Jul 042011
 

Suvimal is also available as a PDF (Suvimal).

The air cools around you, yet there is no breeze. The earth begins to shake beneath your feet as the light from the sun dims. You look in the distance and see that the mountain is getting closer.

The primordial Suvimal is a little-known legend. This mammoth being of frozen earth shows but one outward emotion: rage. Once woken, any living being or settlement becomes a target for destruction.

A Once Kind Spirit – Before the Dawn War, when the earth was young and newly formed, Suvimal was a primal spirit connected to the earth. He loved watching the world around him shape and teem with life, whether it was created by god or elemental.

Once the fighting broke out, Suvimal became troubled. He enjoyed watching the world change, but not like this. This was not creation, only destruction. He tried to stay out of the war, hoping it would soon end and things would go back to the way they were before. When a tribe of giants was about to be wiped out by an angry god, Suvimal finally made himself present. Appearing between the god and his target, he was declared an enemy. Moments later he found himself buried by a rain of earth and frost.

The giants he saved abandoned him, fleeing for their lives. Having made himself known to few before this, he became forgotten to time, a legend held close by the greatest secret keepers.

The Eternal Watcher – Frozen in the mountain, he had a lot of time to watch the world as it developed around him, though he no longer toook pleasure from it. Every moment, he was reminded that the creatures who toiled and developed before him, were the same ones who judged him, abandoned him, and imprisoned him. He took the form of the mountain he embodied – tough, solid and cold, left with nothing to do but wait.

A Desire to End All – Suvimal shows no mercy in combat. Every living thing and settlement is a reminder of the powers that imprisoned him and left him to rot. He uses skewering earth every round if possible, targeting not just individuals but empty squares to make movement more difficult. He never hesitates with his carbonite freeze, taking pleasure in watching flyers fall from the sky and others become trapped (like he once was).

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Suvimal was co-created with @thedandmom, a wonderful artist, creator and personality in the D&D community. Check her out on Twitter, or find us both quite often in At-Will Chat.

Brian Liberge

Brian Liberge is a father of one, living in Boston, MA. Introduced to AD&D at an early age, he’s continued to update with the editions, and new games. He loves home-brewed ideas, is honest to a fault, and thinks that ideas and mechanics should absolutely be shared between systems. With a B.S. Degree in Theatre Arts, a job in Information Technology, and a love of strategy gaming, he tries to bring the best of each into his new creations for StufferShack. Check out his latest book the Midgard Bestiary for 4e, available now. Profile Page / Article Portfolio

  One Response to “Suvimal – Steal this Monster”

  1. I love this monster. I just started playing an epic level game (my first ever!) set in the Elemental Temple of Ice, and this would be a perfect (and horrifying) fit. My tiefling seeker would make quick work of him… or more likely, die horribly.

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