Every Sunday, I'll have a completely homebrewed Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition element that you can use in your games. I do take requests so you can either post a comment here, email me at email@example.com with the subject "Homebrew Request", or send me a tweet on Twitter (@brannonhutchins) with the hashtag #weekly4e.
This week we have a monster for you. Lurking from the depths of your local garbage dump, Garbush.
You could almost swear the third pile of garbage to the left moved.
Large towns create a lot of garbage. Rotten food, broken equipment, and even rusted weapons find their way into the garbage piles outside of town. But things can go wrong when a rogue magical item starts leaking its power into the refuse.
Arcane Origins: Born from the leaking magic of discarded magical items or from the ambient arcane energies of a nearby ley line, the Garbush rises from a pile of random junk on the night of a full moon, feeding on the local population of rats and other vermin, including wayward adventurers.
Made From Scrap: Garbush is made from whatever scraps, refuse, and mud lies around a city dump. The different pieces of scrap metal and rusted weapons can cut into anyone that unfortunately finds itself in the path of the Garbush.
Unclear Form: Unlike some other oozes who have a clear shape, like the Gelatinous Cube, the Garbush has no defined form. In fact, it tends to lose parts of itself as it moves around and regains some from a new pile of garbage.
Garbush was created using Power2ool for use in your 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons game, by Wizards of the Coast. Thanks to NewbieDM for inspiration for this monster, even if it was just the name.