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Devouring Maws

Source Horror Adventures pg. 177
CR 9; XP 6,400
CE persistent haunt (30-ft. radius)
Caster Level 9th
Notice Perception DC 20 (to hear teeth scraping againt bone)
hp 40; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day
Effect A swarm of disembodied mouths fills the area. Each humanoid creature in the area must succeed at a DC 21 Fortitude save or be paralyzed, as per mass hold person. The maws swarm around paralyzed creatures, dealing them 4d6 points of damage per round. Elves are immune to the effects of this haunt.
Destruction Living (though not necessarily sentient) creatures with a combined weight of at least 10,000 pounds must be left in the area to be devoured over the course of a single day.


A pack of ravenous ghouls descended upon a once-peaceful town, killing or transforming all of its denizens who were not fast enough to flee. The ghouls’ unending hunger blended with the townsfolk’s horrifying memories of death to produce the devouring maws haunt.