Muttering Mouths are strange Ultraterrestrial creatures.
Background[edit | edit source]
Muttering mouths are intelligent transdimensional gates. A 5-foot diameter central blot of spherical darkness - the mouth - is surrounded by a halo of whirling metal debris - the teeth. A mind exists as a telepathic overlay that survives on the outer "skin" of the mouth, visible as a purplish aura. Even when it's not directly communicating, nearby creatures "hear" a telepathic muttering within short range.
An insatiable mouth can pull itself "inside out" to travel to any dimension it knows about, or into any adjacent dimension.
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Movement:[edit | edit source]
Short while flying
Modifications:[edit | edit source]
Speed defense as level 3 due to size; transdimensional knowledge as level 7.
Combat:[edit | edit source]
A muttering mouth uses its spinning teeth _its halo of whirling metallic debris) to attack all targets within immediate range. In addition, a victim who takes its turn while within immediate range of muttering mouth suffers damage merely for being too close and must succeed on another Speed defense roll or take another 5 points of damage. If a creature is killed while in immediate range of a muttering mouth, the body is sucked through the gate at the creature's core.
If a muttering mouth is killed, the dimensional gate at the core loses cohesion. Two rounds later, it implodes. On a failed Might defense roll, all creatures within short range suffer 5 points of transdimensional damage. Characters caught in a muttering mouth death implosion must make a Speed defense roll or be sucked into an alternate dimension.
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A muttering mouth isn't automatically hostile. But the mind impressed upon the gate is slightly mad, and despite being telepathic, the creature is easily confused and angered. However, it still will negotiate, and may even offer to send the PCs to another dimension.
Use:[edit | edit source]
PCs stranded inside another dimension use a cypher to summon a gate portal. A muttering mouth appears.