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He's not a Pet, He's an Animal Companion

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A tribute to Kazzat, the best Behir a boy could ever have. The party will miss you and your grappling attacks.

Also, a study in why fighters make terrible social characters and how halflings love everything that is tiny and cute.

Baby Monsters Seen Here Include:
Beholder
Displacer Beast
Cockatrice
Gelatinous Cube
Umber Hulk
Owlbear
Giant Vampire Frog
Minotaur

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GreatWyrmGold's avatar

I assumed the tadpole was an aboleth, not a giant vampire frog (because I missed the fangs and had never heard of giant vampire frogs). That would make a very...different pet.


I'm glad the story ended with all the newly-minted orphans going to a nice home. I bet their household would make for one heck of a slice-of-life story. The gelatinous cube eats Mini Moo's favorite bell! The cockatrice and owlbear have a fight and drag all of their friends into it! The beholder's magical powers awaken and it goes mad with newfound power!

Wolvenfire86's avatar
Awwww, a baby Beholder! It's so cute! That is an OP animal companion.

How did his other companion die?
fishcapades's avatar
A very unlucky fortitude save v. death due to massive damage during a fight with some giants.  Guy rolled a one.  It was sad.
Wolvenfire86's avatar
:'( Tell him I am sorry his buddy died. Did he ever get a new bestie?
fishcapades's avatar
We actually managed to resurrect the little guy later on in the campaign, and he's now huge and devouring evil dwarves and generally being a stand up companion.
Wolvenfire86's avatar
Yay! Hooray for the bloodlust!

My friends just played a quest and my Necromancer friend lost his zombie thrall. He was sad too :'(
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Rome03's avatar
i like this comic it's cute
TheLugia702's avatar
Wait...how,exactly, did he get a behir as a companion?
fishcapades's avatar
...sometimes taking completely useless languages works out in your favor?
TheLugia702's avatar
Like any language you don't start out with?
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TheLugia702's avatar
So..what skill did he use for obtaining it? Did you just use Animal Friendship?
fishcapades's avatar
Nope, just roleplaying (and a hefty dose of bacon). Our GM tends to reward unusual situations to problems.
TheLugia702's avatar
oh...I usually gm/dm, and I only reward people for extra reasons if they did something, like killed the most enemies, did the most damage, killed the boss-enemy, etc.
fishcapades's avatar
We're a very roleplay heavy group, so that tends to be what we get rewarded for. :D
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Ellrc's avatar
*Necromancer Drez'thun walks in*

I want my own pet Behir!

Just alive. *Points at Zib and laughs*

*Then remembers his old, dead rat companion and cries*
fishcapades's avatar
Companions only exist for your GM to murder.
Ellrc's avatar
Yeah, seriously.

One area of effect spell and the poor thing's dead... and so are some of your exp.
fishcapades's avatar
Sadly, the behir ended up rolling a one on a save-or-die fortitude check. Ouch.
Ellrc's avatar
Yeah, those save-or-die rolls can be a bitch.

...

This is probably a bad time to mention that my necromancer was focusing on that
with a DC 34 whail of the banshee *cough*
fishcapades's avatar
Well, as long as you're not killing some poor wizard's only friend... XD
Ellrc's avatar
No worries, he was pretty much a munchkin and could kill pretty precisly

As archmage he could even "bend" his spells so he only killed what he wanted to, it was insane, back in the 3.0 days
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