Salt Devil


Skarloch is a salt devil, a humanoid creature with sharp crystalline teeth, sparkling skin studded with fine salt crystals, and long nasty claws. He had the ability to make a salt encrusted scimitar appear in his hand out of thin air, cast darkness 15 foot radius, had devil’s sight which allowed him to see in magical darkness, damage resistance to nonmagical weapons that were not silvered, can cast the harm spell, and can teleport.


The Knights of Tethyr encountered Skarloch in the Salt Mines of The Village of Tommen. The creature was perusing the documents of Jarik Goth in his office. His magical darkness was defeated by the power of Sir Bruce’s fey blade Talon. His major spell attack of the harm spell was also defeated by the paladins as they both were immune to disease. The harm spell released a major contagion to badly hurt creatures but the immunity to disease made it have no effect at all. Skarloch hurt the knights with some stinging wounds from his salt encrusted blade but eventually realized he was outmatched and teleported away saying, “You are worthy foes. The Master must hear of your interference. We shall meet again.”

Sir Bruce was able to translate the Captain’s Log of The Plundering Madness and found:

The captain’s log documented that it was Skarloch who had reached out to Captain Flense Shagath. The two had met 20 years ago when Skarloch was summoned by a drow wizard and was bound to a task that included the help of Captain Flense Shagath and the crew of The Plundering Madness. Skarloch apparently had a new human master now and contacted Captain Flense 3 weeks ago through a magical sending to broker a deal for his help. The Plundering Madness sailed to a secret cove known by both Skarloch and Flense that they had used together during their previous work with the drow. There they found Skarloch and a magical teleportation circle he had crafted that led to the salt mines of Tommen. Skarloch negotiated a contract with Captain Flense. The ten grimlocks and 3 trolls were used by Skarloch to secure the salt mines and capture 9 humans. Captain Flense had 6 of them and Skarloch took 3 of them away to some other location. From the journal writings it appears that Captain Flense Shagath was planning to harvest the brains of the humans and use the blocks of solid Tommen Pink Salt in a special process that turned them into salted brains. Apparently this is an exquisite delicacy for mind flayers. Captain Flense was planning on making huge profits selling the salted brains in Oryndoll. He had also collected some trade goods from Mzfelt that he was planning on selling as well.


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