|Natohk's Black Winged
(circa "Black Colossus")
Medium Fiendish Camel
Hit Dice: 3d8+6 (31 Hit Points)
Initiative: +3 (dex)
Speed: 50 ft/ 40 ft fly (clumsy)
AC: 13 (-1 Size, +3 Dex, +1 natural)
Attacks: Bite +5 melee
Damage: Bite 1d4 +6 melee
Face/Reach: 5 ft by 10 ft/ 5ft
Special Attacks: Smite Good (Su) + 3 damage vs good
Special Qualities: Scent, Darkvision 60 ft, cold and fire resistance 5, SR 3
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +1
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 3, Wis 11, Cha 4
Skills: Listen +5, Spot +5
Climate/Terrain: Any desert, hill and mountains
Challenge Rating: 2
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
|"Then an awful scream rent the clamor. Up the
valley a chariot came flying, making nothing of the heaped corpses.
No horses drew it, but a great black creature that was like a camel.
In the chariot stood Natohk, his robes flying; and gripping the reins and
lashing like mad, crouched a black anthropomorphic being that might been a
monster ape. The chariot and steed altered awfully. Great
wings spread from a black horror that in no way resembled a camel, and it
rushed upward into the sky."
~Black Colossus, Robert E. Howard
Summoned by Natohk and commanded by the ape-demon, this black steed served the undead wizard.
I would recommend using a Nalfeshnee Demon for the ape-demon that drove the chariot and (presumbably) gibbered things at night to Natohk.
|Robert E. Howard's story, "Black Colossus," was
first published in Weird Tales in June of 1933. The story can also
be found in the Ace/Lancer paperback "Conan the Freebooter"; the Donald M.
Grant Limited Edition "Black Colossus", and the Gnome Press collection
"Conan the Barbarian". Marvel Comics adapted the story into
comic form in "The Savage Sword of Conan" issue 2. All of these are
out of print, but are usually available on eBay.
Currently in print is the British volume "The Conan Chronicles Volume I : The People of the Black Circle" which is part of Millennium's "Fantasy Masterworks" series. ISBN: 1-85798-996-1. It is available off of Amazon.com
To the left is the original cover of Weird Tales, June 1933, featuring a nude Yasmela appealing to a statue representing Mitra in idealized human form. Art is by Margaret Brundage.
This is one of my favorite Conan stories.
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