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Unfathomable! Cultists of Nul, part 1 (5e Stats)

 The Cult of Nul is a quickly-expanding Underworld religion, with its appealing promise of reliable delivery from the miseries of consciousness. It has many local franchise temples throughout the Underworld, and maintains roadside Graven Images along major Underworld thoroughfares.

I am adapting B/X creatures from  Operation Unfathomable! and Odious Uplands!, by Jason Sholtis.

In converting statblocks to 5e, I have relied on three tools: Open5eFlee, Mortals!, and Forge of Foes


The headless soldiery of Nul serve their entirely cynical masters with unmatched obedience and perfect selflessness.

Medium construct
AC 15    HP 20    Speed 30'
STR +2    DEX +1    CON +1    
INT 0    WIS 0    CHA 0

Senses blindsense 30', passive Perception 10

Headless. Immune to outside mind control. Under remote control, but can be set to autonomous mayhem.

Scimitar. +4 to hit, (1d12 + 2) slashing damage.
Javelin. +4 to hit, range 60 ft., (1d12 + 2) piercing damage.

Nul Acolytes

Medium humanoids
AC 16    HP 10     Speed 30'
STR 0    DEX +1    CON 0    
INT 0    WIS +1    CHA 0

Senses passive Perception 11

Control Box. Command Decapitante
Club. +2 to hit, (1d6) bludgeoning damage

Ape Mummy, Two-Headed Giant

Two-headed ape mummies became a fashionable choice of bodyguard by Nul cult officials after the discovery of a massive inverted pyramid loaded from top to bottom with ancient but carefully wrapped simian corpses.

Large corporeal undead
AC 13    HP 100      Speed 40'
STR +5    DEX -1    CON +4    
INT -3    WIS -1    CHA -2

Saving Throws Con +4
Damage Vulnerability fire
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, poisoned

Skills Athletics +7
Senses darkvision 60 ft.; passive Perception 10 

Undead Resilience. At 0 hit points, they must make a CON Save DC (2 + the damage taken), unless it is fire damage or from a critical hit. On a success, this creature drops to 1 hit point instead.

Multiattack. 2 greatclub attacks.
Greatclub. +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., (3d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage.

Mother Futility

Surface human. She is entirely devoid of empathy, couldn't care less what you think. Hates Bishop Emptiness. 
She is on the verge of mutiny and might be swayed to join a party dedicated convincingly to bringing down the Cult.

Medium human
AC 11    HP 65      Speed 30', fly 30'
STR -1    DEX +1    CON 0    
INT +2    WIS +2    CHA +4

Skills Arcana +4, Deception +6, Perception +4, Stealth +5 
Senses passive Perception 14 

Magic Resistance.  Mother Futility has advantage on saving throws against powers, spells, and other supernatural effects.

Multiattack. 2 Chill Touch attacks or 1 Chill Touch & Dominating Gaze

Chill Touch. +6 to hit, (2d8) necrotic damage, 120' range

Dominating Gaze. (Action, Recharge 4–6). Mother Futility chooses a target she can see (60'). CHA 14 Save or be forced to immediately make their most effective weapon attack or at-will spell or magical attack against a target chosen by Mother Futility.

Mind Rider. Mother Futility magically shrinks down to the size of a bean, becoming Tiny along with any items. While Tiny, Mother Futility has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide, and can use a bonus action to jump in a 20'. Mother Futility’s goal will be to jump onto a creature's head or shoulders and climb into their ear. While Mother Futility is inside a creature’s head, Mother Futility can:
  • speak to the creature telepathically 
  • cause excruciating pain (CON 15 Save or incapacitated for 1d6 turns, new save at the end of each turn)
  • prevent the creature from gaining the benefits of a long rest by plaguing them with nightmarish visions.
Abyssal Gaze. Mother Futility can react to being hit with a melee attack by turning her eyes into miniature pits of Nul's Abyss. CON 15 Save or become stupefied (DISAD on attacks and saves, can't take reactions) until the end of the creature's next round. Creatures who can’t be supernaturally put to sleep are immune to this effect.


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