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Azlanti chariot beetle

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Azlanti chariot beetle
(Creature)
Type Vermin
CR 5
Environment Any former Azlanti ruin
Alignment

Source: D1.5: Revenge of the Kobold King, pg(s). 14-15

These beetles were once proud warbeasts of the Azlanti empire. Now they are little more than vermin retaining almost none of their former abilities.[1]

Appearance

Azlanti chariot beetles are huge creatures easily capable of crushing a man in their mandibles. Vast carapaces cover their back and shimmer in a manner that draws the eye and has strange inexplicable effects on the mind. Apart from its abnormally large size and the strange alluring shimmer of its shell, the Azlanti chariot beetle appears as just like a regular beetle.[1]


Habitat and Ecology

Azlanti chariot beetles inhabit only the ruins of ancient Azlant. Some strange force compels them to find the remains of their former masters and protect them from intruders. This is perhaps what prevented them from loosing all of their magical abilities. They seldom move far from these places of power.[1]

Abilities

The Azlanti chariot beetle has few of its magical abilities left. What it retains are menacing holdovers from its former greatness. The beetle is able to dazzle the minds of those who look at it by using a shell with a glimmering surface. This is weak compared to the height of the Azlanti empire, when it could rain fire on the empire's enemies, at the same time protecting the beetle from their magic.[1]

History

Serving as part of the Azlanti army, these huge beetles flew through the skies in packs, blotting out the sun. They served as the mounts for wizards. Their carapace served as both protection and extra fire power by using it's ability to summon arcane fire and drop it on the empire's foes, leaving nothing but ash in their wake. These abilities have both deteriorated since their masters [1]

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