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The Hive: An Otherworldly Patron


CW: bugs, body horror

"I sing the song of the egg-chambers, of glistening cells and amber birthing pools. I sing of thrashing larvae and the gibbering queens, blind and mad within endless spiraling tunnels.

Mortal songs are sung for mortal needs; they are sung out of joy, or sorrow, or a thousand other feelings. I sing the hive-song only for release, for it is always with me, resonating in my blood, scratching at the back of my mind. I hear its call every time my putrid organ sends its poison surging through my veins."

-- Vola'thrqx, Disciple of the Hive

This supplement contains a new otherworldly patron option for warlock characters and NPCs. The exact nature of the Hive is deliberately left ambiguous; you can decide exactly what the Hive is and what it means for your campaign. 

This supplement contains a full subclass, three new spells, two new conditions, and one new/updated monster.

An alternate, unrelated take on a hive-themed patron can be found here and was written by Michael O'Connor. I have linked to it because it offers a suggestion for an Insect Swarm familiar to warlocks with the Pact of the Chain, which I feel is an excellent fit for my patron as well.

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This title was added to our catalog on August 15, 2019.