This thing looks like a man-sized caterpillar with many smaller tentacles around its mouth. It feeds on the dead or the nearly dead. They’ll use surprise to paralyze the scout and disappear back into the darkness. They’ll use surprise to paralyze the torchbearer in the back and disappear back into the darkness. And soon enough you’ll be burdened by the unconscious bodies of your friends and they’ll be waiting behind every corner. When touched by one of the tentacles, save vs. paralysis or be paralyzed for two hours. If left undisturbed, the creeper will then proceed to eat you alive, while you’re unable to move or scream. While you’re still moving, the creeper will not bite and thus no damage is dealt.
Do not forget to roll for random encounters every ten minutes.
HD 2 AC 7 8× paralysis F1 MV 6 ML 5 XP 38
Treasure: Sometimes you’ll find the remains of a dead cave explorer nearby. 10% for 1d4x1000 silver, 20% for 1d6×1000 gold, 10% for 1d4×100 platinum, 20% for 2d6 gems, 20% for 1d6 jewelry, 20% for a magic item.