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Elemental, Gravity

About

A gravity elemental resembles a miniature black hole hovering several feet off the ground. It is a circular region of absolute blackness, with a bizarre distortion around its edges as it warps light waves. Four spiraling, rotating arms of debris and light surround the circular region of darkness.

Its facial features are small points of light, almost like stars.

A gravity elemental embodies the very force that controls and holds together the fabric of the universe. The actual elemental is a tiny, superdense ball of matter deep within a zone of darkness and spiraling arms of debris that comprise the body of the elemental. A gravity elemental has mass and size, but no effective weight.

Gravity elementals originate on a weird, recently discovered plane that scholars affectionately call the Plane of Gravity. The elemental’s home plane is a flat, rocky place with little life, no known water sources, and no plant life or foliage. The plane is always shrouded in darkness. Dense pockets of intense gravity and areas of little or no gravity dot the barren landscape. Gravity elementals seem to be able to converse with others of their kind by manipulating gravity itself.

Gravity elementals attack primarily by flailing at their opponents with multiple arms, each one a mixture of fluctuating fields of micro-gravity and debris that has been sucked into its gravity well. These creatures can also attack by adjusting the local gravity fields around themselves.

Elemental Sizes

The bizarre Plane of Gravity is host to multitudes of strange variations on the above elemental. The following variations vary in size and the strength of their manipulation of gravity.

Small Gravity Elemental

The small gravity elemental has the following changes:

  • Its Challenge Rating is 3 (700 XP) and its size is Small.
  • It has 52 (8d6 + 24) hit points, and a range of 15 feet for its Lift, Hold, and Crush abilities.
  • The DC for all its abilities is 13.
  • Its Lift ability can lift up to 50 pounds per object, and deals 7 (1d8 +3) bludgeoning damage for each of its two attacks.
  • Its Crush ability can only be used once per long rest and deals 19 (3d10 + 3) force damage.
  • Its Engulf ability deals 14 (2d10 + 3) force damage.
  • The Deflection ability reduces damage by 8 (1d6 + 5) and has a +5 to hit when making the attack with the deflected ranged weapon.

Large Gravity Elemental

The large gravity elemental has the following changes:

  • Its Challenge Rating is 7 (2,900 XP) and its size is Large.
  • It has an Armor Class of 14, a Constitution score if 18 (+4), 95 (10d10 + 40) hit points, and a range of 30 feet for its Lift, Hold, and Crush abilities.
  • The DC for all its abilities is 15.
  • Its Lift ability can lift up to 150 pounds per object, and deals 17 (3d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage for each of its two attacks.
  • Its Crush ability can be used once per short or long rest, and deals 48 (8d10 + 4) force damage.
  • Its Engulf ability deals 26 (4d10 + 4) force damage.
  • The Deflection ability reduces damage by 10 (1d6 + 7), and has a +7 to hit when making the attack with the deflected ranged weapon.

Huge Gravity Elemental

The huge gravity elemental has the following changes:

  • Its Challenge Rating is 9 (5,000 XP) and its size is Huge.
  • It has an Armor Class of 14, a Constitution score of 18 (+4), 126 (12d12 + 48) hit points, and a range of 40 feet for its Lift, Hold, and Crush abilities.
  • The DC for all its abilities is 16.
  • Its Lift ability can lift up to 200 pounds per object, and deals 22 (4d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage for each of its two attacks.
  • Its Crush ability can be recharged on a 6, and deals 53 (9d10 + 4) force damage.
  • Its Engulf ability deals 31 (5d10 + 4) force damage.
  • The Deflection ability reduces damage by 11 (1d6 + 8), and has a +9 to hit when making the attack with the deflected ranged weapon.

Greater Gravity Elemental

The greater gravity elemental has the following changes:

  • Its Challenge Rating is 11 (7,200 XP) and its size is Huge.
  • It has an Armor Class of 15, a Constitution score of 20 (+5), 161 (14d12 + 70) hit points, and a range of 40 feet for its Lift, Hold, and Crush abilities.
  • The DC for all its abilities is 17.
  • Its Lift ability can lift up to 250 pounds per object, it can lift and throw up to 3 objects, and deals 23 (4d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage for each of its attacks.
  • Its Crush ability can be recharged on a 5 or 6, and deals 83 (12d12 + 5) force damage.
  • Its Engulf ability deals 38 (6d10 + 5) force damage.
  • The Deflection ability reduces damage by 12 (1d6 + 9), and has a +9 to hit when making the attack with the deflected ranged weapon.

Elder Gravity Elemental

The elder gravity elemental has the following changes:

  • Its Challenge Rating is 13 (10,000 XP) and its size is Huge.
  • It has an Armor Class of 15, a Constitution score of 20 (+5), 172 (15d12 + 75) hit points, and a range of 40 feet for its Lift, Hold, and Crush abilities.
  • The DC for all its abilities is 18.
  • Its Lift ability can lift up to 300 pounds per object, it can lift and throw up to 3 objects, and deals 27 (5d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage for each of its attacks.
  • Its Crush ability can be recharged on a 5 or 6, and deals 87 (15d10 + 5) force damage.
  • Its Engulf ability deals 43 (7d10 + 5) force damage.
  • The Deflection ability reduces damage by 13 (1d6 + 10), and has a +10 to hit when making the attack with the deflected ranged weapon.
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb