Bullywug Species in KELLDORIA (DRAGON REALMS) | World Anvil
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Bullywug

Life as a Bullywug is nasty, brutish, and wet. These Frog-headed amphibious Humanoids must stay constantly moist, dwelling in rainy forests, marshes, and damp caves. Always hungry and thoroughly evil, Bullywugs overwhelm opponents with superior numbers when they can, but they flee from serious threats to search for easier prey.   Bullywugs have green, gray, or mottled yellow skin that shifts through shades of gray, green, and brown, allowing them to blend in with their surroundings. They wear crude armour and wield simple weapons, and can deliver a powerful bite to foes that press too close.    

Foul Aristocracy

  Bullywugs consider themselves the right and proper rulers of the swamps. They follow an etiquette of sorts when dealing with outsiders and each other, subject to the whims and fancies of their leader-a self-styled lord of the muck. Bullywugs introduce themselves with grand-sounding titles, make great shows of bowing and debasing themselves before their superiors, and endlessly vie to win their superior's favor.   A Bullywug has two ways to advance among its kind. It can either murder its rivals, though it must take pains to keep its criminal deeds secret, or it can find a treasure or magic item and present it as tribute or a token of obeisance to its liege. A Bullywug that murders its rivals without cunning is likely to be executed, so it's more common for Bullywugs to stage raids against caravans and settlements, with the goal of securing precious baubles to impress their lords and win their good graces. Invariably, such fine goods are reduced to filthy tatters through abuse and neglect. Once a gift loses its sheen, a Bullywug lord invariably demands that its subjects bring it more treasure as tribute.    

Unruly Diplomacy

  Bullywugs love nothing more than lording over those who trespass on their territories. Their warriors attempt to capture intruders rather than simply slaying them.   Captives are dragged before the king or queen-a Bullywug of unusually large size-and forced to beg for mercy. Bribes, treasure, and flattery can trick the Bullywug ruler into letting its captives go, but not before it tries to impress its "guests" with the majesty of its treasure and its realm. Struck with a deep inferiority complex, Bullywug lords fancy themselves as kings and queens, but desperately crave the fear and respect of outsiders.      

Amphibian Allies

  Bullywugs speak a language that allows them to communicate over large areas by croaking like frogs. News of intruders or other events in the swamp spread within minutes across this crude communication system.   Simple concepts in the language are understandable to frogs and toads. Bullywugs use this capability to form strong bonds with Giant Frogs, which they train as guardians and hunters. Larger specimens are sometimes used as mounts as well. The frog's ability to swallow creatures whole provides a Bullywug hunting band an easy means of carrying prey back to their villages.

Basic Information

Anatomy

Humanoid (Bullywug): A Frog-like Head, Torso, Two arms ending in hands, Two legs ending in feet. Green, gray or mottled yellow skin that shifts through shades of gray, green and brown

Ecology and Habitats

Bullywugs dwell in rainy forests, marshes, and damp cave lairs.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Omnivore

Additional Information

Social Structure

Tribal, Clan with lords, Kings or Queens in charge.

Facial characteristics

The Bullywug has the face of a frog or toad, with a wide mouth, small nostrils and two eyes set on the top of its head.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Passive Perception 10

Civilization and Culture

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Bullywug

Common Dress Code

They wear simple cloth clothing and crude hide or leather armour.
A Bullywug by forgottenrealms
Origin/Ancestry
Humanoid (Bullywug)
Lifespan
40 years to 80 years (Averaging 60 years)
Average Height
3ft to 4ft 6" Tall (Averaging 3ft 8")
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Bullywugs have green, gray, or mottled yellow skin that shifts through shades of gray, green, and brown, allowing them to blend in with their surroundings.
A Bullywug Chieftain by dmdave


Cover image: A Bullywug by forgottenrealms

BULLYWUG CR: 1/4 (50XP)

Medium humanoid (bullywug), neutral evil
Armor Class: 15 (Hide Armour & Shield)
Hit Points: 11 (2D8+2).
Speed: 20 ft , swim: 40 ft

STR

12 +1

DEX

12 +1

CON

13 +1

INT

7 -2

WIS

10 +0

CHA

7 -2

Skills: Stealth +3
Senses: Passive Perception 10
Languages: Bullywug
Challenge Rating: 1/4 (50XP)

AMPHIBIOUS:

  THE BULLYWUG CAN BREATHE AIR AND WATER.    

SPEAK WITH FROGS AND TOADS:

  THE BULLYWUG CAN COMMUNICATE SIMPLE CONCEPTS TO FROGS AND TOADS WHEN IT SPEAKS IN BULLYWUG.    

SWAMP CAMOUFLAGE:

  THE BULLYWUG HAS ADVANTAGE ON DEXTERITY (STEALTH) CHECKS MADE TO HIDE IN SWAMPY TERRAIN.    

STANDING LEAP:

  THE BULLYWUG’S LONG JUMP IS UP TO 20 FEET AND ITS HIGH JUMP IS UP TO 10 FEET, WITH OR WITHOUT A RUNNING START.

Actions

MULTIATTACK:

  THE BULLYWUG MAKES TWO MELEE ATTACKS: ONE WITH ITS BITE AND ONE WITH ITS SPEAR.    

BITE:

  MELEE WEAPON ATTACK: +3 TO HIT, REACH 5FT, ONE TARGET. HIT: 3 (1D4+1) PIERCING DAMAGE.    

SPEAR:

  MELEE OR RANGED ATTACK: +3 TO HIT, REACH 5FT OR RANGE 20/60FT, ONE TARGET. HIT: 4 (1D6+1) PIERCING DAMAGE, OR 5 (1D8+1) PIERCING DAMAGE IF USED WITH TWO HANDS TO MAKE A MELEE ATTACK.

Comments

Author's Notes

Original Article by Wizards of the Coast (WotC) for D&D Monster Manual 5e.


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