Red Rooks Magical creatures (Red House)
Rooks are hulking grotesques that lie inert for days at a time. They Red Rooks (or Moddochs) serve the Red King and outrank pawns, bishops and knights. They possess gruesomely frowning domelike faces and arms and legs like afterthoughts. By night, they are moved about on palanquins by teams of red pawns.
HP 100 Speed Sessile
AC 5 or 15 Intelligence 15
-Riddle: Red Rooks may ask one foe a riddle per round:
*The foe may not move (though s/he may speak) until the riddle is answered.
*An incorrect answer does 2d6hp damage to the victim (who still may not move).
*Saying "I don't know" or otherwise giving up inflicts 3d6 damage to the victim (who still may not move).
*This state of affairs lasts until the Red Rook is slain or the riddle is answered (by anyone in earshot of the victim).
*However: Red Rooks (and GMs that run them) are known to frequently give nonsense riddles intended to have no answers, such as "What has 47 claws and is made of pain?" in which case "That riddle has no fucking answer" or suchlike response is wholly acceptable, and will break the spell.
-Throw things: pull of clods of earth or floor and throw them +6 to hit d8damage.
-Bite: +4 to hit d8 damage. (If being attacked with a weapon keeping the attacker at arms reach, may bite the weapon.)
-Misericorde: A cruciform hardwood (lignum vitae or ebony) stiletto specifically designed for impaling vampires. In a pinch it can be used as an ordinary weapon: d4 damage, no to-hit bonus.
-Immune to magic.