Octopode (monster)

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This page is about the Octopode monster. For the player species, see Octopode.

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HP 39-76
HD 8
XP 474
Speed 10
AC 1
EV 5
MR 10
Attack1 24 (tentacle slap: plain)
Attack2 5 (constrict: crush)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances rDrown, rWater
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Normal
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type octopode, octopode
Flags No skeleton
Speaks
A more intelligent cousin of the mighty kraken, capable of using tools and spells. They are fully amphibious, but most of their species choose to stay beneath the waves and serve their King.

“In their brief time together Slothrop forms the impression that this octopus is not in good mental health, though where’s his basis for comparing? But there is a mad exhuberance, as with inanimate objects which fall off of tables when we are sensitive to noise and our own clumsiness and don’t want them to fall, a sort of wham! ha-ha you hear that? here it is again, WHAM! in the cephalopod’s every movement, which Slothrop is glad to get away from as he finally scales the crab like a discus, with all his strength, out to sea, and the octopus, with an eager splash and gurgle, strikes out in pursuit, and is presently gone.”
-Thomas Pynchon, _Gravity's Rainbow_. 1973.


Useful Info

Octopodes are sentient octopuses, usually armed with polearms and wearing hats. They are capable of dealing moderate damage with their constriction melee attacks, but are otherwise very fragile. They can be found very rarely in the Abyss.

Tips & Tricks

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