Monster Stat #9: Yig (from Adventurers #86) frequency very rare # appearing 1-3 climate/terrain anywhere near illithids movement 12" armor class 3 HD 12 thac0 9 # of attacks 3 damage/attack 5-16/5-16/Special special attacks brainsuck special defenses see below magic resistance 90% intelligence Semi- alignment Lawful Evil size L (8') Yigs are weird reptillian monsters bred by the illithids, who use them for labor and musclepower. A yig has a tall, broad body, covered with glistening green scales. Its eyes are large, round, and multi-faceted, but stranger yet is its mouth, which consists of a cluster of foot-long pink tentacles. Though the thing can strike with its powerful arms, it will always prefer to use its tentacles to suck the brain from a foe. If this attack is successful, the unfortunate victim is stunned, unable to move, think, or act; at this point, brain-eating commences. The numerous tentacles will quickly burrow into through the skull of the victim, who will lose 4 points of intelligence per round, permanently; when this stat drops below zero, the victim is dead. Note that even healing magic cannot bring back a brain lost in this gruesome manner. Besides its high magic resistance, yigs are totally immune to all mental attacks, including psionics. They are essentially illithid soldiers in the arena that the illithids don't deal with: heavy-duty physical combat. Obviously, the yigs are highly feared by all intelligent denizens of the Underdark, especially drow.