
+6 vs AC; 4 cold damage

Basic Ranged Icicle (standard; at-will) ♦ Cold
Ranged 10; +6 vs AC; 4 cold damage

Alignment Unaligned Languages Elven
Skills Nature +4
Str 10 (+0) Dex 16 (+3) Wis 11 (+0)
Con 13 (+1) Int 11 (+0) Cha 13 (+1)

Comments (1)

Asmor (November 17th, 2008)

Just want to give you a preemptive “fuck you” from my players for when I inevitably stick them in a bullet hell trap now. :D

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