This bloated, nearly sessile cousin to the Abysmal is native only to the Pumpkin Bog, a waterlogged jungle of thorny vines and titanic gourds bordering Mortasheen's Flesh Forest. Among the few vampires incapable of levitation, the monster devotes its brainpower entirely to its mesmerizing lure and unusually refined pyrokinesis.
Unusually, creatures bitten and enslaved by a Draculantern contract an aggressive flesh-eating infection from their first bite, deteriorating rapidly in body and mind until nearly indistinguishable from the animate dead. Before their final collapse, hosts are sent forth to hunt down suitable replacements.
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