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Here are two lovelies I want to release as Open Game Content, compatible with the Swords & Wizardry game.

Necro-Stirge

Hit Dice: 2+1
Armor Class: 5[14]
Attacks: 1 proboscis (1d3)
Saving Throw: 16
Special: blood drain (1d4), +2 to hit bonus.
Move: 3/18 (flying)
Alignment: Chaos
Number Encountered: 1d3
Challenge Level/XP: 3/60

When a stirge accidentally feeds upon an undead, it is painfully transformed into the dreaded nerco-stirge.  Although not undead, they can be turned as a zombie due to their negative energy affinity.  In all other respects a necro-stirge is treated like somewhat tougher and darker version of their normal brethren.

Necro-stirges are either solitary hunters or mixed in with a flock of normal stirges.

Victims of necro-stirges that die as a result of the attack come back as a Phirge in 1d4 rounds.

Necro-Stirge: HD 2+1; AC 5[14]; Atk 1 proboscis (1d3); Move 3 (Fly 18); Save 16; AL C; CL/XP 3/60; Special: blood drain (1d4), +2 to hit bonus.

Phirge, Spawn of the Necro-stirge

Hit Dice: 2
Armor Class: 8 [11]
Attacks: bite (1d4)
Saving Throw: 16
Special: Drain blood 1d6/round; Immune to sleep and charm spells
Move: 12
Alignment: Chaos
Number Encountered: 1d4
Challenge Level/XP: 3/60

Phirge are the risen victims of a necro-stirge.  These sinister and cunning creatures eternally hunger for blood and are often mistaken as a vampire.   After a phirge’s first hit, it drains blood automatically at a rate of 1d6 hp per round.

Phirge are turned as a ghoul.

Phirge: HD 2; AC 8[11]; Atk 1 bit (1d4); Move 6; Save 16; AL C; CL/XP 3/60; Special: blood drain (1d6), +2 to hit bonus, Immune to sleep and charm.

yes, phirge is a dumb word, but I’ve put off publishing this for several days trying to come up with an awesome name.  If you have a name idea, please comment!

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