Scroll Mummy

A scroll mummy is crafted from the remains of damaged, destroyed, or minor magic items bound together into the form of a humanoid, wrapped in scrolls and pages torn from spellbooks, then animated with the soul of a captured lich. In order to achieve this, the lich must be destroyed and the object it’s bound its soul to collected and used in the crafting of the scroll mummy, which seals the lich away and prevents its normal rejuvenation. If the scroll mummy is destroyed, this releases the lich’s soul and allows it to rejuvenate again.

Very few mages have the knowledge on how to craft a scroll mummy, and even fewer the strength necessary to do so as it requires overcoming a lich and capturing its soul. Within the Vale, the mages of Saruun who live in an ancient ruin below the Thunderspire Mountain that connects to the Underdark have discovered a number of ancient scroll mummies, some bound with even more powerful spells than the ones on the sample stat blocks above, as well as the secret on how to craft more. Many of these scroll mummies are marked with names or titles, possibly those of the lich bound to them or perhaps just a fanciful name given to the construct itself as a way of mocking the animating soul.

Originally from the 4e Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale.

5th Edition

Each scroll mummy an cast a single spell of each level from level 1 to 5. The sample stat block has a standard list of spells, but if you’d like to customize each scroll mummy’s stat block with a different set feel free to. Especially powerful scroll mummies may have access to a 6th or higher level spell as well, though that may boost its CR. Consider your party and their abilities before doing so2E

Scroll Mummy
Large construct, unaligned
Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 126 (12d10 + 60)
Speed 30 ft.
Str 23 (+6) Dex 10 (+0) Con 20 (+5) Int 7 (-2) Wis 17 (+3) Cha 11 (+0)
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison, psychic, bludgeoning, piercing and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks not made with adamantine weapons
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft. passive Perception 13
Languages understands the languages it knew in life but can’t speak
Challenge 10 (5900 XP)
Choking Dust. The first time the scroll mummy is reduced to 63 or fewer hp, it releases a cloud of dust. Each creature that isn’t a construct or undead within 10 feet of the scroll mummy must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throwor become poisoned for one minute. While poisoned in this way, the target takes 3 (1d6) poison damage and 3 (1d6) necrotic damage at the start of each of its turns. The poisoned target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
Magic Resistance. The scroll mummy has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
The scroll mummy makes a paralyzing claw attack and casts one spell.
Paralyzing Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d10+6) slashing damage plus 16 (3d10) necrotic damage. The target must succeed on a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or be paralyzed for 1 round.
Spellcasting. The scroll mummy casts one of the following spells, requiring no material components and using Wisdom as the spellcasting ability (spell save DC 15, +7 to hit with spell attacks):
At will: ray of frost (3d8 damage)
1/day each: black tentacles, cloudkill, scorching ray, slow, thunderwave

13th Age

The Lich King knows the secrets to crafting a soul mummy, and being bound into one is among the worst forms of punishment a member of the undying peerage may be subjected to. Those who complete a long term of service as a construct may be forgiven their crimes however, and allowed to return to their previous status, though generally the centuries or millennia of imprisonment means they are far behind the modern political landscape of the Lich King’s court.

Scroll Mummy
Large 7th level spoiler [construct] C2A0
Initiative: +9
Vulnerability: Fire
Paralyzing Claw +12 vs. ACC2A0- 35 negative energy damage
Natural 12+:C2A0The target is also stuck until the end of the scroll mummyE28099s next turn.
Natural 16+:C2A0The target is dazed and stuck until the end of the scroll mummyE28099s next turn.
Natural 20:C2A0The target is stunned until the end of the scroll mummyE28099s next turn.
Scroll Magic:C2A01/turn as a quick action, the scroll mummy activates a random spell written on one of its many scrolls. Roll a d6 to determine the effect:
1: C: Boiling Blood +12 vs. PD (1d2 nearby enemies in a group)C2A0- 10 fire damage plus ongoing 10 fire damage
2: C: Ice Barrage +12 vs. PD (1d3 nearby enemies)C2A0- 15 cold damage
Miss:C2A06 cold damage.
3: C: Lightning Lure +12 vs. PD (1d3 nearby enemies)C2A0- 10 lightning damage, and the target pops free from each enemy and moves next to the scroll mummy, which engages it
4: C: Shadowy Tendrils +12 vs. PD (1d2 nearby enemies)C2A0- 10 negative energy damage and the target is vulnerable to negative energy damage (save ends)
5: C: Thunderforce Pulse +12 vs. PD (all enemies engaged with the scroll mummy)C2A0- 5 thunder damage plus 5 force damage, and the target loses its next move action
6: C: Wave of Madness +12 vs. MD (1d3 nearby enemies)C2A0- 5 psychic damage
Natural 16+:C2A0The target is also confused.
Choking Dust:C2A0When the scroll mummy is staggered for the first time during a battle, and when itE28099s reduced to 0 hit points, all nearby enemies must roll a saving throw. On a failure, the target takes ongoing 10 negative energy damage.
Inorganic Immunity:C2A0The scroll mummy is immune to effects. It canE28099t be dazed, weakened, confused, made vulnerable, hit by ongoing damage, or any other effect.
ACC2A023 PDC2A020 MDC2A018 HPC2A0190

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